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Freight group set up to review HCV impact on county roads

A formal group is to be set up to continually assess the impact of heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs) on Staffordshire roads and agree on realistic mitigation measures. The Staffordshire Freight Forum is being set up in response to a county council select committee report into the issue earlier this year. Representatives from Highways England, the Road Haulage Association and Staffordshire ...

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Handbags and gladrags to be a weekly hit

Residents in Stone and the wider borough can now have their old clothes and electrical items taken by the binmen (not Rod Stewart!) every week. The borough council say householders can bag up clothes, shoes and handbags, for example, and leave them by the side of any bin on their collection day. The same goes for smaller electrical items such ...

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1940s nostalgia lined up with War in the Valley 2016

  The Churnet Valley Railway is getting ready for another nostalgic journey, as Staffordshire’s Little Switzerland gets transported back to the 1940s for one of the line’s biggest crowd-pullers – the annual war event which takes place for the 18th consecutive year over the weekend of 10th & 11th of September. Rebranded for 2016 as “War in the Valley”, the ...

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Campaign makes a clean sweep for chimney fire safety

Firefighters have issued a timely reminder for residents to make sure their chimneys and log burners are well-maintained as we approach the colder months. The Fire Service is supporting Chimney Fire Safety Week which runs from September 5-11th, and is going one step further by extending the campaign to cover the whole month. In the past three years there have been ...

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Roadmaster takes to the highways to tackle Stone potholes

Roadmaster Pothole

Three new pothole ‘zapping’ machines are being rolled out on Staffordshire roads as part of a package of measures to help speed up repairs on the county’s highway network. Earlier this year, Staffordshire County Council was awarded just over £1 million from the Department for Transport to help manage the challenge of repairing potholes and defects in the roads. As ...

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Stone welcomes home its Rio Hero

Joe Clarke - Homecoming

The residents of Stone, and those further afield, descended on Stone to welcome home their Rio Hero. Organised by Stone Town Council and Stafford and Stone Canoe Club the homecoming celebrations for local legend Joe Clarke were a massive success.  Joe was the focus of the town as the streets were flooded with people of all ages, from babies to ...

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Exhibitions to take Staffordshire’s heritage into local communities

People across Staffordshire will get a taste of the county’s fascinating history in two new exhibitions set to tour the county. The ‘Moving On’ project will include two themed touring exhibitions in 2017 and 2018, bringing to life the Staffordshire County Museum collections. The first exhibition will use toys, games, clothes, textiles and domestic items to explore and tell the ...

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