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Dates set for popular festivals

THE hugely-popular Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival will be held this year on 4th and 5th July, it has been announced. The two-day event, organised by Stratforward BID, is now in its 7th year and attracts over 50,000 people to the town.…

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Hospital boss to discuss £22m project’s progress

TOWNSPEOPLE can find out more about Stratford-upon-Avon's new hospital. A public forum to discuss how building work is progressing and to reveal more about the services that will be provided there will be hosted by Jayne Blacklay, development director for South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT).…

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Petition launched to get school bus routes gritted

  A PETITION to get school bus routes gritted in Stratford-upon-Avon has already been signed by nearly 70 people just days after it was launched.…

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Interim report on SDC core strategy due out in March

AN interim report into the “soundness” of Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s planning core strategy will be issued around the middle of March, it was announced yesterday (Thursday). Planning inspector Peter Drew, who has been conducting the public examination of the council’s core strategy throughout January, said his decision to publish his interim findings in about six weeks’ time was linked to the timing of the general election on 7th May. Mr Drew told the lawyers, planning expe…

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Heads’ anger at plan to scrap free buses

HEADTEACHERS of the three grammar schools in the Stratford-upon-Avon district voiced concerns this week about spending cuts that could “unfairly” hit students from poorer families.…

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Voluntary groups announced merger talks

TWO major organisations that support voluntary and community groups could be about to merge. Stratford-based Warwickshire Children and Voluntary Youth Services (WCVYS) has announced plans to explore the potential for a merger with Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action (WCAVA), which has its headquarters in Rugby.…

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Residents are hot on recycling – figures show

RESIDENTS in the Stratford-upon-Avon area are among the best recyclers in England, according to the latest government figures. For the second year running Stratford-on-Avon District Council has maintained its ranking as one of the top ten councils for recycling and composting with a recycling rate of 59.06% for 2013/14.…

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Councillors exonerated over code of conduct allegations

THREE Stratford district councillors have been “completely exonerated” after allegations they breached their code of conduct in a crucial vote on the choice of site for a massive new housing scheme. The councillors are Izzi Seccombe (Cons, Ettington), who is also the leader of Warwickshire County Council, Mike Brain (Cons, Quinton) and Maurice Howse (Cons, Bidford and Salford).…

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Jumping into Morris dancing workshop

IT was an all singing, all dancing affair and it attracted nine new members to the Shakespeare Morris Men. Four men and five women attended the free Morris Dancing workshop held at King Edward VI School last Saturday, much to the delight of organisers who hailed the introductory session a huge success.…

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CCTV row prompts ‘blackmail’ claim

THE Mayor of Shipston, Cllr Philip Vial, this week accused Stratford District Council of ‘blackmail’ over the possibility of the town losing its CCTV service.…

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