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Car parking charges to go up in February

  Short-stay car parking charges in Stone will be going up on 1st February. From that date, the price increase will come into force at Stafford Borough Council’s Crown Street, Christchurch Way and Westbridge Park car parks. Parking for an hour will increase from 40p to 50p, and for two hours from 80p to 90p. The charges to park for ...

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Night-time patrols target dog fouling

A sign in Stonefield Park Stafford Borough Council has started night-time patrols in Stone to help stamp out dog fouling and has appealed to people in the town to report offenders and hotspot areas. The council launched a campaign last year, which was backed by the mother of a little girl left partially blind after falling in dog mess. But ...

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Free Saturday afternoon parking in Stone

Motorists will be able to park for free in Stone town centre over the next two weekends. The borough council has waived parking charges for motorists on the three car parks (Christchurch Way, Crown Street and Westbridge Park) run by the local authority on the two Saturday afternoons. Parking is already free on Sundays. People can park with no charge ...

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Artist shows how it’s done at Radford Gallery

Staffordshire ceramic artist Philip Hardaker was at The Radford Gallery last weekend to demonstrate how he creates his amazing mosaic artworks. An exhibition of his work – titled ‘Intent And Irony – The Art Of Philip Hardaker’ – is on show at the gallery in Radford Street until 24th October. Philip – a graduate of the Royal College of Art ...

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In pictures: Stone Scouts’ Big Adventure

A celebration of Scouting in Stone was held at Crown Meadow in September, with dozens of activities to try, music and a barbecue. These great pictures from Andy Evans, the leader of 5th Stone (St Michael’s) Scout group, show what a good time was had by all at The Big Adventure event! Organiser Gill Knight writes: The first ever Scouting ...

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Record-breaker for Food and Drink Festival

Westbridge Park on Saturday – picture by Phil Mitchell This year’s Stone Food and Drink Festival attracted around 17,000 people, making it the biggest event in the festival’s seven-year history. The glorious weather saw people flocking into the town over the weekend to enjoy the farmers’ markets, the Gourmet Food Marquees at Westbridge Park and the many events staged by ...

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My Staffordshire Recipe winner revealed

The winner of a competition to find the best Staffordshire recipe received her prize at the Stone Food and Drink Festival. Trentham Estate deli Brown and Green ran the My Staffordshire Recipe competition aimed to unearth the very best family recipes that use Staffordshire produce and ingredients to the max! The winner was Vera Bloor from Newcastle, whose Honey Ale ...

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Marquees going up for big weekend

The first marquee went up at Westbridge Park on Monday ahead of the big Food & Drink Festival weekend that kicks off on Friday. More will be put up over the next few days as Westbridge Park becomes the base for the Gourmet Food Marquees that thousands of people will enjoy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This year, new plastic ...

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Star FC want Food and Drink Festival moved

A Sunday league football team from Stone has hit out at the siting of the Food and Drink Festival on Westbridge Park and has called for it to be held somewhere else in the town. Simon Marson, the player-manager of Star FC, says his club was left out of pocket after the Westbridge Park football pitch was left unplayable for ...

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