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.
A WOMAN in her 20s had to be cut free from her car after it crashed into a tree near Alveston on Monday.
Paramedics were called to the Wellesbourne Road bend at 9.15am after the woman’s Vauxhall Vectra hit a tree side on.
Three fire engines were sent and firefighters cut the roof off the car while paramedics treated the woman for her injuries.
Suffering from neck and back pain, plus an injury to her wrist, she was taken to University Hospital in Coventry for treatment.
Elsewhere, a man was taken to hospital after a crash between a motorbike and a pushbike in Coughton.
The crash occurred at the junction of the A435 Birmingham Road and Coughton Fields Lane around 7.40am.
One man was injured in the crash, and taken to the Alexandra Hospital with minor injuries.
The A435 was partially blocked and traffic was disrupted.
There was also a car crash in Milcote Road, Weston-on-Avon, around 9.30am.
One person with a minor injury was treated at the scene.