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Stone businesses encouraged to sign litter free pledge

Litter Free Pledge

Businesses and organisations in Stone are being urged to sign up to pledge their support to rid the area of litter. Keeping the streets clean costs Stafford Borough Council tax payers around £1 million a year and on Thursday (12 October) the council is bringing its campaign to Stone town centre.  The borough council is inviting businesses to come along ...

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Beware of rogue rubbish clearance companies

fly tipping

2 separate incidents have resulted in fines totalling almost £1400 after 2 householders paid for rubbish to be cleared The fly tipping occurred near the village of Fulford, and in Thorneyfields Lane and Milton Grove in Stafford. Items dumped in Fulford Dale Lane included several carrier bags full of empty tins and food wrapping in a cardboard box with other ...

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Council’s Preferred Bidder for Leisure Services Identified

The company earmarked to run leisure and cultural facilities across Stafford Borough has been identified. Venues including Stafford Leisure Centre, the Gatehouse Theatre and Stafford Castle, as well as the new multi-million pound leisure centre in Stone, will be run by Freedom Leisure as the borough council’s ‘preferred bidder’. Popular events such as Shakespeare at the Castle and the Stafford ...

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Stafford Borough Need Views on Booze Zones Rules

Residents and businesses are being asked for their views on changes to rules that can help stop people causing anti social behaviour in areas of Stafford Borough. Restrictions on, for example, where people can drink alcohol or the number of dogs a person can walk at any one time, will come into force with new national legislation in October. The ...

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Ancient High House Hosts “Food Through the Ages”

The Ancient High House in Stafford is hosting a “Food Through the Ages” event, to learn about food and dining in the Tudor, Stuart, Georgian and Victorian periods. On Saturday 24th June from 10am to 4pm, the costumed characters will introduce visitors to tastes of foods from times gone by from, along with children’s workshops, table displays, demonstrations, and a ‘horrible ...

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Have you herd how taxpayers’s cash is being saved?

Cows Moove In

A herd of cows are helping save taxpayers’ money by maintaining a nature spot near Stone Up to 10 rare breed Red Polls have just returned to heathland at Barlaston and Rough Close Common Local Nature Reserve. The scheme saves Stafford Borough Council money as it removes the need to pay for machinery to get the job done which would ...

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Stone Leisure Centre – Have your say

Stone Leisure Centre - Westbridge Park

Stafford Borough Council are asking residents for their views on the new multi-million pound leisure centre promised for Westbridge Park The above image has been released by Stafford Borough with a planning application for the scheme to be submitted next month. The centre would bring facilities under one-roof in Stone with a six lane 25 metre swimming pool alongside gym ...

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Food and Drink Festival To Go Ahead

Stone Food and Drink Festival

The Stone Food and Drink Festival, following consultation with Stafford Borough Council have today confirmed that this years planned event will go ahead as originally scheduled. Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic event will take place on the weekend of Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017 and was under threat from being cancelled due to a reduction in space allowed ...

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New 2017 look for Stone Farmers Market!

If you popped along to the ever popular Farmers’ Market in Stone last Saturday you will have noticed a fresh new look to the stalls that lined the High Street. Now one of the largest markets in the county, Stone Farmers’ Market has a vast array of food, drink as well as gifts and craft stalls. For 2017 Stafford Borough ...

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Councillor and Food Agency Call for Published Hygiene Ratings

Stafford Borough Council is being backed by the organisation responsible for food safety in the UK in a call to force food businesses to display their hygiene ratings. Councillor Frank Finlay wrote to the Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), calling for the mandatory publicising of the scores following support for the proposal from the Council’s Community Services Scrutiny Committee. In ...

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