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Boost to County Services from New Rail Franchise

Staffordshire’s economic growth leader has said that a new rail franchise combining HS2 with the West Coast Main Line would provide a boost to the county’s rail services & the wider economy. The Government announced last week that the franchise is scheduled to start on April 1 2019, and will be called the West Coast Partnership. The chosen operator would be ...

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Town Council Agenda – 1st November 2016

Stone Town Council Logo

  You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the TOWN COUNCIL, to be held in the Council Chamber, 15 Station Road, Stone, on TUESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER, 2016 at 7.00pm when the following business will be transacted. 1. To receive apologies for absence   2. Declarations of Interest and Requests for Dispensations   3. Representations from Members of the ...

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Freight group set up to review HCV impact on county roads

A formal group is to be set up to continually assess the impact of heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs) on Staffordshire roads and agree on realistic mitigation measures. The Staffordshire Freight Forum is being set up in response to a county council select committee report into the issue earlier this year. Representatives from Highways England, the Road Haulage Association and Staffordshire ...

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Take a walk on the wild side at Trust festival

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are inviting people to meet celebrity wildlife experts, take part in nature trails, and enjoy nature themed activities at their Wildlife Festival. The festival, sponsored by Crayfish Design, has been organised by the Trust and takes place on Sunday 22nd May, between 10.30am and 4pm.  It will also include the Trust’s AGM, which starts at 10am. The ...

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General Election pitch – Wenslie Naylon (Green Party)

We’ve asked the candidates for the Stone constituency for the General Election on 7th May to send us their election pitches, and to answer some specific local questions relating to the town. Click HERE to see all of the candidates’ pitches. Here’s what WENSLIE NAYLON, the Independent candidate, has to say… The Green Party and Stone – promoting sustainable prosperity The ...

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General Election pitch – Bill Cash (Conservative)

Bill Cash school funding

We’ve asked the candidates for the Stone constituency for the General Election on 7th May to send us their election pitches. Click HERE for a list of all the candidates fighting the Stone seat and HERE to the pitches. Here’s what SIR BILL CASH, the Conservative candidate, who’s defending his seat,has to say… I have 31 years of experience as an independent-minded ...

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General Election pitch – Andrew Illsley (UKIP)

We’ve asked the candidates for the Stone constituency for the General Election on 7th May to send us their election pitches, and to answer some specific local questions relating to the town. Click HERE to see all of the candidates’ pitches.  Here’s what ANDREW ILLSLEY, UKIP’s candidate, has to say… I’m delighted to have been selected as your prospective UKIP MP. ...

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Knighthood for Stone MP Bill Cash

Stone MP Bill Cash has received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his political service. The veteran Conservative MP, who is 74, first entered Parliament in 1984 and has represented the Stone constituency since 1997. He is perhaps best known for his Eurosceptic views after fronting the anti-Maastricht Treaty campaign in the 1990s that almost brought down John ...

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Farewell to the wonderful Wikijum

Wikijum, Stone’s High Street Fairtrade shop, closed its doors for the final time on Saturday and will be really missed. Owner Becky Moseley will be embarking on a career in gardening after bringing something truly unique to the town centre for the last eight-and-a-half years. Lots of people have posted some lovely comments on the Little Bit of Stone Facebook ...

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