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Barbecues and fires banned from Big Meadow in Bidford

17 July 2024
Barbecues and fires banned from Big Meadow in Bidford

Barbecues and fires banned from Big Meadow in Bidford

17 July 2024

After debates, surveys and problems with burnt grass and benches, fires and barbecues have been banned from the open space.


Motion urges councillors to address impact of solar farms on Stratford district

14 July 2024
Motion urges councillors to address impact of solar farms on Stratford district

Motion urges councillors to address impact of solar farms on Stratford district

14 July 2024

There is a call for a clear policy to deal with the rapid growth of solar farms.


New gastro pub in Stratford is serving pints despite not having planning permission

14 July 2024
New gastro pub in Stratford is serving pints despite not having planning permission

New gastro pub in Stratford is serving pints despite not having planning permission

14 July 2024

The Cask N Tandoor – billed as an Indian gastro pub – has been built in the grounds of the Burnside Hotel in Shottery.


Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop in Stratford faces repair bill after break-in attempt

12 July 2024
Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop in Stratford faces repair bill after break-in attempt

Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop in Stratford faces repair bill after break-in attempt

12 July 2024

Book-lovers from across the globe, including Australia, make donations to help the charity shop after the front door was smashed.


Turning to tech to secure the future of Hall’s Croft in Stratford

12 July 2024
Turning to tech to secure the future of Hall’s Croft in Stratford

Turning to tech to secure the future of Hall’s Croft in Stratford

12 July 2024

New technology has been called upon to help protect one of Stratford’s best-loved old houses.


Stratford Conservatives ‘we’ll be back’ after shock general election defeat

11 July 2024
Stratford Conservatives ‘we’ll be back’ after shock general election defeat

Stratford Conservatives ‘we’ll be back’ after shock general election defeat

11 July 2024

While it was the Conservative’s first defeat in the Stratford-on-Avon constituency, they plan to rebuild and win back their traditional supporters.


Barbecues proving to be a burning issue on Big Meadow in Bidford

14 April 2024
Barbecues proving to be a burning issue on Big Meadow in Bidford

Barbecues proving to be a burning issue on Big Meadow in Bidford

14 April 2024

Passionate voices have been raised on both sides of the argument about whether barbies should be allowed.


Take the tour - Stratford’s new trail leaflet to highlight town’s heritage

13 April 2024
Take the tour - Stratford’s new trail leaflet to highlight town’s heritage

Take the tour - Stratford’s new trail leaflet to highlight town’s heritage

13 April 2024

The Town Centre Heritage Trail leaflet is free from the visitor information centre.


Apartments and rooftop garden planned above Stratford shopping arcade

18 March 2024
Apartments and rooftop garden planned above Stratford shopping arcade

Apartments and rooftop garden planned above Stratford shopping arcade

18 March 2024

The vision is for apartments to be built on two floors above the Bard’s Walk shopping centre – with the ground floor staying for retail.


A promise to revive devastated High Street

08 March 2024
A promise to revive devastated High Street

A promise to revive devastated High Street

08 March 2024

Making High Street pedestrian-only, getting rid of eyesores and the Gateway scheme are being prioritised by the Lib Dems in Stratford.


Police take action on fox kill

08 March 2024
Police take action on fox kill

Police take action on fox kill

08 March 2024

Police file evidence against two Warwickshire Hunt members with CPS over fox kill.


Christmas conundrum continues

07 March 2024
Christmas conundrum continues

Christmas conundrum continues

07 March 2024

Decision on Stratford Christmas market up in the air – despite crush fears and residents’ worries.


Stratford family’s heartbreaking fundraiser after death of father-of-four

26 February 2024
Stratford family’s heartbreaking fundraiser after death of father-of-four

Stratford family’s heartbreaking fundraiser after death of father-of-four

26 February 2024

Maciej Grudzinski, 36, died three weeks ago and a fundraiser to help support his family has been set up.


Preparing for the worst… what to do if Stratford’s Clopton Bridge collapsed?

24 February 2024
Preparing for the worst… what to do if Stratford’s Clopton Bridge collapsed?

Preparing for the worst… what to do if Stratford’s Clopton Bridge collapsed?

24 February 2024

Steps are being taken to look at the long-term risks of flooding, including the scenario of Clopton Bridge collapsing.


Last day of voting in Stratford BID election with result due on Friday

22 February 2024
Last day of voting in Stratford BID election with result due on Friday

Last day of voting in Stratford BID election with result due on Friday

22 February 2024

Questions have been raised about voting forms being sent out, but SDC said all businesses on its list were sent a ballot paper.


Car parks get Stratford BID votes while town businesses are excluded

19 February 2024
Car parks get Stratford BID votes while town businesses are excluded

Car parks get Stratford BID votes while town businesses are excluded

19 February 2024

Stratford District Council gets 10 votes in the BID election – many of them for car parks – but smaller businesses will not get to vote.


Labour’s candidate for Warwickshire crime commissioner promises to review ‘secret’ hunt protocol

13 February 2024
Labour’s candidate for Warwickshire crime commissioner promises to review ‘secret’ hunt protocol

Labour’s candidate for Warwickshire crime commissioner promises to review ‘secret’ hunt protocol

13 February 2024

Q&A with Sarah Feeney, a councillor in Rugby, who will challenge for the role of police and crime commissioner.


BID vote ‘illegal and must be started over’

10 February 2024
BID vote ‘illegal and must be started over’

BID vote ‘illegal and must be started over’

10 February 2024

Urgent letter sent to district council over BID voting process.


Apologies are not enough – parent wants Warwickshire councillors sacked over SEND comments

08 February 2024
Apologies are not enough – parent wants Warwickshire councillors sacked over SEND comments

Apologies are not enough – parent wants Warwickshire councillors sacked over SEND comments

08 February 2024

Threats have also been made against councillors who are under investigation after making outdated remarks about SEND children and their families.


New apartments could replace derelict block of garages in Stratford town centre

07 February 2024
New apartments could replace derelict block of garages in Stratford town centre

New apartments could replace derelict block of garages in Stratford town centre

07 February 2024

A hotel is planning the apartments for visitors who want to stay for longer than the average tourist.


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