would like to remind the people of Ross that preliminary
judging for the local competitions will start during the
first week of July 2006. This will short-list any gardens
worthy of a revisit for the actual marking and awards this
year during the last two weeks in July (weather permitting).
again, please note, Ross-in-Bloom itself is NOT cancelled
this year. It is just the judging day for the Heart of England
in Bloom judges that is cancelled. It is hoped that we will
be able to enter this competition again next year if volunteers
come forward to help with the planning of the day and paperwork
involved, including the portfolio and photography for the
all year round photographic evidence necessary for the entry.
This means preparations must start in October at the AGM
for this annual event. It is not just for one day.
are delighted at the verbal support we have received following
the cancellation of the Craft and Charity Markets during
Bank Holidays and the weeks leading up to Christmas. Unfortunately
Mary Powell will not be changing her mind with this regard
but is willing to give all information to anybody wishing
to take them on.
is also delighted to have received her invitation to the
Royal Garden Party in recognition of all her hard work for
the community during the past ten years or so. She feels
that she has received this accolade not just for herself
but also for the good of the town and is looking forward
to the visit very much. This is excellent positive publicity
of the town too.
would like to point out that she is not the only person
who has given a lot to Ross-on-Wye and is delighted to know
that there are quite a few other invitees who will also
be attending from Ross this year.
forget. Ross-in-Bloom judges will be around again this year
for all 26 competitions. A full list of the itinerary has
been printed in the local press and every business in the
centre of Ross has received a copy. If anyone wishes to
know more, copies will be available from Lucas Motorcycles,
Halcyon Daze and the Heritage Centre.
of the competitions do not need entry forms but nomination
forms for the following are now available at the Heritage
Centre: Retired/Disabled Individuals and Communities, Children's
Competition, Best Street (6 or more dwellings or businesses),
Best Secret Garden, Best Dressed Window. Entries for all
except the Children close on 15th July. Children is 30th
July. Anyone who still holding a shield or cup from last
year is asked to return it to the Heritage Centre during
July ready for the summer displays.