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Christmas Campaign to Highlight Fostering Need

Reggie Bear, Staffordshire County Council’s Fostering Service mascot, has a Christmas message this year; “We need your help to find more foster carers”. Reggie’s call is part of the Council’s latest campaign to highlight the urgent need for more foster carers for Staffordshire children. The campaign wants people to pick up a picture of Reggie from their local library or ...

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Food Bank Donations Overwhelm Stone Community Hub

After it received a huge amount of donations recently for the food bank it runs to support local families in need, Stone Community Hub has thanked people in the town. Four local schools, a nursery and several churches all donated much-needed food items to the Hub’s food bank over Harvest in October. These were Oulton Abbey Nursery, Pirehill First School,  Manor Hill ...

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Stone Youth Theatre On The Hunt for Young Stars

In the search for talented young singer-actors aged 14+ for its forthcoming production of Spring Awakening, Stone Youth Theatre will hold the first of two pre-audition workshops this month. The first workshop will take place on 12th December followed by another on 11th January; both at Stone’s Rooftop Studios from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Set in 19th Century Germany, the rock ...

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Stone Parents have 30 days to claim 30 hours’ childcare

Childcare choices

The deadline is fast approaching for Stone parents to claim 30 hours a week of funded childcare. Places are available from January 1 for children who celebrate their third birthday between September 1 and December 31 2017. To claim the funding parents must register at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk by December 31, but if they want everything in place for January they should ...

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A Little Bit of a Charity Christmas Quiz

Fancy yourself as a font of all knowledge? Come along & try your luck at the first ever A Little Bit of a Charity Christmas Quiz and you could win a Christmas dinner package for 6 people! The ALBOS team are hijacking the Crown & Anchor’s monthly quiz to raise money for two charities very close to our hearts; Stone ...

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Christmas Weekends at Sandon Hall

Sandon Hall’s Christmas events start this weekend, to help get you into the spirit of the season. The Staffordshire country house will be opening its doors for two festive celebrations in the coming weeks, and as an extra special treat, one horse open ‘sleigh’ carriage rides around the grounds will be available throughout the course of both events. Sandon Christmas ...

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Deadline Approaches for Staffordshire Youth Commission Applications

In an exciting initiative partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis. the Staffordshire Youth Commission currently recruiting young people to join them on their work, the deadline for applications is Wednesday 22nd November. Over the coming year, Staffordshire Youth Commission will be developed and expanded following a successful pilot project. The initiative hopes to allow young people across the communities ...

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Wool @J13 2018 Opens Exhibitor Applications

The second annual Wool @ J13 wool and yarn festival at Lower Drayton Farm in May 2018 has now opened up their spots for exhibitors. Taking place just 1 mile from J13 of the M6 in Staffordshire, the highly successful inaugural event in May this year attracted some 1,400 visitors and the organisers are aiming to double that figure in ...

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