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New crackdown on dog fouling

Dog fouling hotspots in Stone will be targeted as part of a new crackdown on the filthy crime. Stafford Borough Council has introduced dawn and evening patrols  to help reduce the number of offences. They have also set up a dedicated email address for people to report offenders. You can now email dogs@staffordbc.gov.uk to give information in confidence about people who ...

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Westbridge Park viewpoint: Plan not viable

Westbridge Park

The Keep Westbridge Park Green campaign was formed last autumn and organisers started a petition against the park being included in the Local Plan as a site for mixed-use development. In the latest viewpoint, the group says the borough council’s plans for Westbridge Park are not viable Stafford Borough Council (SBC) has revealed its plans for Westbridge Park and announced ...

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History Monthly: Stone street names – Part 2

Here’s the second of Stone Historical Society chairman Philip Leason’s posts on the history and meaning behind many of the town’s street names. If you missed the first one in January, have a look HERE. It’s fascinating stuff – and this month’s is even better, including how Hovis has its origins in Stone! If you missed Part 1, by the ...

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Westbridge Park viewpoint: Richard Stevens

In an interview on Radio Stoke last week, the chairman of Stone Food and Drink Festival said that the borough council’s plan for Westbridge Park puts the future of the festival at risk. Here, Richard Stevens explains why he believes this is the case – and why a supermarket on the park is bad for the town as a whole The ...

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Towpath improvement work gets under way

The first phase of £700,000 of towpath improvements in Stone starts on Monday 4th February and will see a section of towpath between Meaford and the Plume of Feathers in Barlaston closed for 1o months. The Canal and River Trust has issued a towpath closure notice for the period 4th February to 22nd November that will cover the towpath from ...

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Here’s the Westbridge Park consultation leaflet

Here’s the full consultation leaflet on Westbridge Park that will be dropping through letterboxes next week. Here’s the link – Westbridge Park consultation leaflet (it’s a PDF document). The consultation is now live on the borough council website HERE. The leaflet states: “The Borough Council is keen to assess public opinion and will not go ahead with the investment into a new ...

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First look at plans for Westbridge Park

Westbridge Park

Well, here it is. Stafford Borough Council’s vision for Westbridge Park. What do you think? The map will be included in the leaflet that will be dropping through doors across Stone next week to start the consultation into the borough’s plans for the park. Here’s an image to show the plan against Westbridge Park as it currently stands that was ...

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Westbridge consultation under way soon

Keep your eyes out next week (w/b 4th February) for a leaflet dropping through your door from Stafford Borough Council that will officially start the consultation on development plans at Westbridge Park. The debate about plans for a new leisure centre, play facilities and some form of retail development at Westbridge have been rumbling since a fiery public meeting at ...

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Proposed high-speed rail route revealed

The proposed second phase of the high-speed rail link HS2 was confirmed today – and if approved it will be coming very close to Stone. You can see a map of the proposed route HERE – it roughly follows the M6 near Stone and passes near Walton, Darlaston and Swynnerton, skirting round Swynnerton Park on its way north. Stone MP ...

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