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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 138 - 14th March 2007
Week - [Out
and About on Wednesday - Gorsley Goffs' Spring Festival - S.A.F.E. at
[MOBI in Tudorville - Class of '58 - Another success for Philip - Stop
the Traffik - The Memory of Water]
Takeaway - Saturday Evening - Roving Pie Man - Nature Watch - Theft
under water - Support Group] [Flooding
in Goodrich and Symonds Yat - Letters - Down the Drain]
Howells - Police issues - Skittles - Rugby - Weather Station]
[Wyenot TV] [What's
to Z Site Map] [Property]
MOBI Bus visits Tudorville Youth Centre
'MOBI Bus' visited Tudorville Youth Centre on Tuesday, 13th
March, much to the delight of local children, who enjoyed
playing games both on and off the big blue converted bus.
new 'Mobile Children and Young people's Resource' bus is
currently touring the county to raise the profile of play
and to demonstrate to children, young people and adults
the possibility of developing play within their local communities.
'Play Partnership' is developing a five year plan for the
county and is applying to the Big Lottery Fund for money
to develop projects across the county.
below are some of the local young people on board the bus
with William Edwards, Development Officer for Herefordshire
CVYS and outside the bus, again with William, Emma Peace
from EYDCP and Children's Champion, Councillor Anne Gray.
the photo session, the young people enjoyed games on the
Youth Centre playing field.
Reunion for Class of '58
Those who began their days at Ross Secondary Modern in 1958
were reunited at the Larruperz Centre on Friday at a celebration
which was organized by some of the former pupils. One of
their teachers, Mrs. Stevens, was also present and a lovely
evening was had by all.
the photograph,, but not listed in order, are: Clive Beard,
Pauline Williams, Ann Morgan, Sally Webb, Mrs. Stevens,
Sue Dix, Valerie Tancell, Roger Jones, Terry Harradine,
Roger Yates, Sheila Edmunds, Cheryl Walker, Betty Phelps,
Graham Price, Alan Price, Pauline Burson, Beryl Downing,
Pamela Beard, Sandra Oakley, Malcolm Davies and Sandra Meek.
of '58 all lined up for their 'school' photograph. Ref: DSC_4906
Stevens, who used to teach at the school. Ref: DSC_4914
Success for Philip
last week's issue of Wyenot News I published an article
about John Kyrle High School student Philip Shaw's success
in winning third place in the Herefordshire and Worcestershire
biennial art awards 2007. The exhibition in Malvern has
been open to the general public who were asked to vote for
their favourite picture. We are pleased to say that Philip's
painting, 'A Couple in the Rain,' has been voted the favourite,
winning him another cash prize. We wish him continued success.
Concert in aid of Stop The Traffik!
concert to raise money and the profile of Stop The Traffik,
a global coalition of charities against people trafficking,
is to be held on the 24th March 7.30pm at Ross on Wye Baptist
Church. The concert will consist of local musicians from
a range of backgrounds; classical, jazz, folk, singer/songwriter,
a rock band and a choir, who will be singing Negro spirituals,
(songs sung by slaves before the abolition). There will
be something to suit all tastes. During the interval wine,
tea, coffee and other refreshments will be served.
cost £5 and £3 and are available from AC Travel, 1
Henry St, Ross Baptist Office, 18 the Crofts or Beth Underwood
07815 461141. Come and enjoy a varied musical evening and
help to contribute to the Stop The Traffik campaign. During
the day on the 24th March there will be a petition and a
Wall of Freedom that people can sign.
photograph below was taken at a coffee morning to raise
awareness of the forthcoming concert and show some of the
people involved in the organization this event. They are,
left to right: Beth Underwood, flautist, Monica Irvine,
Andy Nuttall, pianist, Dawn Gauntlett, Val Houghton and
David Houghton, saxophonist.
. . .
is Stop The Traffik?
The Traffik is a global coalition of organizations working
together to fight against people trafficking. They are doing
this by raising awareness on a subject that is little known
or understood. Stop The Traffik will call for change and
are currently over 300 member organizations involved, including
businesses, faith groups, community groups and charities.
They aim to grow and build the coalition over the next year.
The four key areas that Stop The Traffik is focused on are;
advocacy, education, fund-raising and freedom day. Through
advocacy and education, Stop The Traffik will demonstrate
to the public ways in which they can get involved and help
change peoples futures. At the heart of the campaign is
the Global Declaration Card. Thousands of cards, signed
world-wide will be delivered to the United Nations. These
aim to pressurize the U.N and individual governments to
bring about a change in legislation and policies, resulting
in protection from people trafficking.
The Traffik’s focus is advocacy and education, but we greatly
welcome any financial gifts. Donations will be channelled
to help anti people trafficking projects run by coalition
members. All projects receiving funds will comply and tie
in with Stop The Traffik aims.
events around the world will lead up to 'Freedom Day' on
March 25th 2007 (the bicentenary of the abolition of the
transatlantic slave trade). 'Freedom Day' will be a time
for everyone to celebrate liberty and commit to bringing
it to all men, women and children.
facts about people trafficking
least 12.3 million people are victims of forced labour
world-wide. Of these 2.4 million are as a result of human
trafficking. A global alliance against forced labour,
International Labour Organization, 2005
men, women and children trafficked across international
borders each year. Approximately 80 per cent are women
and girls. Up to 50% are minors. US Department of State
Trafficking in Persons Report 2005.
estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year.
UNICEF UK Child Trafficking Information sheet, January
The majority of trafficked victims arguably come from
the poorest countries and poorest strata of the national
population. A global alliance against forced labour,
International Labour Organization, 2005.
Trafficking is the fastest growing means by which people
are caught in the trap of slavery. Anti-Slavery.
Human trafficking is the third largest source of income
for organized crime, exceeded only by arms and drugs trafficking.
UN office on drugs and crime.
It is the fastest growing form of international crime,
already generating 7 billion dollars per year in criminal
proceeds. There are even reports that some trafficking
groups are switching their cargo from drugs to human beings,
in a search of high profits at lower risk. UN office
on drugs and crime.
People are trafficked into prostitution, begging, forced
labour, military service, domestic service, forced illegal
adoption, forced marriage etc. Types of recruitment; include
abduction, false agreement with parents, sold by parents,
runaways, travel with family, orphans sold from street
Memory of Water
Bare Bones Theatre Company presented 'The Memory of Water'
by Shelagh Stephenson at The New Memorial Hall, Fownhope
on Friday and Saturday evenings.
play is set in the bedroom of a bungalow in the north of
England and the action opens on the morning of a winter's
day and follows the events of that day. The final scene
takes place on the following morning.
you missed the play in Fownhope, find out about other chances
to see it on the
of Wyenot News.
the photo are the cast: Loraine Worrall as Mary, Jeanette
Bennet as Vi, Sally Lomax as Teresa, Beverly Meek as Catherine,
Tony Hearn as Mike and Howard Jones as Frank.
owe the audience an apology for this one. I turned up unexpectedly
and rather later than planned to take the photo and the
hall was already half filled with audience. I did offer
to come back another time but rather than waste the journey,
the audience kindly left the room so that I could photograph
the whole cast without spoiling the surprise. Thank you
very much for that!
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