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No. 102 - 5th July 2006
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Weston FC at Morrisons
Footballers from Weston-under-Penyard's under 14's squad
spent last Saturday raising funds for their club by helping
to pack shopping for customers of Morrisons Supermarket
in Ross-on-Wye. The
day was very successful and the money raised will go towards
new equipment and facilities for the club.
customers showed interest in the team with stories of when
they played for the club and the years they had lived in
the village and watched football played at the village hall
any of the people who expressed interest in junior football
would like to come to training sessions at 6.30 pm on Wednesday
evenings, the club will be pleased to give them help and
information. Phone 01989 564964 for further details.
their parents and supporters would like to thank Morrisons
and their customers for their help and generosity, which
is very much appreciated.
Your Old Electronic Equipment
Thanks to the reputation Ross-on-Wye has earned for its
commitment to recycling, a new community electronics recycling
project has come to town. 'Re-Box', the Ross based recycling
service, in partnership with an international company based
in the Forest of Dean, 'Engelhard', will jointly offer the
new service to Ross residents from the beginning of July.
ReBox site, opposite the Council Recycling Centre on the
Ashburton Trading Estate will become a drop-off point for
electronic equipment. Household electronic equipment such
as computer equipment (no monitors), printers, fax and photocopier
machines, telephones, calculators, small electronic equipment
can be deposited in the dedicated wire container provided
at the site.
additional benefit of the service is that for every computer
base unit/tower left for recycling, Engelhard will make
a donation to the charity behind ReBox, EnviroAbility. EnviroAbility
General Manager, Dennis Humble, said, 'We are excited about
introducing this initiative as it is one of the suggestions
coming from you, and because of you, the recyclers of Ross.
At the same time it was suggested to us that some of these
items could be in good working order and we should test
them and sell them on for others to reuse before they are
recycled. We would be interested in hearing what you think.
Give us a call, pop in the shop or drop us an email to tell
us what you think on this or any other reuse or recycling
ideas you may be sitting on.'
The cutting edge recycling processes used mean that zero
waste goes to landfill. The Engelhard plant in Cinderford
opened in 1982 was the worlds first electronics materials
refinery. . This partnership is believed to be the first
of its kind in the UK.
you require any further information or ideas please call
the Green Nappies line on 01989 760919 or e-mail: email@example.com
Bigger and Better 'Ross Live!'
Live!' festival, due to take place in August promises
a week of varied entertainment ranging from classical to
blues, enchanting seventeenth century love songs and Oscar
Wilde's nineteenth century witticisms.
in its second year, the festival opens on 12th August with
a lunchtime organ recital by Adrian Partington and culminates
on 19th August with a fully staged performance of the opera
'The Dragon of Wantley'. Details of all performances can
be found in the festival programme, which is available now
from Herefordshire Tourist Information Centres or on-line
Director, Robin Symonds said, 'Don't miss this extraordinary
week, when the Ross riverside will resound to Big Band R&B,
St Mary's Church plays host to 18th Century comic opera,
the Baptist Church turns concert hall, the Bandstand is
given over to a free Sunday afternoon blues session and
everyone gets the chance to kick up their heels at a traditional
Ceilidh at the Larruperz Centre.'
will also be a series of lunchtime concerts performed by
young musicians from the Birmingham Conservatoire and an
open-air production of The Importance of Being Earnest,
performed by professional theatre company Heartbreak Productions
against the backdrop of the spectacular views from The Prospect.
For the first time, festival concerts will also be held
at Hom Church, Hom Green and in the beautiful Italianate
church at Hoarwithy.
remain faithful to our original concept, which was that
we had to use existing facilities and, for the most part,
volunteer management. Within these constraints, we have
planned an even more ambitious programme than last year,
and we hope it will have even wider appeal.
also hope to attract people to the town from further afield.
This is important, for 'Ross
Live!' is now a project within the Regeneration Strategy
for the Ross-on-Wye area, with funding from Advantage West
Midlands and Arts Council England under the Market Towns
Another important aspect of 'Ross Live!' is its outreach
programme, involving local schools and youth organizations.
This programme includes music and dance workshops, a performance
techniques master class and a summer drama school.
projects encourage young people's participation in the performing
arts and generate greater interest in learning to play an
instrument. Organizers hope the 'Ross
Live!' festival will make a significant contribution
to the town's community life and economy. They aim particularly
to attract more visitors to the Festival and, by working
with the local community, to introduce arts to new audiences.
We see these aims as important elements in the creation
of a sense of community and an enhanced quality of life,
in the absence of which a town cannot thrive,' said Robin.
more details about the festival, visit the 'Ross Live!'
website, pick up a programme, or phone 01989 563883. Telephone
bookings can be made by phone on: 01989 562768 (Monday -
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm).
Production's Open Air performance of The Importance of Being Earnest
promises to be one of the highlights of this year's Ross Live festival.
at Gorsley Festival
times of worship led by Nia and the Festival Band.
Louis Giglio from Passion movement USA, along with Dr David
Carr and Bishop Mike Hill, some of the UK's most dynamic
Christian church leaders will be speaking at the Gorsley
Festival on 24th - 28th August 2006.
festival, nestled near the beautiful Wye Valley on the borders
of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, offers a wealth of
activities which will be amazing for youth, wonderful for
families and great for worship. 'Gorsley is different,'
said Pastor John Lewis, Gorsley Baptist Church 'During the
festival you can take time out to hear afresh from God through
the passionate teachings of the speakers and be uplifted
by the powerful times of worship led by NIA and the festival
Potty will run the crazy fun packed kid's zone in a safe
and friendly environment, whilst the youth track event is
the place to be for those wanting to be stronger disciples
of Jesus. And
if that wasn't enough, the now famous flower festival attracts
thousands of visitors with floral creations depicting key
phrases from the Bible.
is quite unbelievable what can be achieved with flowers'
said Lewis, 'Each year the displays capture the spirit of
scripture, provoking many discussions and bringing great
to those who attend. This year the theme is based around
Moses; "Fresh strength for life's journey!", so
it might mean we will have to create the Red Sea - but I
have no idea how we will part it!!'
beauty of the festival is that it is set in a fabulous location
with many attractions, such as Malvern, Wye Valley, woodland
cycle trails, nearby golf courses and Ross on Wye is just
a short distance away. Limited camping is catered for at
the festival and there are many local hotels and B&Bs close
further information call 01989 720312.
- The Best Bits
X-centicity put on a one night show on Saturday, 1st July
called 'The Best Bits' during which they performed favourite
songs from all of their past shows: Godspell, West Side
Story, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Les Miserables &
Jekyll & Hyde.
show proved to be lively and entertaining, and showed what
a phenomenal talent the young members of the cast have.
Both audience and cast had a great time, and everyone thoroughly
of the 'X-entricity' cast, who were recently in the production
of West Side Story at the Everyman at Cheltenham are now
moving on. Jess Ball & Liam Pettit are involved in several
major theatre projects, and are certainly going to be huge
stars in the future. Steve Liddle has been with X-entricity
from the very beginning, and he has taken over the role
of Artistic Director with the Company. 'The Best Bits' was
his debut as a Director, and he deserves massive credit
for the success of the show.
below are Liam Pettit, Jessica Ball and Steve Liddle as
well as the whole X-entricity cast at rehearsal on Friday.
Head Teacher of Goodrich Primary School, Tony Griffiths
and Co-ordinator, Mrs. Clee were presented with the National
Healthy Schools Award in Hereford on Tuesday, 27th June.
The school also received an excellent ofsted report.
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