Four years ago Ellis Holtom, of Stratford-upon-Avon, was born with half a working heart. Later, the Herald featured his condition as a tribute to the work of Birmingham Children’s Hospital where he was treated. Now, to mark Congenital Heart Defect Week his mum, Vicki, updates his story. . .
ALL 326 local planning authorities in England, councils like Stratford-on-Avon District, need a local plan. The core strategy is a component of that local plan. It contains all the local district wide policies that need to be considered when processing planning applications. New development needs to satisfy local needs, helping to realise the hopes and ambitions of its communities and protect them from situations they fear. New homes and places to work should provide then with a healthy lifestyle, a pleasant place to live, good recreational facilities and above all the infrastructure that enhances their quality of life. The buzzword to describe this is ‘sustainable’.
THE poor are paying more than they should be for their energy, according to damning new evidence from Stratford-upon-Avon’s Citizens Advice Bureau. Prepayment meters (PPMs) are costing users in fuel poverty a “disproportionate amount” for what little gas and electricity they can afford, the bureau has found. There are around 7.2 million people on prepayment meters in the UK and several thousand in the district of Stratford. Despite Stratford’s reputation as an affluent area, the bureau is being forced to come to the aid of more and more people living in fuel poverty on an increasingly regular basis.
AN OFFICIAL paving stone commemorating Stratford-upon-Avon’s forgotten war hero for the 100th anniversary of the First World War will be placed in the town, the government has confirmed. Rex Warneford – the first man to single-handedly shoot down a zeppelin - was ignored in the government’s initial plans to recognise Victoria Cross winners because he was born abroad in India. The Herald launched a campaign, together with King Edward VI school, where Rex lived and studied for five years, to get the fighter pilot recognised.
GOALKEEPER Sam Brady, who began the Calor Southern League campaign as Stratford Town’s No.1 keeper, has returned to the line-up for tonight’s game at Guildford City.
Brady is set to replace regular stopper Andy Kemp, who is now out for the season after suffering a serious knee ligaments injury in last Saturday’s game at Merthyr Town.
Kemp was Town’s first choice keeper following his signing from Bedworth United last October, and is widely considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in Division One South & West.
Town manager Carl Adams has no concerns about the goalkeeping spot. He said: “Sam will come in and take up where he left off. If Kempy hadn’t have become available when he did then Sam would still have been our first-choice keeper.
“It’s ironic that we’ve had him on the bench all season since Kempy took over and the minute we let him go out on loan to get some much-needed game time we get an injury to the keeper.
“But Sam gets his chance now and barring any more injury problems he’ll be in the side for the rest of the season.”