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No. 134 - 14th February 2007
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Support for the Basement Youth Trust
A new initiative by the Basement Youth Trust, with the backing
of the Herefordshire Youth Service and the Baptist Church
has received a tremendous boost with a grant of £1,692 from
the Ross-on-Wye Lions Club. Now that indoor football can
no longer be played at the Y-Zone there is a lack of facilities
for activities requiring physical exertion and this leaves
a lot of young people with huge amounts of energy to spare.
meetings between the young people and the youth workers
it became apparent that something should be done to allow
these young people to release their energies and the idea
of taking them on structured football sessions was born.
of the Basement Youth Trust Workers is a qualified football
coach. When he was unable to find a space locally, the indoor
pitch at Monmouth Leisure Centre was booked. A 16 seat minibus
has been arranged to transport 12 youngsters and three adult
youth workers to Monmouth on Monday evenings during the
winter months. During the spring and summer it is expected
that the sessions will be held on the football pitch at
Basement Youth Trust was originally a project of the Ross-on-Wye
Lions Club and two members are still involved in running
the organization. These are Lion Bernard Fowkes, who is
the Chairman of Trustees and Lion Keith Wilding the treasurer.
On hearing of the proposed football sessions, the president
of the Ross Lions Club, Brian Goodfellow decided he wanted
to use this new initiative as his 'project of the year'.
On hearing that it could benefit more than 100 young people,
the Lion members supported their president and voted to
finance it completely.
Trustees, workers and members of the Basement Youth Trust
wish to thank the Ross Lions for their generosity and continued
support. Chairman Bernard says every effort will be made
to make this project a great success and trusts in the dedication
of his youth workers and the youth workers from the Herefordshire
Youth Service and the Baptist Church.
Libraries Celebrate Film Launch
Libraries in Herefordshire are to celebrate the release
of a new film based on the classic children's story Charlotte's
Web by running a competition and a wealth of fun activities
for youngsters. The film, which was released on Friday,
9th February is based on E.B. White's touching story of
friendship and loyalty. It follows poor Wilbur the pig who
finds his days are numbered until a special spider named
Charlotte sets out to save the day with her wonderful web
Libraries offered the chance to win a family ticket to see
this film at Hereford Odeon.
Activities with a Charlotte's Web theme will be staged at
libraries throughout the county offering a chance for children
to weave webs and make pompom pigs. Artist Mary Roberts
will be leading an activity session to make spider books
and piggy pencils at Ross Library on Thursday, February
15th from 11am until noon. All craft events need to be booked
in advance. Tickets for this event cost £1 and are available
from Ross Library, Cantilupe Road, Ross-on-Wye.
Tel. 01432 383280.
Librarian Jan Nesaratnam with a Charlotte's Web poster. Ref: DSC_3728
Other craft events will be taking place at:
Library: Wednesday, February 14 from 10.30am until 11.30am.
Leominster Library: Wednesday, February 14 from 2pm
Ledbury Library: Friday, February 16 from 2.30pm until
Hereford Library: Friday, February 16 from 11am until
craft events need to be booked in advance, tickets cost
£1 and will be available from the relevant library.
will be also be special piggy storytimes for under fives
Library: Wednesday, February 14 from 10.15am until 10.45am.
Leominster Library: Friday, February 16 from 2.15pm
are held every week. These are free events and there is
no need to book for them.
children under two, there are Baby Bounce and Rhyme sessions
Library: Wednesday, February 14 from 11.15am until 11.45am
Leominster Library: Thursday, February 15 from 10.30am
Bounce & Rhyme are held every week. These are free events
and there is no need to book for them.
not to get a bed for the night
sign in the window of Lucas Motor Cycles was too much of
a temptation not to investigate on passing the shop Saturday
enquiry, it turned out that Andrew Lawrence did not have
a bed for the night on Wednesday, 7th February. After being
refused service in both the Gwalia store and the Barrel
Inn, he threw a lump of concrete and cracked the window
of Lucas Motorcycles so that he would be arrested, thereby
gaining a bed for the night.
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