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.
Stratford Town 7 Thatcham Town 1
IN-FORM striker Chris Sterling netted a hat-trick as Stratford Town cruised to their 15th victory of the season at the DCS Stadium on Tuesday night.
With the league’s leading scorer Richard Gregory unavailable because of work commitments, Sterling turned in a man-of-the-match performance as a rampant Town swept aside their opponents with their own brand of attacking football.
He struck twice in the first-half to give his side a 2-0 interval lead before completing his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the second period.
Two stunning goals from Trey Brathwaite and a late Jamie Sheldon brace completed the rout, before Thatcham striker Yashwa Romeo headed a consolation goal past Town keeper Andy Kemp in the final minute of stoppage-time.
All of which left Stratford manager Carl Adams a very happy man. “I thought that we were stunning going forward,” he said. “In all fairness it could have been 10-3 because Kempy made three brilliant saves to keep Thatcham out.
“Sterling stepped up to the plate for us on the night but Tyrone Fagan was a real unsung hero as well and deserved a goal for all his effort.
“We still tend to be a bit gung-ho when we attack which leaves us vulnerable at the back but I can’t complain when we score seven. We’ve had a couple of tough games recently so it was good to get back to what we do best which is scoring goals.”
Full report in Thursday's Stratford Herald.