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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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Real Ale Trail returns for 2017 food festival

Real Ale Trail

Real Ale fans will be delighted to hear that Stone will once again play host to a Real Ale Trail during food festival week, from Monday 2ndOctober – Sunday 8th October Each year the trail goes from strength to strength and this year no less than 15 pubs are taking part – including: The Pheasant The Borehole The Talbot Langtry’s The Crown and Anchor Granvilles The ...

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Mansion House Flu Clinic – Saturday 23rd September 2017


Mansion House Surgery are holding a walk-in flu clinic this Saturday On Saturday 23rd September 2017, from 8.00 am until 12.00 pm, there will be a walk-in flu clinic at Stone’s Mansion House Surgery. There is no need to book an appointment and if you are a patient and are eligible (please check our website www.mansionhousesurgery.nhs.uk and follow the link for ...

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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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Free first aid courses at Next Level Fitness

Next Level Fitness

On Saturday 2nd September, at Next Level Fitness Gym, a free Medical Emergencies Management morning was held. Dr Jon Bingham Jon is a Midlands Air Ambulance doctor from Stone and he taught sessions on assessment of the acutely unwell, how to perform CPR, how to use an AED (like the one in our High Street), how to put someone in ...

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War Bride procession through Stone town

War Bride

On Wednesday September 13th, Year 5 pupils from Christchurch Academy in Stone will perform the story of two young Stone boys who signed up for active duty in the Great War, both of whom were underage and were killed in action. Local Stone historian Steve Booth researched the two boys who were pupils of Christchurch School and their story will ...

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Post Open for Age Well Community Connector Volunteer

Stafford and Surrounds’ Health and Wellbeing Group is looking for a Community Connector to engage isolated older people and ‘connect’ them with services and support available to them. 2011’s Census recorded 7100 older people living alone in Stafford, and significant growth is expected in older people, equating to 5,600 additional residents aged 85 and over by 2024. Almost 24,000 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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Major Award Nomination for Stone Comedian

Stone comedian Eric Rushton has been nominated for the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2017. A vital step up the comedy career ladder could be on the cards for the local funnyman, with a nomination for the prestigious annual competition that aims to recognise and support ‘breaking talent’ from the region. A collaboration between Birmingham Comedy Festival and The Glee ...

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