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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

public meeting

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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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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