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Your Candidates for Stratford District Council Elections - Polling Day 7th May 2015
Stratford Town Wards
Avenue
  John Insoll
Bishopton
  Victoria Alcock
Bridgetown
  Ian Fradgley
Clopton
  Richard Vos
Guildhall
  Jenny Fradgley
Hathaway
  Peter Moorse
Shottery
  Bill Dowling
Tiddington
  Kate Rolfe
Welcombe
  Trevor Honychurch
   

Voters get 1 vote
on the ballot paper

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for a copy of the District Manifesto

The Rest of the Stratford Consituency
Alcester Town
  Susan Juned
Alcester Rural
  Karyl Rees
Bidford East
  Tony McIsaac
Brailles and Compton
  Laura Nelson
Ettington
  Bruce Robertson
Henley in Arden
  Sheila Price
Kinwarton
  Lynn Bowring
Quinton
  Anne Parker
Shipston South
  Richard Cheney
Snitterfield
  Diane Walden
Studley with Mapleborough Green
  Hazel Wright
Studley with Sambourne
  Paul Beaman
Vale of the Red Horse
  Nina Knapman
Tanworth in Arden
  William Maurice
Wootton Wawen
  Richard Dean
Your Candidates for Stratford Town Council Elections - Polling Day 7th May 2015
Avenue
  John Insoll & Bruce Robertson

Voters get 2 votes
on the ballot paper

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for a copy of the
Town Manifesto

Bishopton
  Victoria Alcock & Chris Wall
Bridgetown
  Ian Fradgley & Martin Broome
Clopton
  Richard Vos & Roy Dyer
Guildhall
  Jenny Fradgley & Tony Jackson
Hathaway
  Tessa Bates & John Bicknell
Shottery
  Bill Dowling & Charles Bates
Tiddington
  Kate Rolfe & Roy Lodge
Welcombe
  Trevor Honychurch & Anne Parker
Contact Your Councillors
If you wish to contact Ian Fradgley, Kate Rolfe or Jenny Fradgley regarding items on the latest Focus or have been unable to meet them during the street surgeries, in order to voice some concerns or pass on information then please click here to complete an online form which will be forwarded to your Councillor.
Stratford on Avon District Draft Core Strategy
The Core Strategy will

Set the development targets for housing and
commercial development in the district until 2031.

Control which sites can be built on and where in the district
the developments will go.

Once in place, allow Neighbourhood Plans to have a much greater
say in what happens in individual areas.

Allow the Community Infrastructure Levy to come into operation,
raising large sums of money for infrastructure projects in the district.

Click Here to view the Proposed Submission Core Strategy (282 pages) which has recently been examined in public by the Planning Inspectorate

Tiddington Road / Shipston Road Gyratory: Traffic lights?
The planning application for 270 houses on Arden Heath Farm at the top of Loxley Road contains a transport ssessment which includes a proposal for traffic lights on the southern gyratory.

The system would include traffic lights at the southern end of Clopton Bridge, on the Tiddington Road and on the gyratory outside the Swans Nest Hotel, plus a signalised crossing across the Shipston Road.

This would allow traffic on the Tiddington Road to have a right hand turn onto Clopton Bridge without having to go round the current gyratory system.

Under the proposed scheme Banbury Road would be made three lanes, from number 10 Banbury Road to the gyratory, by removing a section of the grass verges and possibly the trees.

The Shipston Road would be made three lanes alongside the Shell petrol station, also by removing some of the grass verge.

We would be interested in hearing residents views on the proposal click here to complete an online form which will be forwarded to your Ward Councillors.

2014 District Council election results

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In summary:
- Conservatives plus 5 seats
- Independent down 3 seats
- Liberal Democrats down 2 seats
The current political standings of the Council's 53 seats are:
Conservatives - 35 seats
Liberal Democrats - 12 seats
Labour – 1 seat
Independents – 2 seats
Stratford First Independent – 2 seats
1 vacancy (Southam)

Vote share and change from last District elections in 2012:

  Votes 2014 % 2014 * % 2012 ** Change 12 to 14
Conservatives 11654 44% 47% -3%
Liberal Democrats 6573 25% 26% -1%
UKIP 3958 15% 0% +15%
Labour 3413 13% 17% -4%
Green 650 2% 2% 0%
Independent 237 1% 8% -7%
* number of candidates: Con 18, Lab 18, Lib Dem 17, UKIP 10, Green 7, Ind 1.
** 2012 was most recent year of district elections.
Lib Dem district council Leader Cllr Richard Cheney said, ‘we’re obviously disappointed to lose two hard working Lib Dem councillors, but we remain the opposition on the district council. UKIP have polled strongly, but the even spread of their votes means that they still don’t hold any district council seats.

There are only two Independents left on the council, but the big losers this year are Labour, whose vote share dropped by 4% from the last district elections. This makes some of their claims in the run up to the election look very strange’*.

* in literature for the Guild and Hathaway ward Labour claimed, ‘Stratford Guild and Hathaway is a three-way marginal ward’. They actually came a poor fourth in the poll with 10.6% of the vote.
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