4 results for month: 02/2016


The Community Payback Lads 2016

It's impossible for our Stone in Bloom volunteers to cover all the areas in Stone when we go out litter picking and so we rely heavily on the Community Payback lads. Once again they've done a brilliant job all around the Stone Industrial Park, Tilling Drive, Beacon Rise and the Severn Trent pumping station. Big thanks to them and their leader Geoff Moreby who work very hard on Sundays in Stone. Geoff and the gang can be contacted if you have a problem you would like help with and our group will be happy to pass on their contact details to you.

A new Holly Tree in 2016 For Stonefield Square

Stone in Bloom volunteers have been busy bees over the last few months. The River Trent Bridge was cleared of weeds and litter and now looks immaculate. Stonefield Square was dug over and weeded and the daffodil bulbs we planted last year have already started to pop up.  The very old and beautiful holly tree in the square massacred by over enthusiastic workmen is shooting from the bottom but looks very sad. The group took full advantage of Geoff Collier’s absence at the last meeting when we all decided to put forward his name to sponsor the replacement of the holly tree, he has very kindly agreed and he and his wife Cathy are off to find a suitable ...

A Gruelling Task (extract from the Stone & Eccleshall Gazette)

Seeing many friends and acquaintances over the festive season that I haven’t seen for a long time, it seems a number of them have retired. The common theme was that they were all looking forward to slowing down, more holidays and wanting to volunteer for one of the many community groups in Stone.  One couple said they always felt guilty when they saw the Stone in Bloom gang working so hard in all weathers  and they listened patiently while I  said exactly what volunteering with us would mean and I explained very strongly that although we have a number of councillors we are a standalone group . They left the pub wishing me a very happy Christmas ...

Clean for the Queen for her majesty’s 90th birthday!

On Sunday March 6th 2016 Stone in Bloom's group of volunteers will lead the way with residents and other volunteer groups taking part in a huge community litter pick in and around the town. Volunteers are invited to join us and meet at Crown Street car-park, the Birthday litter pick will begin at 10.30 am. It is essential that everyone wears gloves, litter sacks will be given out . Litter pickers will be advised of where collection points will be to leave their sacks. We do hope you can join us.