Sign the ‘People’s Vote’ Petition to Stratford District Council

Please sign our e-petition to Stratford District Council urging the Council to support a ‘People’s Vote’ on any final Brexit deal which includes an option for the United Kingdom to remain a full member of the European Union. With the government’s negotiations with the EU in chaos and news that any Brexit deal will be damaging to the economy of the Stratford District and this country, now is the time when we need to be urging our local politicians to act in the best interests of the people who live…

Stratford4Europe Join 100,000 People’s Vote March in London

150 supporters of Stratford4Europe travelled down to London on Saturday 23rd June to make sure Stratford was superbly represented at the PEOPLES’ VOTE MARCH to Parliament.  The majority travelled in three coaches which departed from behind the Stratford Leisure Centre and many others travelled independently. In London they joined over 100,000 people of all ages and from all walks of life as well as from all the main political parties to demand that the final decision once, and if, any Brexit deal is reached should be given back to the…

Cross-Party Group of MPs Launch Push For “People’s Vote” On Brexit Deal

Stratford4Europe support the campaign for the People’s Vote. Brexit is less than a year away. What the government proposes is not a done deal. And it doesn’t have to be. One thing is sure. Brexit will not deliver for Britain. It will do serious damage to our economy. What’s worse, generations to come will pay the heaviest price. The Government keeps moving the goalposts. It is now determined to implement the most extreme – and reckless – form of Brexit. This is not what many people thought they were voting…

Update from “Brexit: Is it worth it?” National Bus Tour

The Is it worth it? campaign was launched as an online crowdfunding appeal in December 2017, initiated by local non-party grassroots group Camden for Europe.  Over 600 ordinary people from around the UK donated a total of over £16,000 to make it possible. Charles Sleaford, organiser and crowdfunder, reported: “The main aim was to get media coverage and we achieved: 6 national TV programmes 18 national newspaper and on-line stories 9 regional and local TV and radio programmes 21 regional and local newspaper and on-line stories 7 international TV and radio…

Stratford Herald: Brexit Adds Pressure on Local Hotels

Reprinted in full from this Thursday’s edition of the Stratford Herald, see link below. “The Brexit vote is heaping yet more pressure on Stratford’s hospitality industry as local hotels struggle to recruit staff. Hotels in Stratford are already experiencing difficulties in recruiting staff, but there are fears that leaving the Europe may discourage EU workers from wanting to work in Britain’s hotels or tempt existing workers to leave. Some have suggested that worries over the fall in value of the pound and uncertainty over the rights of EU workers could…

Brexit Q&A with Stratford’s Parliamentary Candidates

Stratford4Europe asked the candidates from the four parties standing in Stratford on Avon five questions about their stance on Brexit related issues. The questions and their responses, in full, are below. What are your minimum criteria for an acceptable Brexit deal and what should be done if these are not met? Would you be willing to leave with no deal? Dominic Giles (Green Party) I would like to see us remain in the Single Market, maintain environmental laws and ensure EU citizens have the same rights after Brexit as they…

Stratford District Councillor Proposes Motion To Secure Local EU Citizens’ Future

The following cross-party motion will be proposed by Councillor Fojtik and seconded by Councillor Vaudry at the forthcoming full Council meeting to be held in the Council Chamber at Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon on Monday 24 April at 2pm. This is a public meeting and should last about one hour. The Council welcomes all EU citizens, who are expatriates from the other 27 EU Member States, and recognises the valuable role they play in our local economy and the provision of public services in Stratford-on-Avon District.…