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Authors book in at Stratford Library

ACCLAIMED author Charlie Hill will be at Stratford-upon-Avon Library tonight (Tuesday). He will discuss and sign copies of his second novel, Books, from 7pm. The author is one of six local writers appearing at Warwickshire Libraries Readers Evenings around the county. They are part of Fantastic Fun with Words, the popular libraries festival, now in its seventh year.…

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Travellers move on from the Rec

THE travellers who set up home on Stratford-upon-Avon Recreation Ground a week ago moved on over the weekend. About 15 traveller caravans arrived at the Rec on Friday, 10th October and after negotiations with police and district council officials were allowed to stay overnight. They remained in Stratford for a week and left on Saturday for an unknown destination.…

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Woman trapped for hour after three-car crash

A woman was left trapped in the wreckage of the car she was driving for the best part of an hour after a crash in Warwickshire that damaged two other vehicles and a house. The crash happened at the junction of Warwick Road and New Road in Henley in Arden at just before 4.50pm yesterday (Monday) afternoon.…

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Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo to bring gales across district over next 24 hours

The Met Office is tonight warning of wet and windy weather hitting South Warwickshire during Tuesday.  Gusts of up to 70mph are expected to cross the county as the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo decends on the UK with the worst the of the bad weather hitting our area during the morning rush hour on Tuesday. The Met Office has issued a "be aware" warning for many areas.  Keep up to date on any distruption caused by the storm at  …

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Core strategy delayed by another three months

THE adoption of Stratford District Council’s vital core strategy has been delayed by another three months and is not now expected to take place until at least July 2015. This was revealed at today’s (Monday’s) full meeting of the council by its leader, Cllr Chris Saint (Cons, Tredington). Cllr Saint told the meeting that Peter Drew, the planning inspector appointed to conduct the public examination of the soundness of the strategy, had booked the council’s HQ in Stratford for the whole…

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New Shipston homes scheme sparks instant opposition

NEW plans to build another 95 homes in Shipston-on-Stour have come under immediate fire from the Liberal Democrats in the town. Cllr Richard Cheney (Lib Dem, Shipston), who is also the leader of the opposition on Stratford District Council, said he was “very unhappy” with the proposals being put forward by developers Ainscough Strategic Land. He said the site was on rising ground to the south of Campden Road in Shipston, just above the location next to Oldbutt Road where a scheme for 90 ho…

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New Long Marston airfield plan to be unveiled for just 400 homes

A PROPOSAL to build 400 homes at Long Marston Airfield has suddenly emerged following the recent rejection of the plan to develop 3,500 homes on the site. Cala Homes, which was also proposing the much bigger scheme, is behind the latest idea and is holding two public consultation events later this week.…

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Young rugby player airlifted to hospital

MEDICAL teams were called pitch-side after a boy was injured playing rugby in Shipston-on-Stour on Sunday morning. West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call to Shipston Rugby Club  at 11.30am,  a community first responder, a community paramedic, an ambulance and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attending the scene.…

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Three injured after car hits trees

THREE people were taken to a hospital after the car they were travelling in left the road and ended up in a ditch in Warwickshire last night. The incident happened in Deppers Bridge near Southam at 7.30pm (Saturday). Three ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and a senior paramedic officer attended the scene.…

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Remembering Tree to grow for Christmas

THE Remembering Tree which proved such a big festive hit on Bancroft Gardens in Stratford-upon-Avon, will be back on Monday, 1st December. Last year’s huge, multi-coloured crochet which covered a tree in the gardens raised more than £5,000 for charitable work in Africa.…

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