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Wyenot News - The weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 126 - 20th December 2006
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[Santa Stops Early in Ross] [Santa's Spectacular Arrival] [Around the School Nativity Plays]
[Christmas Fayre at John Kyrle High School]
[Jump Start - Helping Barrs Court - Oliver Twist at Goodrich - Helping Macmillan - Quiz at the Royal - Tick Tock]
[John Kyrle Retirement Club - Greeks at the Lea - Musical Invasion - Ross Town Council Agenda - Rugby - Weather]
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John Kyrle Retirement Club

John Kyrle Retirement Club held their Christmas party on Thursday 14th December and invited Ross Town Mayor, Councillor Phil Cutter to come along and cut the cake.

The club is open to all over 60 years of age and is ideal for those who like to meet up and have a coffee and a chat. The club is open five days per week between 10 am and 12 noon and although it currently boasts 130 members, new members are always welcome.

In the photograph below are: Anne Clarke, leader, Phil Cutter, Diana Freer and Jean Hall, helpers.


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Pupils at Lea Primary Learn About The Ancient Greeks

Jason of Athens, alias Chris Carr visited Lea Primary School on Wednesday, 13th December with a collection of props and artefacts to give the children a lesson about the Ancient Greeks.


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Musicians Set for January Invasion

The Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival is the highlight of the area's classical music winter season. Just as we are replete with a surfeit of turkey, Messiahs and Carol Concerts, it brings six concerts over ten days of lean and sparkling music to Monmouth, St Briavels, Hereford and Much Marcle.

Twenty string players and pianists, among the finest in Europe, will descend on the tiny village of St Briavels and pitch camp in the castle. There they will eat, sleep and rehearse intensively to ensure that every performance has something new to say and say it brilliantly.

Members of famous ensembles like the Nash, the Kungsbaka and the Leopold will mix and match to create fresh, new sounds. The first four concerts will each include at least one English work, including, on his 150th birthday on Thursday, 18th January, Elgar's piano quintet. (St Briavels). These will be worked into a wonderful variety of duos, trios, quartets and quintets by Mozart, Haydn, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Bartok and Kodaly amongst others.

This is the eighth year of this successful Festival and audiences will come from all over South-East Wales, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Avon. Many people find it makes sense to buy a Festival Season Ticket, costing only 54 (44 concessions) for all 6 concerts. Individual tickets cost 11 (9).

The easy way to book is by telephoning Leo Walsh on 07812 633 923 or visiting ticket offices in either Monmouth (GTS Secretarial Services, Agincourt St.), Hereford (The Outback, Church St) or Ross (Tourist Information Centre, Edde Cross St.). Full details of all the concerts are on www.wyevalleyfestival.com or www.stbriavelsmusicsociety.org.uk and there are posters and fliers in all the main local centres.

The Festival runs from January 10th to 19th as follows:

Wednesday 10th January at St Briavels, 7.30 PM
Saturday 13th January at Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, 3.00 PM
Sunday 14th January at Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, 3.00 PM
Wednesday 17th January at Hereford Bishops Palace, 7.30 PM
Thursday 18th January at St Briavels, 7.30 PM



ROSS-ON-WYE TOWN COUNCIL

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the
AMENITIES COMMITTEE will be held on
Wednesday, 20 December 2006 at 7.00pm in the Corn Exchange

Discussion items are detailed below and
members of the public are welcome to attend

AGENDA

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  • APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
    To receive and accept any apologies for absence
  • DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
    To receive any members' declarations of interests on agenda items
  • MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING
    To receive and sign the minutes of the previous meeting held on
    Wednesday, 15 November 2006
  • MATTERS ARISING FROM THOSE MINUTES NOT FORMING
    AN AGENDA ITEM
  • BUDGET REPORT
  • TUDORVILLE CEMETERY
  • TUDORVILLE ALLOTMENTS
  • DEANHILL PARK
  • ST. MARY'S CHURCHYARD
  • BANDSTAND
  • STREET CLEANSING
  • CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
  • WEATHER STATION
  • CORRESPONDENCE

Signed

Town Clerk




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Rugby Friendly - Ross 2nds 8, Brockworth 2nds 0

Ross 1st team had a break last weekend, so it fell to the 2nd team to continue the strong start to the season so far and in extremely heavy conditions, they wore down an aggressive Brockworth side to win far easier than the scoreline suggests.

The pitch was borderline playable and it was obvious before the kick off that flowing rugby was going to be extremely difficult, however this young and promising Ross side started brightly. Kenny Davies, Matt Redman and Kevan Healy worked hard in the early forward encounters and Ross enjoyed the majority of the ball. Half backs Chay Brine and Gareth Holdsworth looked to keep the ball in hand and the Ross back line showed great skill in controlling the ball in very muddy and slippery conditions.

Playing with such positivity brought its rewards after 10 minutes as Ross opened the scoring. Pete Smith and Andy Bevan made a strong tackle in midfield and turned over the ball. Baz Parker quickly moved the ball left to winger John Sprey, who went outside his marker and looked odds on to score, however, the Brockworth fullback made a try saving tackle. As the ball went loose, Kenny Davies scooped it up and went over to score, giving Ross a 5-0 lead which they held until half time.

Playing down hill in the second half, Ross quickly established territorial control as the Ross pack put the squeeze on the Brockworth eight. For what seemed like an age, Ross battered the Brockworth line, with Slim, TC Leach and Lee Lusty all being held up just short of the line and after sustained pressure, Ross took advantage of a penalty in front of the posts converted by John Sprey to stretch their lead to 8-0.

Brockworth came back at Ross in the last quarter but some great defence from Andy Lovering and Matt Redman ensured that they did not trouble the scorers and Ross ran out comfortable winners in the end. Gwalia man of the match was Matt Redman for his tireless work in attack and defence.

Don't forget Ross Chairman's XV take on a Ross XV on Boxing Day down at the sports centre. Kick off is at 12 Noon so come on down and marvel as the old timers show the youngsters how the game used to be played.



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, 11th December 2006
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n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 0 0.3 0 0 0 5.6 4.8
Rainfall (mm) 0.8 2.2 0.2 0.4 7.3 0 4.0
Rainfall (inches) .03 .09 .01 .02 .29 0 .16
Maximum Temperature (C) 10 12 13 13 12 9 10
Maximum Temperature (F) 50 54 55 55 54 48 50
Minimum Temperature (C) 6 5 7 11 10 3 3
Minimum Temperature (F) 43 41 45 52 50 37 37
Soil Temperature at 10cm Depth (F) 48 42 47 49 49 41 40
Soil Temperature at 30cm Depth (F) 46 46 47 48 48 48 47


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