Access to Stratford upon Avon is to be decided by size

Access to Stratford upon Avon is to be decided by size. New restrictions based on National Clothing Size (NCS) have been introduced by both Town and District Council as to when people may enter the Town (not District) Stratford upon Avon. A Spokesperson for the District and Town Councils explains… ‘Due to a combination ofContinue reading Access to Stratford upon Avon is to be decided by size

A coming together of the Creative Industries

It seems to me that what with the very fresh and welcome announcement from the Government regarding monetary help for the Arts that the time has come for the profession to have a rethink. I think, as unfortunate as it may be, the way the general public think of ‘the arts’ is not going toContinue reading A coming together of the Creative Industries

Saving the Theatre. Not your usual run-of-the-mill-protest

I’ve been getting myself into a bit of trouble over at the Creative Performance Protest site here on FaceBook. Understandable I suppose, because rather than condone what I see as a bit of a mild happening,  I have been advocating something a little more er shall we say, …passionate. A more Saving the Theatre notContinue reading Saving the Theatre. Not your usual run-of-the-mill-protest

Road Layout in Stratford upon Avon

July 1, 2020 Warwickshire County Council, Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council have confirmed that the changes made to the road layout in the town centre to support social distancing while allowing for more business to open in line with the easing of Government restrictions, need to be retained. This will ensure the continuingContinue reading Road Layout in Stratford upon Avon

A day to remember. July 4th VV day. (Victory over Virus Day)

I don’t know about you but I’m busy putting up sandbags and barbed wire around the hobbit house here on Trinity Mead. I’m getting ready for the UK’S July 4th Independence Day er…celebrations. Or as I call it, A day to remember. July 4th VV day. (Victory over Virus Day). Why? I apologise for being aContinue reading A day to remember. July 4th VV day. (Victory over Virus Day)

Heather Gibb performs ‘From the Owl Pen’ by Ian Harris.

Heather Gibb performs ‘From the Owl Pen’ by Ian Harris. Part of the Message in a Bottle series found HERE.   "From the Owl Pen" by Ian Harris Had fun doing a bit of "set dressing" and slightly witchy makeup to get in the zone for this! Thanks for letting me live my witchy dreamContinue reading Heather Gibb performs ‘From the Owl Pen’ by Ian Harris.

Full list of the 331 Tory MPs who voted against weekly testing of NHS and Care staff

  I was just meandering around the internet (as you do) when I came across this; ‘Full list of the 331 Tory MPs who voted against weekly testing of NHS and care staff…’.  My first thought was who in their right mind, no matter what political party they belonged to would vote against such aContinue reading Full list of the 331 Tory MPs who voted against weekly testing of NHS and Care staff

Black Lives Matter march in Stratford upon Avon

Just a quick ‘Well Done’ to the organisers of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ march in Stratford upon Avon. Great to see the number of young people on the march and also have to say congratulations on a great turnout (500?) too. Of course, when you get this sort of thing happening there’s always a lotContinue reading Black Lives Matter march in Stratford upon Avon

10 reasons why living in Stratford upon Avon is OK

I thought it was about time I made an effort. That I girded my loins. That I forced a smile upon my face and put my mind to being positive. Easier than I thought, here are 10 reasons why living in Stratford upon Avon is OK. In no particular order… The River. There’s something aboutContinue reading 10 reasons why living in Stratford upon Avon is OK

pedestrianisation again

I’m sorry to bring up that old chestnut, pedestrianisation again but just in case you haven’t seen this press release from Stratford Council… Press release. ‘To assist in the reopening of Stratford Town and the recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Warwickshire County Council, Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council have workedContinue reading pedestrianisation again

Trinity Mead, Stratford upon Avon. 

Trinity Mead, Stratford upon Avon is, in my opinion a pleasant enough place to live. All human life is here. From the theatre lover to the drug dealer. From the piss-head to the pensioner. In line with a lot of ‘recent-builds’ it has nooks and crannies. By which I mean there are segments of theContinue reading Trinity Mead, Stratford upon Avon. 

Stratford upon Avon welcomes The Immune and their brave efforts to Take Back Control.

I have to say it is a great pleasure to say to those who gave up their own leisure time to visit us here in Stratford over the past few days… Stratford upon Avon welcomes The Immune and their brave efforts to  Take Back Control. Somebody has to do it. They swarmed (copyright The Sun)Continue reading Stratford upon Avon welcomes The Immune and their brave efforts to Take Back Control.

An Obituary for The Stratford upon Avon Herald

One of the first things that Stratfordians do when they have bought the Stratford upon Avon Herald is to turn to the obituaries. Being such a close knit community means that the odds are that someone you know or knew, has passed. Like checking the racing results, it’s just something residents of Stratford upon AvonContinue reading An Obituary for The Stratford upon Avon Herald

The Dominic Skinner approach to politics.

I just wanted to BIG UP and say how much I admire Stratford upon Avon’s Dominic Skinner (Lib Dems) and ‘The Dominic Skinner approach to politics’. His recent broadcast on Facebook HERE  It’s nothing too complicated and as far as I’m concerned,  follows The First Rule of Politics…COMMUNICATION. [I ought to say here that IContinue reading The Dominic Skinner approach to politics.