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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 155 - Wednesday, 11th July 2007
Summer Events at Ross Market House Heritage Centre
There will be plenty to do for everyone this summer at Ross
Heritage Centre. Pupils from John Kyrle High School in Ross
will be exhibiting some of the GCSE and A Level Artwork
in their annual exhibition which began on Monday, 9th July
and will run until Thursday, 2nd August. Their work is always
to a very high standard and the exhibition is staged as
part of their involvement in the Heart of England in Bloom
at the centre will be held throughout the summer holidays
and will cater for children of all ages. As part of Ross
Carnival Week, the Ross Craft Team will be hosting a workshop
on Making Forts and Fairy Castles on Tuesday, 31st July
from 11 am until 3 pm
Tuesday, 7th August the Hereford Educational Team will be
making Saggy Raggy Dragons. There will also be a story time
and the chance to see the dragons of the Market House dungeons.
This activity will be taking place from 10 am until 12:30
Thursday, 9th August, Maureen Webb of Furze Pig Hedgehog
Rescue will be visiting the Heritage Centre to make everyone
aware of how they can help hedgehogs. The hedgehog is the
symbol of Ross and the Craft Team will also be on hand with
hedgehog activities from 11 am until 3 pm Ross
Craft Team will be at Ross Heritage Centre again on Tuesday,
14th August to make kites from 11 am until 3 pm
Hereford Team will return on Thursday, 23rd August with
a Wondrous Weaving workshop from 10 am until 12:30 pm and
those taking part will have the chance to learn how to make
a piece of woven material.
children's activities are free and anyone who wishes to
take part should drop into the centre during the advertised
times. Children taking part must be accompanied by adults.
Market House Heritage Centre is open from Monday to Saturday,
10 am until 5 pm, Sunday 10:30 am until 4 pm but closed
for lunch every day between 1 pm and 1:30 pm For further
information please contact Mary Sinclair Powell at the Market
House Heritage Centre, Ross-on-Wye, telephone 01432 260673
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Ruby Audrey Prosser from Down Under
Sean Prosser, who is a regular reader of 'Wyenot News'
in Australia recently wrote, sending these photos of his
daughter, Ruby Audrey Prosser, who was born on Monday, 21st
family, who live in Ross-on-Wye have not had much in the
way of photo’s as 'Ali does not use email much any more',
so Sean asked me to post a photo here as the family regularly
said, 'Maybe the one with Ethan is better as Dad and Ali
would not have seen how much he has grown for a while. This
picture was taken at their Grandmothers house last week,
so Ruby is about five weeks old. Thanks Alan and I still
visit the site each week for my local gossip and I thank
you for your constant hard work.'
problem, Sean and congratulations to you all in Penrith!
I was tempted to run the pictures of Ruby and Ethan upside
Ruby Audrey Prosser. Born in Australia on 21st May 2007.
Ruby with older brother, Ethan.
Visit of Heart of England in Bloom Judges Visit
The Heart of England in Bloom Judges, supported by the Heart
of England Tourist Board, will be visiting Ross-on-Wye for
their annual judging next week. They will arrive in the
town at approximately 2:15 pm on Tuesday 17th July and will
drive around the town looking at how clean and tidy the
streets are and how beautiful the floral displays look before
going onto the Garden of Remembrance at 5:15 pm
is asked to make sure the town is clean and litter free
at all times but this day is extra special as it is the
one event that can give Ross full tourism publicity in all
the brochures that go out world wide in the coming year.
all need to put Ross back on the tourism map and by making
an extra special effort to show off Ross on the 17th, we
can go a long way towards doing this.' said Margaret Lucas,
Chairman of Ross-in-Bloom. 'Unfortunately we were unable
to enter last year due to lack of volunteers, but I am hoping
this year we will make up for this with lots of good publicity.'
Sinclair Powell is running a Charities and Crafts Market
that day in the Market Place. There will be stalls raising
money for local and national charities between 10 am and
4 pm. The judges will be able to see how the community pulls
together for events such as these when they visit the market
and look at the John Kyrle High School Exhibition in the
Heritage Centre. They will also be able to see the children's
tray gardens that were made last week.
Prospect this year is once again hosting the photo call.
Everyone in the community is invited to the Prospect to
welcome the judges between 3:30 pm and 4 pm. This year's
theme is Red White and Blue.
colour scheme this year reflects the 50th anniversary of
the Queen's visit to Ross in 1957, as well as her 80th birthday
last year and her Diamond Wedding in November' explained
Margaret. 'I am hoping all the shops and other premises
in the town will be showing the colours either in flowers
or bunting or even both. Perhaps everyone could wear colourful
clothes in these colours for the day as well. We need to
put on a festive air to show we all work together as a community.
Lets fly the flag for Ross and lift us away from the dreadful
weather we have been having lately.'
window displays will be judged between 15th July and 5th
August this year, to enhance the town for Carnival week
as well as the Judging visit. Forms to take part in the
History Trail are now available from the Library, Lucas
Motorcycles, the TIC and the Heritage Centre. Entry is free
and there will be some small prizes available for those
who bring the most interesting and informative projects
results of the in Bloom campaign will be announced at a
special awards ceremony in Cheltenham in September. The
in Bloom judges were in town last week when they visited
Ross Court, Dean Hill Gardens and Tudorville Cemetery. They
seemed very impressed with what they saw between the showers
and gave some superb recommendations on how each of the
areas could be improved. Again the results for this campaign
will be declared in Cheltenham.
left the town saying how clean and tidy the town looked
and hoped that we had better weather when the main judges
returned next week' said Margaret. 'They wished us good
luck but unfortunately didn't give us any hints on how we
would fare despite the bribery of offers of warming coffee!'
21st Birthday, Lucie!
Allen will be 21 on Wednesday and began her celebrations
early with a party at Ross Rowing Club on Saturday, 7th
early celebration was due to the fact that Lucie will be
in Spain on her birthday, looking for accommodation as she
intends to study there next year.
of Lucie's friends were at the party to help her celebrate,
not getting to bed much before 4:00 am on Sunday morning.
would have loved to have stayed for longer, Lucie, but as
you know, Tina had an AFD to contend with the next day.
wish you all the best.
Bands in the Park: Tewkesbury Town Band
the much nicer weather we had over the weekend, quite a
few people strolled down to the river side on Sunday to
listen to Tewkesbury Town Band. The band set up the opposite
way round to usual, which seemed to make for a better atmosphere,
with listeners sitting closer together.
usual, I was unable to stay long but what I heard sounded
good. I filmed one of the band's tunes but due to the manic
weekend, have not had chance to process it yet. I shall
do so later in the week and run it directly from the 'Wyenot
News' pages on 'You Tube'. I use 'You Tube'
to stream video, by the way because it is convenient and
saves me clogging up the Wyenot server. I tend to put the
video on there as soon as I process it, so if you see me
filming early in the week and do not want to wait for the
Wednesday publication date, you may just find the film on
Tube Channel' in advance.
to James Howard and Sue Morgan!
and James Howard were married at Ross-on-Wye Registry Office
on Saturday, 7th July.
bride and her matron of honour arrived at the registry office
in a beautiful, white Limousine.
wedding ceremony was followed by a reception at the Prince
of Wales and a party for friends in the evening.
Herefordshire Council - Last Chance for Community Pride Cash in
Time is running out for community groups to access cash
in Ross on Wye and the surrounding HR9 area as the Community
Pride Funding scheme enters its final year. Grants
of up to £600 are available for projects that benefit the
example, the grant could be used to improve a local community
facility such as a village hall, or buy a new piece of equipment
for a sports team. So far Community Pride funding has supported
more than 30 local organizations for projects which include
picnic benches for Upton Bishop Millennium Hall, play equipment
for Walford Playgroup, upgraded IT equipment for Ross Community
Resource Centre, new football kit for Ross FC and tourist
information maps for Weston Under Penyard Parish Council.
scheme offers an easy and straightforward application process
for groups who have a written constitution and are able
to demonstrate value for money. Funded by Advantage West
Midlands Market Towns Initiative via the Ross Area Partnership,
Community Pride comes to an end in March 2008 and all projects
must be finished and grants claimed by this date.
Herefordshire Council is urging groups to come forward and
talk to staff about their projects to make sure that the
pot of cash is spent. Further details are available from
Helen Tong on 01432 260753.
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