Park in Stone looking for Friends


People who enjoy a popular park in Stone are being invited to join a new ‘Friends’ group.

The ‘Friends of Stonefield Park’ would help promote the area and its facilities as well as have a say on what goes on in the park.

Facilities in the park include tennis courts, bowling green and play area, as well as an aviary. And its floral decorations have played an important role in helping Stone achieve the ‘Gold’ award in the national ‘in bloom’ competition over recent years.

Now the borough council is asking residents and visitors to the park to become members of the new ‘Friends’ group. ‘Friends’ are volunteers who play a vital role in enhancing and protecting the parks and open spaces in the borough.

Councillor Mike Smith, Cabinet Member for Leisure at the borough council, said:

“Stonefield is a jewel in the town’s crown and is loved by so many people who, year in and year out, enjoy the leisure and play facilities or just take time out to relax there.

“We have a number of friends groups for parks and other green spaces across the borough so this is a great opportunity for those who love Stonefield to come and play a part in its future.”

If anyone is interested in joining the group they can email or contact Jenny Boulton on 01785 619514. For more information on Stonefield Park go to