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Meat laced with rat poison found in Walton

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People have been warned to watch out for suspicious blue pellets, thought to be rat poison, that have been left around Walton. Yesterday (20th April) in Churchill Road on the flat-roof estate in Walton there were a number of bright blue pellets left in piles on the grass verges. Stafford Borough Council workers cleared them away after being alerted by residents were ...

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Residents fuming as A34 gap closed without warning

Longfield Avenue residents are fuming after a gap in the A34 central reservation at the bottom of their road that has been used  for decades was closed off by Staffordshire County Council. Residents say the closure took place on Friday with no warning or consultation. A Staffordshire County Council spokesman said today that the closure is for “safety reasons” – but ...

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Neighbourhood plan consultation gets under way

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Letters have been sent out to residents and businesses in Stone inviting comments on proposals for a neighbourhood plan for the town. A neighbourhood plan provides local people with the opportunity to say what development can take place, where it is to be located and what it might look like. Stone Town Council has set up a steering group, led by ...

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New company to provide Stone’s Christmas lights

A new contractor will be responsible for Stone’s Christmas lights this year after a number of problems with last year’s displays. Stone Town Council has secured the services of Christmas Plus to provide lighting over the festive period this year. The company has previously worked with the council, but lost out when the contract was re-tendered in 2014. The town council says it has taken ...

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Housing plan for Walton Heath is rejected

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David Wilson Homes’ bid for a housing development in Walton has been rejected by planners at Stafford Borough Council. Their planning application for 114 new homes on land next to Common Lane on Walton Heath, with access at the end of Marlborough Road, has been refused by the council’s head of planning and regeneration, Ted Mander. The reason given is that ...

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A34 gap closure put on hold

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Staffordshire County Council has put the closure of the A34 gap by Whitemill Lane on hold after a campaign by local people – and says it wants to hear residents’ views on what should be done to improve road safety there. Campaigners said closing the junction opposite the fire station would cause extra traffic on Manor Rise and the flat-roof estate, ...

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Second public meeting on A34 gap closure

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Another public meeting is being held on the county council’s decision to close the gap on the A34 between the new fire station and Whitemill Lane. The second meeting will be held on Wednesday 18th March at Walton Community Centre (Presidents Hall) at 8.30pm. It follows a meeting that was held on Friday night. Independent town and borough councillor Jill Hood said: ...

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