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.
THE topical issue of preparing for your care in old age is the subject of an event being held at the Ambleside care home on the outskirts of Stratford-upon-Avon next Tuesday (9th September) between 2:30pm and 3:30pm.
Care UK, which runs the care home on Evesham Road at Dodwell, is inviting people to find out more about planning for future care.
Home manager Dawn Leaver said: “At Care UK we often find that people rush into a decision when it comes to care as they wait until there is a crisis to start making plans.
“By hosting a free information session, we can open up direct access to trusted professionals who can clearly explain the options when it comes to funding care and we can also support the people of Stratford-Upon-Avon who are thinking about plans for the future right now.”
People wanting further information ase asked to contact customer relations manager Jason Osborne at Ambleside, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning 03332 226 062.