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Blue badge breakthrough for cancer patients

Disabled Badge Holders Only Sign

Chemo and radiotherapy patients in Staffordshire can now get easier access to the blue badge parking scheme in the county – thanks to a five-year campaign by Stone councillor Joyce Farnham. Cllr Farnham’s campaign¬†has been backed by cancer charities and MPs and now Staffordshire County Council will work with the County Hospital in Stafford to directly refer eligible cancer patients ...

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Decision delayed on Stone youth centre

Philip Jones and Joyce Farnham at Stone youth centre with the suggested new name

The decision on who will be running Stone youth centre when it is closed by Staffordshire County Council on 31st December has been put back to March. Stone Town Council submitted an official bid to take on the centre off Station Road at the beginning of this month and a decision should have been made by the county council on ...

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Defibrillator for Stone High Street

Defibrillator (6) (500x335)

A public-access defibrillator has been installed in Stone High Street after a community fundraising effort by the friends and family of two men who died after suffering fatal heart attacks. The Cardiac Science G3 AED machine is located outside the Co-op supermarket and was installed at the end of September. Cash was raised by family and friends of father-of-two Mark Symonds ...

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Call for ramps at railway footbridge

The footbridge over the railway at Whitebridge Lane. Picture by Paul Rogers

Town councillors in Stone will be writing to Network Rail to see if ramps can be installed at the railway footbridge at Whitebridge Lane. The move comes amid concerns that disabled people and parents with pushchairs can’t access the stepped footbridge. Network Rail’s original plans for the footbridge did include ramped access, but these were rejected by Stafford Borough Council ...

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Neighbours unite to fight flats plan

A group of neighbours have united to see off plans to convert an empty shop in their street into flats. Antonio Cuples from Barlaston wants to convert the former D&D Glass shop in Edward Street into a ground-floor flat, and to convert the shop’s outbuilding into two flats. Two existing first-floor flats would also be modified if two separate planning ...

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