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Issue No. 86 [Back Issues]
7th March 2006

This Week - [Publication Day Change - Jobcentre Plus - Skipping and Hula Hooping - Aztecs - Viewer Statistics]
[Video Experiment - A Look at Betzdorf - Sue Ryder Volunteers - The Arts]
[Topical Photography on World Book Day - Nature Watch - Business Support - Community Forums]
[Pre-school Mums and Kids - Elephants - River Tales - Rugby]
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Topical Photography - Around the Schools on World Book Day

The photographs below were taken at various schools on Thursday and Friday, when children took part in various activities for World Book Day.

Children at St. Joseph's dressed up as characters from their favourite books, as did those at Gorsley Goffs.

At Lea primary, the theme was Little Red Riding Hood. The children were split into teams who made 'Food for Grandma' puppets for a puppet theatre and acted out the story, directed by Owen Calvert-Lyons, Education Officer for the Courtyard Theatre.

St. Joseph's Primary School. Ref: DSC_6843

Gorsley Goffs Primary School. Ref: DSC_6813

Food for Grandma at Lea Primary. Ref: DSC_6905

Puppet Theatre at Lea Primary. Ref: DSC_6911

Little Red Riding Hood drama at Lea Primary. Ref: DSC_6918

Nature Watch

I have not been out 'nature watching' much this week due to illness but I did catch this rather distant shot of a grey heron in flight whilst walking the dog on Wednesday.

Ref: DSC_6926

Business Support for the Smaller Business and the Self Employed

It was stated in the Ross Gazette last week that 16.6% of the local population in the HR9 Postcode work mainly from home. Others managing small businesses are no doubt located at their work place.

Regardless of where business people, entrepreneurs and the self-employed work from they probably need some sort of business support. It is clear that a need exists for an effective service of business support for these people. Rosemary Hemingway who owns and manages a couple of small businesses and who is a member of the Federation of Small Businesses has for some time been providing business support services.

Rosemary who founded Ashfield Care over 20 years ago is a well known local businesswoman. She has now formed Kern Business Support and already has local clients and some from neighbouring Counties. Kern Business Support, based at Kern Place, Alton Road (near the Royal Mail Delivery Centre) provides an extensive range of business support services. These include telephone answering and messages and secretarial support to small office and meeting rooms which are available to rent on an hourly basis.

Comprehensive information about all the services will shortly be found on the web site In the meantime business people should call Rosemary Hemingway on 01989 564429.

Bob Purvis

Herefordshire Council Community Forums

Want to get something off your chest? Ever felt like telling the Council what you think? Well here's your chance!

Community Forums are informal meetings which play a key role in the Council's consultation process. At each Forum - there are six forum areas dotted around the county - discussion focuses on local issues and countywide matters. Importantly, Councillors representing communities in the area are normally present along with a member of the Cabinet. Following each Forum meeting, a report is sent to Cabinet - this ensures that views expressed are taken into account at the heart of the decision-making process. A round of Forum meetings takes place four times a year. You can go to any Forum and you do not need to book a place. All forums begin at 7:30 pm.

Area Date Venue
Credenhill Tuesday 4 April Village Hall
Hereford Thursday 6 April Committee Room 1, Shire Hall
Ross-on-Wye Tuesday 25 April John Kyrle High School, Ross-on-Wye
Leominster Thursday 27 April Green Lane Methodist Church
Ledbury Monday 8 May St Katherine's Hall
Peterchurch Thursday 11 May Golden Valley Community Centre

Contact: Hazel Lavelle, Community Forum Co-ordinator, Herefordshire Council, Room 17, Brockington, 35, Hafod Road, Hereford, HR1 1SH. E-mail: Tel: 01432 260167


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