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 3 Didcot Town 1
STRATFORD Town made it two wins out of two with this deserved victory over Didcot Town in an entertaining Southern League Division One South & West clash at the DCS Stadium on Tuesday night.
Jamie Sheldon put them ahead on 12 minutes but Didcot striker John Mills levelled matters at the break with an equaliser midway through the first-half.
Two second-half strikes from leading scorer Richard Gregory on 53 minutes and Chris Sterling 10 minutes later sealed victory for Carl Adams’ men.
All of which left the Town boss very contented. “We played well against a decent team and thoroughly deserved the win,” said Adams.
“We’re not getting carried away, let’s see where we are after five games. We’ve got a couple of tough away games coming up but two wins in our opening two games sets us up nicely for them.
“We look a team now and there’s a strong beat throughout. At times I thought that we passed Didcot off the pitch and I also thought that Sam Adkins was outstanding in midfield.”
For the full report see Thursday’s Stratford Herald.