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 MAN has been arrested following reports of young girls being approached near a school in Warwick.
Warwickshire Police received reports on Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th January that a man had been approaching students in the area around Aylesford School and Sixth Form College in Tapping Way.
On Tuesday 4th February police stopped a vehicle in Shakespeare Avenue, Warwick and arrested a 23-year-old man.
He was taken into custody for questioning and later released on police bail pending further inquiries.
DS Gareth Keyte said: “As a result of reports of young girls being approached by a man in a white car Warwickshire Police increased patrols in the area.
“On Tuesday a 23-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incidents, and our investigations continue.
“No offences have been disclosed, and no one has been harmed, but we would like to reassure members of the public that we take all such reports very seriously.
“We would ask parents to reiterate safety advice to their children, and if anyone sees anything which causes them concern they should contact the police.”
Anyone who is aware of any suspicious activity they should report it by calling Warwickshire Police on 101, or if they see what they believe to be a crime in action they should dial 999.