JAMSTAND 2010 OFF THIS WEEKEND.....................................
DATES APPLIED FOR
Many of you will be aware by now that the JAMSTAND 2010
event, which was scheduled to take place this coming weekend
will no longer be taking place. However, there is good news.
A new application is being made to hold this fantastic two
day event and it is hoped that JAMSTAND will now take place
on Saturday, 2nd and Sunday, 3rd October, so if you were
looking forward to the event, put those dates in your diary.
to misunderstandings over the application for this coming
weekend, both Herefordshire Council and the police will
be working closely with the organizers, every step of the
way as they, along with everybody else would like to see
plans for the JAMSTAND event
go ahead without the problems encountered recently.
is looking highly likely that the same great line up of
artistes will be performing, along with all of the other
attractions that promise to make JAMSTAND the best end of
season festival ever.
Wyenot News was visited by Festival Director, Jack Baldus,
who has the recent troubles behind him and has adopted an
optimistic approach to this new application. Jack spoke
to us for WNTV News and you can hear what he had to say
by clicking the video link above. My apologies for the sound quality
in the video above - trying to get this out with limited
time, I forgot to switch on the wireless microphone.
'Jamstand Festival is thrilled to announce a new date for
the postponed event as 2nd and 3rd of October 2010. Re-applications
of the Premises Licence have been submitted by hand today
and signed receipts have been obtained from ALL Responsible
Authorities - this is a date and reschedule that has been
proposed in conjunction with and the full endorsement of
the Assistant Director of Public Policy and the Licensing
Department at Herefordshire Council. Obviously we are disappointed
that this weekend's event cannot proceed as planned, but
being of a positive outlook, we are using this opportunity
to ensure that the Jamstand Oktoberfest will be the BEST
of the acts are able to reschedule and a final line-up will
be announced very shortly. The newly proposed date has meant
that other artists and attractions that were unable to make
this weekend will now be able to attend the Oktoberfest.
We are confident and will do everything in our power to
ensure that Jamstand gives the community the best free music
and arts festival that we have ever done and the extra time
we now have means it can be even better than planned!
would like to thank the Council for working with us, Jesse
Norman MP for helping and supporting us and most of all,
the local supporters and Facebook petitioners who have rallied
around Jamstand to help ensure that it does go ahead. Jamstand
is nothing without local support so it means a lot to everyone
here to see how high passions are raised when the future
of your free festival was called into dispute; if this had
not been forthcoming then there would be no point in continuing
with what we are trying to achieve.
Jamstand would like to reaffirm that we are working with
the Council to ensure the event takes place and we will
not dwell on any negative speculation and supposition regarding
either party, nor will we enter into any form of public
debate or comment at this time regarding the situation thus
far. Jamstand chooses to look to the future without bitterness
or finger-pointing - instead we are solely concerned with
ensuring Jamstand will constitute one of the most successful
festivals of the 2010 season, so dust off your lederhosen
and join us for the BEST (and still free) Jamstand Oktoberfest
scene from the brilliant JAMSTAND 2009.
AND JIVE WITH THE JIVEOHOLICS.....
fabulous Jump 'n' Jive band the Jiveoholics are back in
town on Saturday evening, bringing their brilliant Jive
music to the White
Lion Inn at Wilton.
band have enjoyed a busy year touring the UK and producing
their CD, which has proved very popular. Led by front man,
Johnny Cool, the Jiveoholics' ability to keep an audience
entertained knows no bounds, with their great musical talent
and wicked sense of humour. They are well worth going to
see, even if you don't jump and jive, and if you do ...
you'll be up on your feet all night.
not go along to the White Lion and see for yourself. The
entertainment begins at 8:30.
MOTORSPORTS CLUB CELEBRATE 60TH BIRTHDAY
and District Motor Sports Club celebrated it’s 60th birthday
with a great party at Broome Farm, Peterstow on Saturday.
party was a 'non-motorsport' event, although it did have
a motor sport theme, with flags and 'Be Quiet' signs en
route to the farm as well as some original table decorations.
Around 120 people attended the party who, along with enjoying
a lovely two course meal were entertained by the very talented
and celebrated singer/songwriter Amy Wadge. Apparently a
great time was had by all.
Motorsports celebrating at Broome Farm.
Wadge performing at the event.
DREAM CAR HAS ALWAYS BEEN A LAMBORGHINI,,
..............SO HOPING TO MAKE HER DREAMS COME TRUE....
took her to the Orles Barn, where I knew there was bound
to be one in the car park she could take a look at.
car belonged to an anonymous guest at the Hotel. Being a
'blue van man' myself, I know absolutely nothing about cars
but I do know several people who are, would love to own
one just like it and who will be pleased to see the picture.
in Orles Barn car park.
in Orles Barn car park.
UNWANTED ITEMS ARE NEEDED TO HELP HEROES.....
charity shop with a difference will be opening at 8 Crofts
Court on Monday, 16th August, for there will be not one,
but three charities benefiting from the temporary bargain
shop will be open for six weeks only, with the proceeds
from the first two weeks going to Help for Heroes. The second
fortnight will benefit Ross Pre-school Playgroup, with proceeds
from week three going to Ross Rowing Club.
you have any unwanted clothes, books, toys, bric-a-brac
etc. please take them along to the shop at Crofts Court
on either Friday, 13th or Saturday, 14th August between
10am and 1pm. If you cannot get your goods there during
those times, please telephone Iris Price on 01989 564180
to make alternative arrangements. Your help will be greatly
shop will be open from 10am until 4pm each day. Why not
go along and find yourself a bargain?
AGE CONCERN PACK BAGS FOR OVER £500....
Volunteers from Age Concern Ross-On-Wye and District and
Sainsbury' s helped pack customers shopping on Saturday,
31st July and their efforts were rewarded with a massive
£504.35. This is the largest amount raised in a single day
since the store opened in 2009.
Fletcher, Age Concern's volunteer and office co-ordinator
said, 'I would like to say a huge thank you to all of Sainsbury's
customers who were so generous last weekend. Our volunteers
thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the money raised will
directly help the elderly who live in and around the Ross
Drabble, Age Concern volunteer, Alison Fletcher, Margaret Ward,
Age Concern volunteer and Gaye Webb, Sainsbury's volunteer.
WARN OF COUNCIL TAX REBATE SCAM.....
people are being warned by Herefordshire Council not to
fall for a devious telephone scam in which fraudsters claim
to be able to help them claim back a rebate on their council
council were telephoned by a customer last week who said
he was telephoned by a company who told him that they could
get 14 years of council tax repaid if he paid them £75 and
gave them his bank account details. Unfortunately, the customer
did disclose his bank details and he has been advised to
contact his bank and the police. Similar warnings have already
been issued by local authorities nation-wide, as variations
on the scam are growing across the country. Herefordshire
Council issued a similar warning in January this year.
Council will never contact a resident in this manner on
such issues,' said Mike Toney, head of the council's benefits
and exchequers service. 'And we would never ask for your
bank details over the phone to make refunds. Please be suspicious
of any company that requests your bank details over the
phone and avoid doing so.
possible keep a close eye on vulnerable older family members
or neighbours and let them know about this scam which unfortunately
is prevalent at the moment.'
BINGO EVENING AT TUDORVILLE COMMUNITY CENTRE....
It was 'Eyes down' in Tudorville last Friday evening as
the committee held yet another successful bingo night to
raise money for the necessary repairs and refurbishment
of Tudorville & District Community Centre There were
lots of prizes won on the night and the event raised £199.95.
Knappman called the numbers loud and clear and due to the
success of the event, it is planned to hold a bingo night
at the centre on the first Friday of each month. After a
brilliant fashion show and a very well supported football
tournament, many other fund-raising events are in the pipeline,
including a table sale at the centre on Saturday, 21st August,
followed by a family Karaoke evening on the same day.
the bingo evening at Tudorville Community Centre.
AMEY WORKER ALAN SHOWS TRUE GRIT....
Herefordshire Council and Amey Herefordshire are delighted
to congratulate Alan Clarke, Gang Leader, on being highly
commended in the National Transport Awards 2010 for Frontline
Employee of the Year.
Thomas, Amey Herefordshire service director said, 'Alan
has worked on the county's roads in a variety of roles for
the past 35 years, showing great dedication in each and
every one. I am delighted he has been honoured, especially
after his sterling work operating gritters during the past
winter when we experienced the worst weather for almost
30 years. Throughout
this prolonged spell of cold weather, Alan showed his dedication
by not only completing his gritter routes during the night
when the weather was at its worst, but also helping other
less experienced drivers in a combined effort to ensure
roads were open and safe.'
Brian Wilcox, Herefordshire Council's cabinet member for
highways and transportation said, 'We are fortunate that
residents in the county are so well served by employees
like Alan who go out of their way to be helpful and ensure
public safety. Alan,
a former employee of Herefordshire Council and now part
of Amey, shows how well our partnership is operating and
the excellent service being received when compared with
other places in the country.'
Clarke receives his well deserved award.
TOWN BAND TO CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY.....
Town Band have been entertaining the people of Ross-on-Wye
for 25 years now and to celebrate, they are holding a fete
in the Caroline Symonds Gardens on Sunday, 22nd August to
coincide with their Bands in the Park performance on the
will be a range of stalls, food and drink, and fun activities
for the children too. The event begins at 2pm.
RECYCLE YOUR CHEWING GUM WITH GUMDROP....
Hereford will soon be 'in the pink' with the arrival of
an innovative new chewing gum recycling product called Gumdrop.
Herefordshire Council, Safer Herefordshire and Amey are
delighted to announce that Herefordshire is one of only
twelve areas in the UK selected by Keep Britain Tidy to
participate in the 2010 Chewing Gum Campaign.
campaign will run from Wednesday, 18th August until Wednesday,
15th September and aims to encourage people to correctly
dispose of their chewing gum or face an £80 fine. During
the four week campaign, chewing gum waste will be removed
from 10 locations across Hereford City Centre, including
Eign Street Underpass, Hereford Railway Station and Commercial
launch the campaign an event will be held in High Town,
Hereford on Wednesday 18th August from 11am - 3pm. The Gumdrop
Event will offer something for everybody including live
music and entertainment from Sunshine Radio, face painting
and a fantastic competition to win a free hot air balloon
flight. As part of the initiative to encourage residents
to correctly dispose of their chewing gum waste, Herefordshire
is also proud to have been chosen as only the second location
in the country to trial an innovative new recycling product
called Gumdrop. Gumdrop
allows chewing gum to be recycled instead of being dropped
on the floor or in a bin. When the Gumdrop is full it's
taken away and the whole thing is recycled into a number
of different items including mobile phone covers, children's
toys, car tyres and more Gumdrops.
John Jarvis, Chair of Safer Herefordshire said, 'Although
chewing gum litter isn't a significant problem in our county,
it is imperative that we all do our bit to correctly dispose
of our gum. This is why Gumdrop is such an exciting new
proposition. Not only does it allow us to dispose of our
gum litter, but also to recycle it into everyday items,
which helps us to continue working towards a cleaner and
statistics revealing that it costs the Government approximately
£150 million a year to remove 3.5 billion pieces of irresponsibly
disposed of gum in the UK, it is important for Herefordshire
Council to take positive steps towards helping reduce this
amount. This is why we are so delighted to be working with
Keep Britain Tidy and Gumdrop and look forward to a successful
Joinson, spokesperson for Keep Britain Tidy's Chewing Gum
Action Group said, 'This year we are hoping more people
than ever will take the campaign message to heart and think
more seriously about how they dispose of their chewing gum.
By continuing to drive awareness of the negative effects
that littered gum can have, we hope to help create a cleaner
environment for everyone to enjoy.'
Gumdrop trial will run for 6 months, so don't forget to
look out for the pink Gumdrop bins at the following locations
across Hereford and remember……… Don't just drop it - Gumdrop
Town (Outside M&S), Widemarsh Street (At the junction with
Bewell Street), Commercial Street (McDonalds), Hereford
Railway Station, Hereford Bus Station, Dusk Nightclub, Capuchin
Lane, Union Passage, Play Nightclub and Eign Street Underpass.
you are at a loose end next Wednesday, why not pop along
to High Town Hereford and join in the fun at The Gumdrop
Event. For further information on the Gumdrop Campaign call
Safer Herefordshire on 01432 383523 or visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/saferherefordshire.
WARNED OF POTENTIAL BOOK PACK HAZARD.....
Council is warning all parents in the county who have received
a Bookstart Baby pack that one of the books may contain
a potential health and safety hazard. The
council stopped supplying the affected books as soon as
they were alerted to the potential danger of plastic film
on the mirror at the back of the 'This Little Baby' board
Goodwin, Herefordshire Council's early years officer said,
'As soon as we were made aware of this nation-wide problem
with one of the books, we stopped supplying the affected
books. However, some of them already have been delivered
and we would urge parents to check that there is no plastic
film on the mirror at the back of the 'This Little Baby'
book. If there is, they should remove it before sharing
the book with their child.'
CAN YOU HELP TO SOLVE THIS FISHY TALE?....
The Heritage Services Team is asking county residents if
they know the identity of the fisherman in this photograph
which has just been unearthed by one of the museum's dedicated
volunteer had been cleaning, marking and scanning a whole
batch of glass plate negatives that have been stored in
the museum's attic at Broad Street, where they have laid
untouched for at least 40 years, when she found this fantastic
image of a fisherman of days gone by.
Clark, Herefordshire Council's visitor services officer
said, 'We would be very interested to know if anyone locally
knows anything of the story behind the image; do they know
who the fisherman was and was the fish significant in some
way? It is certainly a big fish with the ruler beside it,
marked in inches, indicating that the creature was around
4 feet long from nose to tail.
are other photographs in the same batch which relate to
Boer War stories, and from this the museum's curators have
been able to estimate that the picture may have been taken
in around May 1901, and it is possible that Alfred Watkins,
the well known photographer, beekeeper and local historian,
might have been involved.'
anyone has any information, please contact the museum on
mystery fisherman with his catch.
OF YOUNG LIBRARY VISITORS ON THE INCREASE.....
number of children under 5 years old visiting the county's
libraries has increased, says the annual report for the
county's Bookstart scheme. Bookstart
is based on the principle that every child in the UK should
have the chance to enjoy book sharing from babyhood and
was launched in Herefordshire in 1999.
Goodwin, early years officer said, 'As part of the scheme,
we run a Bookcrawl, where every time a child visits a library,
they collect a sticker and after collecting four stickers
they receive a certificate. This year we have issued 416
certificates, a five per cent increase on last year, which
shows more youngsters than ever make return visits to the
the county, 90 per cent of babies received their first Bookstart
pack at nine months and 90 per cent of toddlers received
their Bookstart+ pack at two years. This figure rose to
99 per cent for four to five year olds receiving a treasure
chest from a pre-school group or their local library and
we had 66 requests for Polish language sets as well as five
for a Russian version.
also run story times and Bounce and Rhyme sessions, aimed
at getting parents and their children to enjoy stories and
rhymes. This year, 2,743 children and carers enjoyed storytimes
while 3,858 attended bounce and rhyme, an increase of three
per cent on the previous year.'