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Wyenot News - The weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 127 - 27th December 2006
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Boxing Day Rugby: Ross XV 29 - Chairman's XV 7

Ross Rugby club played their annual boxing day game on Tuesday in front of a large festive crowd. Supporters watched in awe as a Chairman's XV, a team primarily made up of ex-Ross players from both the recent and distant past, took on a youthful Ross XV. Zimmer Frames UK were the proud sponsors of the less than youthful Chairman's XV with Mothercare kindly sponsoring Ross.

The Chairman's XV played the game in the way they had been taught in the seventies and eighties, keeping the ball tight and showing a natural suspicion for space and width, preferring the good old,'lets stick it up the jumper boys' which had been the way of things when they were in their prime. The young Ross pups had different ideas though, looking to spread the ball wide at every opportunity. On at least two occasions the Chairman's captain was heard to ask the ref if this was allowed in the rules of play, but after a quick redress to the rule book, he was informed that the rules did not prevent this style of play.

Although taken aback by the bombshell that width and space were the modern way, the Chairman's XV redoubled their efforts in the second half after a dose of Horlicks, cod liver oil and brandy at half time. The Ross XV continued to eschew the true meaning of the game by looking for space not contact and as a result the tries continued to come. However after what seemed like an age, the ref finally blew for full time and both squads decamped back to The Drop inn to share stories of 50 yard tries and the like. A great day was had by all.

Ross return to league action on January 6th with an home game against Tetbury. The kick off is at 2.30pm. Ross Rugby club would like to wish sponsors and supporters alike a Happy New Year!


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ROSS-ON-WYE TOWN COUNCIL

KEEPING YOU INFORMED

Newsletter: Autumn 2006

The Corn Exchange, High Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR9 5HL
Tel: 01989 562373 Email: admin@rosstc-herefordshire.gov.uk

MONTHLY MEETINGS

  • Full Council - Second Monday.
  • Planning - Second Tuesday.
  • Amenities - Third Wednesday.
  • Finance - Fourth Tuesday.

YOUR COUNCILLORS

The Town Council consists of 12 councillors
  • Philip Cutter - Mayor
  • Michael Jennings - Deputy Mayor
  • Derek Bedford - Chairman of Planning
  • Rose Franklin - Chairman of Amenities
  • Nigel Gibbs - Chairman of Finance
  • John Davies
  • Philip Hague
  • James Hill
  • Jennifer Hyde
  • Gordan Lucas
  • Ken Riches
  • Paul Truman

If you wish to contact a councillor, please leave a message at the office or write to the address above.

USEFUL CONTACTS

Police: 08457 444 888

The Town Beat Officer is PC Jerry Coyd who can be contacted on 07816 969 674 and the Community Support Officer is Paul Leighton

DEANHILL PARK
The Town Council has recently purchased new play equipment at Deanhill Park to provide more modern facilities for children in the town. The Equipment will replace the old wooden equipment which had passed its sell by date.

SKATE BOARD PARK

The Town Council in conjunction with Herefordshire Council and Ross Off Street Sports organization has also enhanced the skate board park at Wilton Road Car Park.

The new equipment will provide a much needed, modern facility for skateboarding and rollerblading enthusiasts and is a vast improvement on the dilapidated and poor old equipment.



Over the previous months the following items have been debated by the Town Council.
  • Police restructuring
  • Relocation of ambulance station
  • Citizens' Advice Bureau
  • Bus services
  • Traffic Calming
  • Planning Applications
  • New play equipment at Deanhill Park
  • Maintenance of Skate Park
  • Bandstand - summer concerts
  • Financial support
  • Christmas lights

If there are any issues you would like the Town Council to discuss or debate or support, write to the address above.


THE TOWN COUNCIL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:
  • Tudorville Cemetery
  • Deanhill Park
  • St. Mary's Churchyard
  • Weather Station
  • Bandstand
  • Allotments
  • The Corn Exchange
  • Larruperz Centre
  • Christmas Lights

If there are any issues you would like the Town Council to discuss or debate or support, write to the address above.


WHAT THE TOWN COUNCIL DOES NOT DO:
  • Highways
  • Waste Management
  • Housing
  • Planning
  • Trading Standards
  • Parking Permits
  • Markets
  • Environmental Health (including pest control, i.e.. wasps, rats etc.)
  • Council Tax
  • Education
  • Licensing
  • Street Cleaning

If you would like to contact Herefordshire Council, please ring: 01432 260000.

Alternatively, Herefordshire Council operates an info shop which is located at:
Swan House, Edde Cross Street. Tel: 01432 260500.


SURGERIES:

Herefordshire Councillors hold a regular surgery at the Library to enable residents to speak with a councillor face to face. Ross-on-Wye has four ward councillors and for the purpose of the principal authority Ross Rural is included in Ross Town.

The four councillors are:

East Ward

  • Mrs. C. J. Davies
  • Mrs. Anne Gray

West Ward

  • M. R. Cunningham
  • G. Lucas

In addition to the Herefordshire Councillors, the MP, Mr. Paul Keetch also holds surgeries on a regular basis. For details check the Library Notice Board.

COUNCIL CALENDAR
  • Saturday, 24th March
  • April
  • Thursday, 3rd May
  • Mayor's Charity Ball.
  • Annual Town Meeting.
  • Local Elections.
STAFF

The Corn Exchange Office is manned on a part-time basis by the Town Clerk, Mrs. Denise Mason, and the Administration Assistant, Mrs. Eva Bichsel.

Office Hours

Monday - closed Tuesday to Thursday - 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Friday - 10:00 am - 12:00 PM

Other times by appointment

In addition, the Town Council employs a handyman who works around the town.


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If you have found this Town Council Newsletter on Wyenot News useful, please tell others about it. Printed copies are available from the Town Council offices, the Library and Swan House.

If there is anything you would like to see included in future editions, please contact Ross Town Council at:

The Corn Exchange, High Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR9 5HL
Tel: 01989 562373 Email: admin@rosstc-herefordshire.gov.uk



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, 18th December 2006
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n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 0 0.1 0 4.0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm) Trace 0.2 0 0.1 0.1 Trace 0
Rainfall (inches) Trace .01 0 Trace Trace Trace 0
Maximum Temperature (C) 8 7 2 4 2 4 5
Maximum Temperature (F) 46 45 36 39 36 39 41
Minimum Temperature (C) 3 5 1 -2 -2 -2 1
Minimum Temperature (F) 37 41 34 28 28 28 34
Soil Temperature at 10cm Depth (F) 43 43 43 38 38 40 39
Soil Temperature at 30cm Depth (F) 46 46 46 46 44 44 44

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