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News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 151 - Wednesday, 13th June 2007
Good to Gold
Kyrle High School is celebrating again, this time the award
of Artsmark Gold, the highest award for recognition of the
provision of Arts in the school. The rigorous application
and inspection process looked at evidence of students' participation
and success in Art, Music, Drama and Dance.
Nigel Griffiths, said, 'This is a fantastic achievement
and acknowledges the hard work and dedication of the staff
and students here to excel in the arts. It is worthy recognition
of the high standards our students achieve in all areas
of the arts and marks another key moment in our aspirations
for the school.'
of Sixth Form, Rob Wallace, who compiled this year's bid
added 'John Kyrle recognizes the way that the arts can transform
learning for all students and this is a great way of showing
what we do.'
school governor Joyce Thomas MBE, Deputy Headteacher Brent Vinall
and Head of Sixth Form Rob Wallace,
staff and students representing the art, music, drama and dance
departments in the school.
Town Council Meeting, Monday 11th June
New Ross Town Council held their first meeting on Monday
and many issues were discussed. These included:
- It is felt that a higher police presence is needed in
Ross. Council agreed to look into the possibility of funding
parking - All councillors felt that there should be more
free parking in Ross. It is hoped that free parking on
Sundays and Bank Holidays can be agreed with the County
Council. Mayor Derek Bedford felt it unfair that Hereford
City can have free parking on those days, yet Ross cannot,
with Namutumba, Uganda - After a brief presentation by
Mr. Gareth Hughes of JKHS and Mr. James Mugenyi of Uganda,
the council agreed that links between the towns would
be of benefit to both parties. Namatumba already has a
strong link with JKHS and has formed links with the Ross
Lions and the Rotary Club.
- Employment in Ross was another concern in view of the
closure of the Somerfield Depot. It is hoped that a new
company or companies will take over the building, creating
employment opportunities for local people. Councillors
will attend a meeting at the depot later this month. Mr.
John Passmore of the Market Towns Initiative addressed
the council prior to the meeting with ideas on economic
regeneration, including development of Model Farm, Hildersley.
Festival - It was generally felt that the new Ross Live!
festival would probably take the place of the International
more issues of importance to the town were discussed at
the meeting and it is good to see that all councillors,
regardless of their politics have the future of Ross-on-Wye
and its people as their first concern.
agendas of Ross Town Council meetings open to the public
are regularly published on Wyenot News under Public Notices.
There may be an issue that is important to you included
on them. This gives you the chance to correspond with your
local councillors and have your say. It is up to you to
is hereby given that a meeting of the
AMENITIES COMMITTEE will be
Wednesday, 20th June 2007 at 7.00pm in the Corn Exchange
items are detailed below and
members of the public are welcome to attend
To receive and accept any apologies for absence
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
To receive any members' declarations of interests on agenda
OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING
To receive and sign the minutes of the previous meeting
Wednesday, 23rd May 2007
ARISING FROM THOSE MINUTES NOT FORMING
AN AGENDA ITEM
are appealing for witnesses to a collision on the A40 Ross-on-Wye
to Gloucester road on Friday, 8th June. The collision happened
at around 2.15pm, close to the fire station at Ross on the
Gloucester side and involved two cars; a silver Peugeot
307 and a grey Peugeot 205.
of the cars overturned as a result, blocking the road. Police
and ambulance crews attended and the male drivers of both
vehicles were taken to Hereford County Hospital with non-life
would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision
or saw either car travelling along the A40 beforehand. They
should contact PC James Alcock at Ross-on-Wye Police Station
on 08457 444888.
float moooves to pastures new
than putting their old milk float out to graze, The Ryefield
Centre and EnviroAbility have donated it to the students
of Holme Lacy. Hugh Wisdom, Holme Lacy tutor linked with
the Ryefield Centre said "This will provide valuable opportunities
for students to work on the electric milk float, renovating
and repairing it and giving it a new lease of life. Along
with the college canteens admirable provision of spent cooking
oil, sent to a local fuel company, it will provide a sustainable
alternative to carbon-fuelled transportation".
of the benefits of organizations working together is that
items no longer requires by one may have a continued life
- and serve a more sustainable planet - by being useful
to another. Such is the case with the long-standing relationship
between the Ryefield Centre and EnviroAbility in Ross and
Holme Lacy College, Hereford.
have been pioneering recycling for many years. They started
off small, with one converted milk float providing a local
recycling service in the immediate Ross area. They have
expanded, now many people who attend the day centre have
employment opportunities providing a curb-side collection
which extends far out into the Welsh boarders.
Lacy College has for many years offered courses such as
Conservation and Recycling to people attending Ryefield
Centre. The college's Organic status has motivated it to
'clean up its act' and take recycling even more seriously.
They strive to be as sustainable as possible making sure
recourses are fully utilized and adapted to maximum effect.
Lowther and Sons engineering of Whitchurch very kindly transported
the milk float from the recycling yard to Holme Lacy College.
Humble and standing off to the right volunteer Dave Stevens.
blue Ford New Holland tractor was stolen from a compound
on the Alton Road Industrial Estate in Ross-on-Wye overnight
on Thursday / Friday, 7th / 8th June.
tractor, registration L757LVJ, was stolen after intruders
cut their way through a perimeter fence to gain access to
would like to hear from anyone who witnessed suspicious
activity in the Alton Road area that night or believes they
have seen the tractor since. They should contact PC Mike
Evans at Ross-on-Wye Police Station on 08457 444888 or call
Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
More photos of the Aston Ingham Open Gardens
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