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 five-match winning sequence came to an end when they were held to a 2-2 draw by lowly Fleet Town at the DCS Stadium on Saturday.
Carl Adams’ side had to overcome a two-goal half-time deficit after Fleet skipper Ben White bagged a brace for his youthful team in the first-half.
Second-half strikes from substitute Mason Rowley and striker Chris Sterling rescued a point for Stratford and preserved their unbeaten run.
Adams said after the game: “Particularly in the first-half we just didn’t turn up, and this was the poorest we have been in recent games. Maybe we were simply complacent but we have to give credit to the Fleet youngsters who battled hard throughout and made it really difficult for us.
“On the positive side, we at least showed enough spirit to come back and grab a draw, and 16 points from our last six games shows that we are heading in the right direction.
“So while I’m obviously disappointed I’m happy overall with how our first season at this level has gone so far.”
Town continue their Calor Southern League Division One South & West season when they host play-off hopefuls Mangotsfield United on Tuesday night. Kick-off 7.45pm.