Politicians to get allowance increase

Politicians to get allowance increase

INCREASES in members’ allowances were agreed by the ruling cabinet of Stratford-on-Avon District Council this week. An independent panel pointed out that Stratford district councillors had received no increase in allowances for five years and that their remuneration was well below the average for similar local authorities around the country.


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Comfortable away win extends Stratford Town’s unbeaten run to seven

Wantage Town  0-3  Stratford Town Evo-Stik Southern  League — Division One South & West STRATFORD Town extended their unbeaten run to seven and notched their 20th clean sheet of the season with a thoroughly deserved win at Alfredian Park today. Town had a great chance to take the lead on the quarter-hour mark when Joe Halsall skipped past advancing keeper Gary Tucker, only for his shot from a tight angle to be cleared off the line by a covering defender. Two minutes later though they went ahead thanks to a piece of magic from Kevin Charley.

Frustrating and farcical day for Stratford RFC

Stratford 17-22 Barkers Butts Midlands 1 West DESPITE getting over the try line eight times, Stratford only scored twice at Pearcecroft today, and somehow lost to a determined second-bottom Barkers Butts side by five points. “I have never seen a game like it,” said Stratford’s Head Coach, Marcus Cook, afterwards as he, and many of the crowd, were left scratching their heads at the bizarre spectacle they had just seen. The Black and Whites were camped in the visitors’ 22 for most of the game, but the ball was either dropped or knocked on over or near the try line on so many occasions that by the end, it had become a farce.

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STRATFORD Town travel to 19th-placed Wantage Town in the league today, hoping to win their third game in a row and put more pressure on Evesham United in third. Ten points ahead of those teams on the fringe of the play-offs, Town are now fighting for positions in the top five. Alcester Town are currently top of Division Three of the Midland League. Today they host a local derby against an in-form Redditch Borough side who have won their last six league games, scoring 25 goals in the process. Stratford Rugby Club have climbed up to sixth in the Midlands 1 West league, and although they host second-bottom Barkers Butts at Pearcecroft today, the visitors, who are fighting to stay in the league, had an impressive away win at Leek last weekend. Scroll down for a full list of today's football, rugby and hockey fixtures. The results will be added as we get them.

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