place for information on Ross-on-Wye and the Wye Valley
STRONG MEDIA INTEREST IN NEW ROSS CINEMA.
Local print and broadcast media have been quick to take
up the news that Ross is soon to have a fully fledged cinema.
Nicola Goodwin of BBC Hereford & Worcester interviewed
Former Ross Mayor, Councillor John Edwards and Phil Preston,
the driving forces behind the project, last Thursday morning.
at the Phoenix, as the new venture has been called, has
been approved by members of the theatre, and paid for with
a £7,500 grant from Ross Town Council's enhancement fund
allocated in recognition of widespread local demand for
a cinema in Ross. State-of-the art equipment for the venture,
which will launch with a week long film festival in July,
is currently being installed at the town's 64 seat Phoenix
Theatre. The new facility will have an authentic cinema
feel, thanks to the theatre's raked seating and a giant
retractable screen. First class picture quality will be
delivered by a digital projector, and the auditorium itself,
now being revamped as part of the theatre's own enhancement
programme, will look smarter than ever.
If the venture is successful, its backers hope it will provide
an argument in favour of establishing a Ross cinema with
even larger capacity.
Nicola Goodwin of BBC Hereford & Worcester talks to Councillor
John Edwards and Phil Preston about the new cinema.
ROSS ROADIES RAISE £1000 FOR AIR AMBULANCE.
Easter Monday saw the 2nd Vintage & Classic Vehicle Road
Run organized by ROSS ROADies, (Riders, Owners And Drivers)
take place in aid of the Midlands Air Ambulance. Meeting
at The Yew Tree Inn at Peterstow the group enjoyed a lovely
drive through beautiful Herefordshire countryside in gorgeous
ROADies are very pleased to announce that the two runs have
raised a wonderful £1,000 for the charity, which will
be presented in the near future. Ross Roadies would like
to thank all who took part for their generosity, to those
who gave raffle prizes, those who made donations and the
many local businesses who allowed the group to display their
done to you all. We shall be very pleased to attend the
presentation of this fantastic amount you have raised for
the Midlands Air Ambulance.
ROADies are a non-profit making group of Vintage & Classic
Vehicle enthusiasts, set up to enjoy Nostalgic Motoring,
whilst raising money for charity. For further information,
please contact Colin Davies of Colin's
Tyrecare on 07510-772250, Eric Lilwall on 07732-555403
or Alan Williams on 07773-619969.
Some of the beautiful vehicles which were on display after the road
WILTON COURT CELEBRATE THE ROYAL WEDDING.
Helen and Roger Wynn of Wilton
Court Restaurant with Rooms hosted a wonderful luncheon
last Friday to celebrate the wedding of the Duke and Duchess
of Cambridge. The Mulberry Restaurant was filled to capacity
with guests dressed in their finest attire as they watched
the Royal Wedding take place.
to the broadcast of the ceremony, guests were treated to
coffee and deliciously crisp pastries and afterwards enjoyed
a sumptuous lunch in a beautifully laid out room befitting
a wedding party.
you for inviting us to join your celebrations. We enjoyed
our short time with you and Helen, your outfit was stunning!.
Roger and Helen Wynn who hosted a luncheon at Wilton Court to celebrate
the royal wedding.
The guests watched the broadcast on two large screens.
The restaurant was beautifully laid out for this special occasion.
A few of the guests thoroughly enjoying the proceedings.
Champagne awaits the guests to toast the happy royal couple.
JESSE HAILS HUGE SUCCESS OF ST MARYS CELEBRATIONS.
Jesse Norman MP has hailed the Royal Wedding celebration
at St Mary's, Ross-on-Wye as a huge success, raising over
£3,500 for the restoration of the church. Well
over 100 people attended the wedding ceremony, which was
shown live at St Mary’s on a large screen.
present were dressed up to the nines, and joined in the
order of service along along with the 1900 guests in Westminster
Abbey. There was a reception in the church after the service,
with a glass of fizz and excellent wedding cake. In lieu
of wedding presents, the guests were asked to contribute
towards the continued restoration of the church. In total,
over £3,500 was raised.
Jesse, who is a Patron of the Friends of St Mary's, said,
'What a terrific occasion. The whole thing was superbly
organized. It was just like being in Westminster Abbey,
except that we got to see absolutely everything going on,
both inside and out.
congratulations to everyone involved, but especially to
Rachel Lewis, Jo Lane, Rachel Bushell, Mark Sanderson, Julian
Hallett and Reverend Sarah Jones. Terry's Digital and Flicks
in the Sticks also deserve special thanks for lending their
RIDES FOR DISABLED PEOPLE AT MAY FAIR.
The Showman's Guild is offering free rides for disabled
people and their carers on Wednesday, 4th May, from 10am
until Noon. Free rides will be available on the Waltzer,
Sizzler and Dodgems, and people should meet at the Waltzer
in High Town at 10am in order to take part. Help will be
available from Herefordshire Council volunteers should anyone
from helping people to get onto the fairground rides, volunteers
will also be available from 10am until 8pm on 4th May at
the library on Broad Street to help those who simply want
to go about their shopping but who would find it difficult
getting around because of the fair. All the volunteers are
CRB checked and keen just to help people who need a little
extra support. You do not have to be disabled to take advantage
of this free service.
Yellin, Herefordshire Council's diversity officer said,
'Navigating through the city centre to carry out daily activities
like shopping can be a major challenge for disabled or older
people when the May Fair takes over the centre of Hereford.
In addition, getting access to the rides and attractions
can be difficult unless you are fortunate enough to be accompanied
by someone who understands your needs and is happy to help
have been able to get a willing band of volunteers together
to try to help everyone to enjoy the fair's attractions
or just get on with their daily activities such as shopping
and I would like to thank these people for giving their
you are in High Town on 4th May and would like a volunteer
to spend some time with you, simply drop in and see them
in Hereford Library on Broad Street, or call 07792 880238
or 07792 881010, and they will come to you!
further information, please contact Lynsey Radmore on 01432
260244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ROSS CIDER & PERRY CO ARE BIG APPLE CHAMPIONS.
Our congratulations go to Mike Johnson and all at Ross
Cider & Perry Co. for their successes at the Putley
Big Apple 2011
competition. The renowned cider producers not only won first
in the Dry Perry category, first in the Medium Cider and
first in the Sweet Cider class, they were also judged to
be overall champion cider makers 2011!
first won the title in 2001 and the company has been judged
'Champion Cider Makers' four times since then. Well done
to you all. Your hard work is certainly paying off and we
are looking forward to trying some of your award winning
produce in the very near future.
The certificates and the trophy won by Ross Cider & Perry Co.
at the Putley Big Apple 2011 competition.
NOMINATIONS WANTED FOR VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR.
Herefordshire Voluntary Action is once again inviting nominations
for all those wonderful people who regularly volunteer in
Herefordshire. People who not just give their time freely,
but also their energy, skills and talents to make a positive
difference to the lives of others and their communities.
This year sees the return of the biennial Herefordshire
Volunteers of the Year Awards which recognizes and celebrates
the outstanding contribution that volunteers make to our
there has been just one nomination for Ross-on-Wye! Now
we know that there are many people in this lovely town who
give their time freely to both promote Ross-on-Wye and help
it's community. If you can think of anybody who deserves
to be rewarded for their efforts, please nominate them now.
These ‘Oscars’ of volunteering will be presented by the
Lord Lieutenant at a gala dinner to be held at Hereford
Race Course on Thursday, 9th June 2011. This event would
not be possible without the extremely generous support of
allpay, one of Herefordshire’s most prestigious companies.
Not only is this the fourth time the company has been the
main sponsor of the event but allpay will once again make
a special award to an individual who has made a lifetime
contribution to volunteering.
Properties will be providing the prizes for the Volunteer
of the Year while Cargill will be showing its commitment
to the community with the Team Awards. The vinvolved project
will sponsor the Young Volunteer Category, whilst BOSS (Border
Office Supplies and Systems Ltd) will support the Fundraiser
category. Tesco is giving the award to the Sports Volunteer
of the Year while the Community Hero Award will be acknowledging
all those unsung heroes - people who informally volunteer
in their local area.
are open until 6th May and nomination booklets are available
from Herefordshire Voluntary Action (01432 343932). They
are also downloadable from www.herefordshireva.org and can
also be completed online.
WYENOT BUSINESS FEATURE - RADCLIFFE GUEST HOUSE
House in Wye Street
Andy and Beth Morgan took over the Radcliffe
Guest House in Wye Street a little over a year ago,
during which time their life has changed considerably. Beth
was a child minder at the time and Andy was a BT phone engineer.
Radcliffe Guest House went on the market, the couple went
to take a look, although not initially with the intention
of becoming owners of a well established B&B. Apparently
Andy's mother grew up in Radcliffe House when his grandparents
ran it as tea rooms during the 1950s.
and Beth did buy Radcliffe, however and have worked hard
very during their first year, transforming the guest house
from a once delightfully olde worlde B&B into an equally
delightful B&B with modern influences. Each of the five
guest rooms has en suite facilities, Freeview television
and all are very tastefully and comfortably furnished. Radcliffe
Guest House is family friendly and travel cots and highchairs
are available for young guests.
Guest House is ideally situated, being a stones throw from
the riverside and literally a couple of minutes walk to
Ross-on-Wye town centre, so beautiful riverside walks, shops,
pubs and restaurants are all just moments away. The house
is also ideal to use as a base when exploring the Wye Valley,
visiting relatives or on a cycling or walking holiday. Andy
himself is a keen cyclist and both he and Beth will be happy
to advise on popular local cycle routes and walks.
you are interested thinking of visiting Ross-on-Wye, why
not give Andy or Beth of the Radcliffe Guest House a call?
You are always assured of a warm welcome.
HIT BY MOTORBIKE - POLICE APPEAL FOR WITNESSES.
Herefordshire Police are appealing for information following
a serious road traffic collision on Wednesday, 27th April
on the A438 at Bridge Sollers. It appears that a green Ford
Focus driven by a woman from Dyfed, Wales, swerved to avoid
a male pedestrian but a Honda motorbike following the car
was in collision with the man.
rider of the Honda was a man from Ledbury who was treated
at the scene for shock. The pedestrian suffered head injuries
and was flown by air ambulance to the QE Hospital in Birmingham
where his condition was described as 'critical but stable.'
closures were in place for a time following the collision
which occurred shortly before Noon. Anybody who witnessed
the incident and hasn't yet spoken to police is urged to
contact officers at Herefordshire on 0300 333 3000.
HEREFORD v SHREWSBURY GAME PASSES PEACEFULLY
West Mercia Police would like to thank supporters of both
Hereford United and Shrewsbury Town football clubs for their
good behaviour at the local derby match which took place
on Saturday, 23rd April.
teams played at Edgar Street in Hereford and intelligence
suggested a possibility of disorder following disturbances
at the reverse fixture in Shrewsbury in November. More than
100 police officers and staff were on duty in Hereford as
one of the biggest crowds of the season was seen at the
Edgar Street stadium. There were no significant offences
or incidents of disorder reported and only one person was
arrested; he has been charged with being drunk and disorderly
in a public place.
Inspector Mark Travis said, 'We put in place a substantial
policing operation to ensure genuine supporters from both
sides could enjoy the game safely. I would like to thank
fans from both clubs for their patience and understanding
as we managed the game robustly. Their good attitude, combined
with a strong policing presence, meant the day passed off
without any trouble.
was some disorder the last time the two sides met and we
needed to put in place precautions to deal with anyone who
tried to cause problems inside and outside the ground. We
worked closely with British Transport Police and our West
Mercia Police colleagues in Shrewsbury. A number of police
officers from Shrewsbury who are aware of known troublemakers
attended the match to act as spotters. Troublesome elements
associated with each club were quickly identified on the
day and early interventions were made.'