Here to help

We’ve been actively working with Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council to ensure our community receives practical support during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for those self-isolating or vulnerable. A follow-up leaflet providing updated information on the help available has been hand-delivered to every accessible household in the town, and along with the Council, we’d sincerely like to thank […]

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Car park charges suspended at Rother Street Civic Car Park

ALL parking charges in Rother Street civic car park (the surface car park between The Play House and Hotel du Vin) have been suspended until 31st May 2020 to allow people to access local businesses and  services at this incredibly difficult time. Please be respectful of other drivers and try to keep your parking to […]

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Our Salute to Stratford

EVERYTHING feels very different right now but even though we can’t celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday this year in the usual way, we’re thrilled we can still celebrate what we love about our special town and its people. All day today, Shakespeare’s birthday, we’ll be sharing our team’s favourite things about Stratford as part of #SaluteToStratford being […]

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Stratford has its say

THE results of our biggest ever public consultation are in and they reveal that the priorities of Stratford’s residents lie with young people and the most vulnerable in our community. The consultation took place between August and October 2019 and during the process, almost 1,500 people participated by sharing their views and opinions. In addition […]

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Community orchard idea bears fruit

TO celebrate this year’s World Wildlife Day, we held a tree planting ceremony to mark the official opening of a new community orchard, in partnership with the Friends of Rowley Fields. The orchard at Rowley Fields features a variety of heritage fruit trees including apples, pears, damsons, cherries and plums. Working with local specialist The […]

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Opening of Rowley Community Orchard

Stratford College student shines

Business student George from Stratford College recently completed Stratford Town Trust’s  Making a Difference volunteer and work experience programme. He had a varied and enjoyable week and made an extremely positive impact in a short space of time. The week was kicked off with an introduction to Foundation House and the charities and groups based […]

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Competition launched to name your community orchard!

AN EXCITING new project to create a community orchard at Rowley Fields has been announced thanks to a partnership between Stratford Town Trust and Friends of Rowley Fields. Working with local specialist The Heritage Fruit Tree Company, the orchard will feature a variety of heritage fruit trees including quinces, medlars and gages along with the more […]

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Festive Funding Boost for Local Charities

GOOD causes in Stratford have received a welcome financial boost thanks to funding awarded as part of our final funding round of 2019. More than £219,000 has been distributed to 12 local voluntary and community groups. Entrust Care Partnership has been awarded £10,666 to provide a Family Support Worker to work with families caring for […]

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Eco success

FOUNDATION House welcomed the local community to its first ever eco market on 29th November. Twenty stalls offering environmentally friendly products attended, enabling people to swap their usual shopping basket contents for more sustainable and ethical alternatives. Stalls included environmentally friendly soap, make up, cleaning products, reusable nappies and delicious vegan cakes. Also present were […]

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Eco market

Ring out the old, ring in the new

THE ‘GREAT BELL’ at the Guild Chapel is ringing throughout the town again thanks to refurbishment work commissioned by Stratford Town Trust. The Bell has a long and significant role in the history of the town and was originally cast as a curfew bell on 10th July 1633. William Shakespeare, who lived for some years close […]

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The Guild Chapel bell