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No. 96 - 17th May 2006
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Bernard Taglivini at Ross Library
Bernard Taglivini performed twice at Ross Library on Thursday,
11th May. During the morning a visually impaired audience
and during the afternoon, to children from St. Joseph's
Primary School. This was part of the Persula Foundation
National Storytelling Tour. The Foundation is a charitable
trust providing support to a whole host of charities using
music in their work and they aim to provide free events
for blind, visually impaired or disabled people across
acting skills are internationally renowned. His work spans
panto to Shakespeare and he has appeared in a number of
West End musicals including Jesus Christ Superstar, Blood
Brothers, Les Miserables and Oliver. He formed Multi-Story,
a theatrical theatre company, in 1995, which has toured
all over the UK and as far afield as Canada, performing
his own songs, stories and poems which are mixed with
traditional and contemporary tales from around the world
to create a unique and entertaining show.
works with all age groups, performing and giving workshops
to school children, drama students, student teachers,
the blind, physically disabled and the elderly. Ruth Walker,
Libraries Promotions Co-ordinator at West Berkshire's
Newbury Library said, 'It is quite a coup for us to be
able to offer visually impaired people a chance to enjoy
Bernard's talents free of charge. He has rave reviews
wherever he performs and we are sure that he will be extremely
well received in Newbury.'
has notched up well over 350 performances since his first
National Storytelling Tour in 1998 and hasn't run out
of stories yet!
is pictured below at Ross Library with children from St.
Joseph's Primary School.
Ross-on-Wye people are invited to join the Money Revolution
Churches Together in Ross-on-Wye are working with Money
Box Credit Union and Ross Area Regeneration Partnership
to promote the Credit Union service in the town. 'Money
Box' offers safe savings and low cost loans for members.
The service includes small loans with no minimum amount,
for any purpose.
by members, for members, Money Box offers a fair deal
and keeps money in the local community. Money Box Credit
Union began in Leominster in 1997 and expanded to accept
members from across the County last year. It relies on
volunteers to run the service and to promote it locally.
All volunteers receive full training.
launch meeting was hosted by the Town Council and Chamber
of Commerce on Tuesday 7th February at 7pm, at the Corn
Exchange in Ross-on-Wye. The aim was to explain how Money
Box works and to form a local committee for the Ross-on-Wye
area. Churches are backing the scheme because it offers
a fair and affordable alternative to expensive door-to-door
lenders and loan sharks for low-income households in Ross-on-Wye.
joining and using 'Money Box' for regular saving and borrowing,
people from all walks of life can get a fair deal and
avoid problem debt. Money Box welcomes members who want
to manage their money better, whatever their age, employment
or financial circumstances. All members pay the same low
interest rate on loans, and the same dividend on their
savings, whether they are an unemployed single parent,
a pensioner or a wealthy company director.
residents can already join the Credit Union and make payments
at the Swan House Council office. They can access the
service via the website, www.moneyboxcu.org.uk or by standing
with the 'pink piggybank' logo are available in many locations
in the town. Ross Labels has also taken a lead, joining
employers including Herefordshire Council in offering
a payroll deduction service for staff who want to save
with Money Box. Money Box will be working with the Chamber
of Commerce to promote this service to other employers
in the town.
Archer, Phil Dazeley and Julia Richardson. Ref: DSC_9415
Best Cans in the Business
Staff at the Re-box organization in Ross have been celebrating
after being named as one of the best suppliers of aluminium
cans for recycling in the country.
has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Novelis
Recycling in recognition of the consistently high quality
of aluminium used beverage cans supplied by the company
Novelis recycles over 30 billion cans every year, in the
UK the company operates Europešs only aluminium can recycling
plant, at Warrington, Cheshire. The Certificate of Excellence
is presented by Novelis Recycling to suppliers who consistently
provide good quality material. The award system is part
of the companyšs ongoing drive to raise awareness of the
importance of quality issues. The presence of contaminants
such as glass, steel, paper or plastic can disrupt the
recycling process, and also pose a health and safety risk.
Humble of EnviroAbility said: 'Some awards are given for
awards sake; the value of this recognition increases when
you consider there were only three Certificates of Excellence
given out in Great Britain last year. Locally we know
the work of our volunteers is extremely valued, its good
to see yet again their quality work has received another
Novelis Recycling Business Development Executive, Robbie
Davies said: 'EnviroAbility must be congratulated for
their aluminium recycling efforts and particularly their
achievement in maintaining excellent quality standards.
It is encouraging to receive constantly good quality cans
and also help support such a worthwhile scheme'.
missed this article last week, so it is reproduced here
from the Ross Gazette, with kind permission. Thank you
for sending it over and saving me the typing time!
Rees, Robbie Davies, Michael Lambert, Malcolm Goff and Keith Raffieli
with the Novelis Award. Ref: DSC_9061
Successful First Season for Ross Rockets
Well done to Ross Rockets, who have won the Herefordshire
Girls Football League. Out of 14 games played, they lost
only one and four of the team have been selected for the
Herefordshire School of Excellence. These are Amy Robertshaw,
Beccie Plumb, Dannie Ward and Morgan Baynham-Williams.
The girls went on to play in the Herefordshire Girls Cup
Final which was played in Hereford on Sunday 14th May.
with Coach, Jackie Baynham are Morgan (Captain), Amie,
Danny, Kaylee, Eleanor, Beccie, Alison, Kelly, Bethany
and Rosie. The girls presented coach, Jackie Baynham with
a bouquet of flowers before training on Thursday.
Cricket: Warwick hits sweet music
On Saturday Ross 1st X1 travelled to Shobden and was disappointed
with a thunderstorm forcing the game to be abandoned with
Ross 38 for 0 off 8 overs. Next week Ross are at home
to Marden in the league, play to start 2.00pm
On Sunday Ross played host to BBC National Orchestra of
Wales under better conditions than those experienced the
were put in to bat and lost Andrew Stacey early on for
1. He was soon followed by young Bruno Warwick for 2.
Ross then started to keep their wickets intact and started
to accelerate, with A Backhouse 19, Andy Bevan 90, Graham
Howls 60 not out and Luke Gray 30.
finished their allotted overs with 216 for 6.
the tea interval, the opening of the Ross pavilion was
enjoyed by all who attended.
reply BBC now batted very well with Ross's own Seb Warwick
and his fellow opener Alyn Williams scoring the bulk of
their runs. Seb Warwick in fact hit an unbeaten ton and
then decided to retire to the delight of the fielding
side. His fellow opener Williams hit an unbeaten 88.
Ross bowling, Alec Backhouse took 5 for 35 to put Ross
in with a chance and Andy Bevan with a run out thanks
to a good take by Bruno Warwick behind the stumps, who
kept well throughout the innings. The comeback came too
late however and BBC NOW reached their target, with 8
overs to spare.
Sunday Ross are at home against Penny-darren. Play to
play the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on Sunday.
Grand Reopening of Ross Cricket Pavilion
A grand reopening of Ross Cricket Pavilion took place
midway through play on Sunday, 14th May. The pavilion,
which was originally built in 1887 has been lovingly restored
by volunteers over the past year.
below at the opening, left to right are Julie Blackhouse,
Therese Warwick, Joyce Thomas, a trustee, Nick Tregaskes,
Rex Rolf, Steve Williams, Andrew Bevan, Steve Earl, Stuart
Mair, Peter Wight, Mayor of Ross-on-Wye, Phil Cutter,
who is a trustee and Chris Dirkin.
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