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Joule’s Brewery Acquires Crown Wharf Land

Crown Wharf

Joule’s Brewery has today confirmed that they have acquired the land adjacent to the Trent and Mersey canal as it passes through Stone town centre. The plot is known as Crown Wharf and was a part of the original Joule’s Brewery warehouse operation when the company exported Stone Ales from Liverpool docks around the world. Joule’s was the first English ...

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Stone Town Council Secures Additional Free Parking

Stone Police Station Parking

Stone Town Council has secured the use of the car park at the rear of the former Stone Police Station as an additional free shoppers car park for the Christmas and New Year period. The Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner has supported an approach from the Town Council to make this currently unused space on the edge of the town ...

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Joule’s bid to return to Stone receives boost

Joule’s Brewery’s bid to return to Stone received a boost last week as parliamentary candidate Bill Cash visited a possible development site in the town centre. Bill met Joule’s MD Steve Nuttall and head of the Crown Wharf steering group, Rob Kenney at the Crown Wharf which is currently owned by the Canals and Rivers trust. The trust is currently ...

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Crown Hotel an Asset of Community Value?

The Crown Hotel in Stone could be listed as an Asset of Community Value, giving the town council the right to bid for it should it be sold. The Development Sub-Committee of the town council debated on 17th July which buildings and sites in the town should be listed as assets of community value. A previous General Purposes Committee meeting ...

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Westbridge Park fight goes on, says KWPG

The organisers of the Keep Westbridge Park Green campaign group have issued a statement following the publication of the Stafford Borough Council consultation report last week. The borough council published the report from Beattie Communications on its website last week – more about that HERE. KWPG say they will continue to fight a food store on Westbridge Park and have ...

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Four supermarkets express Westbridge interest

Westbridge Park

Four supermarkets have expressed an interest in building a store on Westbridge Park as part of Stafford Borough Council’s plans to revamp leisure facilities at the site, it has emerged, with their requirements ranging from 15,000 to 55,000 sq ft. This and more details have emerged of the council’s plans for Westbridge Park that they will be consulting on in ...

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Campaigners map out their opposition

This map has been created by town councillor Rob Kenney from Keep Westbridge Park Green. Rob says the map – which is to scale – shows the impact on the park if a Morrisons-size supermarket is built and a new leisure centre the size of the new one in Stafford. It was posted on the Keep Westbridge Park Green website’s ...

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Taliban slur as Local Plan is approved

Westbridge Park

Stafford Borough Council voted to approve the Local Plan at a meeting last night – including an amendment that states that Stone needs a new supermarket by 2015. However, the meeting was overshadowed by Cllr Philip Jones calling Keep Westbridge Park Green campaigners Cllr Jill Hood and Cllr Rob Kenney “the Taliban of Stone”. Jill Hood, independent town and borough ...

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