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-upon-Avon’s Festival of Motoring is back for a second year, it has been confirmed.
Like last year’s event, the festival will take place over May bank holiday on Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May.
Roaring engines will fill the streets of Stratford as a variety of vehicles, from treasured classics to modern supercars, tour the town.
Event organiser Adrian Grubb said: “Last year’s inaugural Stratford Festival of Motoring was a resounding success and we are thrilled to be hosting it again in 2014, such is the love of the British public for cars, old and new.
“We hope to put on a show of classic and modern Aston Martins, as last year, which drew huge attention from the public, and we are privileged to have two Global Motoring Brands, Jaguar Landrover and Aston Martin literally on our doorstep and both great supporters of the festival.”
Car giant JLR are providing a surprise star attraction this year while Alscot Park Garage are sponsoring the event. TV presenter Quentin Willson will also be attending.
If you have an historic or unusual vehicle and would like to participate in the festival and runs, please contact Adrian Grubb by email at email@example.com
More information and online application forms can be found online here.