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Decision is due on Shenstone site for travelling show people

Kidderminster Shuttle: District council could spend extra £125k

6:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

COUNCILLORS are due to decide on a controversial planning application to provide a permanent site for Wyre Forest's travelling show people - but it is heavily opposed by neighbours.

Stone garden to open for charity

6:10am Saturday 14th June 2014

A GARDEN in rural woodlands will be open to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS).

Polytunnel sought for community project

6:10am Tuesday 14th January 2014

PARTICIPANTS in a community-based project have a polytunnel vision for a project they want to carry out.

Wedding fair at Stone Manor this Sunday

Kidderminster Shuttle: Hosting wedding fair: The Stone Manor Hotel

3:12pm Thursday 17th October 2013

A WEDDING fair and open day will be held at the Stone Manor Hotel on Sunday from 11am until 4pm.

Parish council says 'no' to traveller site in Shenstone

8:00am Thursday 14th March 2013

NEARLY 100 residents packed out a planning meeting held by Stone Parish Council to discuss a proposed site for travelling show people in Shenstone.

Planning meeting to discuss Shenstone traveller site

8:00am Saturday 9th March 2013

A PLANNING meeting will be held in Shenstone to discuss proposals to build a site for travelling show people in Heath Lane.

Cornerstone Family Church

4:02pm Thursday 17th January 2013

Today’s walk will start from The Sun & Slipper, Mamble, DY14 9JL (OS ref 689714) at 10.30am.

Firefighters tackle Stone chimney blaze

12:04pm Friday 2nd November 2012

KIDDERMINSTER fire fighters were called to tackle a chimney blaze in Stone.

Stourport garden open for one last day this season

Kidderminster Shuttle: Statues on show: Astley Towne House.

7:20am Monday 24th September 2012

A STOURPORT garden is hoping to enjoy some late sunshine as one of two Worcestershire gardens still open under the National Gardens Scheme.

Volunteers needed to host pink-themed charity events

7:10am Sunday 2nd September 2012

VOLUNTEERS are needed to host pink-themed events to raise awareness and money for breast cancer.

Meteor spotted over Stone

10:43am Monday 5th March 2012

A STONE family were left puzzled when they saw a “big bright light” fly across the sky on Saturday night.

Changes made to Wyre Forest polling places

7:10am Friday 2nd March 2012

CHANGES to some polling stations in Wyre Forest have been approved by district councillors.

Sparkling event to celebrate Kemp's pearl anniversary

7:10am Saturday 14th January 2012

THIS year promises to be precious, with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee sharing Kemp Hospice’s pearl anniversary, so to celebrate, the charity is holding a sparkling event.

Stone WI

2:43pm Thursday 25th November 2010

Monday, December 6 will be the group’s final meeting when the speaker will be Roy Albutt.

Stone WI

4:00pm Saturday 30th October 2010

The next meeting and agm will be held on Monday.

Stone WI

12:30pm Sunday 24th October 2010

The WI has arranged their 89th Birthday Dinner for Tuesday, October 26 at 7pm for 7.30pm at the Granary Hotel.

Stone WI

11:00am Thursday 30th September 2010

The next meeting will be held on Monday when Dawn Nex will talk about the ‘Armish Way of Life – Plain not Fancy’.

Stone WI

9:00am Saturday 25th September 2010

Speaker Helen Heeley delighted the audience at the latest meeting with a flower demonstration, showing step by step how to make four unique displays.

Bishop of Worcester blessing window in Stone

10:20am Sunday 5th September 2010

BISHOP of Worcester, the Rt Revd Dr John Inge, will be blessing a new window at St Mary’s Church in Stone on Sunday, September 12.

Stone WI

9:00am Friday 27th August 2010

Pat and Roger Bourne kindly hosted the August 2 meeting at their home.

Stone WI

2:00pm Tuesday 1st June 2010

WI adviser Suzanne Owen explained the many intricacies involved in food labelling as members voted for the WI Resolution for the AGM in Cardiff in June.

Stone WI

10:00am Friday 30th April 2010

Guest speaker Adrian James showed magnificent slides of the flowers and wildlife of Southern Africa at the group’s April meeting.

Garden Opening

1:00pm Wednesday 14th April 2010

Stone House Cottage Garden is opening under the National Garden Scheme.

Stone WI

5:00pm Monday 29th March 2010

Members were able to learn all about the history of dogs helping man during World War One, and also the start of Guide Dogs for the Blind Association at their latest meeting.

Stone WI

9:00am Monday 22nd February 2010

Sylvia Roberts reported on the skittles. The next match is on Monday. Secretary Sue Potter reminded members about the open day at WI House on March 9. There is also a list of painting days and days with the Science Club.

Brides-to-be flock to Kidderminster wedding fair

Kidderminster Shuttle: Tasty treats: Alexis Sheppard of Cherub Chocolate Fountains.

2:00pm Monday 25th January 2010

NEARLY 300 brides, more than 40 grooms and their families and friends attended the most successful I Will wedding fair to date on Sunday.

Stone WI

10:00am Tuesday 12th January 2010

President Margaret Mills opened the meeting with news of the death of Sylvia Roberts’s husband Ken and the sudden death of member Joan Struebig. Eve Owen reported on the shopping trip to Cardiff and Muriel Owen reported on the carol service. Stone will be hosting the spring group meeting on Thursday, April 22. Sylvia Roberts reported on the skittles.

Car blaze tackled in Stone

9:26am Monday 7th December 2009

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a car blaze in Stone.

Stone WI

11:00am Saturday 21st November 2009

At the AGM, Muriel Owen was thanked for organising the birthday dinner at La Brasserie. Liz Jinks reported on the group meeting.

Stone Parish Council

12:00pm Monday 16th November 2009

In conjunction with Worcestershire County Council, Glyn Walters has been appointed parish paths warden for the area. He will also be working closely with local landowners.

Stone Parish Council

3:01pm Tuesday 10th November 2009

New Parish Paths Warden In conjunction with Worcestershire County Council, Glyn Walters who resides in Elder Close, Spennells has been appointed as Parish Paths Warden for the area.

Glittering fund-raiser

11:00am Wednesday 28th October 2009

A Glitterati Gala night is being held at the Stone Manor Hotel on Monday, November 16 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and the Steve Mitchell Trust.

WI

2:39pm Tuesday 13th October 2009

Members were saddened to hear of the death of Vera Maughan aged 98. President Margaret Mills reported that the Annual Council Meeting in March 2010 will be incorporating the craft rally. The autumn area meeting is at Abberley on Tuesday and the group meeting is at Habberley.

Stone WI

10:00am Saturday 19th September 2009

Members were reminded of the autumn group meeting hosted by Somerleyton at Hartlebury Village Hall on October 22 at 7.30pm. The annual birthday dinner is at La Brasserie on October 14, meet at 7pm for 7.30pm. Treasurer Eileen Whitfield gave details of finances.

Stone WI

3:20pm Wednesday 2nd September 2009

PAT and Roger Bourne welcomed members to their home and garden on Monday, August 3 for a social evening with home-made refreshments.

Stone WI

2:30pm Monday 20th July 2009

June Homer gave a report from the recent AGM at the Albert Hall. Liz Jinks reported on the canal walk followed by lunch at The Lock and Pat Bourne reported on the visit to the gardens of Orleton House.

Stone WI

2:00pm Monday 15th June 2009

At the June 1 meeting members were reminded of the canal walk and lunch on June 17 and the visit to Orleton House on July 1.

Stone Parish Council Annual Report

11:30am Wednesday 10th June 2009

Stan Gould, clerk to the parish council, has retired after 25 years. He is to be replaced by Sue Bamford who is a qualified clerk also employed by Upper Arley Parish Council. Bill Waldron, who also works for Chaddesley Corbett Parish Council, was appointed as the new lengthsman.

Former Stone depot plans opposed

8:20am Saturday 6th June 2009

PLANS to transform former depot buildings in Stone into 22 live/work units and nine affordable houses are being opposed by local residents and rural campaigners.

Auction attracts big crowd in Stone

11:50am Friday 5th June 2009

A huge crowd enjoyed a sunshine-filled day as 2,000 lots went under the hammer at auctioneers Halls' monthly collective sale of machinery at Stone, near Kidderminster on May 29.

Stone Parish Council annual report 2008-09

5:19pm Tuesday 2nd June 2009

This is the first annual report by the parish council. It is designed to let parishioners know how the money is spent which is collected through Council Tax, and then goes towards the parish council’s work. COUNCIL ADMINISTRATION The Council held 4 Council Meetings and 4 Planning Meetings during the year.

Stone WI

9:30am Saturday 23rd May 2009

At the resolutions meeting David Mills spoke on ‘SOS for honey bees’. David has been keeping bees for 40 years and gave lots of helpful information on the workings of bees within the hive. The vote on the resolution was carried unanimously.

Weekly planning applications for Stone

9:00am Wednesday 6th May 2009

Erection of a replacement lobby, new glazed doors and replacement windows at The Granary Hotel and Restaurant, Heath Lane, Shenstone.

Stone WI

12:00pm Saturday 18th April 2009

President Margaret Mills reported on the visit to the Rose Theatre to see Hot Mikado. The skittles team had won their last game against Cookley and Eileen Whitfield was the highest scorer.

Cornerstone Family Church

12:00pm Thursday 16th April 2009

The church meets at 10.30am every Sunday at Minster Road for praise and worship and Bible teaching. This week’s speaker will be Dudley Anderson.

Is your village the tops?

3:13pm Monday 6th April 2009

TIME is running out for nominations for 2009 Calor Worcestershire Village of the Year which have to be submitted by May 7.

Stone WI

1:00pm Friday 20th March 2009

Two outings are being arranged for the summer, and a walk to include lunch, was proposed. Muriel Owen will be organising the display for the craft show and the birthday dinner in October. The skittles team had won their last match.

New rural policing beat

4:56pm Tuesday 3rd March 2009

NEW rural beat is being created in Wyre Forest.



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