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’s miserable run in the FA Cup continued with another exit at the first of asking to underdogs Blaby & Whetstone.
For all manager Carl Adams’ league achievements, he has yet to record a cup win in the past three years.
Stratford certainly had their chances in Saturday’s preliminary round tie but the East Midland Counties hosts bagged the winner five minutes into the second half through Aaron Preston’s close-range finish to Stu Berrall’s cross.
Town were the more threatening side in the first period, with Chris Sterling firing off target and Tyrone Fagan being denied by home keeper Ben Jackson.
Jackson again kept Stratford at bay after the break with fantastic stops from Fagan’s header and Sam Adkins’ drive.
Meanwhile, Racing Club Warwick slipped to a 3-1 defeat to Cadbury Athletic in the Midland League Division One. Jamie Corrigan netted for the Racers.
Will Gayton scored the only goal at Littleton beat Hinckley 1-0 to go top of the table.
Full report and reaction in Thursday’s Stratford Herald.