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 manager Carl Adams faces a selection poser as his side look to resume their Calor Southern League Division One South & West campaign on Saturday.
Adams takes his football-starved squad to Didcot Town, after seeing their last three games postponed because of the recent heavy rainfall across the region.
After last Saturday’s home game against Wimborne Town became the latest weather casualty, the Town boss gave his side the day off following two tough training sessions the previous week.
They followed that with another intensive workout at Tuesday night’s training session, which saw a fully fit squad involved.
Their last competitive action was an outstanding 4-0 victory at play-off hopefuls North Leigh on 28th December 2013.
And Adams will have that game in mind when he decides on the line-up for Saturday’s game. “I think that this is the first time this season that we will have everybody fit so we will be at full strength,” he said.
“If I was to pick a team from the players available now it probably wouldn’t be the one that started at North Leigh.
“I haven’t decided yet but I will probably stay loyal to that team simply because they were absolutely brilliant on the day. It that happens what it will mean is that we will have a really strong bench — something that we haven’t had for about seven or eight weeks because of injuries and suspensions.”
For the full story see Thursday’s Stratford Herald.