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 recorded their seventh Calor League victory in nine games with a 3-1 success at Cinderford Town on Tuesday night.
In a feisty encounter at the Causeway Ground, they went ahead on nine minutes when leading scorer Richard Gregory’s header went in off Dale Evans.
The Foresters equalised seven minutes later when Andy Lewis finished off a move that began down the right.
But Stratford restored their lead with a twice-taken penalty from Jamie Sheldon on 38 minutes. Sam Adkins’ initial spot-kick was saved by home keeper Craig Edwards, but the referee ordered it to be taken again after a Cinderford player had encroached into the box.
Simeon Tulloch’s second-half strike sealed the points for Town.
Stratford manager Carl Adams said: “In difficult circumstances we were awesome on the night. We kept our composure and put in a complete team performance.
“That’s another three goals scored away from home, and we thoroughly deserved the win.”
Stratford entertain Paulton Rovers on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.