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.
FOUR-GOAL specialists Stratford Town were at it again on Saturday with a 4-2 Southern League Division One South & West victory at lowly Bishops Cleeve.
It was their fourth four-goal triumph on the trot in the games that have been possible to play since the 4-0 demolition of North Leigh on 28th December last year. In between, they had 4-1 and 4-2 victories against Didcot Town and Wimborne Town respectively.
With the elements against them in the first-half on Saturday, they trailed 1-0 at the interval after Kyle Knott had given the home side a 33rd minute lead.
Leading scorer Richard Gregory equalised at the start of the second-half before two goals from Jamie Sheldon stunned the hosts and gave Town a two-goal cushion at 3-1. Firstly, he drove home from the edge of the area on 53 minutes before unleashing a 30-yard thunderbolt into the net 20 minutes later.
Mitres’ substitute Jack Oldham pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the 80th minute, but Town sealed the points with a powerful header from Loyiso Recci just before the end.
Stratford manager Carl Adams said: “I thought that we would win when we went in at half-time only one down. On an understandably poor pitch after all the dreadful weather we have had and with the wind against us, I felt we did well to contain them and Andy Kemp was outstanding in goal.
“After the break we had the advantage of the wind and we were easily the better side.
“We’ve now won four in a row including three away and scored 16 goals in the process. I couldn’t be more pleased.”
Town will look to continue their goalscoring exploits when they travel to Clevedon Town on Monday night. Kick-off at the Hand Stadium is 7.30pm.