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Issue No. 103 - 12th July 2006
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Gorsley Goffs Summer Fete

Pupils from Gorsley Goffs Primary School held their annual summer fete on Saturday, 8th July. The fete was officially opened by Ross Carnival Princess, Paige Neville and visitors were able to enjoy many different stalls and attractions.

Pictured below are Ella and Daisy Woodman having their faces painted by Rosie Beard and Freddie Harper, aided by sister, Julie enjoying a pony ride on 'Taffie'.



Going off to London, to visit the Queen

Pictured below, Councillor, Ann Grey, Mr. Colin Grey, Councillor, Gordon and Mrs. Margaret Lucas before setting off on their journey to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, 11th July, where, at the time of writing, they are currently attending a Garden Party at the invitation of the Queen.


Educating Children about the Dangers of Drug Abuse

Ross-on-Wye Drugs Forum stationed their mobile education unit at John Kyrle this week to provide sessions for local primary school pupils..

Pictured below: accompanied by teacher, Sara Herriott and Life Education Centres' Educator, Su Hathaway, children from Brampton Abbotts Primary visit the Centre.


Mayor's Band to perform at the Bandstand

Ross Mayor, Councillor Phil Cutter has arranged to bring the band that he plays in to Ross Carnival. The band is the Torfaen Jazz Society Workshop Band and band consists of players aged 12 upwards to any age. The band can also consist of any number or players, up to about 15 strong.

The Torfaen Jazz Society Workshop Band musical director is Tom Williams, who is a past organizer of 'Jazz in the Park' in Pontypool. The jazz band will be performing after Ross Town Band on Carnival Day, 5th August at about 4pm.

X-entriciry's 'Musical Magic'

After showcasing their incredible talents last week, with a selection of the 'Best Bits' from each of their previous hit shows, X-entricity are now preparing for their next production. In October this year, Ross will be treated to not one, but two shows from this dynamic young Company. 'Musical Magic' will bring the excitement of the West End to Ross on Wye, whilst 'At Your Command' will allow the audience to participate in the show in a unique and unprecedented way!

X-entricity are currently holding auditions for new members. If you are aged between 14 and 25, enjoy drama, singing or dancing, and would like the opportunity to become part of this very successful and talented group, why not come along to the Larruperz Centre, Ross on Wye, on Wednesday 12th or Thursday 13th July? Pre-auditions, which will give you the opportunity to learn more about the Company and to meet existing members, are being held between 7 and 9pm.

For any further information, contact either Steve Liddle, on 07786 254274, e-mail or Jane Martin on 01989 770777, e-mail


Newent In Bloom Judging

Newent in Bloom judging will be taking place between 10th and 18th July The judges will walk every footpath in town looking for the best front gardens, recycled containers, best frontages without gardens, and youth, community and commercial premises too.

Heart of England in Bloom Judging will take place on Friday, 28th July between 9am and 11.30 am. If you live in Newent, it is time to feed your flowers, tidy up your garden, sweep up the litter and make your floral display look its best for Newent!

Newent in Bloom judges for 2006 are appointed by the Chair of Ledbury in Bloom. Newent in Bloom is a voluntary not-for-profit organization, part of the Newent Initiative Trust

For more information please call 01531 822646 or 821215 or email For Heart of England in Bloom information, go to

PGL Support the Rowing Academy

Children's Adventure holiday company, PGL Travel, has teamed up with Ross Rowing Club to support the development of their Junior Academy. The sponsorship agreement which is providing funding for highly competitive Junior racing boats is in line with PGL's core values of supporting youth in sport in our local community.

PGL Director, Martin Hudson, commented 'We are delighted to become involved with the Ross Rowing Club Junior Academy. We have watched the club truly become engaged in the community and are keen to support its ideals of giving greater opportunity to young people to learn to row'. Captain Ian Howell followed on 'This support is a great pat on the back for the hard work carried out by those who are involved in the Academy. To have another major local company backing our youth community project speaks for itself. We are proud of our success and we are well on our way to being the leading Junior rowing club in the West Midlands'.

Pictured is Martin Hudson (Director PGL) and Ian Howell (Captain)

A record 9 wins in one weekend for Ross Rowing Club

Ross club attended two regattas simultaneously this weekend. The juniors and the men travelling for the first time to Burton and the ladies and the vets ravelling to the traditional July regatta at Llandaff. This amounted to 28 entries and a considerable logistical challenge. The effort was well worth it with the club stacking up 9 wins.

Top of the list is j14 sculler Chris Jones who won over the long 1000m course on Saturday at Llandaff and as well on the Sunday over the 500 meter course. These wins were backed up by the ladies senior 2 crew of Kirsty Gwynne , Michelle Hughes, Robin Perkins, Cathy Fletcher and Cox Dan Ruck who won in a highly competitive event with many London crews. Also the club was delighted to see Nikki Wild win in her ladies novice sculls. Other notable performances were made by the vet f crew who dead heated in their final and the ladies senior 3 crew who fought to the semi final in their event. Also competing were veteran scullers Paul Butler and Mike Jones, both of which had tough opponents in their races.

Meanwhile at Burton on Trent the junior squad were taking the regatta by storm. The Ross club won 5 events which was the largest of any competing club attending the regatta. Heading the role of honour was Lucy Jones winning in j12a sculls, Morgan Baynham Williams winning j12b sculls, Kelly Morris and Rosie Lindley winning both j12 and j13 double sculls and the j12 quad of Morgan Baynham Williams, Becky plumb, Lucy Jones, Eleanor Blackwood and Frazer Blackwood coxing won a very tight final against Burton Leander.

Highly creditable performances were made by the j14 quad which lost in their final by 2 feet, the j14 double of Hannah Lewis and Jasmin Brandham Jones which dead heated in their final and narrowly lost the re-row and George wood who lost in his semi-final by just 1 foot. After a poorly organized start Fiona Rogoff rowed brilliantly to put pressure on her opponent all the way down the course.

In the men's squad Jeremy Kelk and Howard Collie lost in the final of senior 4 double sculls , the men's eight lost the semi final, Boris Darcy and Joe Bunting lost the semi final of the senior 3 double sculls and Tim Bunting and Graham Watling had a creditable row in the quarter final of senior 3 double sculls. Ian Howell and Robin Fletcher lost in their semi final of Senior 2 double sculls.

These results are a testament to the hard work being carried out amongst these squads and 9 wins on one weekend constitutes a record for the Ross club. Robin Fletcher (Ladies Captain and Junior) coach commented this is an amazing result for the club and is just reward for hard work put in by coaches, helpers and rowers alike.

Pictured are - Back row Frazer Blackwood, Becky Plumb, Eleanor Blackwood, Morgan Baynham Williams, Lucy Jones, Kelly Morris, Roise Lindley

Happy 60th Birthday!

Douglas Beard

Douglas was 60 on Wednesday, 5th July and enjoyed a meal with his wife, Sue and family at the White Lion on Saturday afternoon.

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