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Police Warn Stone Residents of Cold Caller Danger

This Festive season, residents are being reminded to be more aware of callers to the door with visitors being more frequent. Detective Sergeant James Byrne said: “Never trust anyone calling at the door without a prior appointment. Should you receive such a call, leave the door locked. The caller will hear you through the door when you ask them who ...

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HS2, what does it mean for the residents of Stone?

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Stone residents are being encouraged to find out more about how HS2 will affect them and the wider county HS2 Limited has organised information events to allow people to find out more about the project and about what it may mean for them and their local communities. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, said: “From the ...

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Stone residents warned of benefits changes

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Stone residents are being warned about several changes affecting benefits this year, with Stafford Borough Council urging people to find out how they may be affected. The Government changes taking place include: Limiting backdating in Housing Benefit: Claims for people of working age will be backdated for a maximum of four weeks instead of the current six months. This could ...

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Residents fuming as A34 gap closed without warning

Longfield Avenue residents are fuming after a gap in the A34 central reservation at the bottom of their road that has been used  for decades was closed off by Staffordshire County Council. Residents say the closure took place on Friday with no warning or consultation. A Staffordshire County Council spokesman said today that the closure is for “safety reasons” – but ...

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Residents warned of rise in pension scams

  The East Staffordshire branch of the Citizens Advice Bureau, which holds sessions in the town, are warning vulnerable people in Stone about falling prey to pension scams – and giving some top tips on how to avoid them. They are also inviting Stone residents interested in discussing their pensions to come along to an open day event on Thursday 17th ...

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Residents’ opposition to wind turbines plan

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Residents from Aston Lodge set out their opposition to a plan for wind turbines on farmland near their estate at a public meeting on Monday evening. The meeting at Little Stoke Cricket Club was called by local councillor Philip Jones and over 100 people turned up to voice their concerns. You can see more details HERE of the planning application ...

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