Plott developments


Stone’s Common Plott now has a sign and information panel at each of its four main entrances.  A grant from Stafford Borough Council and support from its Biodiversity Officer Bill Waller has led to the second two panels being installed this summer, said Plot Trustee Martin Robinson.

Designed by a local graphic artist, the signs show the numerous rights of way across the pasture and woodland area.

“They also explain a little about the history and ecology of the Plott,” Martin told the Gazette. “Its primary functions are the summer grazing of cattle to maintain the pasture which provides some income for ongoing maintenance and for public recreation and exercise. “

The signs also set out the regulations laid down by the Trustees to help keep the Plot tidy and accessible for pedestrians of all ages to enjoy.  Cycling, horse riding , camping and the lighting of fires is forbidden. “The recent initiative between Trustees and the Stafford Borough Council’s dog wardens has resulted in a much- appreciated reduction in dog fouling,” said Martin.