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.
TWO YOUNG men have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a yellow MG crashed into a concrete barrier on the A46 late last night.
The collision took place at Red Hill, between Stratford-upon-Avon and Alcester.
The car collided with a concrete barrier and rolled down an embankment before coming to rest upside down.
The 23-year-old male driver suffered serious injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Coventry.
The 21-year-old male passenger was also taken to University Hospital in Coventry with suspected head and spinal injuries.
Police were called to the scene shortly after midnight by a member of the public.
The A46 was closed for several hours between the roundabout at Oversley Green and the Wildmoor Spa to allow emergency crews and accident investigators to work at the scene, and for debris from the broken barrier to be cleared.
The road was re-opened early this morning.
Officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who witnessed it or saw the vehicle and the manner in which it was being driven before the collision occurred.
Anyone with information is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.