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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
International Festival is Over
21 September . . . Despite sellout performances by The Stranglers,
Amy Winehouse and the Committments, the company behind Ross-on-Wye
International Festival has gone into liquidation. It is expected
that the company will be finally wound up on 6th October.
Artist to Hold Inspiring Exhibition
Swinnerton with some of his paintings currently on exhibition in
the Dennis Potter Room at Ross-on-Wye Library. Ref: DSC_4157
from Tudorville, Ross-on-Wye, will be holding an exhibition
of his work in Ross Library, from Tuesday, 21st September, for
includes dynamic huge canvases in acrylic and delicate charcoal
and pastel drawings. Although David loves painting skyscapes,
he also enjoys fantasy, wildlife and portraits.
already sold several paintings and drawings, including commissions.
Some of his paintings can currently be seen in Virtueš, Copse
Cross Street, and on this
web site, as well as his own web site: www.daves-artworld.co.uk.
to be at the exhibition on Tuesday and Thursday mornings as
well as both Saturdays to meet and chat with visitors.
of England judges very pleased with Ross in Bloom
and Mary Sinclair-Powell
The Heart of England Judges visited Ross in July, on a day bathed
in brilliant sunshine. They were very pleased with what they
saw and awarded the town with a Silver Gilt Award in the Town
Chairman is delighted with the result, one equal to last year.
She is even more pleased to gain it during her first year in
had a few ups and downs in the few days prior to the visit"
Jacky Bedford reported. "However, despite the early start, the
weather was excellent and the judges seemed to enjoy their visit.
They must have liked what they found in the town to award this
high accolade. I would like to express my grateful thanks to
everyone who took part in the preparations for the visit, as
well as those who took part in the events of the day.
thanks go to the hard work of the committee, without whose help
I would not have been able to end my first year on such a high
note. There are plans already afoot to make sure next year is
also a memorable one in more ways than one, and I hope everyone
will be able to contribute to this in due course. Anyone who
is interested in helping out next year will be cordially invited
through the local press to the AGM. This will take place on
Wednesday 3rd November in the Market House Heritage Centre.
We are looking for people to join in with special projects giving
anything from one hour upwards of their time during the year,
as well as extra members of the committee. I look forward to
meeting people then and discussing how they can help. On a final
note we must all, as a community, take note of their remarks,
to make sure Ross is a town to be proud of to work in and welcome
visitors to. After all we are a major part of the tourist county
of Herefordshire and the Heart of England Tourist Board who
run this competition promote those towns worthy of visiting
to all who wish to take holidays in the area".
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Comments on Ross-on-Wye Town for the 2004 Heart of England in
The town presented a very clean and cared for feel. This was epitomized
by "The Nurseries" housing complex where the colourful,
well-planted gardens are a delight for the residents, and for
the community as well. It was good to meet such a diverse cross
section of your town. You are heading in the right direction for
a Gold Award. Well done.
judges were particularly impressed by:
- The excellent
colourful single colour beds in Crossfields.
- The Nurseries
complex of flats with their many colourful containers was a
delight, together with their "Flora Summer Bonnets.
- The vibrant
beds outside John Kyrle High School
House and Goodrich Court
- The ongoing
improvement of the Garden of Remembrance.
- The permanent
planting along the A40 to hide the mobile home complex.
- The new
benches on Riverside.
- The clean
and very tidy Recycling site.
Park School Pond Project as displayed in the portfolio.
- The conservation
areas at ABT Products, and One Mill.
- The overall
cleanliness and litter free town.
- The initiatives
taking place to eliminate fly posting from the town.
- The Welcome
by the Girls Brigade at the Heritage Centre.
- The overall
sponsorship and benefit in kind.
- The excellent
coverage from local press and photographers.
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