place for information on Ross-on-Wye and the Wye Valley
ROSS LIONS CHRISTMAS LUNCH FOR THE ELDERLY....
year, Ross-on-Wye Lions extend an invitation to the elderly
citizens of Ross to attend a Christmas Day lunch at the
Ryefield Centre. This year more people than previously took
up the Lions' kind invitation and enjoyed a delicious lunch
in good company.
of the New Life Church entertained the guests with carols
before lunch was served, whilst Ross Town Mayor, Councillor
Jo Lane chatted with them and afterwards, each person was
given a present by Santa. For those who could not get to
the Ryefield Centre Christmas Day lunch was delivered to
This lovely annual event is organized and provided by Ross
Lions Club, but would not be possible without the WRVS and
many volunteers who happily take time out from their own
Christmas celebrations to cook, serve food and drink, drive
people to the centre and ensure that the guests enjoy their
is wonderful that the Ross Lions and their friends put so
much effort into making Christmas Day a special day for
those who would otherwise spend Christmas alone.
guests are treated to some carols before lunch, courtesy of members
of the New Life Church.
Town Mayor, Councillor Jo Lane spends time chatting to the guests.
Lions guests await their delicious Christmas Day lunch.
CHRISTMAS FUN AT THE WHITE LIONY.....
The Christmas Draw at the White
Lion Inn, Wilton is always a great event and this year
was no exception. There were many prizes to be won on Christmas
Eve, including White Lion gift vouchers, a Wye Valley gift
set, wine, chocolates and novelty items but the best part
about the draw is that £100 was raised for Ross Macmillan
Cancer Support. Landlords, Dave and Jacqui could like to
thank all the regulars who bought tickets for their generosity.
Boxing Night, the White Lion was the setting for a Bingo
Night and Play Your Cards Right. One or two of the young
men who took part got a little confused over when to shout
'House' but eventually one of the group actually did win
one of the games.
the bingo it was time to 'Play Your Cards Right' and everybody
eagerly awaited the arrival of the 'Dolly Dealer'. Who was
this fetching blonde who came staggering up the steps? (Due
to high heels of course. I can't think of any other reason)
It was none other than . . . Dave, who shuffled and dealt
the cards for the contenders to predict whether the next
card would be higher or lower than the previous one.
was no Boxing Night boredom at the White Lion. Everybody
agreed that they had a really fun evening.
BOXING DAY ROAD RUN...............................
Davies of Colins
Tyrecare and fellow classic vehicle owners held their
second Vintage Vehicle Road Run of the year on Bank Holiday
Monday. Starting from the Yew Tree Inn, Peterstow, a great
convoy of classic vehicles were driven through the Herefordshire
countryside, returning to the inn at the end of the run.
event was organized to raise money for the Midlands Air
Ambulance (charity no. 1001064), which also benefited from
the club's first run which took place on the August Bank
done to all who took part.
convoy of vintage vehicles making their way back to Peterstow via
PHOENIX SINGERS RAISE ROOF FOR LIONS DINNER....
year Ross Lions Club provide a Christmas Dinner for the
elderly people of Ross-on-Wye and were delighted when the
Phoenix Singers donated £82 raised at their annual
Christmas Concert towards the cost of the event. Ross-on-Wye
Lions are very grateful to the Phoenix Singers for their
very generous donation and wish them well in the future.
always, The Phoenix Theatre Singers Christmas Concert was
a sell out event. The show contained a mix of songs from
the musicals, solos and readings. After the interval the
audience, having enjoyed complimentary mince pies, were
then treated to a wide variety of seasonal numbers.
Phoenix Singers have around forty members but could do with
a few more male voices to join them. Musical Director, Mary
Brigg would love to hear from any gentlemen who would like
to become part of the group. In addition to staging two
shows a year at The Phoenix Theatre the Singers undertake
a number of charity events. Before the Christmas Concert
they had raised in excess of £2,000 this year.
you would like to join the Phoenix Singers, please contact
Mary on 01989 564352.
COUNCIL HMO RECEIVES COMMENDATION....
and staff from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
(H&WFRS) were honoured at an Awards Ceremony held at the
Town Hall in Hereford recently. The
high profile event was attended by the Lord Lieutenant of
Herefordshire, the High Sheriff for Herefordshire and Worcestershire,
the Mayor of Hereford, the Chairmen of the Fire Authority
and Herefordshire Council.
the evening, Chief Fire Officer Mark Yates and Brigadier,
Councillor Peter Jones, chairman of the Fire Authority,
also presented Jacqueline O'Mahony, HMO and Enforcement
Officer with Private Sector Housing at Herefordshire Council,
with the Chief Officer's Letter of Appreciation for her
outstanding work with the service and other organizations
in relation to protecting the most vulnerable members of
Herefordshire communities from fire.
work includes providing advice to fire safety officers on
housing issues, providing support to the Herefordshire Signposting
Scheme, developing effective working protocols for the enforcement
of fire safety legislation, leading multi-agency inspections
of the most high risk housing and working with the Fire
Service to prosecute individuals and organization when all
other options of ensuring compliance are exhausted.
mention was made of her work on bringing the first successful
joint prosecution under the Housing Act 2004 and the Regulatory
Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 with the Fire Service.
is the first award given by the H&WFRS to a council
& Worcester Fire & Rescue Service Chief Fire Officer Mark Yates,
Jacqueline O'Mahony, HMO and Enforcement Officer for Herefordshire
Council and Councillor Brigadier Peter Jones CBE, Chairman of the