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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 192 - Wednesday, 2nd April 2008
NEWS - AONB secures £2.8 million - Bridge dangers - Aerobathon
for Noah's Ark - Mayor's Charity Ball]
Secondary School Reunion - Shoo helps celebrate - Things Past -
Views from river - Eco facts workshop]
support X factor - Dungeon Ghost - Saturday night - Proof of the
pudding - Saving energy the high cholesterol way - Action promised
at Thomas Blake Gardens - Cricketforce - Public Notices - Weather]
teenager - cash machine scam and the news from around Herefordshire]
by Tina Jones
programme has been removed to conserve space on the web
server but can still be obtained from WNTV NEWS on DVD.
million secured for Wye Valley AONB historic sites
Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) have
announced that after a successful Heritage Lottery Fund
(HLF) Bid, £2.8 million will be allocated to heritage projects
in the 'Overlooking the Wye' Landscape Partnership Scheme.
projects will improve and promote historic sites throughout
the Lower Wye Valley area.
unique three-year scheme involves communities and organizations
across three counties and over two countries. The bid has
involved partners including Herefordshire Council, Gloucestershire
County Council , Monmouthshire County Council, the Woodland
Trust, Forestry Commission, Forest of Dean District Council,
local Parish and Community Councils and individual landowners.
We are delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has enabled
this work to take place' said Andrew Blake, Wye Valley AONB
Officer, ' We are looking forward to working with all the
partners and community groups who helped develop the scheme,
and will be involved in getting the projects off the ground
as soon as the formalities are finalized.'
. . .
range and variety of the projects covers themes of industrial
heritage, the Picturesque movement and viewpoints, river
corridors and hill fort archaeology. Individual projects
include a restoration of Abbey Mill Waterwheel at Tintern,
community arts projects at Monmouth Quay, restoration of
Little Doward hill fort views, archaeological investigation
at New Weir Forge, improvement of access to Devils Pulpit
viewpoint and the refurbishment of Tintern Old Station.
Explaining the importance of the award Anne Jenkins HLF
Regional Manager for the West Midlands said, 'It is really
interesting for us to be supporting such a wide-ranging
project that will enhance the diverse heritage of the area.
This really shows that heritage can be anything from landscape
conservation to an interpretative art project, and that
the community both on a local and wider level will stand
schemes aim to involve local people in their area's heritage
by encouraging them to take part in a range of education,
participation and training opportunities. Activities for
children such as the Rock and Fossil Show have been organized
and an Open Heritage weekend, at Goodrich Castle for the
general public to view projects, has been arranged on the
NEWS' went along to meet representatives of the AONB,
Herefordshire Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, at
Goodrich Castle on Thursday and Andrew Blake explains in
programme how this money will help open up sites in
and close to Ross-on-Wye.
to the Yat Rock view point will benefit from the Heritage Lottery
money. Ref: P2155179
your children about bridge dangers
objects thrown at fast moving vehicles in Ross
of children in Ross are being urged to talk to their children
about the dangers of playing on bridges after two reported
incidents of objects being thrown at vehicles on the A40.
reported bricks or rocks were being thrown from the bridge
between the Wilton and Ross Labels roundabouts at around
7pm on Monday, 24th March.
small group of young people was seen throwing the objects
and then hiding in bushes near to the bridge. Fortunately,
on this occasion, no vehicles were struck but a search of
the area by police failed to find any trace of the children.
A similar report of objects being thrown from the bridge
was received earlier in the month - again without damage
being caused - but police are concerned that should the
practice continue, the results could be deadly.
objects of at vehicles is both irresponsible and highly
dangerous and could very easily end in tragedy,' said Sergeant
Sarah Hughes from Ross Police. 'The situation is made even
worse by the fast moving nature of the road below. An object
the size of brick could smash a windscreen and cause severe
head injuries to the driver or passengers. Equally it could
cause the driver to swerve in avoidance or lose control,
which again could easily cause injuries and deaths. It may
seem like a harmless prank to the youngsters involved but
the reality is very different and police take such actions
extremely seriously,' warned Sergeant Hughes.
would like all parents in Ross-on-Wye to talk to their children
- especially those of high school age - and reinforce the
dangers of throwing objects from bridges. Parents should
also ask themselves:
you know where your child is after school?
he or she mixing with the wrong friends and can’t see
a way of removing themselves from associating with them?
your child have information about who is responsible for
Hughes went on to say: 'We need to ensure that this dangerous
practice stops and all parents in Ross-on-Wye can play their
part in making sure it does. Please speak to your children
- some of them know who is responsible and some of them
may even have been involved. If you or they have any information,
they can contact the police on 08457 444888 or call Crimestoppers
in confidence on 0800 55511 and give the information that
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Aerobothon for Noah's Ark Trust
and Caroline Ward of Ross
Health and Fitness Centre hold a fund-raising aerobothon
for charity. This year, at the request of Liz Collins, who
lost her husband, Chris in 2006, the monies raised are going
to the Noah's Ark Trust.
Noah's Ark Trust was set up in 1998 to answer the needs
of younger people in the community who have been affected
by bereavement. The trust is now in its tenth year and to
celebrate, they have launched a three year appeal to source
a house in the heart of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire
community. This will enable them to offer every aspect of
their free service from supporting bereaved children to
training volunteers and community professionals.
aerobothon raised in the region on £1700. Well done
to all who took part in the event and well done to Dean
and Caroline for their continued support for charity.
Mayor, Councillor Derek Bedford held his charity ball at
the Chase Hotel on Saturday evening. Music was provided
by local covers band 'Silva' and money raised will be going
to the Mayor's chosen charity, the Ross Educational Foundation.
are to be more events taking place over the coming weeks
to raise money for the Foundation, including the Mayor's
Golf Day, which will take place this Thursday and the 'Mayor's
Other Ball', which I am particularly looking forward to
covering at the Prince of Wales on Saturday, 19th April.
Mayor and Mayoress with friends at Saturday's Charity Ball. Ref:
Mayor and Mayoress on Saturday. Ref: DSC_4699
and Gordon Lucas. Ref: DSC_4722
and Mrs. Harry Bramer. Ref: DSC_4729
and Jacqui Newman would like to welcome you to the White
Lion 16th Century Riverside Inn. Situated
right on the banks of the River Wye at Ross, the White Lion
is a picturesque local inn with an interesting history and
is noted for its spectacular river views. The White Lion
has long been a favourite place to relax by both local people
and tourists alike.
White Lion's extensive and picturesque gardens reach right
down to the river's edge and are a wonderful place to enjoy
views of the river. It is a great spot to watch the local
otters, nesting swans and other wildlife.
served every lunch time
and evening in the bar and restaurant
Good Beer Guide 2008
Alan and Tina,
By chance read the letters section of Wyenot News Issue
174 - 21st November 07 and was surprised to see my name
mentioned. I can think of at least two John Clark’s I sailed
with during my forty odd years at sea. Please advise the
email address of this John as I am intrigued to find out
who is trying to contact me.
Wooding Australia (One of your international readership)
sometimes takes a while but usually, letters published here
bring a result. I have put Roger and John in touch. (Actually
Roger, I have heard nothing from you since I did that. If
you did not receive my mail, let me know and I will send
the information again.)
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