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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 150 - Wednesday, 6th June 2007
Week - [Heritage
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- New Exhibition Dinosaur - Email]
[Ross Community Hospital Fete - Ross Cider Company on TV]
for Uganda - Zebras Wedding in Greece - What's Happening - For Betzdorf
[International Firm moves to Ross - Eco Schools - bands in the Park
- News from Fonteine Court]
at the Prince - Award for George - Music in Marstow - Public Notice
- Gory - Weather Station]
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Furniture Specialists Move to Ross
Europe's largest hotel furniture design and manufacturing
company is setting up their first European offices in a
converted granary building in Ross-on-Wye. This move by
the Austrian, family owned company to the building at the
Hildersley Business Park will create three new jobs, with
further expansion planned.
conversion of the granary into offices at Hildersley, which
is managed by proprietors Martin and Liz Boynton was made
possible with the help of a 'Redundant Building' grant of
almost £54,000. Redundant Building grants which are administered
by Herefordshire Council are provided by the Rural Regeneration
Zone and Advantage West Midlands for the conversion or refurbishment
of redundant buildings, bringing them back into productive
business use or enhancing their current business use. Grants
of up to 25% of conversion costs are available to eligible
companies in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire.
Joyce Thomas, M.B.E DL performed the opening ceremony of
the Hildersley Business Park on Friday, 1st June. She said:
'I am delighted to be here today. As one of the Herefordshire
councillors, I supported this application when it came before
the council because I saw the merit that the changes would
bring to Ross and we see this happening today. Ross-on-Wye
has a history of its links internationally - Wolf Tools,
Rehau and its twinning links with France and Germany. I
am therefore delighted that Voglauer, a family owned firm
from Austria is going to be setting up its overseas office
and showroom here in Ross-on-Wye.'
Thomas went on to say that she had known Martin and Liz
Boynton for many years. She and Liz serve on a governing
body of a village school and she knows how committed both
Martin and Liz have been to supporting this community. Mrs.
Thomas marvelled at the scheme, saying that it showed just
what can be achieved by people and organizations working
together and this was a wonderful example of how farms and
farmers have diversified, bringing new opportunities to
Thomas thanked everybody involved and gave her best wishes
to all concerned, then declared The Hildersley Business
Opening the new Voglauer office on Friday. Ref: DSC_7365
just found your site looking for car boot sales information.
I live at Malvern. I must congratulate you on a terrific
well presented site, a site that the people of Ross should
be proud of. I am "retired" but am still active, although
disabled, trying to earn a little extra to put towards holidays
etc. Once again well done.
Editor. Just to say how much I like your site. It was brought
to my attention by Brian Morgan who used to own Riversdale
Hotel Symonds Yat West and now lives in Worthing. We used
to live on Sawpitts Lane on the Great Doward, having moved
there in 1986 after getting fed up with the pressures of
work in Motor Manufacturing. Unfortunately due to my wife's
ill health, we moved back to Bedfordshire in 2001 to be
near our family. After 15 very happy years in the Wye Valley,
big mistake and we wish we still lived in the area. Great
to be able to keep in touch with what's going on in our
favourite place to live. Good luck and Best wishes.
and Brian Hilton.
I was at Ross Grammar School from 1946 and found your newsletter
through Margaret Morgan. I used to live at Whitchurch and
after a period in the Army and the Royal College of Music,c
came to the CBSO in Birmingham where I stayed for 40 years
(intending mind you to stay for only 6 months.) It was with
great sadness I heard of Frank Drabble's recent death. He
was just about the most popular master in my time along
with 'Jasper West.'
have been around the world at least twice, but it is always
a marvellous feeling to visit Ross and all the old haunts
of my school days. I read with interest your newsletter
and think it is just about the easiest to navigate and so
well put together with absolutely brilliant photographs.
Well done! It is such a pleasure to have a peek at what
is going on in and around Ross. Please keep it going.
of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
is the key at Lea . . .
School is setting the pace in Recycling in the County following
a successful initiative by Head Teacher Linda Townsend.
by pupils at Lea in recycling plastics, glass, and food
waste have been so successful that the Herefordshire Council
were called in to reduce the size of the bin that sends
waste to landfill by 50 per cent! Lea
School, which already has a silver award for being environmentally
friendly are awaiting assessment for a Green Flag.
here with Members of Lea School Eco Group, who are responsible
for encouraging all pupils to recycle, are Head Teacher
Linda Townsend and Herefordshire Councillor Harry Bramer.
Councillor Harry Bramer, Grant Harvey, representing Focsa Services
UK who collect refuse on behalf of Herefordshire Council and head
Teacher, Linda Townsend with pupils, Andrew, Max, Aaron, Chloe and
Emily. Ref: DSC_7465
. . and at Gorsley Goffs
Goffs Primary school are also working towards a sustainable
school and lifestyle which involves educating the children
about the benefits of being environmentally friendly and
involving parents as well as the local community. At lunch
and break times, composting monitors collect recyclable
or compostable waste from classrooms, which has resulted
in a 50% reduction in waste going to landfill.
Richard Humphrey, Head Teacher said,' I am extremely pleased
with the immediate beneficial effect of the action plan
and gaining the EcoSchools Bronze Award - the first step
to becoming a Green Flag School. All the staff and children
are committed to making it a success.
go to the parents on the committee and those actively supporting
this permanent change towards sustainability. The children
are having great fun learning about recycling and composting,
especially Charlotte and Niamh, in charge of the wormery!
is very important to educate both the children and adults
of the school about the importance of protecting the environment
for the future well-being of the young people of today.'
Head Teacher, Richard Humphrey and Parent Governor, Philip Wood
at the school's wormery with Oscar (holding worms), Charlotte, Niamh,
Megan and Harley, who collects the compost. Ref: DSC_7139
Afternoon Brass Bands in the Park
Town Council have organized a series of brass band concerts
at the bandstand for the summer and these began on Sunday
afternoon with Gloucester Excelsior Band entertaining local
people and visitors alike. The concerts will be taking place
weekly, every Sunday afternoon between 2:00 and 4:00 PM
Why not take a picnic down to the bandstand this coming
Sunday, when the musical entertainment will be provided
by Ross Town Band? The concerts are free but a collection
will be made to help local charities.
is nice to see the bandstand being used regularly. For details
of further Sundays at the Bandstand, please see the 'What's
Gloucester Excelsior Band. Ref: DSC_7454
Mayor, Councillor Derek Bedford with his Mayoress, Meryl on Sunday
afternoon. Ref: DSC_7456
bees decided to take up residence in the car park at Fonteine
Court Retirement Homes recently. Look to the skies everyone.
Their friends may be heading to a car park near you!
and Chip Lunch
Who says you have to be three sheets to the wind to enjoy
fish and chips. Here is where our Residents tucked in recently
to a collective Fish and Chips Lunch. Judging by the response,
we will be having many more of them in the future.
they bought them from Tudorville
Chippy - best chips in town, by far! Just a personal
observation from somebody who lives on takeaways and fast
food establishments. Ed.)
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