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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 174 - Wednesday, 21st November 2007
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Page 1 [Riverdance in Goodrich - Pedestrian dies - Wildlife on the Wye - Two die in RTA - White Lion Quiz for Macmillan]
Page 2 [Around the schools on Children in Need Day - What's happening in Ross this week?]
Page 3 [Christmas Menus - Tribute to Luke - Ross Town Plan - Tina's Birthday - Letters - Swap Shop - Archive - Book sign]

Page 4

[Autumn in the Forest - RiB - Youth Council money for Barrs Court - Dandelion Killers - MONEW - Weather Station]
Page 5 [News from around Herefordshire]
Autumn in the Forest - Photos by Mike Arnison

Thank you to Mike Arnison of Cinderford for sending in these stunning autumn photos taken in the Forest of Dean over the past two weeks. They really show the Forest in its true autumn colours.

If you like Mike's photos, let me know and I will put you in touch.

Ross-in-Bloom A.G.M

Ross-in-Bloom held their Annual General Meeting last week and Chairman, Margaret Lucas was able to outline a very successful 2007 season when plenty of events and projects were undertaken. Many of these, such as the History Project and the tree planting will be continued into the 2008 season.

Treasurer, Jacky Bedford reported on a very healthy bank balance to take the group into 2008, thanks to a grant donation from Herefordshire in Bloom. This donation comes from Herefordshire Council through the county group and is given to all those in the county who enter the Heart of England in Bloom campaign. The money helps towards the cost of expenses for this year's entry and for setting up the new campaign entry for the coming year.

Mary Sinclair Powell thanked all the extra volunteers who had helped during 2007 with judging, market stalls and just general events around the town that she organized for the group. Lyn Tomlinson outlined plans for the coming year. These include more publicity for the campaign with a large sponsorship offer from the Royal Hotel. Peggy Luker proposed that the existing committee be re-elected on mass for the coming year, which all accepted.

Although there will be a short break between now and January for the volunteers, Ross-in-Bloom will not be sitting back and doing nothing. Planning continues for the coming year right throughout the winter. If anybody can offer help for the coming season, no matter how little time they can spare, Margaret Lucas will be very pleased to hear from you. Just call in to Lucas Motorcycles to see her, any time.

The next committee meeting will be held in January, following the Herefordshire and Wye Valley in Bloom Meeting. This means that there is plenty of time for people to think up and bring new ideas to the group before the hard work starts in February, if Ross is going to succeed in matching or improving on their Silver Gilt award of 2007.

Neighbourhood groups are encouraged to join in and anybody wanting further information about this should leave their contact information with Margaret.

Successful entrants in all categories of the Heart of England in Bloom become members of Herefordshire in Bloom and can get part of the grant money toward their costs.

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Youth Council raise funds for Barrs Court

Herefordshire's Youth Council has raised a magnificent 200 towards the Barrs Court Hydrosense Appeal. Barrs Court school for children with special educational needs has been fund-raising for its own hydrotherapy pool so that it doesn't have to transport its students to other parts of the county for hydrotherapy.

Marie Williams is a student at the school and has been an active member of the Youth Council since August 2006. The Youth Council decided to hold a huge 'gig' at Hereford Sixth Form College earlier this month to raise funds towards the school's appeal. Seventy youngsters moshed their way through three hours of music and raised 200 in the process which Marie presented to the school last week.

Pupils receive cheque for 200 towards the Barrs Court Hydrosense Appeal. Damien Lawrence, Marie Williams, Phil McKinnie (Deputy Head), Sarah Brocks and Phil Cook.

Best Wishes to The Dandelion Killers

Thursday evening is a very special night for The Dandelion Killers. This very talented local band have been invited to play at an A & R night at London's Marquee Club.

The band will be performing their set between 7 and 7:30pm.

We wish them all the best.

MONEW Talk in the Town Event

How many times have we bought an outfit that fits perfectly, only to find we have no suitable shoes to match?

The outfit fits our pockets because it's in the sale. Our body shape and size is complimented (even without the weight loss!) It's comfortable. We can dress it up for a smart occasion or down for casual. So we buy it, and manage to sneak it into the wardrobe without anyone noticing. However, when we come to wear it we find it difficult to find a suitable shoe to match. Why is that?

On Thursday, 22nd November image consultant Nina Al Temimi will be advising MONEW, the dynamic organization for Monmouth Enterprising Women, on how to Dress from Toe to Tip. It promises to be a fun, informal and informative evening. Nina will advise us how to save time, money and countless unworn dresses in the wardrobe, by dressing from the shoes up. It's topsy turvey, but it works!

Why not go along at 7.45 for the presentation starting at 8pm and enjoy a free glass of wine. Entrance is free for MONEW members and 5 only for guests. All are welcome. At the presentation you can learn more about MONEW ( and how you too can become a member of this business women's network group.

The Talk in the Town event is to be held in The Wye Room at Bridges Community Centre which is situated in Drybridge House, Wonastow Road, Monmouth NP25 5AS, Tel 01600 715638.

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Ross-on-Wye Weather Station Readings

Ross-on-Wye Weather Station is located by the tennis courts and bowling green at 'Crossfields' and is one of the important stations around the country which regularly sends data to the Meteorological Office. This is why Ross-on-Wye is sometimes mentioned on the BBC weather reports. It is currently still a manually monitored station and readings are taken twice per day by husband and wife team, June and Rex Swallow.

Figures for week commencing Monday, 12th November 2007
n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 7.0 0.7 1.2 0 2.2 5.0 0.0
Rainfall (mm) 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.6 2.6 15.9
Rainfall (inches) .02 Trace Trace Trace .02 .10 .63
Maximum Temperature (C) 10 11 9 2 7 11 6
Maximum Temperature (F) 50 52 48 36 45 52 43
Minimum Temperature (C) -2 0 4 -1 -4 -3 5
Minimum Temperature (F) 28 32 39 30 25 27 41
Soil Temperature at 10cm Depth (F) 31 35 44 42 39 41 44


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