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.
Godalming Town 1 Stratford Town 2
STRATFORD Town’s ace marksman Richard Gregory blasted in an 88th minute penalty to clinch the points on their first ever visit to Wey Court.
It was the 10th away win of the season for Carl Adams’ side and they are now on 99 goals in the debut Calor Southern League campaign while Gregory has moved on to 39 in his quest for the Division 1 South & West Golden Boot.
On a bone hard pitch with unpredictable bounce, Town fell behind to a 29th minute Graeme Purdy header with Gregory equalising 10 minutes later. But Town moved up a gear after the break and were worthy winners in the end even though they had to wait until two minutes from time for the decider.
For Adams it was definitely a game of two halves. He said: “In the first-half we were an absolute shambles. There was no passion and no desire to win the game.
“It was the complete opposite after the break when we showed the right attitude and the necessary level of commitment, and from then on there was only going to be one team that was going to take the points.
"Overall then it was another big win and we now look forward to the final two games of the season.”