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Issue No. 140 - 28th March 2007
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[Stop the Traffic - Blues - Stolen Car - Gorsley Pre-school Get Fleeced at the White Lion]
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Stop the Traffik

Stop the Traffik is a global coalition of charities against people trafficking and on Saturday 24th March a special concert was held at Ross Baptist Church to raise funds towards this cause. The audience filled the church and enjoyed performances of various musical styles including jazz, folk, classical, rock and freedom songs.

To raise awareness of the concert, one of the organizers Beth Underwood, flautist and her sister, Hannah Wrieden on bassoon stood in the vicinity of Ross Market on Thursday and entertained shoppers by playing their instruments and I went along to take the photograph. Due to my hectic Saturday evening schedule, I was unable to attend the concert itself so Tim Shelley, Minister at Ross Baptist Church took the other two photos for me. Thank you for that Tim and we at Wyenot News are glad that all went well.

Beth Underwood and Hannah Wrieden on Thursday. Ref: DSC_5308

Ross Town Mayor, Councillor Phil Cutter signs the Stop the Traffik petition. Ref: DSC_9448

The Community Choir at the Stop the Traffik concert. Ref: DSC_9448

Caught on Film: Playing the Blues in G at the White Lion

This short film clip was taken by Tina and Jacqui at the White Lion Inn on Wednesday last.

'I had better see you on Wyenot News this week wearing that jumper!' said Jacqui, as I walked in.

Tina had persuaded me that I should take my guitar along and join in with the the once per month music sessions.

What you see is totally unrehearsed - I knew John (singing) of old but I had literally only just been introduced to the other two players a minute before the playing began and told, 'This song is blues - unusually it is in G'.

It didn't come out too bad, I guess - all things considered.

Nissan Sunny Stolen

A blue Nissan Sunny has been stolen from a pub car park in Ross-on-Wye. The car, registration N190TDU, was taken between 11am and 3.30pm on Wednesday, 14th March from the Hope and Anchor public house in Rope Walk.

The vehicle is a rare Japanese import model and worth around 3,000. It is unknown if the vehicle was driven or towed away.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Mark Robinson at Ross-on-Wye Police Station on 08457 444888, quoting ref: 489-s-140307.

A Big Thumbs-up for Gorsley Pre-school

Gorsley Pre-school has just received a big thumbs-up from OFSTED this month which recommended after its inspection that the quality and standards of the nursery education at the Pre-school were good. OFSTED reported 'that the children were happy to attend, their behaviour was good and that they enjoyed their time in the stimulating and well resourced environment.' It also noted that the partnership with parents and carers was good and that the quality of teaching and learning was also good. The full report can be found on the OFSTED web site at

Staff, parents and the pre-school committee are delighted with all of OFSTED'S findings. The dedication of all involved has resulted in this excellent result for the Pre-school and the significant improvement in provision since the last inspection three years ago. Well Done Gorsley Pre-school!

Gorsley Pre-school opens four mornings a week during school term times and sessions are from 09:30-12:30pm. For more details contact the Admissions Officer, Monica Irvine on (01989) 563809. .

A group of Gorsley Pre-school children.

Getting fleeced at the White Lion . . . but all in a good cause

The final White Lion quiz of the season took place on Sunday evening and many people turned up to take part in an effort to boost the total that regulars of the pub have been raising towards the Macmillan Renton Appeal. The quiz has been taking place each Sunday evening since the end of October with most of the victorious teams donating their winnings to the fund. The quizzes, along with the Christmas Raffle and the sale of White Lion fleeces have to date raised an amazing 1,260!

Landlords of the White Lion, Dave and Jacqui Newman are absolutely delighted with this result and would like to thank everybody involved in any way for their efforts. The quizzes may be over for now, but visitors to the pub still have the opportunity to contribute to this very important cause. The White Lion fleeces are still available to order and there are raffle tickets to buy, which will be drawn on Easter Sunday.

A cheque presentation to a Macmillan representative will take place during the White Lion Real Ale & Cider Festival to be held through Midsummer weekend, June 22nd to June 24th.

For those of you who like a good pub quiz, the White Lion will be resuming theirs in October.

In the photographs below you can see some of the regular quizzers after Sundays quiz. Joan Freshwater of the 'Alcoholics Always' team presents Jacqui with flowers for being such a great quiz master.

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