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Wyenot News - The weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 137 - 7th March 2007
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ROSS-ON-WYE TOWN COUNCIL

KEEPING YOU INFORMED

Newsletter: Spring 2007

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
  • Gordon 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

LOCAL ELECTIONS - MAY 2007

Local Elections will be held in May 2007 for both Herefordshire Council and Ross-on-Wye Town Council. You can become a councillor provided you are 21 years of age or over, have property in, or work connections with, the area and are either a British, Commonwealth or Irish Republic or European Union citizen.

If you would like more information about becoming a Town Councillor contact the office. If you wish to enquire about becoming a Herefordshire Councillor contact the Infoshop in Swan House, Edde Cross Street by telephoning 01432 260500. Alternatively information is available on the Herefordshire Council's website at www.herefordshire.gov.uk.

The last day for nominations to be received is 4 April 2007. Elections will be held on 3 May 2007 and you need to be on the Electoral Register to enable you to vote. For details of how to register and information on postal voting please telephone: 01432 260107.



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

The Ross-on-Wye Annual Town Meeting will be held on Thursday, 19 April at 7.00pm in the Larruperz Community Centre. This is residents' opportunity to talk with Town Councillors; to discuss the past work of the Town Council, future plans and to make suggestions and ideas for Councillors to consider .

HAVE YOUR SAY



THE MAYOR'S ANNUAL CHARITY BALL

The Mayor's Charity Ball will be held on Saturday, 24th March at the Chase Hotel. The tickets cost 28.50 and are available from the Town Council's Offices.

This promises once again to be an excellent, convivial occasion with a three-course dinner and dancing to a live band. The Charity which will benefit this year will the Community Hospital's League of Friends, which is a local charity benefiting local people.



PARISH PLANS UPDATE
The project to produce a parish plan detailing the needs and requirements of Ross-on-Wye is ongoing. The next step is to have a large public meeting to enable residents to identify areas of concern and what facilities they would like to see improved or facilities to be introduced that are currently non-existent. If you would like to be involved on a Steering Group to progress this, contact the Town Clerk for further details.

     

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
  • Wedensday, 4th April
  • Tuesday, 10th April
  • Thursday, 19th April
  • Thursday, 3rd May
  • Mayor's Charity Ball.
  • Last day for nominations.
  • Publication of nominees.
  • 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.

     

BANDSTAND

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHOWCASE YOUR TALENTS AS A MUSICIAN?

THEN BOOK THE BANDSTAND FOR YOUR GROUP BY CONTACTING

THE TOWN CLERK

ON 01989 562373


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



Grease - Backstage.

Michelle Powles, a lecturer from the Royal Forest of Dean College ran a salon service for the John Kyrle High School's production of Grease, giving year ten students the opportunity to use the skills they have acquired so far. Salon Service is a two year course for 14 to 16 year old students who wish to attain an NVQ Level 1 in hairdressing, after which they can continue in college upon leaving school. I must say that the end results looked very professional.

In the photograph below are Charmaine Smith with Holly Taylor, Nicolle Mucklow with Jackie Davies, Debbie Christopher with Alan Christopher, (Danny), Michelle Powes with Becky Moore, Sophie Neville with Isobelle Piris and Natalie Powells with Sarah Kyle, (Sandy).


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Debbie ensures that 'Danny' is greased to perfection. Ref: DSC_4640

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Letters

Major incident outside the charlie on saturday 3rd of march.fighting broke out between bouncers and customers.police were called to the scene and immediately started spraying cs gas at not only the people starting the fighting but the bouncers and inicent bystanders.approximately 10 police vehicles showed up and began to spray CS gas those people trying to get people away from the fighting in order to stop the incident becoming any worse were sprayed with CS gas.a old woman was left on the side of the road coughing and spluttering in a great deal of pain because of how this incident was dealt with.innocent bystanders were chased down the roads by the police who were brandishing batons and some police even refuse to give name and badge number in order for people to lodge a complaint against them even though it is within their rights and a policman or woman must give these details if asked for.one policeman even threatened someone with CS gas and used abusive language towards someone for asking for this information.

Name supplied.


Dear Mr. Wood,

I wish to bring to your attention that Aldi, the german budget supermarket, has exchanged contract subject to planning on the Gardner Butcher Garage, Brookend Street, Ross on Wye. The freeholder is Gaming International Ltd a gaming company from Swindon who bought the site in 2001 speculating that Tesco's was going to place a store on the site. The agent acting on behalf of the freeholder is Brian Dowling who can be contacted on 01920 438015 or 07973 628169. I understand that they are submitting plans to the council this week.

This area of Ross is of special interest because it is situated within the conservation area and i believe that a supermarket would destroy the image. What this site and Ross on Wye as whole needs is a mixture of good quality residential, leisure facilties and commercial units not another large supermarket raping the local economy.

I hope you will investigate this matter further so that the local people in Ross on Wye can have an open debate as to whether they need or want this supermarket in their local town.

Yours sincerely,

Name supplied


Both of the letters published here are 'copied and pasted' onto this page totally unedited. Any opinions or observations expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views held by 'Wyenot News'. Names were supplied but have been removed as both authors have requested that they remain anonymous.


ReBox Party at The Noah's Ark

ReBox the local recycling organization held a party for all who have taken part in any way at the Noah's Ark pub in Chapel Road, Tudorville on Friday evening.

I went along to enjoy a drink with the volunteers and supporters and took some photos to show what a wonderful evening was enjoyed by all. The Noah's Ark looks small on the outside but inside, it is like the Tardis - huge. However it was packed to capacity on Friday, despite the very heavy rain.

During the evening Nick Spencer from 'Revolve' presented a cheque to Glyn Swatridge of EnviroAbility (bottom photo).


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