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.
A LATE strike from leading scorer Richard Gregory gave Stratford Town a 4-3 victory over Calor League Division One South & West play-off hopefuls Swindon Supermarine at the DCS Stadium on Saturday.
It was Gregory’s 36th league goal of the campaign and keeps him firmly in the hunt for the Golden Boot award. It was also Town’s 95th goal of the season with four games still to play.
In another thrilling encounter, Town led 3-1 at half-time after goals from Chris Sterling, Tyrone Fagan and a Curtis Da Costa own goal.
But after Ashley Edenborough had pulled a goal back for Marine before the break, he went on to complete his hat-trick to level the game at 3-3. The game looked to be heading for a draw until Gregory finished smartly from inside the box on 90 minutes.
Town boss Carl Adams said: “At 3-1 up we looked comfortable but when they had the wind advantage in the second-half they put us under pressure and got back into it. But Gregory is always likely to come up with a goal and it was a great finish.
“The win puts us in a good position and I think that it sends out a statement to other teams that we can compete with the ones at the top. Not many sides will put four past Swindon and once again the entertainment value was great.”
Town face another play-off candidate on Thursday night when third-placed Tiverton Town are the visitors in a 7.45pm kick-off.