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Stone does Brave the Shave

Brave the Shave

This weekend see’s two Stone residents taking part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s “Brave the Shave” First up we have Rory McIntyre-Pell who says: As some of you know I have a great beard And a fair bit of hair on my head. I am willing to shave it all off to the skin in order to raise money for this ...

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Join in the Big Butterfly Count with Stone Library

Stone Library, as well as other Staffordshire County Council Libraries, are helping residents take part in a nationwide survey aimed at assessing the health of our environment.  The annual Big Butterfly Count was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world’s biggest survey of butterflies.  Over 52,000 people took part in 2015, counting over 580,000 individual butterflies and day-flying ...

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Fulford targets dog fouling hotspots in new campaign

Fulford is joining the battle against dog poo in a six-month campaign to target five fouling hotspots in the parish. Fulford parish, which includes Fulford, Meir Heath, Rough Close and Blythe Bridge wards, is fighting back against irresponsible owners who don’t clean up after their pets in a new six-month campaign of its own. The scheme comes after the villages ...

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Day of free live music in Market Square on 16th July

Stone Music Festival

There’s a day of free live music in the Market Square on Saturday 16th July. Stone Town Council says it recognised the disappointment of residents at the sad demise of previous music festivals held in the town, so is staging a free music event. The day has been organised by Tony Hollinshead and Ben Owen on behalf of the town council. Tony plays bass ...

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Closure of M6 bridge delayed until September

M6 bridge

The closure of a main road across the M6 near Stone will be delayed until September following talks by the county council and Highways England. This will allow essential maintenance of nearby Meece Road to go ahead over the coming weeks and enable people and businesses to travel with less disruption. We’d reported on Monday how some residents were facing ...

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Garden Party at Oulton Abbey Care Home

Spring has definitely sprung, and it’s nearly time for the annual garden party at Oulton Abbey Care Home, where all proceeds go towards providing much needed days out and entertainment for their elderly residents. Last year’s event proved very popular and the delicious home-made lunches were a particular success.  Admission is just a pound, and attractions include several stalls, plus ...

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Locals take on charity Tuk Tuk challenge

(wibbly wobbly no expense spared back in time special effect!) If you’re as old as me, chances are your childhood Saturday mornings and post-school afternoons were spent glued to the box, watching the antics of Penelope Pitstop (careful how you say that!) and the rest of the Wacky Races mob. Seems Hanna-Barbera have a lot to answer for, but it’s ...

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Royal Logistics Corp carry out controlled explosion

explosion

The Royal Logistics Corps carried out a controlled explosion in Stone on Saturday (23rd April). The explosion was carried out in the field behind Redwood Avenue, off the A34, at about 5pm on Saturday evening. Andy Stone was walking his dogs on the field on Saturday morning when he found a number of corroded metal cylinders, all connected by wires. Wife Carole said: “They were ...

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Event celebrates opening of Stone community fire station

Stone community fire station

Stone’s new community fire station was officially opened during a special ceremony on 20th April. New Chief Fire Officer Rebecca Bryant was joined by station manager David Steele at the celebration. Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson CBE, performed the official opening, watched by serving and former firefighters based at Stone and visiting members of the Estonian Rescue Board. ...

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