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Issue No. 108 - 16th August 2006
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The Air Crew Association lunch at the Chase Hotel on Thursday, 10th August. Wing Commander R. Mudge - Chairman of Hereford and Marches Branch ACA, Lady Coville, Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Coville - National President ACA.

Allotment Section first prize winners at Ross Horticultural Show in the Larruperz Centre on Saturday, 12th August. Rob and Rita Barrett with Mayor and Mayoress, Phil and Chris Cutter.


Herefordshire Council Community Forums

Want to get something off your chest? Ever felt like telling the Council what you think? Well here's your chance!

Community Forums are informal meetings which play a key role in the Council's consultation process. At each Forum - there are six forum areas dotted around the county - discussion focuses on local issues and countywide matters. Importantly, Councillors representing communities in the area are normally present along with a member of the Cabinet. Following each Forum meeting, a report is sent to Cabinet - this ensures that views expressed are taken into account at the heart of the decision-making process. A round of Forum meetings takes place four times a year. You can go to any Forum and you do not need to book a place. All forums begin at 7:30 pm.

Area Date Venue
Hereford Monday 9 October Committee Room 1, Shire Hall
Wellington Thursday 12 October Community Hall
Ledbury Monday 16 October St Katherine's Hall
Leominster Thursday 19 October Green Lane Methodist Church
Ross-on-Wye Tuesday 24 October John Kyrle High School
Peterchurch Thursday 26 October Golden Valley Community Centre

Contact: Hazel Lavelle, Community Forum Co-ordinator, Herefordshire Council, Room 17, Brockington, 35, Hafod Road, Hereford, HR1 1SH. E-mail: Tel: 01432 260167

Nature Watch - Canadian Geese

Thank you to Simon Clarke, who sent in this photo of Canadian Geese. 'I was walking by the river just below Wilton Bridge yesterday, Sunday, and saw this "hybrid" Canada goose - quite unusual as far as I know, but I could be wrong,' said Simon.

I don't know for sure, Simon but I guess that either Mother or Father Goose has been playing away from home. As far as I am aware, both male and female Canadian Geese should look the same.

I have not given up on taking nature photos myself by the way. Nature is my only true love when it comes to photography. Time is in short supply at the moment however. I will get back into it during the quieter months of winter, which I must admit I am very much looking forward to right now.

Open Weekend at the Savoy Theatre

The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth will be hosting an 'Open House' between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm over the August Bank Holiday weekend. This will include guided tours and information regarding the amazing ongoing programme of restoration work on the two hundred year old building, plus cups of tea.

For further details, please contact Jan on 07974 635572 or Vic on 07990 571325.

Queen Wanted - No Previous Experience Necessary

Newent Onion Fayre are running a new feature this year. They are looking for a Newent Onion Fayre Queen plus two Attendants to bring some glamour to the Fayre.

The children's competition at this year's fayre will take the theme, 'To be or not to be a Knight, Princess or Dragon'.

For further information, please contact Jane Stevens on 01531 820679.

Judging will take place on the main stage immediately after the opening which is at 10am.

The Newent Traders Window competition will follow the theme of a 'Medieval Village' this year.

Beer Festival at Hoarwithy

This August bank holiday weekend, the New Harp Inn will host the Hoarwithy Beer Festival. The festival will begin at 12pm on Friday 25th of August and run all day, every day coming to a close on Monday 28th of August.

The festival will be a celebration of real beer. There will be twenty cask beers available including real ales, bitters, real lager and stout sourced from microbreweries nation-wide. There will also be the opportunity to sample many of the finest draught and bottled beers that Europe and the rest of the world have to offer including white beers, pilsners, fruit beers and Trappist, Abbey and golden ales, all of which can be sampled in the beautiful festival glasses. There will also be a BBQ available throughout the festival, using locally sourced Herefordshire meat specifically chosen to complement the beers.

Admission to the festival is free all weekend with something for all the family. Beer guides and local cider supplier, Mike, from Broome Farm will be on hand to guide you through our range of drinks while children's face painting and a novelty dog show will take place on Sunday at 4pm. Dog and owner look-alike and best dressed dog will entertain the younger festival goers.

Ross-on-Wye Weather Station Readings

Ross-on-Wye Weather Station is located by the tennis courts and bowling green at 'Crossfields' and is one of the important stations around the country which regularly sends data to the Meteorological Office. This is why Ross-on-Wye is sometimes mentioned on the BBC weather reports. It is currently still a manually monitored station and readings are taken twice per day by husband and wife team, June and Rex Swallow.

Figures for week commencing Monday, 7th August 2006
n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 8.9 10.6 10.2 6.8 5.2 7.9 0
Rainfall (mm) 0 3.7 0 0 0 0 Trace
Rainfall (inches) 0 .15 0 0 0 0 Trace
Maximum Temperature (C) 26 27 21 20 21 23 18
Maximum Temperature (F) 79 81 70 68 70 73 64
Minimum Temperature (C) 13 12 14 12 12 11 13
Minimum Temperature (F) 55 54 57 54 54 52 55
Soil Temperature at 10cm Depth (F) 69 69 68 64 64 63 64
Soil Temperature at 30cm Depth (F) 70 70 70 69 68 67 66

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