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SDC reverses its decision on new West Midlands Combined Authority

26 January 2016
SDC reverses its decision on new West Midlands Combined Authority

SDC reverses its decision on new West Midlands Combined Authority

26 January 2016

Leading voices in the district – especially in business circles – had argued that the district had missed a golden opportunity to be part of an exciting…


Pro-Europe lobbyist visits cider producer

24 January 2016
Pro-Europe lobbyist visits cider producer

Pro-Europe lobbyist visits cider producer

24 January 2016

Hogan’s is a small independent cider producer whose founder, Alan Hogan, is pro-EU membership. Ms Thomas grew up in Haselor and then in Stratford and…


Former county official hits out at district council planning appeal costs

20 January 2016
Former county official hits out at district council planning appeal costs

Former county official hits out at district council planning appeal costs

20 January 2016

He told the Herald: “In the last three and a half years Stratford District Council has spent over £2 million on planning appeals, most of which went on…


Former senior policeman seeks crime commissioner job

18 January 2016
Former senior policeman seeks crime commissioner job

Former senior policeman seeks crime commissioner job

18 January 2016

In a strategic capacity he introduced a structure of safer neighbourhood teams who worked closely with their communities, addressing issues of local concern.…


Council tax rise despite manifesto pledges

15 January 2016
Council tax rise despite manifesto pledges

Council tax rise despite manifesto pledges

15 January 2016

But the fact that Stratford District Council is planning an increase of any kind has immediately sparked a political row because the ruling Conservatives…


Huge Bishopton housing plan submitted

13 January 2016
Huge Bishopton housing plan submitted

Huge Bishopton housing plan submitted

13 January 2016

Located within walking distance of Stratford Parkway Station, approximately a third of the site will remain as open space, enabling the provision of recreational…


Cash bids to enhance Stratford's visitor experience

02 January 2016
Cash bids to enhance Stratford's visitor experience

Cash bids to enhance Stratford's visitor experience

02 January 2016

The Birthplace Trust is seeking cash to help its proposals to develop an international visitor centre in Henley Street and improve the conservation and…


Police commissioner not standing for re-election next year

27 October 2015
Police commissioner not standing for re-election next year

Police commissioner not standing for re-election next year

27 October 2015

  Mr Ball, a former British Airways pilot, added: “I believe it is right to make my decision known early for a number of reasons, not least because…


Council warned of 'disaster' over planning core strategy

19 October 2015
Council warned of 'disaster' over planning core strategy

Council warned of 'disaster' over planning core strategy

19 October 2015

“Respondents are saying the wrong questions are being asked,” said Cllr Kettle. “An understanding of the local traffic situation is critical.” He said…


Shared space high on traffic summit agenda

14 October 2015
Shared space high on traffic summit agenda

Shared space high on traffic summit agenda

14 October 2015

The suggestion was among a wide range of options presented in a report to Stratford Town Council this week by transport consultant David Tucker, who is…


Plan to curb free transport to grammar schools gets go-ahead

13 October 2015
Plan to curb free transport to grammar schools gets go-ahead

Plan to curb free transport to grammar schools gets go-ahead

13 October 2015

In a statement after the cabinet meeting Cllr Colin Hayfield (Cons, Arley), the county council’s portfolio holder for education and learning, said: “Cabinet…


Plans unveiled for college site's future

08 October 2015
Plans unveiled for college site's future

Plans unveiled for college site's future

08 October 2015

The speed with which the scheme has come forward prompted immediate questions about how long it had been in preparation, given that the college closure…


Fresh battle over 200 new homes planned for Bidford

05 October 2015
Fresh battle over 200 new homes planned for Bidford

Fresh battle over 200 new homes planned for Bidford

05 October 2015

Planning officials are recommending that the application should be granted subject to conditions and developers’ contributions (under what is known as…


To sell or not to sell?

30 September 2015
To sell or not to sell?

To sell or not to sell?

30 September 2015

The crucial vote centres on a field behind Anne Hathaway’s Cottage known as Briar Furlong, which was bought by the trust in the early 1950s for the very…


Funding bid for fresh look at rail plan

28 September 2015
Funding bid for fresh look at rail plan

Funding bid for fresh look at rail plan

28 September 2015

“The council has retained a neutral position over this project, but given the opportunity to clarify whether this is a viable option to pursue, it is…


New bin trucks to collect our rubbish quicker

21 September 2015
New bin trucks to collect our rubbish quicker

New bin trucks to collect our rubbish quicker

21 September 2015

They are more economic to run, with fuel-efficient engines and advanced health and safety functions for the security of the crews. They can each carry…


Two new entries in the Good Beer Guide

18 September 2015
Two new entries in the Good Beer Guide

Two new entries in the Good Beer Guide

18 September 2015

The Alehouse joins two other Stratford pubs in the Good Beer Guide — the New Bull’s Head in Old Town and the Bear (Swans Nest), the CAMRA Shakespeare…


Councillor continues his appeal against his own council

16 September 2015
Councillor continues his appeal against his own council

Councillor continues his appeal against his own council

16 September 2015

The appeal began in the last week of July and ran for four days, but had to be adjourned until this week in order to hear all the evidence. It began on…


Villages pitted against each other in new houses fight

14 September 2015
Villages pitted against each other in new houses fight

Villages pitted against each other in new houses fight

14 September 2015

The dispute between the two villages has been smouldering throughout the summer and will come to a head on Wednesday, 16th September, when the housing…


Local businesses invited to sponsor gardening awards

09 September 2015
Local businesses invited to sponsor gardening awards

Local businesses invited to sponsor gardening awards

09 September 2015

Chairman Steve Brookes said: “This year, for the very first time, we are offering all our existing sponsors and other local companies the chance to sponsor…


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