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Council To Consider 20 Affordable Homes Plan

aston lodge housing development plan

Fradley Estates has submitted a planning application to Stafford Borough Council to build 20 affordable houses on land off Saddlers Avenue, Aston Lodge A plan was submitted and rejected last summer to develop the brownfield land with 10 open market houses.  The reason for the initial rejection was that there was no requirement for any more “open market” properties, this ...

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Badly Behaved Man Loves Staffordshire

TV celebrity Neil Morrissey has thrown his weight behind Enjoy Staffordshire’s drive to attract more visitors into the county. The Stafford-born actor, star of ITV’s The Good Karma Hospital, spoke of his love for Staffordshire and his favourite places to visit, including Cannock Chase and The Trentham Estate, in a video for Enjoy Staffordshire’s YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/enjoystaffs The two-minute interview, ...

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Council looking for town centre ideas

Stone Traders Late Night Market

Stone Town Council has called a special General Purpose Committee meeting for Thursday 30th March to discuss issues in Stone town centre The meeting is being held from 7pm at the Christ Church Centre and will include representations from the town’s traders and A Little Bit of Stone have also asked to be able to speak at the meeting.  Members ...

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Uttoxeter Racecourse hosts Midlands Grand National

Midlands Grand National

As Staffordshire prepares to host the Midlands Grand National over the weekend, people are being reminded to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys. This Saturday will see thousands of visitors descend on the county for this year’s Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter Racecourse. With the roads and traffic expected to be busier than usual, drivers are being ...

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Child Sexual Exploitation campaign wants unity

The people of Stone, and the wider county, are being asked to unite in a campaign to help tackle Child Sexual Exploitation Individuals are being urged to look out for the signs of child sexual exploitation and report it as part of national CSE awareness Day. Tomorrow, Saturday 18 March, is the day and the campaign is calling on parents, ...

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Stone Youth Centre Building Secured Long Term

Stone youth centre

There is good news coming out of Staffordshire County Council today as they agreed in principle to transfer the lease for the Stone Youth Centre to the Rising Brook Baptist Church. Rising Brook has confirmed that not only do they want current groups to stay at the building, it plans to expand its appeal and attract more users. Ian Parry, ...

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Stone Leisure Centre – Have your say

Stone Leisure Centre - Westbridge Park

Stafford Borough Council are asking residents for their views on the new multi-million pound leisure centre promised for Westbridge Park The above image has been released by Stafford Borough with a planning application for the scheme to be submitted next month. The centre would bring facilities under one-roof in Stone with a six lane 25 metre swimming pool alongside gym ...

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Stone Firefighter Receives Long Service Award

A Stone Firefighter was recognised by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for his long service on February 28 2017, along with 13 others from the Staffordshire region. Firefighter James Williams, from Stone Community Fire station, received his medal from Vice Lord Lieutenant Graham Stow CBE DL, and certificate from Councillor Stephen Sweeney, Chairman of the Stoke-On-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority ...

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Stone Apprentice Recognised for National Apprentice Week

A Stone apprentice was one of 12 awarded for their outstanding contributions to business at this year’s Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Apprenticeship Recognition Awards. Nicole Bath, who is apprenticed at Woolcool, an innovative Stone business providing insulated packaging using sheep’s wool, was recognised at the awards as part of National Apprenticeship Week from 6 to 10 March. The awards gave apprentices, employers and learning ...

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