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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 210 - Wednesday, 6th August 2008
NEWS - Friday's Solar Eclipse - Letters: Quiz - Lions Support Jamstand
- Letters: Goodrich Dungeon- Local company makes Top 50 - Bingo
Three peaks - Weekly Refuse Collections - Two Assaulted in Goodrich]
Weather for Carnival Day - Drug Dealers Beware - Win £50 for
your local recipe]
line the streets for Carnival Procession - Cash boost for schools
- Nursery Plans Approved]
down on the Carnival Field - David Bristow sings the blues at Broome
Farm - Ross Special Crew]
Jive - Lions' Share - Special Break - Monmouth Festival - Music
at Goodrich - Weather Station]
Charged with Attempted Murder and the rest of the news from around
Fantastic Weather for a Fantastic Carnival Day
Most of you will be aware that it was Carnival Day on Saturday
and in spite of poor weather forecasts, the sun shone brilliantly.
Lots of people met at the Ashburton Industrial Estate where
the judging of floats and dress took place. There were many
brilliant entries, which were placed as follows:
one: In first place, winning £200 was Ross Pre School
Playgroup, whose float was built by a new team this year
that kept the same high standards as previous years. In
fact, many people thought it was the best float the Carnival
has had for many years. The second prize of £150 was
won by Fun2Sea, the £100 third prize went to The larks
and 4th place, winning £25 were L K Danze.
two had only one entry which was The Larruperz Centre who
win £100. Class three also had just one entry winning Gavin
Morant as Hot Wheels a prize of £25.
Class four the first prize of £100 went to Bridstow
Brownies with the Colburn family, Greek Olympians winning
£75 in second place and Ross Lions gaining third place
five turned out to be a very difficult class to judge as
there were many entries of different sizes, but in the end
it was decided that Josephine Higgins, Oliver Moore and
Greg Powell were the prize winners. Oliver Moore was dressed
as a snowman which caused a lot of comments from the large
crowds who thronged the town streets. Unfortunately there
were losers in this class but they all should be applauded
for their time and effort on the day. The pirates were late
turning up from Monmouth as they had trouble docking their
ship by the Hope and Anchor and Ellie Murray caused the
judges much amusement with her frog on a skate board.
special prizes were also given out on the day. The Pam Allen
Trophy for the best handmade costume went to three year
old Liam Ashcroft, who looked absolutely thrilled with his
prize. The judges also awarded a special prize for the happiest
non-winner which they presented to Meryl Ker and Nikita
Foster who were on holiday in the area and kept smiling
all day long. They said they were happy to take part and
the rosette they were given was a memory they could keep
to remind them of the happy day that they had.
think all the Princesses looked beautiful. Ref: DSC_6439
Princess Darcie with her attendants. Ref: DSC_6466
Successful Raid - Drug Dealers Beware
Drugs and related equipment along with thousands of pounds
in cash were seized by Police executing a drugs search warrant
at a property in Oatleys Crescent, Ledbury last Wednesday.
The drugs raid, which was carried out by local uniformed
officers, netted a quantity of cannabis bush and cannabis
resin, several thousands of pounds in cash and drugs-related
equipment. Bank records were also seized. Two men in the
property were arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs and
are currently on police bail whilst forensic tests are carried
out on the items seized. A woman who called at the property
whilst police were there also received a formal caution
for cannabis possession.
Alex Warner, Local Policing Sergeant at Ross Police Station
who led the operation, said, 'The execution of this latest
drugs warrant maintains our impetus in tackling drugs dealers
in South Herefordshire. Two cannabis cultivation operations
were dismantled by police in Ross in July when we raided
two addresses in the town. We want local drug dealers to
know that the pressure is on!'
from the public is crucial to the success of such operations
and Sergeant Warner urges anyone who has information on
drug dealing in the area to contact him at Ross Police Station
on 08457 444888 or to pass information confidentially via
the Crimestoppers freephone line of 0800 555111.
£50 for your Local Recipe
If you can create a meal for two, costing just £5
and made up entirely from Herefordshire ingredients, why
not enter your dish into this year's Flavours of Herefordshire?'
Not only could you win £50, which will be presented
by the 'Hairy Bikers' at the Herefordshire Food Festival,
your recipe will also be included in a special book of Herefordshire
of Herefordshire is out to prove that local food, as well
as being delicious, need not be expensive,' said Jane Lewis,
Herefordshire Council's cultural services manager. 'We're
looking for the best recipe for a Herefordshire meal for
two for a total for £5 (herbs, spices and condiments can
be sourced from outside the county).
let us know where you are sourcing your ingredients and
how much they cost. If you're growing your own, estimate
the price a shop would charge. Remember, you need to be
able to source all the ingredients at the same time so avoid
a combination of apples and strawberries!' added Jane.
should be e-mailed to GEM@herefordshire.gov.uk or sent to
Jane Lewis at the council's office in Plough Lane, Hereford
HR4 0XH, by Monday, 6th October.
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