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Apprentices recognised at graduation ceremony

Apprentices from Stone joined over 150 from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent at the county’s first ever Apprentice Graduation Ceremony. Young people with their families joined local employers and training providers for the celebration at the County Showground in Stafford on Wednesday (22nd July). Higher and Advanced apprentices representing engineering, teaching, retail, care and IT were all recognised for their achievements. Samantha ...

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Empty police and council buildings to be reviewed

Empty county council and police buildings in Stone will be reviewed as part of a county-wide plan to bring them back into use. Buildings in Stone that will be looked at include Stone Youth Centre, the old police station in Radford Street and the old fire station building at the end of Newcastle Street, near Crown Wharf. The county council says ...

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Expansion plans as Woolcool opens Stone factory

Packaging company Woolcool says many more jobs could be created in the town as it celebrated the opening of its first factory on Stone Business Park. Woolcool’s development of a unique woollen packaging system has already revolutionised food packaging and led to the creation of 25 jobs on Stone Business Park. That figure is predicted to double by the end of 2015, ...

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New Woolcool factory to open in Stone

A revolutionary, eco-friendly wool based packaging system will save lives around the world and create new jobs in Staffordshire.   Woolcool will officially open its new factory in Stone on July 3. Around 25 jobs have been created with a further 25 planned by the end of the year.   Using 100 per cent pure, clean wool that is too ...

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Plan for more free parking to boost town centre

High Street

New proposals from Staffordshire County Council could see more free parking for limited periods at certain times of day in Stone in a move designed to boost town centres. The plans are designed to revitalise town centres and will also look to encourage a higher turnover of short stay parking during shop opening hours, and longer stays in the evening where there may be ...

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Meaford Energy Centre application accepted

Meaford Energy Limited’s Development Consent Order (DCO) application for a new gas turbine power station has been accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate following a 24-day review.   The application will now process to the pre-examination stage. This will take around three months and will then be followed by the Planning Inspectorate’s formal examination. Meaford Energy Ltd says Meaford Energy ...

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Major Meaford roadworks start on 26th May

Meaford roadworls

Work on two new roundabouts and a new access road for the new Meaford Business Park get under way on Tuesday 26th May. The scheme at Meaford, which is the county’s second Government Growth Deal funded project to get off the ground, will see the construction of new roundabouts on Meaford Road at its junctions with the A34 and Rookery ...

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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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