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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
Needs Ross-on-Wye Heritage Centre and TIC
Heritage Centre helping tourism during the spring of this year.
is a town which depends on tourism!
local shop keepers and other businesses already struggling to
make a living due to excessively high business rates, non central
supermarkets and an unfriendly road system which causes passing
traffic to do exactly that, Herefordshire council now propose
to fully sound the market town's death knell by making cuts in
local services which may result in the closure of both Ross Heritage
Centre and the Tourist Information Centre.
will happen if Ross Heritage Centre were to close?
Ross-on-Wye's ancient sandstone Market House building stand empty
and unused for years, as it did after being vacated by Ross Library?
Heritage Centre has, during its eight year history become a vital
part of the town. Not only is it an interesting and educational
place for local children to learn the history of Ross-on-Wye but
it is also a source of information to visitors and a valuable
asset to local artists and crafts people, enabling them to exhibit
their work. The Heritage Centre provides craft workshops for children
to attend during the school holidays and during bank holidays,
every effort is made by the centre's friendly and helpful staff
to provide some form of entertainment for both local people and
visitors alike to enjoy.
closure of this facility would be a great loss to local businesses,
hotels and shops as the already declining number of visitors who
do actually manage to find the town centre would have one less
interesting and informative place to visit and may well decide
to go elsewhere!
of the friendly and helpful staff at Ross-on-Wye Tourist Information
would happen if Ross Tourist Information Centre were to close?
the internet is fast becoming the main attractor of visitors
to Ross-on-Wye (and I know this from the amount of people who
telephone me during the summer months, thinking that I am
the Tourist Information Centre) there are still many people
who do not currently have access to the internet. Ross-on-Wye
would therefore have fewer visitors.
Any situation contributing to a decrease of tourism in the town
would have direct and immediate impact on the local economy, not
unlike foot and mouth disease did back in 2000! With
average wages in Herefordshire already well below national levels,
any reduction of tourism would compound this further and lead
to higher unemployment figures.
comments on these issues are welcome.
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your glasses, get off your bottoms and clear off home!'
(Not quite how it used to be phrased
but I'm sure you get the gist!)
you do that however . . .
not spend the evening meeting old Potters Bar friends in the original
'Potters Bar' building for a
- Hope & Anchor
Potters Bar Music - recordings of the original
juke box records!
least one original barman - less hair than in those
days but will wear a hat to hide it!
Even those who were under age are welcome
- You must be old enough by now!
27th November 2004 - 8:00 pm until 11:10 PRECISELY!!!
(Not overly serious about that last bit.)
Floyd, Hawkwind, John Cleese, The Eagles, Steely Dan, Queen, Mott
the Hoople, Bob Marley,
Jimmy Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Squeeze, Eric Clapton,
The Who, Pretenders, Genesis . . .
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