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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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Post Christmas Toy Dumping Sparks Appeal

A number of items, including children’s toys, were illegally dumped just off a village lane near Stone after Christmas. The rubbish, which was dumped some time between Christmas and New Year in Cross Lane in the village of Oulton, has sparked an appeal from Stafford Borough Council, and is to be featured on their “Grimewatch” webpage. As part of the ...

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Council Warning After Dog Fouling Fines

Two women in Stafford Borough have been fined for not cleaning up after their dogs close to schools. When challenged by an officer, neither women had bags to remove their dog’s mess. The Council in Fulford has been running a campaign to reduce dog fouling, the first incident saw a woman get out of her car with 4 dogs, one ...

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Check your Bin Collection Dates for the Festive Period

Stone residents are being urged to put their bins out for collection on the right days over the holidays. Across Stafford borough there are revised collection dates for green, brown & blue bins from Christmas Eve through to Saturday 7 January. Changes to the collection dates are clearly marked on the calendars and residents can also check online by entering their ...

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Eco-friendly borough in the spotlight

Eco-friendly community groups, businesses, schools and other organisations have picked up awards for their work to boost the environment and make Stafford Borough more sustainable. Stafford Borough Council’s 2016 Green Awards ceremony took place at the Gatehouse Theatre on 1st November. And a record number of entries – 39 – in the competition’s 20th year meant some tough decisions for ...

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Council’s New Chief Starts Role

Tim Clegg

Stafford Borough Council’s new Chief Executive began his new role this week. On Monday 7th November Tim Clegg took over the authority’s top spot, replacing Ian Thompson who retired after 11 years in the job on the 4th November. Mr Clegg left his post as Director of Strategic Partnerships, Planning and Streetpride at Derby City Council which he’s held since ...

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Stafford Council Chief Stands Down

Chief Executive Ian Thompson at Stafford Borough Council retires. Mr Thompson, 64, stepped down on Friday 4th November following more than 8 years in the Council’s top job, and more than 40 years in local government. Tim Clegg took over the Chief Exec position on Monday 7th November. The outgoing Chief Mr Thompson, who is married with 2 grown up ...

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Community groups get chance to share in £10K pot

Community groups across Stafford Borough could be in line for a share of a £10,000 pot. Stafford Borough Council is inviting small organisations to bid for between £200 and £1000 to benefit their group. A key part of securing the money will mean the organisation must make sure that any grant they get is “match funded” – which means if ...

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