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Issue No. 138 - 14th March 2007
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This Week - [Out and About on Wednesday - Gorsley Goffs' Spring Festival - S.A.F.E. at Goodrich Primary]
[MOBI in Tudorville - Class of '58 - Another success for Philip - Stop the Traffik - The Memory of Water]
[Daffodil Takeaway - Saturday Evening - Roving Pie Man - Nature Watch - Theft of Statue]
[Wye Street under water - Support Group] [Flooding in Goodrich and Symonds Yat - Letters - Down the Drain]
[Laura Howells - Police issues - Skittles - Rugby - Weather Station]
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Flood Photos by Laura Howells

The Rope Walk footbridge.

Thank you to Laura Howells, who sent in these nice photographs of Wednesday's high water in Homs Road and on the football pitch.

Laura is keen on local photography and sent in some great snow photos a few weeks back.

It is always nice to be able to publish photos taken by other people. I actually prefer to publish other people's photos rather than my own as this makes Wyenot News less of a one man operation and more of a community medium.

If you capture something of interest locally, why not send it in so that others can see your work? Please send high resolution images where possible as it is easier to reduce and maintain quality than it is to enlarge.

Ross Football Pitch.

Homs Road

Appeal for Witnesses Following Road Death

A Road Death Incident occurred on the A438 near Stoke Edith at 2.45pm on Monday, 12th March when a car struck a brick wall. A Volvo estate travelling towards Hereford left the road to the near side and struck the wall head-on. Police believe that there were no other vehicles involved.

The driver, the sole occupant sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as a local man from Fownhope, Mr Mark Anthony Vallely, who was 44 years old.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision or to hear from anyone who may have seen the Volvo travelling on the A438 to contact PC Richard Pearce at Hereford Police Station 08457 444888.

Burglary in Orcop

A Burglary occurred at a house on Orcop Hill, Herefordshire between 2.40pm and 8.20pm on Friday, 9th March 2007. Intruders entered the premises by forcing a rear door and then stole cash, jewellery and an IBM laptop computer.

Police believe that a vehicle may have been parked nearby and ask that anyone travelling along Orcop Hill (through road between Wormelow and Orcop ) cast their minds back and if they recall any suspicious incidents or vehicles parked on the side of the road to contact the officer dealing with the incident, PC 1964 Finch, at Hereford Police Station on 08457 444888.

Additionally if anyone has been offered a black IBM Thinkpad Laptop in suspicious circumstances to again call the police.

Burglary in Gorsley

Police are investigating a burglary at a house in Quarry Road, Gorsley, overnight on Monday, 5th and Tuesday 6th March.

The offender gained entry via an unsecured window but is thought to have been disturbed by the householders’ dog barking. Nothing was stolen as a result.

Anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area that night is asked to contact PC Mark Herbert at the Hereford Burglary Investigation Unit on 08457 444888.

Car crimes in Ross-on-Wye

Police are investigating two incidents involving Metro cars in Ross-on-Wye.

Between 10pm on Saturday, 24th February and 7am the next morning, a white L-registered Rover Metro parked in Morrisons car park was damaged. Attempts had been made to steal the car, with damage caused to the steering column.

Meanwhile, at around 3.30am on Sunday, 25th February, a silver E-registered Austin Metro was crashed into a lamppost near to the Somerfield depot on the Overross Industrial Estate. The car had been stolen earlier from Gloucestershire. Two youths were seen running away but there are no further descriptions.

Police would like to speak to anyone with information about either incident. They should contact PC Emma Terry at Ross-on-Wye Police Station on 08457 444888.

The Roy Evans Memorial Front Pin Skittles Competition

The finals of the Roy Evans Memorial Skittles competition were held on Saturday evening, 10th March and 'Late Milk' were beaten by 'The Wanderers' 166 to 178. 'Regi Mint' were beaten by Jimmy's Keys' 131 – 135.

The nail biting final was won by 'Jimmy's Keys', who beat 'The Wanderers' 164 – 162.

Margaret Evans presented the winners with a cheque for £200 as well as the trophy and the runners up received £75 plus the Shield. The losing semi finalists each received £25.

A glass whisky tumbler and coaster was presented to Winston Gooch of 'Late Milk' for the highest individual score of 57 and also the Richard Cook of the 'British Rail Club' who achieved the highest 'spare' of 18.

The highest achieving all ladies team was Cath's Cookies' who scored 132 but unfortunately could not be present on the evening. The team will receive cut glass wine glasses and coasters.

Chairman, Keith Cornwall thanked everyone on the evening for supporting the competition and the committee as a whole would like to thank sponsors, 'Cornwall's' Family Butchers' for their donation to the raffle.

Winners, 'Jimmy's Keys'. Ref: DSC_4992

Runners up, 'The Wanderers'. Ref: DSC_4989

Highest scorer,Winston Gooch and highest 'spare', Richard Cook. Ref: DSC_4982

Competition Organizer, Val Cornwall presents Mary Evans (Roy's wife) with flowers. Ref: DSC_4987

Rugby - Ross 2nds 10, Newent 3

Ross 2nds were due to play in a combination cup match against Upton upon Severn on Saturday 10th March. That match was cancelled however, but the team managed to arrange a game against Newent instead.

There was a good mix of youth and experience on the Ross side and despite Newent causing a few problems the Ross defence stood firm resulting in a 10 points to 3 victory for Ross. The tries came from Andy Bevan and Jake Christopher and there was an all round solid performance yet again from Richard Russell, Paul Hayward and Mick Pollock, with pivotal roles from Craig Powell and Andy Bevan.

It was difficult to decide the man of the match but eventually Craig Powell was chosen for his outstanding game at scrum half. Ross would also like to mention Jake Christopher for an outstanding game and his first try for the club.

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, 5th March 2007
n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 4.0 9.3 9.0 7.0 8.2 8.4 2.4
Rainfall (mm) 18.5 0.5 0.3 0.9 0 0 0
Rainfall (inches) .73 .02 .01 .03 0 0 0
Maximum Temperature (°C) 11 13 13 13 11 14 14
Maximum Temperature (°F) 52 55 55 55 52 57 57
Minimum Temperature (°C) 4 6 4 3 6 5 6
Minimum Temperature (°F) 39 43 39 37 43 41 43
Soil Temperature at 30cm Depth (°F) 46 47 48 48 48 48 48


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