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 returned to action following three successive postponements with a 4-2 victory over Wimborne Town at the DCS Stadium on Tuesday night.
It was their third consecutive four-goal triumph, which moved them into 10th place in the Calor Southern League Division One South & West league table.
In a game played in terrible conditions, the Magpies took a 16th minute lead when Jamie Davidson’s free-kick was deflected past Stratford keeper Andy Kemp. But the teams went in all-square at the break when Richard Gregory equalised from the penalty spot.
In the second-half, Wimborne regained the lead with a spectacular 35-yard, wind-assisted strike from left-back Ian Oliver that rocketed into the top corner.
Stratford leveled again six minutes later, when man-of-the-match Jamie Sheldon’s free-kick also got the benefit of the wind and sailed over Wimborne keeper Jason Harvell into the net.
Further goals from Gregory and Chris Sterling wrapped up the points for Stratford.
Stratford manager Carl Adams said: “Firstly I think that both teams deserve immense credit for playing so well in such appalling conditions. Once again though I felt that we were outstanding, especially in the second-half when the introduction of Simeon Tulloch made a huge difference.
“To win three in a row in this league scoring four goals each time is some achievement and I couldn’t be more pleased.”