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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 154 - Wednesday, 4th July 2007
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IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 [Bridstow School Strawberry Fair - Advertising in Wyenot News - Internationally Acclaimed Blues Star]
Page 2 [Archive film of the Y2K Ross-on-Wye Flood - Hannah celebrates her 30th with a Toga Party]
Page 3 [Football legend, Gary visits Ross - Awards for Ross Sea Cadets - All change at the top for Ross Lions]

Page 4

[Ross Pre-school - Reopening a 50 year old murder case - Happy 50th Ozzie - Public Disorder - French Market]
Page 5 [A couple of birds with a nice pear - Community Service Award for Dennis - Ross in Bloom Short Listing]
Page 6 [Singing in Bridstow - A week for being called Clive and 60 - Ross Live - Bands in the Park - ]
Page 7 [Just Colin - Shopmobility Opens - Pictures from Karl-Heinz Brato - Public Notices - Weather Station]
Just Colin at The Plough . . .

It was a busy day for me on Saturday, the whole day until late at night being taken up with photography at one place or another. This meant that my tour of what was going on about town involved just a quick stop at each venue this week.

First stop was at the Plough, Overross Street, where 'Just Colin' was entertaining with country music. Tina sang a couple of songs whilst we were there, with Colin backing with his guitar. Everybody there seemed to be happy and enjoying the evening.

Next stop was the Prince of Wales to see Banshee. Banshee are an Irish Ceilidh trio and again, I was unable to stay long but those present seemed to be enjoying themselves very much and from later feedback, I gather it was a great evening all round. I would have stayed longer but there is no rest for the wicked! I had been rather delayed in arriving, due to spending longer in the Toga Party next door than I had anticipated, and had arranged to meet Friends, Paul and Ali at Ozzie's birthday party.

This coming Saturday, there will be more music at the Prince. Not sure who is playing yet as it is still being arranged but I'll try to call in and take a photo or two. This coming weekend is an even busier one for me. Tina's mum and dad are holding a 50th Anniversary party in Bromsgrove. I have to go there, followed by covering the last bit of the first night of Ross Country and Western Festival. On the Saturday, I have the wedding of a friend of a friend to photograph (I don't usually do weddings) Merton House Fete, the Country Festival again and the wedding reception.

Between the reception, which is also at the Prince and covering the evening of the Country Festival, I'll try to catch a quick shot of whoever is playing at the Prince. As I said, 'No rest for the wicked'! Hope to see you at one of the events.


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. . . and Banshee at the Prince

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Ross Shop Mobility Opens

We've talked about it, you've read about it, now the new Ross Shop Mobility is finally open, the scheme having commenced operating on Tuesday, 3rd July.

The project is operating from the Scout and Guide hut in Red Meadow Car Park, next to the Ross-on-Wye Swimming pool. The service opens from Tuesdays to Saturdays between 10 am and 4 PM and is a free service for people that need it, though donations are welcome.

The only other things asked are that you fill out a registration form, take a short driving test and enjoy the shop mobility experience. This will mean a more productive summer for some local people and visitors to Ross with limited mobility.

New EnviroAbility staff, Ivan and Victoria will operate the scheme and Beverly Humble, a local Occupational Therapist kindly helped design the driving test.

Financial support for the project is being provided by Advantage West Midlands, Market Towns Initiative, Eveson Charitable Trust and Herefordshire Council. Partners in Ross Shop Mobility project include: Age Concern Ross & District Community First - Access to Services Partnership; The Ross Lions; Herefordshire Council; Ross Partnership; Herefordshire Voluntary Action; Ross Town Council and WRVS Transport Links.

Please call Martin and Robyn at EnviroAbility on 01989 760919 to find out how you book a scooter, or just turn-up to talk to Ivan and Victoria.


Shopmobility scooters are now available from the Scout Hut.

Pictures from Karl-Heinz Brato

Thank you to German photographer, Karl-Heinz Brato, who sent the pictures below of the recent Betzdorf Twinning Visit. It is not often I see photos of myself, thank God. The bottom photo, which shows my best side, includes the bite which later turned septic.


Myself and Marc Rosenkranz.

Waiting for the Mayor.

Kneeling before the Mayor is uncomfortable at my age and I need to change legs occasionally.

ROSS-ON-WYE TOWN COUNCIL

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the Full Council will be held
on Monday, 9 July 2007 at 7.00pm in the Corn Exchange

Discussion items are detailed below and members of the public are
welcome to attend the meeting.

Prior to the meeting members will be addressed by Police Inspector A Dattani

AGENDA

07/07
79
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive and approve any apologies for absence.
 
07/07 80

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

To receive Councillors' declarations of personal and/or prejudicial interests in respect of items on this agenda*

*Members are reminded that they have a duty to declare personal and prejudicial interests

 
07/07 81 MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive the Mayor's announcements.
 
07/07 82 TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, 11 JUNE 2007

To approve and the Mayor to sign the Minutes of meeting held on Monday, 11 June 2007.
ENC 1
07/07 83

TOWN CLERK'S REPORT

The report will be circulated.

ENC 2
07/07
84

TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ENC 3 COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 12 JUNE 2007

To receive, consider and take any action on a report from the Chairman of the meeting held on Tuesday, 12 June 2007.

ENC 3
07/07
85

TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE AMENITIES COMMITTEE MEETING

To receive, consider and take any action on a report from the Chairman of the meeting held on Wednesday, 20 June 2007.

ENC 4
07/07 86
TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF A FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION ENC 5 COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 26 JUNE 2007

To receive, consider and take any action on a report from the Chairman of the meetings held on Tuesday, 26 June 2007
ENC 5
07/07 87

CORRESPONDENCE

(i) Jesse Norman, Post Office Campaign Co-ordinator
Campaign to keep Post Offices open.

(ii) Pele Bhamber, Head of Highways & Transportation
Ross-on-Wye - Proposed Flood Alleviation Scheme and review of Parking restrictions.

 

ENC 6


ENC 7

07/07
88

PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED

The following publications have been and are available in the office:

Mr A Bush, Parish Liaison and Rural Services Officer - Post Office Closure Update and Other Information.

Standards Board of England - The Bulletin # 33

Mrs Lynda Wilcox, Chief Executive, HALC - various leaflets including training programme

Jennifer Watkins, Team Manager, The Herefordshire Partnership - Compact Magazine.

 
07/07
89

INVOICES TO BE PAID

To approve payment of the attached list of invoices

ENC 8

07/07
90

BUDGET REPORT AND ACCOUNTS BALANCES

To receive the budget report and account balances

ENC 9
07/07 91

REPORTS FROM OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVES OF THE TOWN COUNCIL ON OUTSIDE BODIES

To receive reports from Councillors appointed to represent the Town Council on the Committees of the following organizations:

(i) Betzdorf Twinning Association;
(ii) Board of the Community Association;
(iii) Conde Twinning Association; (iv) Chamber of Commerce;
(v) HALC Exec Committee;
(vi) HALC Southern Area Committee;
(vii) Market Towns Forum;
(viii) MTF Core Committee;
(ix) Police Consultative Group;
(x) St Joseph's School Governors;
(xi) Parochial Church Council;
(xii) Ross Partnership;
(xiii) Shop Fronts Grants Panel;
(xiv) Educational Grants Committee;
(xv) Ross Charity Trustees;
(xvi) Flood Alleviation
 
07/07 92

NOTICES OF MOTION

The following notice has been presented by Cllr John Edwards

'To consider that at the start of future Council meetings, commencing from October 2007, there should be a specific period of no more than 15 minutes, when the public will be invited to ask questions of the Council on subjects of their choice.'

ENC 10
07/07 93

PARISH PLANS
To consider the attached report

ENC 11

Signed

Town Clerk



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, 25th June 2007
n
n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 0.5 6.2 3.9 9.8 12.7 0.1 6.4
Rainfall (mm) 3.5 0 0.3 5.9 1.8 6.7 6.8
Rainfall (inches) .14 0 .01 .23 .07 .26 .27
Maximum Temperature (C) 16 17 16 19 20 19 19
Maximum Temperature (F) 61 63 61 66 68 66 66
Minimum Temperature (C) 11 10 11 6 13 14 13
Minimum Temperature (F) 52 50 52 43 55 57 55
Soil Temperature at 10cm Depth (F) 58 56 59 59 63 63 63


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