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No. 94 - 3rd May 2006
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Thank You Gordon and Margaret!
I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Gordon
and Margaret Lucas very much for the excellent year's
service they have given the town in their roles as Mayor
and Mayoress of Ross-on-Wye. And for the fantastic meal
Margaret prepared for friends at the Corn Exchange last
Wednesday evening. Margaret, you are a great cook and
the roast beef was better than (or as good as) my mum
used to cook! I
did not take any photographs on the night, I just enjoyed
the occasion but this is my favourite photo of you for
and Margaret. You have been great! Mayoring here and
Mayoring there is not an easy task and it must have
been very tiring but you both performed it exceedingly
well. Thank you for a such a very special year!
Margaret and Linda are Off to See The Queen!
Having been nominated by Mr. Ian Jarvis, the General Manager
of the South West Business Unit of British Waterways,
Margaret Evans from Gorsley (pictured right) has been
invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace on Thursday,
18th May 2006.
her friend, Linda Eden as her guest, she will be joining
two hundred and sixty others plus their guests at a 'Reception
to recognise people over sixty who continue to make a
significant contribution to national life'.
Peter and Christine Dowsett have decided to something special
for Macmillan. They are both excellent supporters of Macmillan
and are on the Committee of the local Ross Support Group.
They are especially renowned for their home-made cakes,
which are sold at the Big Sale in August and at other events.
Peter had his story published in the Hereford Times as part
of their May Day appeal. They have been very busy visiting
the shops and local businesses in Hereford and Ross for
donations for their raffle and tombola; everyone has been
most generous and they have done amazingly well.
will be a range of interesting stalls, teas, coffees and
tasty lunches. A good selection of delicious, freshly made
cakes and fruit pies will be available, a raffle and tombola,
handmade cards, local preserves and a nearly new selection
will ensure there is something for everyone, not forgetting
the children. There will also be tickets on sale for a Balloon
race, which will be let off at the Big Sale in August.
will be held in the Much Birch Community Hall on 6th May
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., though this might be extended if
they find that they are still busy.
further enquiries about this, other events or even if you
would like to help the local Ross group, please contact
Peter & Chris Dowsett on 01981 541185 or Pauline McRae on
Ross (01989) 567445.
The Sue Ryder shop in Ross has launched a new loyalty card.
More information next week. In the Photo are Glynis O'Donnell,
manager, Belinda Holdsworth, deputy, Sue Beard, volunteer,
Charlotte and Joyce Thomas MBE DL, who launched the scheme
on Thursday last.
Congratulations to Councillor John Davies and his wife,
Hannah on the arrival of Baby William.
Travis Perkins have donated some asphalt to fill holes in
the road at the Recycling Centre. Dennis Humble and Darren
Felton, Ian Rock, Alec Brooke and Billy Smith from WCR.
Figures April 2006
Without going into too much detail, more people than ever
are visiting this web site every day. I think the figures
below speak for themselves.
case you are wondering. The counter figure at the bottom
of the page, although it clocks up a couple of thousand
visits per day, always reads less because it does not count
every page of the site. It also relies on hitting an independent
server in the USA, which it sometimes cannot get through
to, especially during periods of peak activity, so it always
under-reads by a considerable amount. For three and a half
years, I had it set to count just the index page, so it
is under-reading by several million. I actually find it
a pile of poop and only keep it as a rough daily guide for
myself, because downloading and analysing the server log
daily is far too time consuming a task for an idle curiosity
type thing. The figures below are direct from my web server
and are 100% accurate.
Visitor Statistics Summary for wyenot.com
Summary Period: Last 12 Months
May 2005 to April 2006
Generated 02-May-2006 10:21
|Summary by Month
New Ross-on-Wye Garden Centre
Joyce Thomas MBE DL and Mayor Gordon Lucas officially
opened a new garden centre in the Old Station Shed on
Saturday Morning, 29th April.
the Mayor officially cut the ribbon, Joyce spoke to visitors
to the new centre in the historic old station building.
She explained that the
last train from Ross to Monmouth was in 1959 and that
the building remained empty for some time before being
taken over by a very successful business called 'Baileys',
who eventually outgrew the building.
said, 'Today is another special occasion - the opening
of a Ross garden store, close to the town with parking
facilities. As you can see, there are quality goods displayed,
such as fresh flowers, bedding plants, specimen plants,
furniture etc. Something for every gardener and, just
as important, service with a smile! The few words I had
with Manager, Alison Stephenson impressed me very much,
Company ethos is to concentrate on quality, value and
service; to support local companies and suppliers and
to use local tradesmen" I applaud that.'
then continued with a quotation by Eleanor Roosevelt,
'Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today
is a gift'. 'Today's gift for Ross-on-Wye is another quality
business which will undoubtedly encourage people to our
town. I wish you a happy and successful future in Ross-on-Wye.'
below at the opening are Alison Stephenson, Joyce Thomas
MBE DL and Mayor Gordon Lucas. Also pictured below are
the staff at the new centre, John Price, Jayne Rawlings,
Alison Stephenson, Wendy Howells and Jane Fishwick.
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