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Residents take part in community litter pick

Residents in Walton rolled up their sleeves and took part in a community tidy-up earlier this month. The event was organised by Trainee Community Organiser for Stone, Ian Wright, who has been listening to residents of Walton for the last few months, helping them to identify what they love about where they live and what they want to change – ...

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Christmas treat for care home residents

Elderly residents at a care home in Stone got an early festive treat as youngsters from 3rd Stone Rainbows & Brownies popped in to sing them some Christmas carols. The Rainbows and Brownies put on a special Christmas concert for the residents of Autumn House in Stafford Road on Monday 12th December. The groups meet on Monday evenings at Christ ...

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Residents hit out at day centre homes bid

Local people have hit out after another planning application to convert an empty building in the Stonefield area into housing was made. They say the area’s congested streets cannot cope with any more vehicles. Graham McCarthy from Fast Lane Car Sales in Trentham Road, Trentham, wants to convert the Kitchener Institute building on the corner of Berkeley Street and Victor ...

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Residents got in the royal wedding spirit

Residents of Westover, off Lichfield Road, held a royal wedding street party on Friday 29th April – thanks to Tracy Lovatt for sending these great pictures! Tracy said: “About 50 people attended, mostly residents and a few guests. Everyone was asked to dress as a member of the royal family, with the children as prince and princesses. “The guests were ...

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Residents asked to move bins from streets

Stone residents whose wheelie bins have not been collected by Stafford Borough Council’s crews during the freezing weather have been asked to remove them from the kerbside and place out for collection on the next scheduled date. Anyone who has had their bin missed can either put out three additional bags of general waste alongside the green bin or three ...

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Towpath warning to Stone residents

Stone residents have been urged to take extra care when walking along canal towpaths in the town this winter. With the winter weather bringing ice and snow in recent days, British Waterways has called for people to be careful when walking near water. Waterway manager Darren Green said: “Canals and rivers make a pretty spectacular winter scene and understandably draw ...

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Trick-or-treat posters help elderly residents feel safe

A special poster has been produced to help elderly and vulnerable members of the Stone community stop trick-or-treaters knocking at their doors over Halloween. For many youngsters, trick or treating has become an annual ritual. Every Halloween, children can be seen around the town knocking on doors, asking for sweets and treats. While some people don’t mind it, others – particularly ...

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Local Party hosts ‘Coffee with Candidate’ Afternoon

Sam Hale

The local Labour Party are hosting a ‘Coffee with the Candidate’ afternoon this Saturday (27th May)  to provide the opportunity for local residents to question their candidate in the upcoming General Election, Sam Hale. Sam, the Labour & Co-operative Party candidate for Stone, said: “Given the timescales of this snap election, it’s looking unlikely that a public hustings will be ...

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Crackdown across Staffordshire & the UK on Rogue Traders

Across the UK & Staffordshire, rogue traders and forceful doorstep sellers were targeted during a national day of action this week.   Police officers and Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team targeted known unscrupulous traders known to be operating in the area. It was the twelfth annual Rogue Trader Operation. Wednesday’s day of action was part of a week of activities being led by trading ...

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