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Businesses invited to a slice of Stone Food and Drink Festival

Joule's Food and Drink Sponsor

Following the news that Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering is safe for another year, organisers are inviting businesses to sponsor the event, which will take place on 6, 7 and 8 October 2017. A range of packages designed to suit businesses of all sizes and budgets has been launched to encourage companies to get behind the volunteer-run event. Generating some £750,000* ...

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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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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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