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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 170 - Wednesday, 24th October 2007
number of new faces have been settling into the two Local
Policing Teams based at Ross-on-Wye in recent weeks. The
Ross-on-Wye Town and Ross-on-Wye Rural areas now have new
members of the their teams to ensure that each area has
a Local Police Officer and two Community Support Officers.
Mark Robinson has taken over as Local Police Officer for
the town following Jerry Coyd’s promotion to Sergeant at
Hereford. He is joined in the team at the Old Maid’s Walk
police station by CSOs Lisa Austin and Paul Cowmeadow. They
can be contacted directly on 01432 346758 or by email at
Meanwhile, PC Wendy Powell continues as the Local Police
Officer for the Ross-on-Wye Rural area, working alongside
CSOs Paul Leighton and new recruit CSO Colin Davies. Sergeant
Garry Telford continues to work with both of the Ross Local
Policing Teams. The team can be contacted directly on 01432
346754 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town Local Policing Team: CSO Lisa Austin, PC Mark Robinson and
CSO Paul Cowmeadow.
Rural Local Policing Team: CSO Paul Leighton, PC Wendy Powell and
CSO Colin Davies.
Derek Bedford preaches for his chosen charity
Councillor, the Reverend Derek Bedford raised money for
his chosen charity during his year as Mayor of Ross-on-Wye
by preaching ten sermons at Ross Market on Friday. Each
sermon was sponsored to raise money for the charity, The
Ross Educational Foundation.
I went along on Friday, early in the day to take a photograph,
I asked the Mayor how things were going. 'I aimed to raise
£1,000 and already we have managed over £800,
most of which was raised before the event,' he replied.
Bedford decided on a sponsored preach as this was more in
his line. The past two mayors have held a 'Golf Day' but
Councillor Bedford does not play golf.
Bedford is aiming to raise £4,000 for his chosen charity
by the end of the year. Ross Education Foundation aims to
give grants to anybody in education, from trainee plumbers
to those going off to university.
sure you are a ‘switched on’ motorist!
in Herefordshire have issued a warning to motorists to be
‘switched on’ and remember to use their lights in poor lighting
conditions - including fog. Foggy mornings in the past few
days have highlighted the issue for the county’s Road Policing
Team and officers from the unit say they have had to give
warnings to countless motorists driving through fog with
either just sidelights - or worse still - no lights on at
your headlights when visibility is poor is not just an issue
about seeing where you are going. It is just as important
for other motorists and pedestrians to be able to see you
Bob Conway explained, 'A large number of motorists on the
roads in Herefordshire are driving with no lights illuminated
or just sidelights when visibility is poor, which can be
extremely dangerous. While dealing with an incident on Saturday
morning, when the fog was particularly bad, I had to stop
and warn probably every third vehicle, as they could not
be seen until they were nearly upon us. This is obviously
a huge safety issue, both for the motorists themselves and
for other road users and pedestrians.'
not using their lights during times of seriously reduced
visibility are likely to receive a £30 Fixed Penalty fine
and may even find themselves spending a day at court. It
should be common sense to switch on your headlights when
the visibility is poor, but sadly not everyone seems to
be getting the message,' added PC Conway.
there are also motorists who are driving with their fog
lights on - but when there is no thick fog around, which
is also an offence and a potential danger. Fog lights should
only be used in times of seriously reduced visibility as
their use at other times can dazzle oncoming motorists.
Rear fog lights, meanwhile, can also obscure brake lights
- so remember to turn them off when the fog lifts. Other
forms of front spotlights (if fitted to the vehicle) should
only be used when main beam headlights are in use. They
should not be capable of being illuminated when driving
with dipped headlights.
message for motorists is a simple one - be ‘switched on’
and make sure your have the correct lighting for the conditions.
and bedazzled at the Heritage Centre
Walton of the 'Green Eyed Monster Company' visited Ross
Heritage Centre on Tuesday, during the half term break to
give local children the opportunity to draw and make their
own jewellery and some really funky body ornaments.
below with Tina and mums, Jules King and Rosina Hardwick
are Luke, Amy, Liam, Henry and Poppy.
excited Amy King, who has moved on from Bridstow Primary
School is now enjoying her days at Barrs Court, had arrived
before the others, as usual, and was looking forward to
making her bling. 'Finally!' She exclaimed as Mary of the
Heritage Centre opened the doors at 10 o'clock on the dot.
Amy can be seen proudly wearing the crown that she made
before most of the other kids had even arrived.
am not very good at eating things which are good for me
but a month or so ago, I decided that I would at least try
to eat a little more healthily and started drinking strawberry
and banana smoothies, from Asda in Hereford. Late last week
however, my supply ran out so I went to Morrisons in Ross.
They did not have strawberry and banana, so I bought two
large bottles of the Orange and Mango variety.
days ago, I opened the first one in the Wyenot News office.
I shook it, as it said on the bottle and as I took the lid
off, it literally exploded, soaking the whole office in
orange and mango gunk. There was a small amount left in
the bottle, which I tried after having used a whole roll
of kitchen towel to clean up the mess. It is only a matter
of personal taste but I thought it taste disgusting - I
had never tasted mango before and I never want to try another.
had bought two, so thinking perhaps I had just shaken the
first too much, as I did not care for the taste, I offered
the second to Tina's son, Mike, warning him not to shake
it. He was grateful and took it to the kitchen, where his
girlfriend, Kirsty happened to be standing. You can guess
what happened.. Yes - he opened it and it exploded - like
a bomb. The walls, ceiling, floor and windows were plastered
in sticky, yellow orange and mango gunk. What was worse,
so was poor Kirsty - from head to foot!
If you have purchased an orange and mango smoothie from
Morrisons recently and have not yet opened it, call the
bomb disposal unit and get them to carry out a controlled
explosion - or give it to somebody you don't like very much!
would like to stres at this point that I do like Mike and
Kirsty - I was just not expecting the second one to explode.)
Soup at Ross Library
and children were invited to a special story time at Ross
Library on Tuesday to discover how to bring books alive
by creating a 3D collage. The collage will be displayed
in the library and is based on 'Pumpkin Soup', the award-winning
picture book by Helen Cooper.
can be seen, the event proved to be very popular and children
had the chance to decorate a Pumpkin Patch recipe book to
take home. There were seed packets to colour, with free
pumpkin seeds to grow their own Pumpkin Soup.
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