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.
WELLESBOURNE RFC Ladies got off to a flying start in the first tournament of the season in the North Midlands Ladies Touch League at Stratford’s Pearcecroft ground.
They had a 1-0 win in the first game against Pershore with an opening try from vice-captain Lorna Wale, before overcoming Rugby St Andrews 4-0 with tries from Wale (2), captain Claire Davis and newcomer Becci Anstey.
A convincing 3-0 win over Cannock followed with Davis again on the scoresheet along with a brace of tries from Kat Holian. Holian also got the winning try in a 1-0 win over Camp Hill, which secured Wellesbourne as group winners.
Bourne then went on to play the runners-up in the other group and tournament hosts Stratford where another fantastic try from Anstey ensured they went into their final match unbeaten.
In the final match, they came up against last year’s league winners and group winners Bromyard, and were unlucky in a 2-1 defeat.
Wellesbourne Ladies go to the next tournament at Redditch on Sunday as league-leaders with 10 points.