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Crown Hotel in Stone is to re-open

Crown Hotel in Stone is to re-open

Great news! The Crown Hotel in Stone is going to be re-opening – and as a bar, restaurant and hotel. The company that has bought the historic hotel in Stone – which has been closed since July last year – also owns the Crown Hotel in Longton. Job vacancies for the Crown Hotel in...

Food festival helps to bake up new partnership

Food festival helps to bake up new partnership

Stone Baked will be supplying the Lewis Partnership’s restaurants with their quality bread from this month – after owner Tina Clare was recommended to the group’s executive chef at last year’s Food and Drink Festival. The Stone Food & Drink Festival, which takes place over the first weekend in October every year, has been...

Swinton Insurance and Footsteps to close down

Swinton Insurance and Footsteps to close down

Two Stone town centre businesses will be closing down in March. Swinton Insurance at the bottom of the High Street will close its doors for the final time on Friday 7th March. The Stone store has been numerous insurance companies such as Insure Shop, Equity and finally Swinton Insurance and has been at the...

Two new charity shops for Stone High Street

Two new charity shops for Stone High Street

The former post office building in Stone High Street is going to be a Children’s Society charity shop. And Cats Protection Stafford & District will be moving into a separate empty unit very soon too. Work has been going on in the empty post office for the last couple of weeks and the charity...

Video: Young entrepreneurs go head to head

Video: Young entrepreneurs go head to head

Ten teams of young entrepreneurs from schools in Stone and across the borough took part in the Young Enterprise Trade Fair in Stone town centre on Saturday 1st February. The teams showcased products they had developed and marketed over the past four months, some taking advantage of targeted offers for Valentine’s Day and using...

Last chance to have a say on Local Plan

Last chance to have a say on Local Plan

The final round of consultation on a plan for how Stone and the wider Stafford Borough will be shaped over the next 17 years is now open. The Stafford Borough Local Plan identifies areas set aside for development in the future – including thousands of extra homes and sites for new businesses. The plan...

Bridal Belle open for business in Stone

Bridal Belle open for business in Stone

Looking for a wedding dress for your big day? Well Bridal Belle have exclusive wedding dresses only available in their shop, which opened recently in Church Street in Stone. Shop owner Heather-Marie Wilson said: “I have a complete range and variety of diverse, classical and exclusive products from designers like Hollywood Dreams, Stella York and...

Free parking from 5pm for Christmas late-nighter

Free parking from 5pm for Christmas late-nighter

People travelling to Stone by car for the late-night shopping event on Thursday 12th December will be able to park for free from 5pm on the borough council’s car parks in the town.  Stafford Borough Council wants to encourage motorists to support local shops which are opening until 8pm on Thursday. Normally motorists are...

Advent Windows countdown begins in Stone!

Advent Windows countdown begins in Stone!

The countdown to Christmas has started in Stone with the opening of the first few Advent Windows in the town centre. Businesses and local charities and organisations have teamed up to open one window each day right up to Christmas Eve, with each window themed around a different Christmas song or carol. There will...

Charity shops are a ‘lifeline for high streets’

Charity shops are a ‘lifeline for high streets’

Many people see charity shops on a high street as a sign of a town centre’s decline. However, a new report from a leading national think tank says that charity shops act as a “life support” on Britain’s high streets, providing a number of benefits for local businesses, residents and communities. There are seven...

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