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Stone Community Hub Dual Initiative for the Elderly & Vulnerable

Stone Community Hub has two new initiatives this autumn; The Boredom Buster, and Hub Grub! Hub Grub, funded by a £1,500 grant from the Santander Foundation, will provide a hot, healthy meal for those who are struggling due to financial hardship or lack of knowledge/confidence in cooking. The meals will be available on Mondays from 12.30pm to 1.30pm from the 2nd October. No ...

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Alleyne’s Academy Open Evening

Alleyne's Academy Open Evening

An Open Evening will take place at Alleyne’s Academy on Thursday, 28th September, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm for students wishing to take up a place in Year 9 from September 2018. The evening is open to prospective students and parents to come along and see what the Academy has to offer. There will be an informative talk by the ...

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Frank Jordan Centre Re-opens Following Refurbishment

The Frank Jordan Centre re-opened on Thursday 21st September following a refurbishment to it’s two main rooms and facilities. The occasion was marked by the unveiling of a freshly re-framed picture of Frank Jordan by his daughters Mo & Rosemary. Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ian Fordham, gave a short speech outlining the centre’s history, before handing over for the unveiling. He ...

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Warm Home Discount Scheme Open for Applications

The government’s Warm Home Discount Scheme, which will see thousands of households in the Stafford Borough eligible for a £140 reduction to their electricity bill, is open for applications. For winter 2017-18, some energy suppliers are closing applications soon and householders are being urged to seek advice and apply now if they think they may be eligible. The discount is ...

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Fostering roadshow comes to Stone Friday 15th September

Cliff and Elaine Whiteley

A roadshow that’s coming to Stone on Friday 15th September demonstrates that whether you’re a Biker or a Hiker, a Goal Keeper or a Bee Keeper you could be a foster carer. Amongst Staffordshire’s 350 foster families are bikers, bakers, beekeepers, musicians, military history re-enactors, professional athletes and many more. Now, Staffordshire County Council’s latest fostering campaign is reminding people ...

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Aston Marina Hosts Halloween Whodunnit

Aston Marina has announced an exciting theme for its 2017 Halloween murder mystery evening. Saturday, 28th October, will see the marina’s elegant Boat House venue transform into the ‘bake off’ tent for the Great British Bump Off in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Top cookery judges Paul Wallyhood and Mary Belly will be chewing, munching & prodding their way through ...

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Parents Reminded to Park Responsibly Outside Schools

Stone parents are being urged to put safety first by parking responsibly during drop-off and pick-up times as children return for a new school year. Any vehicle observed parked on yellow lines or in a restricted area could be issued with a penalty notice, if not observed picking up or dropping off a passenger. The Staffordshire County Council campaign is ...

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Stone Revellers Proudly Present “Blue Stockings”

Stone Revellers, the only theatre group to present shows in Stone, are once again back with an interesting, witty and thoroughly entertaining play. It’s 1898 and the first women have arrived at University. Not that they’re allowed to graduate. This  tells the story of the battle for equality at a time when only men could benefit from education. Life and ...

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Summer Reading Challenge Attracts Over 8.000 Children

Staffordshire libraries Summer Reading Challenge has seen over 8,000 children from across the county sign up in the first two weeks. The county’s 4-11 year olds are being called to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays, with Staffordshire’s library Service are backing the reading campaign. In Stone alone 493 children have registered, with 55 finishing the ...

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Volunteers Needed for Yarnfield Village Fete

This year’s Yarnfield Village Fete will take place on Saturday 16th September, and the organisers are looking for helpers to make the day go as smoothly as possible. Starting at 12pm on the Green, the fete will be opened by Crewe Academy up & coming star Adam Jasper. The theme for the fete is “A Day at the Races”, and ...

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