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February half-term activities in Stone

Stafford Borough Council

Children can enjoy a wide range of sports courses and activities as part of Stafford Borough Council’s Get Out programme during the February half-term break. It includes themed activity days, soccer training and safer biking courses as well as free swimming. Activities take place in various venues including Stafford Leisure Centre, Alleynes Sports Centre in Stone and Stafford Sports College. ...

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Two new charity shops for Stone High Street

The former post office building in Stone High Street is going to be a Children’s Society charity shop. And Cats Protection Stafford & District will be moving into a separate empty unit very soon too. Work has been going on in the empty post office for the last couple of weeks and the charity advertised for a manager in January ...

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Last chance to have a say on Local Plan

Stone map

The final round of consultation on a plan for how Stone and the wider Stafford Borough will be shaped over the next 17 years is now open. The Stafford Borough Local Plan identifies areas set aside for development in the future – including thousands of extra homes and sites for new businesses. The plan will guide all new development in ...

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Stone entrepreneurs go straight to the PM!

David Cameron

It’s the Young Enterprise trade fair in Stone’s Market Square on Saturday 1st February when teams of entrepreneurs from schools in Stone and Stafford will be selling their products. There is more information about the event HERE One of the key tests for the teams is their marketing skills. One of the Young Enterprise teams from Alleyne’s Academy – Ignite, ...

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Work starts on level crossing footbridge

Work has started on a pedestrian footbridge at the Whitebridge Lane level crossing. The work starts as Network Rail announced that it had reached its target of closing 750 level crossings across the country by April 2014, with more closures – including the one at Whitebridge Lane – to come. More details HERE on Network Rail’s safety campaign. Network Rail’s ...

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Fancy getting into cricket this winter?


With the depths of winter all around at the moment and severe weather warnings being handed out across the country, it is hard to believe that anyone is preparing for the summer sun at the moment. However, that is exactly what is happening at the Spencer Copeland Cricket Ground as Oulton Cricket Club are about to begin their preparations for ...

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Stone canal locks to close for repairs


Canal locks in Stone will be closed for repairs in January and February. Locks 31 to 34 at Meaford have been closed from 6th January and will reopen on 31st January. New oak gates will be fitted and other repairs carried out. There is more information HERE In February, repairs to Bridge 96 at Whitebridge will see the canal there closed ...

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Hundreds of new homes for Walton

Hundreds of new homes will be built in Walton after a development was given the green light. Stafford Borough Council’s planning committee gave the go-ahead on 7th January to Hallam Land Management’s plan for around 500 homes at land to the west of Longhope Drive. Eight councillors voted in favour, with one against. Walton councillor Mike Williamson abstained. Approval is ...

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