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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 189 - Wednesday, 12th March 2008
News - Wild Art Trail - Celebrating 20 Years - Wilton Road works
- JD to be Mayor - Potters Bar Party]
Bank Robber on CCTV - Kempley Daffodil Weekend - Fantastic Fundraiser
Gig - Messiah helps Macmillan - Letters - Public Notice - Brookend
Street - Ross in Bloom]
opens Pots and Pieces - School Reunion - Easter Events - Shopmobility
home delivery - Cubs - Sport - Wx]
dies in car at Yazor and the rest of the news from around Herefordshire]
by Tina Jones
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a zing in your spring with a Wild Art Trail
you find the grizzled skipper? Oops did you just sit on
a wood louse? Where Wild Things Play and artist Ian Berrill
invite you and your family to look right up close at some
marvellous metallic mini-beasts at White Rocks, one of the
Doward Nature Reserves near Ross-on-Wye.
for an Easter outing or a springtime adventure White Rocks
and it’s surrounding reserves combines ancient woodland
and wonderful open glades which provide a perfect habitat
for butterflies and woodpeckers and many plant species.
Where Wild Things Play activities are always for adults
and children to enjoy together and these trails are a great
way to for all the family to find out more about who lives
in these very special Herefordshire Nature Trust Reserves.
An activity trail sheet accompanies your trip to White Rocks.
It is perfectly possible to explore this small reserve without
one but to be sent a copy please contact Herefordshire Nature
Trust (HNT) on 01432 356 872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where Wild Things Play has always taken a creative approach
to events and the arts are now widely recognized as an essential
tool in encouraging people to explore and interpret their
you enjoy this and fancy a trip to the other side of the
county then visit Titley Pool where wings of imagination
will rouse your curiosity and inspire your explorations
as you wander through the wood. Artist, Anne Belgrave has
created a collection of 3D proverbs associated with birds,
nest & eggs, which are hidden in the wood at Titley Pool.
Made of natural materials - wool, sticks and hay – these
sculptures will biodegrade in time and provide extra nesting
materials for the birds & field mice. Also available from
HNT are nature trail sheets for you and your family to explore
Ross-on-Wye ‘Town to River’ and several nature reserves
around the county.
News went along to film the opening of the sculpture
trail at the Doward on Saturday and Tina spoke to Artist,
Ian about his work.
the new sculpture trail on a wet and windy afternoon. Ref: DSC_4424
wood lice can be seen through the magnifying glass. Ref: DSC_4428
talks to artist, Ian Berrill during the opening. Ref: DSC_4433
Library celebrates 20 years
and mystery, murder and mayhem, tales of the riverbank,
super heroes and Japanese Manga drawings are all on the
cards for a fun-packed celebration to mark Ross-on-Wye Library's
20th birthday. The celebrations kicked off last Thursday
with a special story time for under fives.
Friday, 14th March, Herefordshire's best selling local author
Phil Rickman will be at the library in Cantilupe Road to
talk about his writing. The crime and mystery author will
talk about murder, mayhem and exorcisms in (fictional) rural
Herefordshire. He will also be signing copies of his books
during the event which runs from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Tickets
costs £3 and are available from the library.
Tuesday, 18th March at 7.30 pm the popular local historian
Heather Hurley will give an illustrated presentation on
'Barges, Barley, and Bark: Navigation on The Wye from Hereford
to Ross'. Visitors can expect to hear unknown facts of the
River Wye as well as have the opportunity to buy books signed
by Heather. Tickets costs £3 and are available from the
Wednesday, 26th February at 10.00 am, visitors to the library
will be able to create their own super-heroes with popular
local author and illustrator Shoo Rayner. Shoo's 'Ginger
Ninja' drawing workshop will be followed by a cake-cutting
ceremony (11.30am - 12pm) to mark the library's 20th birthday.
The drawing session is for youngsters aged from five to
12 - tickets cost £2 and are available from the library.
coffee morning will be run in the Dennis Potter room while
the drawing workshop takes place so parents can catch up
on the latest best-seller over a coffee and a slice of cake.
The final birthday event has an oriental feel - learn how
to create, or improve, your Japanese Manga drawings. It
takes place from 2pm on Thursday, 27th March and is aimed
at 11 to 16-year-olds. Tickets cost £2 and are available
form the library.
time for the under 5s at Ross Library on Thursday. Ref: DSC_4410
Wilton Road wall given facelift
ivy and small trees have been removed from the wall at the
top of Wilton Road in Ross-on-Wye. Wilton Road was closed
on Mother's Day whilst the work was carried out, because
vegetation was falling down onto the pavement below and
needed to be done in the interests of highway safety. Council
engineers will also now be able to inspect the condition
of the wall, which was hidden from view by the vegetation.
wall before work started.
work being carried out on the wall.
wall can now be seen in all of its glory after the removal of the
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John Davies to be New Mayor
Town Mayor, Councillor Derek Bedford proposed Deputy Mayor,
Councillor John Davies as the Mayor Elect at the
meeting of Ross Town Council on Monday. The proposal was
seconded, unanimously agreed and Councillor Davies gladly
accepted. This will be Councillor Davies's second term of
office as Mayor of Ross-on-Wye and we wish him another successful
Mayor reminded all in attendance that his Charity Ball will
take place at the Chase Hotel on Saturday, 29th March. Mayor
Bedford's chosen charity is the Ross Education Trust which
funds equipment or books to help local students in their
education. Mayor Bedford performed a sponsored preach last
year in aid of this cause and raised well in excess of £1,000.
Hopefully even more will be raised at the ball. Tickets
are available by contacting the Town Clerk. Mayor Bedford
also announced that the Mayor's Alternative Ball, involving
rock and roll music, is to be held at the Prince of Wales
PCSOs were in attendance at Mondays meeting and Councillor
Cutter asked that it be made known to the public that these
officers attend the weekly Council Surgeries at Ross Library
and are happy to be approached by members of the public
who have concerns that they may wish to discuss.
was also announced at the meeting that time is running out
for people to apply for a Shop Fronts Grant. There is still
money available to those who need help to tidy up or repair
the front of their town premises. Anybody who feels they
may benefit from this scheme should contact the Town Clerk,
Mrs. Denise Mason, as soon as possible.
IT'S ABOUT TIME WE HAD ANOTHER
WYENOT NEWS POTTERS BAR PARTY!
It will be three years this year since the last 'Wyenot
News Potters Bar Reunion'. As those held in 2004 and 2005
were so successful and we have had time off to get over
the mass hangover, the time is now about right for another.
NEXT POTTERS BAR PARTY WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, 4TH OCTOBER,
in the original 'Potters Bar' venue (now the Hope &
Anchor Conservatory). All who enjoy the great music of the
era are welcome to come along, so please put the date (and
the day after - which you will probably need to recover)
in your diary.
still have the complete Potters Bar collection of music
- complete with original Potters Bar scratches. Mixed with
some original tracks from Hawkwind, Filthy McNasty and Gerry
McAvoy Jam with Rory Gallagher, recorded live at Roundhouse
and at the Bridge House (which used to be my two regular
venues just prior to moving to Ross) the music will definitely
provide a night to remember. I do also have some great more
modern rock music as well, for those too young to remember
Hawkwind, Rory Gallagher and Floyd, so there will be something
there for everyone.
photos from the 'Last Night' and previous reunions will
be there - along with the Potters Bar 'Book of Remembrance',
so bring your old photo albums along as well and enjoy a
night out in 1970s style in the original venue.
this year's event coincides with the weekend following both
my birthday and my daughter, Sarah's 18th birthday - both
fall on 1st October. I usually try to forget, rather than
celebrate my birthday but I may well consume a bevvy or
two on just this one occasion.
scene from the 2004 Wyenot News Potters Bar party. Ref: DSC_6679
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