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No. 131 - 24th January 2007
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by the Suzuki Method at Brampton Abbotts
Musician, Barrie Moore has started teaching Year 1 pupils
at Brampton Abbotts Primary School the violin or cello by
the Suzuki method.
recent grant has been awarded which will enable all year
1 children to take up one of the instruments until they
finish primary school. The idea is to help form a secondary
school orchestra in the future.
children learning will have a custom built instrument, in
a colour of their choice on which to learn and parents and
staff are also invited to learn.
the photo, Barrie Moore, Director of Malvern and Ross Suzuki
gives pupils Liam, Charlie and Bayleigh their first lesson.
can you do when everything goes wrong?
the eve of day the tree blew down, I was suffering, (along
with the rest of the Ross population) with a nasty cold.
Tina had a toothache and feeling quite depressed, we shut
the office and opened a bottle of whisky we were given for
Christmas. (Thanks, Marilyn!) This helped quite a bit and
we played some 'music' together just to try and forget about
life for a while. I use the term 'music' loosely as I can't
sing, I certainly ain't pretty and my legs are just about
the only part of me that is 'thin'. I didn't think
of playing that song at the time - should have done.
session was filmed and here
are just three of the low-lights If
you are manic enough to download it, it's a 16Mb windows
media file. It should stream pretty well if you have broadband.
Councillors Asked For Their Commitment
Humble, General Manager of EnviroAbility explained that
the Ross Shop Mobility partnership is sending letters to
all the local Parish Councils asking for a contribution
towards Ross Shop Mobility, but stressed that it is the
Parish Councils agreement to support the project that is
more important than the amount they contribute.
Martin Neicho whose role it is within EnviroAbility to actively
seek the funding for projects said, 'We know some funders
that could sponsor the project would be influenced and encouraged
if all Parish Councils showed their commitment to the project'.
. . .
Assistant General Manager Martin Neicho and Volunteer Robyn Fletcher
caught local postman and Ross Rural Councillor, James Weatherhead,
while passing the Ryefield Centre; he received a letter to the Parish
Council from Ross
Shop Mobility. Ref: DSC_2687
organizations and people around Ross are attempting to take
positive action to ensure that our ageing population are
enabled to retain as much independence and quality of life
as possible. For many people getting to town is not the
main problem; it is how they get around once they are there.
There are several areas of Ross-on-Wye which are inaccessible
to individuals with limited mobility.
new Shop Mobility project aims to Improve access to services
for older people and those with limited mobility, reduce
social exclusion / isolation and enhance equality of opportunity
for people with access difficulties.
said, 'EnviroAbility and all the partners involved in the
new project are so convinced that this is a necessity that
we have invested many resources and are going all out to
raise the necessary funds.' This service has been available
in both Hereford and Ledbury it will be a new service for
the people of and visitors to Ross. The provision of Motorized
wheelchairs / scooters will support people unable to use
local shops and other amenities, that those people with
mobility take for granted. The service will create new jobs
and opportunities for disadvantaged groups.'
would like to reassure all residents that after some recent
bad publicity concerning pavement vehicles, Shop Mobility
Ross will insure all the vehicles and provide training to
all new users and existing users if they wish to be involved.
Partner organizations involved that wish to turn this into
a reality include; Community First, WRVS, Age Concern Herefordshire
Voluntary Action and Ross Lions.
you have a few hours to spare to help Shop-mobility to provide
this valuable service? Shopmobility are a new service and
need volunteers who would like to get involved. Any financial
contributions will help towards providing the service. Donations
of wheelchairs or scooters that are no longer needed would
also be gratefully received.
and Time Again' at the Phoenix
a successful run in Goodrich, the Goodrich Arts Society
is taking their production of Alan Ayckbourn's Time and
Time Again to the West End - the west end of Ross that is.
production will run at the Phoenix Theatre from 24th to
the 27th of January. The play is set in the garden of a
suburban house of the Bakers which adjoins a recreation
field where football and cricket is played as the seasons
unfold, both of which play a large part in the action of
and Time Again centres round Leonard who, when not talking
to the garden gnome Bernard, catches the eye of Joan the
fiancée of sport mad Peter. Leonard's sexually frustrated
brother-in-law Graham Baker also makes a move towards Joan.
When Graham catches Leonard and Joan kissing in the garden
pond, Graham and his wife Anna decide that Peter must be
told of the relationship. However Leonard's attempt at telling
Peter the truth takes an unexpected turn.
cast includes Andy Petersen, Glen Cawdeary and Lucy Davies,
all of whom appeared in the GAS productions of Ayckbourn's
Table Manners and Living Together. Also in the cast are
Barbara Isle and Tim Morris who both appeared in the last
Goodrich production of Fish Out of Water.
those of you who are pushed for time, yet keen to see a
performance will welcome the introduction of the new Theatre
Dinner initiative now being offered by the Royal Hotel,
in conjunction with The Phoenix Theatre. For those not acquainted
with the area, The Royal Hotel and The Phoenix Theatre are
neighbours. Tables are available from 6:00 PM and anyone
wishing to make a reservation should call The Royal Hotel
on Ross (01989) 565105. Please note that Theatre Dinners
are only on offer when there is a production at The Phoenix
Watch: Early Spring Flowers
strange weather we have been experiencing of late has brought
spring early again this year. Daffodils have been flowering
at the home of Derek Williams of E
& I Williams at the Doward since December.
photograph of evening primrose (bottom picture) was taken
at Goodrich on Friday.
with daffodils in January. Ref: DSC_2821
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