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Meadow plan for disused land at Westbridge Park

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Disused land at Westbridge Park is being turned into a wild flower meadow. Stafford Borough Council wants to encourage orchids and other wild flowers to blossom on the area and attract butterflies and bees as part of its biodiversity strategy. Work has already got under way to remove the existing grass so that new seeding can take place. It would mean the ...

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Cabinet green light for Westbridge Park plans

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  Stafford Borough Council’s Cabinet have approved the new plans for Westbridge Park. The plans, which were revealed on 3rd December, include new play areas and a leisure centre, as well as an M&S Simply Food store. Full details HERE. They were approved by the borough council’s ruling Cabinet at their meeting last week, on 11th December. The borough council ...

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KWPG responds to new Westbridge Park plan

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The Keep Westbridge Park Green campaign group has responded to Stafford Borough Council’s new plan for the park. The council’s Cabinet will discuss the new proposals – which include play areas, a new leisure and an 11,000 sq ft M&S Simply Food store to help pay for it all – at their meeting on Thursday 11th December. Agenda and Cabinet ...

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New borough council plan for Westbridge Park

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Stafford Borough Council has unveiled a new plan for Westbridge Park, which includes new play facilities (as we revealed last week) but also a new leisure centre and an M&S Simply Foods store. The borough council says it has listened to local people’s concerns from last year’s consultation on their original plans, which included a 30,000 sq ft food store ...

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£400,000 play area boost for Westbridge Park

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Westbridge Park is in line for a brand new £400,000 play area similar to those at Victoria Park and Wildwood Park in Stafford. Stafford Borough Council has allocated the funds for 2015/16 in its four-year financial plan, which was debated by councillors last night (25th November). Stone borough councillor Philip Leason asked leisure services cabinet member Mike Smith for more ...

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Westbridge Park bonfire and fireworks 2014

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This year’s Stone Town Bonfire and Fireworks event will be held at Westbridge Park on Saturday 8th November. The bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm, with the fireworks display getting under way at 8pm, this year with a theme based on hit BBC talent show The Voice! As always, there will be lots of fairground rides and food stalls too, ...

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Talks on Westbridge Park town takeover

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Talks are under way that could see Stone Town Council take over part of Westbridge Park from the borough council. Stone Town Council’s Development Sub-Committee on 17th July heard from clerk Les Trigg that he had been in discussions with borough council officers about the town council taking on responsibility for the green space of Westbridge Park – basically, the ...

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Ben Gamble defends his Westbridge 5 title

Stone’s Ben Gamble won the Westbridge 5 race on Sunday (1st June), the first event of this year’s Stone Festival. Ben – who won the Potteries half-marathon in 2013, as well as last year’s Westbridge 5 – recorded a time of 26:21. Michelle Buckle was the first female finisher in 32:52. The race – which was organised by Ben and ...

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Campaigners call for clarity on Westbridge Park

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The Keep Westbridge Park Green campaign group has called on Stafford Borough Council to clarify their plans for the park after a planning inspector labelled them ‘unsound’ in December. Local independent town councillor Rob Kenney issued this statement on behalf of the group: KWPG has been asked by residents to comment on the fact that the Planning Inspector has concluded ...

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