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Winter walk with Stone Ramblers

There’s a chance to work off all that turkey and Christmas pudding on Stone Ramblers’ annual winter walk on Thursday 30th December! Starting at 10am from Westbridge Park, the five-mile walk will take in Meaford Locks and the Common Plot before everyone heads back to The Star pub for a well-earned lunch. The group says everyone is welcome on the ...

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Leisure centres’ Christmas opening times

Here are the opening times over Christmas and New Year for Alleyne’s Sports Centre in Oulton Road and Westbridge Park Fitness Centre. Westbridge Park Fitness Centre Up to 23rd December: 7am to 9pm 24th December: 7am to 1pm 25th-28th December: closed 29th and 30th December: 7am to 5pm (last admission 4pm) 31st December: 7am to 1pm (last admission 12pm) 1st-3rd ...

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Park for free on Saturday afternoon

Motorists can park for free in Stone on Saturday afternoon (11th December). Stafford Borough Council has waived parking charges for motorists on its three car parks in Stone (Westbridge Park, Crown Street and Christ Church Way) and 15 in Stafford on the two Saturday afternoons before Christmas Day. The move is aimed at boosting business by encouraging more people to shop in ...

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Canoeists needed for world record bid

Stafford and Stone Canoe Club are looking for canoeists to take part in a 24-hour world record attempt to help raise £10,000 towards their new clubhouse on Westbridge Park. The canoe slalom world record attempt is scheduled to start at 12pm on Saturday 22nd January and finish at 12pm on Sunday 23rd. Canoeists can slalom for as long as they ...

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Scout & Guide Band in hunt for new members

Stone Scout and Guide Band is looking for new members. The band for Scouts and Guides between seven and 18 practises every Saturday morning at Westbridge Scout Centre. The band takes part in local carnivals and parades and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall and The Hague in Holland. Band leader John Wright said: “You don’t need to know ...

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World record attempt by canoe club

Stafford and Stone Canoe Club will be attempting a world record after Christmas to raise funds to complete their new clubhouse on Westbridge Park. Work on the new clubhouse is now in progress but the club needs to raise £10,000 to get the job finished. The club is home to a number of gold medallists and UK and world champions, ...

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Free Christmas car parking in Stone

Car parking will be free in Stone town centre on the two Saturday afternoons before Christmas after Stafford Borough Council decided to waive charges in the run-up to Christmas. The council has chosen two key afternoons before the big day to waive parking charges for motorists in a move that will provide a timely boost to businesses by encouraging more people to ...

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Thousands enjoy bonfire and fireworks

Thousands of people enjoyed the bonfire and fireworks display at Westbridge Park on Saturday 6th November. Luckily, after a beautiful autumn day, the rain stayed away until an hour or so after the event had finished and spectators had been treated to a huge bonfire and great fireworks display. There was no ‘theme’ to the fireworks display this year as ...

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Get guy making for bonfire competition

Children in Stone still have time to get making their guys for this weekend’s bonfire competition. A Best Dressed Guy competition is being held as part of the town bonfire and fireworks event on Westbridge Park on Saturday 6th November. Entrants should take their guys to the Guides hut on Westbridge Park at 1pm on Saturday. The bonfire event takes ...

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Cabinet recommends borough fees and charges

Stafford Borough Council’s Cabinet will recommend its proposed fees and charges for 2011 at its meeting on Thursday 4th November. Cabinet members meet at the Gatehouse Theatre in Stafford at 10am. A report to Cabinet sets out the proposed changes, which incorporate the increase in VAT to 20% from 4th January 2011. The council’s new fees and charges normally start ...

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