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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 153 - Wednesday, 27th June 2007
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IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 [The Brookend Street Cleanup - Wyenot News and the current nation-wide flood situation]
Page 2 [Brookend Street and how the media coverage escalated]
Page 3 [The White Lion Real Ale and Cider Festival is a roaring success - WNTV Coverage of the Festival]

Page 4

[White Lion Festival - The Performers]
Page 5 [The current water level situation - History Project - Bands in the Park but no audience]
Page 6 [Amazing prizes at Bridstow Fair - Joe and Sherell - What's happening in Ross - Prince - Marstow - Crime]
Page 7 [Garden on a Tray Competition - Goodrich Summer Folly - Business of the week - Weather Station]
The Brookend Street Cleanup

Following last week's film of the taxi driver, a funny thing happened. Without mentioning a name, another taxi driver spoke to Tina, whilst she was working at the White Lion saying, 'I watched the film. I don't see what the problem was. I could easily have got the minibus through that water!'

Tina laughed. 'With all due respect, I don't think it was the vehicle that the shopkeepers were worried about - it was the water being pushed into their shops'. The story reminded me of Jasper Carrott's, 'There was this Sun Reader'.

Obviously, One Way systems do not apply to taxi drivers in Ross. The crazy thing is. If he had driven the correct way out of the car park, he would almost certainly have avoided the flood water entirely! No further comment on that one!

The flood damage in Brookend Street last Wednesday was not major, as it has been in the past, but was still very messy and was made worse by a power failure, which lasted until early afternoon on Wednesday. What was good to see was the community spirit amongst the shopkeepers. A little way along the street, at 'Andy Pack', the power was not affected, so Andy was boiling water, which was then transported to Jenny Smith of 'Tea Cosy.' Emma Roberts of 'Little Chic' provided biscuits and refreshments were served all round to those cleaning up the mess. (And to news reporters, who had run out of milk at home.)

Below are some of the photos I took whilst going out to 'get some milk' the following day.


Phil Burges of 'Shopalicious' has a drain inside his shop, which worked in reverse on Tuesday evening. Ref: DSC_7978

This sign in another shop remains from last year's flood! Ref: DSC_7967

Right, said Fred. 'Ave a cup of tea then... Jointly provided refreshments for the workers . . . Ref: DSC_7974

. . . who then pose for a photo. Ref: DSC_7970

Broome Farm B & B and Restaurant, Peterstow.
Rose Cottage Tea Garden, Symonds Yat.

This Week's Wyenot News and the nation-wide flood situation

I wrote the flood articles for this week's news (other than the current situation) last week and with the current dreadful situation in Yorkshire, I almost feel guilty about running them at the time of 'going to press'. It seems a bit like being concerned about a tennis match being rained off when your next door neighbour has drowned. It is however, the situation in Ross-on-Wye as it was at the time I wrote it.

My sister lives in Stocksbridge, Sheffield and she phoned me last night, so I know first hand how bad the situation is there. We at 'Wyenot News', and I am sure the rest of the population of Herefordshire, are thinking about those who have lost everything, especially those who have died and their families.



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