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.

Stratford District Council Leader’s ‘Trumponian’ response to Pedestrianisation

Councillor Dominic Skinner’s ideas about pedestrianisation (This week’s Herald) in Stratford upon Avon are of course nothing new. The idea that removing traffic from areas where there are a lot of pedestrians is a good and safe thing to do, has been mooted on a number of occasions, certainly since I graced Stratford upon AvonContinue reading Stratford District Council Leader’s ‘Trumponian’ response to Pedestrianisation

A Poem to mark the demise of the Stratford upon Avon Herald

On the sad demise of the Stratford upon Avon Herald. So goodbye my old Herald The last parp on your horn You’ve been around so very long Published before Christ was born. So long my dear old paper So proud and yet so thin. Never enough news to go around That would make your pressesContinue reading A Poem to mark the demise of the Stratford upon Avon Herald

Lockdown Walk

I’ve just had the most amazing riverside lockdown walk. Since we’ve been  cut off from the rest of ‘civilisation’, I, like many others have chosen the river paths as a great place to exercise. The scenery, the river itself, the wildlife, all the usual things always make this lockdown walk, special.   But hey, today’sContinue reading Lockdown Walk

Stratford upon Avon Town Council to introduce new yellow ‘body parts’ bin

THIS POST NOT ADVISED FOR PEOPLE OF A NERVOUS DISPOSITION. It has just been announced that Stratford Town Council are to introduce a new yellow ‘body parts’ bin. A spokesman for the council refuse department, Silas Bucket told The Stratfordian today that… ‘The service fills a huge gap in the market. It will cater forContinue reading Stratford upon Avon Town Council to introduce new yellow ‘body parts’ bin

Stratford upon Avon man goes for World ‘Holding Breath Underwater’ Record

[bctt tweet=”mad as box of frogs” username=”thestratfordian”]Not many people know this but the world ‘holding breath underwater’ record is held by Aleix Segura Vendrell from Spain. A free diver, he held his breath in Barcelona for 24 mins 3.45 secs on the 28th Feb 2016. When that news got back to Stratford upon Avon ManContinue reading Stratford upon Avon man goes for World ‘Holding Breath Underwater’ Record

Stratford upon Avon’s infamous & Deadly Moped Gangs Call Truce

Infamous Stratford moped gang, the H.A.D. (Handbags at Dawn) boys have finally called a truce with arch enemies, the D.I.M ‘S (Dancing In the Moonlight). Based on opposite sides of the river both Stratford upon Avon moped gangs have had long running disagreements with each other since they were formed at the height of theContinue reading Stratford upon Avon’s infamous & Deadly Moped Gangs Call Truce

After the Plague: An Idea for a new Stratford upon Avon

When this dreadful plague is finally gone and defeated and all survivors are fit enough to resume shopping, I (the Stratfordian) would like to put forward an idea for a new Stratford upon Avon. Actually, to tell the truth (which, if you read this blog, is not something I usually do), the idea I haveContinue reading After the Plague: An Idea for a new Stratford upon Avon

The House of Balloons: Interesting Hobbies Pt 1

Ask most Stratford upon Avon residents what the Great Covid 19 Lock down has given them personally and it’s a sure-fire bet that most citizens would reply, ‘Misery’. Not so Walter Winterbottom (87) Stratford born and bred and living in what he calls, ‘The House of Balloons’. He is in ecstasy. ‘The Great Stratford upon AvonContinue reading The House of Balloons: Interesting Hobbies Pt 1

Ginger-haired people asked to consider self-isolating

A missive from Stratford Town Council asking ‘Ginger-haired people to consider self-isolating’ came hot on the heels of growing concern for the elderly of Stratford upon Avon. Councillor Barney Billingsgate (85) takes up the story, ‘First of all, I need to say that this is not an attack on those who have a full headContinue reading Ginger-haired people asked to consider self-isolating

Social Engineering rife in Stratford upon Avon

After years of denial a Stratford upon Avon spokesperson from the Housing Department has admitted that the practise of Social Engineering has been in use in Stratford upon Avon for many years. George Bent from the Council said today… ‘It has been the policy for many years within the Town Council Housing Department to moveContinue reading Social Engineering rife in Stratford upon Avon