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Decision due on Moddershall Valley homes plan

  Stafford Borough Council’s planning committee will decide on Friday (22nd February) whether to allow more than 30 houses to be built next to a conservation area in Stone. Seddon Homes submitted a revised planning application last October to build 34 properties on the land at Nicholls Lane between Stone and Oulton, right next to the Moddershall Valley Conservation Area. ...

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Volunteer lock keepers needed in Stone

The Canal & River Trust is looking for volunteer lock keepers  in Stone. Lock keepers help the Trust to look after the waterways, including helping boaters through the locks, providing a polite and friendly welcome to waterway visitors and helping to maintain locks. The Trust’s first appeal for volunteer lock keepers last year saw over 250 people across the country ...

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Trent Vision Trust press release

Trent Vision Trust – which will be unveiling its plans for development in the Trent Valley area from Friday 1st February – issued a press release today in which it gave a few more details of its plans. Full details, however, won’t be available before the consultation events, which are listed in the press release. Here it is in full… ...

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View from the heavens at St Michael’s

I’m terrified of heights. So the thought of climbing to the top of St Michael’s church tower wasn’t top of my list of things to do on a sunny Saturday in early September. But that’s exactly what people could do today at the Stone church as St Michael’s offered visitors a glimpse behind the scenes as part of the Heritage ...

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Dream on track for railway buffs

A 20-year dream is on track to come true for a group of Stone and Stafford railway enthusiasts this weekend. The Amerton Railway had always wanted to own the land which it had been renting near Stone to keep alive the Staffordshire railway heritage. Now the owner of Amerton Farm & Craft Centre, Paul Williams, has agreed to sell the ...

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Joule’s clock is back in the High Street

The old Joule’s clock is back in Stone High Street – and a special Valentine’s switch-on will be held next month to celebrate. The clock, which originally hung outside the Joule’s headquarters on the High Street, now sits proudly on a specially made post at the top of the High Street which will also have seating installed around it early ...

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Rain failed to dampen procession celebration!

  St Dominic’s Priory School  has transferred ownership from the English Dominican Congregation to a new trust recently established by parents. The transfer was marked by a day of celebration on 26th May as pupils, parents, teachers, alumni and well-wishers joined headteacher Pat Adamson in a procession through Stone to the school. A ceremonial cutting of ribbon at the school ...

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Half-term fun at Alleyne’s Sports Centre

Children can enjoy a wide range of fun activities at Alleyne’s Sports Centre this February half-term (Monday 21st  to Friday 25th February) with Stafford Borough Council’s Get Out! programme. Youngsters can enjoy swimming, sports, games and Wii challenges with full or half-day Active-8 sessions at Alleyne’s Sports Centre off Oulton Road, or have a go at walking on water in ...

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