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Food and Drink Festival under threat from park development

Westbridge Park

Last week we reported about the positive impact that the Stone Food and Drink festival has on the town (read here) but news from the festival organisers today paints a worrying picture for the event in 2017 and beyond. With the approval by Stafford Borough Council on the re-development of Westbridge Park, which the local town council had rejected, the ...

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Stone and Eccleshall Guides accept new Westbridge Park HQ

On Friday 9th December a planning application was submitted for a new Head Quarters for the Guides at Westbridge Park.  The application can be viewed on the Borough councils planning portal – planning ref 16/25394/FUL and the proposal is to construct the new building where the skate park currently is. The application for a new Guide Head Quarters is expected ...

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Stafford Borough Council approve M&S Westbridge Park Store

Westbridge Park

A planning meeting at Stafford Borough Council saw a 9 votes to 3 majority in favour of the plans to develop a new Marks and Spencer food store on Stone’s Westbridge Park. There has been fierce campaigning on both sides over the redevelopment of the Westbridge Park’s leisure facilities but the council always stipulated that leisure facilities would only get ...

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Stone Bonfire and Fireworks 2016

Remember, remember the fifth of November….for that is when this years Stone bonfire and firework display will take place! This years bonfire and firework extravaganza promises to be the biggest and best as the Stone Town Bonfire Committee celebrate 30 years of the annual event. Gates will open on Westbridge Park at 6.30pm, with the bonfire lit at 7.30pm and ...

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Rain doesn’t stop play at this years food festival

Despite the rain, floods of visitors descended on Westbridge Park as the Stone Food and Drink festival showed why it is Staffordshire’s best attended foodie festival! More visitors than ever before attended the Stone Food and Drink Festival on Friday with traders reporting their best sales for what has traditionally been the quietest day of the event; with talks and ...

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Stone welcomes home its Rio Hero

Joe Clarke - Homecoming

The residents of Stone, and those further afield, descended on Stone to welcome home their Rio Hero. Organised by Stone Town Council and Stafford and Stone Canoe Club the homecoming celebrations for local legend Joe Clarke were a massive success.  Joe was the focus of the town as the streets were flooded with people of all ages, from babies to ...

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Official : Joe Clarke Homecoming

Joe Clarke Homecoming

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Stone Town Council, with the Stafford and Stone Canoe Club, are preparing to welcome our Olympic gold medal winner, Joe Clarke, back to Stone in style. Bank Holiday Monday will see Stone High Street and Westbridge Park transformed into a fitting showcase for a champion.  Westbridge Park will be welcoming guests from ...

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New events and old favourites lined up for Food & Drink Festival

With the Stone Food & Drink Festival’s eagerly awaited print programme dropping through letterboxes over the coming weeks, this year’s gastronomical extravaganza looks set to offer foodies a crammed week of events yet again. Of course, this all culminates with The ‘big weekend’ – which runs from Friday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October inclusive – and will once again see ...

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