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.
THE Stratford district’s sporting finest came together last night (Friday) in the Celebration of Sport 2014.
The Stratford Manor Q Hotel hosted Stratford District Council’s annual sports awards in a glitzy evening attended by well over 250 people, which included Paralympic gold medallist James Roe MBE, and Olympians David Moorcroft OBE, Glen Smith, Paul Brain and Chris Arrowsmith.
With fierce competition in the nine categories the judges revealed their winners on the night.
Junior Sports Person of the Year: Rory Dwyer (Stratford Athletic Club).
Everyone Active Junior Team of the Year: Henley School Girls U16s netball team.
Alternative Sport of the Year Award: Josh Walker (competitive lifesaving).
NFU Mutual Community Sport Award: Rachael Dale (Jump Rope UK).
Senior Team of the Year: Stratford Town Football Club.
Rybrook Stratford Coach of the Year: Paul Brain (GB Canoe Polo).
Volunteer of the Year: Malcolm Ankrett (Stratford Sharks Swimming Club).
Senior Sports Person of the Year: Josh Newman (Stratford Athletic Club and Stratford Sharks Swimming Club).
Stratford Manor Q Hotel Service to Sport Award: David Young (Stratford Rugby Club).
See Thursday’s Stratford Herald for more.