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Information - Change from Tuesday to Wednesday!
try and make life a little easier for myself, I have decided
to change the publication day of Wyenot News from Tuesday
to Wednesday mornings, weekly. The next issue of Wyenot
News will be published on Wednesday, 15th March.
I first started compiling this weekly news, it was fairly
easy to get ready for Tuesday but as it has increased in
popularity and with the editorial material increasing, I
now find I have a real struggle preparing for Tuesday and
virtually every week, I end up still working at 2 or even
3 am to try and meet the Tuesday morning deadline, when
most of the UK readers are in bed producing zzzzzzzzzzzzzs.
Newspaper offices struggle to make Wednesday with a full
staff and there is only one of me covering every aspect
of this whole web site. (Not forgetting Tina of course,
whose assistance with wording advertisements, invoicing,
general admin and calming my manic 'fix the html code with
a fourteen pound hammer' mood swings is invaluable.)
deadline for news will remain the same as it has always
been - midday Monday - otherwise all the change would
do is move my serious stress day from Monday to Tuesday.
newly refurbished Ross-on-Wye Jobcentre reopened its doors
as 'Jobcentre Plus' on Wednesday 1st March, giving local
people access to a new, innovative service. The refurbished
office was opened by Joyce Thomas MBE, DL, accompanied
by Joan Skerry, District manager for Jobcentre Plus in
opening of the refurbished office is part of the latest
phase of 'Jobcentre Plus' offices opening across the country.
The office has personal advisers, who give a service tailored
to each individual jobseeker, touch-screen 'Jobpoints'
providing easy access to vacancies Europe-wide and an
efficient appointment system in line with other customer
focused high street services.
below are Joan Sterry, District Manager Job Centre Plus,
Joyce Thomas MBE DL, who thanked all at the Job Centre
for the help they provide for those seeking employment
and Marvin Jones, Ross-on-Wye Office Manager.
Skipping and Hula Hooping at JKHS
term has seen a strange phenomenon in the playgrounds
of John Kyrle High School - the reappearance of skipping
ropes and hula hoops! Students approached staff through
the school council and raised the issue of playground
facilities and the need to burn up energy at break times
and lunchtimes. As a result skipping ropes of varying
length were purchased, along with hula hoops. Something
of a craze has begun, with girls and boys relearning the
techniques and chants that their parents (or grandparents!)
knew years ago. Dave Boyd, Deputy Head, said 'It's great
to see students using break times in ways which are healthy,
energetic and which encourage traditional co-operative
play. Many students are becoming impressively competent
with their skipping and it's a pleasure to see that some
of the best we have are boys! Along with our Healthy School
initiative, which has seen the removal of fizzy drinks
and sweets from sale and an even healthier range of home-cooked
food on the canteen menu, we think we have the fittest,
healthiest students in the county!'
hula hoops are on order, as well as a 'skipping post'
system and more ropes, which will allow more youngsters
to be involved at once. Parents and grandparents who would
like to show off their old skills and tricks are welcome!
Aztecs and Romans
at Lea Primary School were given 'hands on' lessons in
the Aztec and Roman cultures this week. Ferdinand from,
'The History People' is touring primary schools teaching
history ranging from Ancient Egypt to WW2.
pupils at the school can be seen during their lesson about
the Aztec Empire, which included handling Aztec artefacts.
Figures February 2006
February 2006, the 28 day month saw just slightly under
half a million 'hits', over twenty four thousand 'visits'
and over eighty five thousand pages of the web site viewed.
I think I can safely say, 'that is a lot of visitors for
the time of year!'
top three most visited pages of the web site during the
month of February were the 'Home' page, followed by, 'Wyenot
News', followed by 'Accommodation'. With one and a half
thousand visits to the accommodation page alone, it looks
like the tourist season is kicking off to a good start.
average, 3,061 pages of this web site were viewed every
day during February and below is a chart showing monthly
figures for the past eleven months.
Visitor Statistics Summary for wyenot.com
Summary Period: Last 11 Months
April 2005 to February 2006
Generated 05-Mar-2006 13:20
|Summary by Month
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