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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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Countdown to the big bonfire and fireworks display

Stone’s annual bonfire and fireworks night at Westbridge Park will be held on Saturday 6th November from 6.30pm. There will be lots of food and drink stands, charity stalls and children’s rides on the site from 6.30pm, with the bonfire to be lit by town mayor Rob Kenney at 7.30pm before the big fireworks display at 8pm. No word yet ...

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Halloween fun on a narrowboat!

A spooky Halloween party with a difference is taking place in Stone on Sunday 31st October – on board a narrowboat on the Trent & Mersey! Daydream Canal Trips are running the special event, with their spookily decorated narrowboat leaving Stone boat yard (opposite Canal Cruising Co near the health centre) at 4pm on the day. “Dress up and get ...

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