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Intu Potteries Launches PLAYMOBIL Play Zone

Tuesday 1st August saw intu Potteries open a free ‘play zone’ featuring toy brand PLAYMOBIL as part of a summer of activity planned for families during the school holidays. The dedicated space will be open by Clintons on the upper mall at intu Potteries every day from Tuesday 1 August until Thursday 10 August from 11am to 4pm. There will ...

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Join the Animal Agents for the Library Summer Reading Challenge

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge invites children from Stone to join the Animal Agents. The Stone’s 4-11 year-olds are being challenged by Staffordshire’s library Service to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays. This year’s theme is Animal Agents, based on a detective agency staffed by all kinds of clever animals – furry, scaly and slippery ...

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Public Meeting to Discuss Stone Railhead

The Stone Railhead Crisis Group (SRCG) is holding a public meeting to discuss their alternative proposal at Aldersey’s Rough, near Keele Services. The meeting will include a presentation that details SRCG’s evaluation of the practical engineering and environmental difficulties that HS2 Ltd will face between Walton and Yarnfield, near Stone, as well as details of an alternative railhead and maintenance ...

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Funding available to make local roads safer

Speed Camera

Community ideas for making their neighbourhood’s roads safer can win funding to make them happen. The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is organising the trial scheme which is offering up to £5,000 to community groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to help improve road safety. Proposals could include speed watch groups and activities with schools such as walking buses, but projects must ...

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Barlaston Open Gardens brings community together

Eighteen gardens opened to the public in Barlaston over the weekend & visitors were rewarded with beautiful sunshine from midday onwards. The event was organised by the Barlaston Community Group & originally designed to bring the community together. This was the second year of opening & with over 200 visitors & a waiting list of gardens, it looks like becoming ...

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World Breastfeeding Week aims to raise local rates

Breastfeeding

World Breastfeeding Week takes place between 1-7 August and aims to increase the rate of breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world Currently a national average of 73% mothers breastfeed at the time the baby is born. Locally the figures are: Cannock Chase CCG                                                           63% Stafford and Surrounds CCG                                             70% SE Staffordshire & Seisdon Peninsula CCG                    62% ...

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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Presents National Day of Play

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is encouraging youngsters to ‘get wild’ at its hugely popular Playday events this August, which feature everything from building dens to hunting bugs! Every year the Trust’s Playday events, held to celebrate the National Day of Play at its Wolseley Centre HQ, near Rugeley, and Westport Lake Visitor Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, draw thousands of people. This year’s Playday ...

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Funding for Small Road Networks to Ease Congestion

County council leader Philip Atkins has spoken out on how a £1billion allocation of Government funding for building new roads to ease congestion should be spent. Atkins proposed the funding, announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, needs to alleviate pressure on smaller rural networks, and should be evenly distributed across the country and not just in larger urban areas. He said: ...

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Have Your Say on Subsidised Bus Rides

bus service

Stone residents are being encouraged to have their say on how the budget for subsidising bus travel in in the county can be best spent. All bus journeys made in Staffordshire are operated by either private bus companies or by voluntary and community organisations. Although more than 90 per cent of these trips are made without any subsidy, the county ...

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Adult Social Care Receives Protective Investment

The Government announced earlier this year that extra funding would be available for local councils in recognition of the increasing pressures in caring for an increasing, ageing population. The £15 million grant available for Staffordshire will help ease the pressure on caring for a growing ageing population, and will be invested in a raft of measures to help protect social ...

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