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Issue No. 202 - Wednesday, 11th June 2008
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Page 1 [WNTV NEWS - CAB - Gardeners' Question Time - Open Gardens - Money for Bands in the Park and Ross Live!]
Page 2 [Cider and Blues Night at the Farm great success - Letters]
Page 3 [More Chicken Shed than Zeppelin - JKHS New Zealand - Castle Dance - Women of Spirit - C.S. Bliss]

Page 4

[Henry and Cheryl - Hi to USA Friends - Kate Humble - Goodrich - Nature Photography - Buggy Route - Weather]
Page 5 [Praise for Computer Clubbers' art work and the rest of the news from around Herefordshire]
Presented by Tina Jones

This programme has been removed to conserve space on the web server but can still be obtained from WNTV NEWS on DVD.

Citizens Advice Bureau to Adopt Appointments System

Ross Town Council have been advised by the Citizens Advice Bureau that they intend to change the way they operate in September. Currently, users of the service can drop in to the bureau with their concerns, but after September, potential users will need to make an appointment to see an adviser.

All councillors expressed deep concern at the suggestion and are going to try to liaise with the organization, in a bid to keep the system as it currently stands.

Mrs. Joyce Thomas, MBE-DL was a founder member of Ross Advisory Service, which later became part of the Citizens Advice Bureau, and was present at the launch of the initial three month pilot scheme at the Corn Exchange.

Wyenot News spoke to Mrs Thomas about the Citizens Advice Bureau in Ross. She told us, 'A pilot scheme for the Citizens Advice Bureau was due to end in June. However, I am delighted that this has now been extended until September, when I understand that an appointments system will be put in place. This is a national CAB policy. I very much appreciate the co-operation of Ross Town Council and sincere thanks and appreciation must go to the volunteers who continue to give their time so generously.'

The launch of the Citizens Advice Bureau's pilot scheme in February of this year. Ref: DSC_4246.
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Gardeners Question Time at Ross Garden Store

Well known BBC gardening Guru, Reg Moule kindly agreed to host a Gardeners Question Time at Ross Garden Store on Tuesday evening to help to raise funds for the NSPCC.

Many people turned up to the event which not only involved the Question Time but also included a raffle and quiz, which took place later in the evening.

Reg very kindly gave us a brief interview before the event started so that we could dash back home and get on with prepping this week's news. Thank you for that, Reg and thank you Alison for inviting us. We are sure that the event was a great success and we hope that lots of money was raised for the NSPCC.

Proprietor of Ross Garden Store, Alison Sheppard with gardening expert, Reg Moule. Ref: DSC_5417
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Old Court Cottage  - Self Catering at Symonds Yat.
Enjoy the Aston Ingham Open Gardens

Twelve beautiful gardens will be open to the public for Aston Ingham's Open Gardens Event which will take place on Saturday, 21st and Sunday, 22nd June.

This annual event is becoming very popular and raises a lot of money for local charities, the Salters Hill Trust, Forest of Dean Cancer Care at Home and the Aston Ingham Scout Group.

WNTV News went to talk to one of the organizers, Margaret Reece about the event. You can find out more in this week's programme.

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The Mayor presents cheque for Bands in the Park 2008

'Bands in the Park' organizer, David Harding from the 'A.W. Parker (Drybrook) Band' was presented with the first of two cheques for £2352.09 from Ross Town Council by Mayor, Councillor John Davies and Deputy Mayor, Councillor John Edwards. The money will be used to provide entertainment at Ross Bandstand this summer season. A second cheque for a similar amount will be presented later in the season.

The West Mercia Police Band entertained a widely spread out audience on Sunday at the second of this year's Ross-on-Wye 'Bands in the Park' season. A short film of the concert can be seen in this week's WNTV News programme. The third concert in the season, this coming Sunday, will be performed by the Lydbrook Silver Band.

Formed in 1923, the band was first known as the Lydbrook Reed & Brass Band, it's original conductor being Mr. Maynard Childs. This new band was made up of players from three smaller bands that had existed in the Lydbrook area for many years previous. Lydbrook Band has progressed well over recent years, being successful in both local and national competitions, as well as having gained an outstanding reputation for its concert performances and currently perform in the Championship Section for National Contests. In 2008 the band was placed 5th in the West of England regional contest in Torquay having been conducted by Norwegian conductor Thomas Brevik, who came over specially to take the band.

Many famous bandsmen have passed through the band's ranks and without doubt, the band's most famous son is Lyndon Baglin. A world renowned Euphonium player, it was Lyndon who returned to the Band in 1979 as its conductor and during the next seven years progressed the Band from a lowly 3rd section outfit to a Championship section band. Another former player is Brett Baker - currently Principal Trombone player with the Black Dyke Mills Band and arguably the best Trombone player in British banding today.

On the bandstand on Sunday will also be Robert Morgan. Last year Robert celebrated fifty years of association with the Lydbrook Silver Band, with a celebration concert at the Five Acres Theatre attended by many well known brass band faces and an audience of over five hundred people. Robert is well known to the brass band world as the Chairman of the British Federation of Brass Bands and also as a member of the Gloucestershire Brass Band Association Executive Committee. His dedication and hard work was also recognized with deserved award of an MBE for services to the Brass Band movement.

Mayor John Davies and Deputy Mayor, John Edwards presented David Harding with a cheque on Monday.
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The West Mercia Police Band on Sunday. Ref: DSC_5390

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'Ross Live! 2008' is sponsored by Ross Town Council

'Ross Live!' organizer, Robin Symmonds was presented with a cheque for £3000.00 by Ross Town Council on Monday to help fund this year's 'festival'. The cheque was presented by Mayor, Councillor John Davies and Deputy Mayor, Councillor John Edwards.

This year's festival will include exciting events such as 'Anyone for Verdi?' - Verdiís Requiem in a day which will be performed by the Ross Live! Chorus and Orchestra, lead by Barrie Moore and conducted by Adrian Partington and will take place at Wyastone Hall, near Monmouth. Many classical and baroque performances will also be taking place in Ross, at the Baptist Church and at St. Mary's Parish Church.

For the youth of Ross, Benjamin Britten's 'Noye's Fludde', which is an opera for children and young people and will be taking place at St. Mary's Church. The programme will include jazz, in the form of, 'Eduardo Niebla' - world-class jazz with virtuoso flamenco guitar recalling Django Reinhardt - a a sell-out at Brecon Jazz Fest last two years and 'Derek Paravicini', a blind, autistic pianist with dazzling jazz technique reminiscent of Jelly Roll Morton and other greats, but with his own distinctive style will also be providing some great jazz entertainment.

For the family, 'Songs From the Shows' will be performed at the Larruperz Centre, with young local performers Forte Entertainment.

Ross Live! also includes the successful 'Outreach' programme, which provided musical tuition to pupils in local primary schools.

Full details of all 'Ross Live! events are now included on the 'What's On' page and you can find out about 'Ross Live' by visiting their information page on Wyenot.

Mayor John Davies and Deputy Mayor, John Edwards presented Robin Symmonds with a cheque on Monday.
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Dave 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.

The 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.

Click here for further details on the White Lion Inn.


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