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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 105 - 26th July 2006
Week - [Farewell
Alison - Ross Live Ceilidh - Matt]
Roadrun - Jazz at the Phoenix - Goodbye Mr. Howard]
[Peterstow Fete - 24 Hours of Table Tennis - Tourism Money from
Europe - Topical Photography]
[Wyenot TV] [What's
to Z Site Map] [Property]
Hour Table Tennis Marathon for Acorns
A table tennis marathon was held at the White Lion, Wilton
from 12 noon on Saturday 22nd until 12 noon on Sunday 23rd
July. Several friends of the White Lion's table tennis club
joined forces with the group and played a half hour shift
each, continuing to take turns throughout the 24 hour session.
There were some very weary but happy participants by the
end of the marathon, having raised well in excess of £1000
to help Acorns Children's Hospice via sponsorship, a raffle
and passing around buckets.
Money from Europe
A meeting took place at the Butterfly Zoo on Tuesday, 18th
July. Those present were Philip Bradbourn OBE MEP for Herefordshire,
Councillor John Jarvis member for Kerne Bridge, Lindsay
Heyes & Edward Heyes owners of Butterfly Zoo. They met to
investigate the possibility of European funding for a scheme
to promote tourism in the Wye Valley and in particular in
the Symonds Yat, Goodrich and Walford area. An
unmanned information point for visitors at the location
of the Butterfly Zoo is being proposed.
Bradbourne said 'There are funds available, only until December
when the money will be redirected towards Eastern European
Member States, but a scheme such as this if linked to other
schemes in the area could succeed if they have backing from
the Advantage West Midlands.'
Jarvis said 'We have no time to spare we must gain publicity
for this and ask any other local association or tourism
group if they have a scheme that needs funding, for example
a rationalization of signage.'
with any ideas please contact John Jarvis on 01600 891133.
have an idea, Councillor. Why not see if they will help
this web site, which is already up, running and working
extremely successfully for the whole of the Ross-on-Wye,
Symonds Yat, and Goodrich, Walford and many other areas,
bringing in thousands of tourists here every year. It would
save me the worry of having to fund the whole thing out
of my own pocket. Maybe then, Tina would not have to work
a minimum 55 hours per week at the White Lion so that we
can afford pay our own bills whilst bringing large amounts
of tourism business to everybody else in the area.
If the 100% renewal rate for advertisers continues, by the
end of 2006 tax year, I will have taken a little under £3,000
in advertising revenue from Wyenot.com and Wyenot News.
One very kind estate agent in Ross-on-Wye donated £200
to help as he was so impressed by this web site. He is a
very nice man and did not want anything in return, not even
a mention - there are not many nice people like that around.
Oh, and I have already taken around £10 from selling
a couple of photographic prints this year. If you double
these figures, you will get some idea of what I have taken
over the whole of the past six years. I have never received
a single penny from any other source and this small income
has paid less than 1% of the total running costs of what
is almost certainly the whole region's biggest and most
successful tourism resource.
are very well aware of how successful Wyenot.com is at attracting
tourism, Councillor. You have an advertisement for your
own accommodation establishment on Wyenot!
unmanned information point for visitors at the location
of the Butterfly Zoo is all very well but, surely people
will have to be able to find and visit the Butterfly Zoo
before they can use it.
I known what the meeting was about when I took the photo
below, I would have suggested this to the nice Euro MP myself.
Penguins' - an end of term production at Lea Primary School.
from Gorsley Goffs Primary School. They were all in fact
very sad to leave the great primary school - remembering
my own school days, 'twas I who made them cheer and look
happy, for the photo.
Back row: Katy-Rose Cawthorne, Rupert Bodger, Josh Bailey,
Charlie Ainge, Nina Scholey, Jack Winfer, Matt Davies,
Katie Donalson, Ollie James.
Front row: Jenny Probyn, Adele Mason-Wenn, Luke Williams,
Joe Butler, Sam Burford, Tom Reeves.
Graduation Day at Ashfield Park Primary
Nursery children at Ashfield Park Graduated on Friday, becoming
school children. There were two graduation presentations
at the school on Friday and I missed the first. Thanks to
Des Cooke for supplying a photo from the morning ceremony.
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