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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 156 - Wednesday, 18th July 2007
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Page 1 [Heart of England in Bloom Judgement Day in Ross - Getting found through Wyenot News - News Deadlines]
Page 2 [This week in Ross - Phoenix National Champs - Walking for Life - New Astroturf for JKHS]
Page 3 [Lottery Fund Vehicles - Congratulations and Good Luck Mel - Performing the Button Box in Bridstow]

Page 4

[Sun and smiles at Llangarron Fete - Just sometimes - Mike Arnison's Photo Gallery]
Page 5 [Saturday Night at the Prince - Nature Watch - The Road to Nowhere? - Letters to the editor]
Page 6 [Will enhances Fosse House - Ross Live - Hope for the Pied Piper - New Street Railings - Weather]
Page 7 [Herefordshire County News]
What's Happening in Ross This Week?

On Saturday 21st July a string quartet will be performing at Ross Labels between 12 noon and 2:30 pm. This is a taste of things to come from the Ross Live! Festival programme which runs from Saturday 4th until Tuesday 14th August.

Peterstow Village fete is being held at Peterstow Common on Saturday, with lots of stalls, a vintage car display, Morris dancers and lots more. Let's hope that the weather is kind to both this event and to the Garden Fete which is being held at the Chestnuts home for the elderly. Both of these events begin at 2 pm.

A special event is being held at The Vine Tree Inn on Saturday evening. An auction is to be held consisting of various lots to raise money for Barrs Court School hydrotherapy pool. Although the school is actually in Hereford, it is attended by pupils with special needs from Ross. The auction begins at 8 pm and the organizers will be delighted to see you there.

Also on Saturday evening, popular group Double Barrel will be performing at The Plough, Overross from 8:30 pm, whilst the entertainment at The Prince of Wales will be provided by The Max.

The 'Band in the Park' this Sunday will be Cinderford Town Band. Their performance at the bandstand will begin at 2 pm and run until 4 pm.

Ross Live! performers.

Ross Phoenix Majorettes are National Champions Again!

Ross Majorettes have returned from the National Majorettes Championships laden with trophies. The troupe, aged between 6 and 20 years, were crowned National Champions in both the Junior Parade Corps and Junior Accessory Corps sections. There were also wins in the Senior Solo Accessory Section for Faye Mekins and the Junior Basic Strut Section for Charlotte Jenkins. Third place in the Senior Strut was awarded to Hannah Cornwall. Runners up in the Pre-teen Accessory Duet Section were Katrina Rodgers and Bethany Mayo.

In the Tiny Tot Pom Pom Section, Ross Phoenix were runners up with their interpretation of 'Hey Hey We're the Monkeys'. This is a fantastic achievement as all but one of the girls are in their first season with the troupe.

The girls will now travel to Slovenia in September as part of the England Majorette Team to take part in the European Majorette Championships, competing against teams from twenty other countries.

'It is a fantastic opportunity for the girls to travel to these Championships, to represent their country,' said their Trainer, Tracie Cox.

Fund-raising has begun, to help towards the cost of the trip. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Tracie Cox at 39, Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, GL14 2AA or telephone her on 01594 823227.

Ros Phoenix Majorettes with their trophies. Left to right: Charlotte Jenkins, Sarah Wood, Hannah Cornwall,
Caroline Read, Lynette Bundy, Charlotte Cox, Clare Jenkins and Faye Mekins. Ref: DSC_8993

Majorette Monkeys: Isabel Wood, Sarah Collinson, Libby Eden and Charlotte Balm. Ref: DSC_9001

John Kyrle Team 'Walking for Life'
by Kate Nicholls

On a very wet Sunday morning, seventeen ladies, teaching and support staff embarked on Race for Life, held at Hereford Race Course. On arriving at the Race Course which was full of ladies eager to complete their race, Radio Wyvern had everybody brimming with enthusiasm keeping the crowds entertained whilst the rain continued to fall.

After a fifteen minute warm-up, we were all asked to make our way to the start to complete the 5km race, runners first, walkers second, as the race started, again the heavens opened and continued to do so for the next hour. Our first lady home was Design and Technology teacher, Vanessa Burley. She completed the race in 40 minutes.

Many of the ladies who were participating in the race have been affected by cancer, one way or another. Pinned to your back on the day is a piece of paper saying what your own reason is for taking part. I was particularly moved by a little girl of about 8 or 9 who was walking in front of us with an older lady. Her reason for doing the race was, 'I am doing this for all the people who are brave, like me'.

We have raised at present over 1000. After completing the race we all met at the White Lion, where we had an excellent meal, with excellent service. Thank you.

Taking part in the race were, Poppy Jones, Denise Smith, Karen Grainger, Julie Markey, Sarah Baxter, Kate Nicholls, Carol Straughan, Vanessa Burley, Sarah Jones, Sue Jones, Theresa Williams, Ann Jones, Deb Blake, Sarah Smith, Kath Stone-Fewings, Claire Ormiston, Harriet Smith.

The John Kyrle Team in heavy rain, before leaving for Hereford early on Sunday morning. Ref: DSC_9073

New 'Astroturf' for next term at John Kyrle High School

Staff and students at John Kyrle were delighted to welcome a number of key partners who have made the long-awaited dream of an Astroturf facility at school a reality.

Headteacher Nigel Griffiths, said, 'In my seven years at the school the delivery of this Astroturf has been possibly the most complex issue in which I have been involved and its success has been down to some excellent partner relationships which we have managed to develop.'

Clive Richards OBE, after whom the Astroturf will be named, has been a very generous sponsor of the school and this programme. He was joined by Colin Birks and Tony Featherstone, representing Herefordshire Council together with Cllr Jenny Hyde and Joyce Thomas, MBE DL, school governor to view the turf being installed last Monday.

In addition a number of students were able to see first hand the progress of the Astroturf which is due to be completed in September.

Mr Griffiths thanked everyone for their support and praised 'McArdle SportsTec' for the quiet and efficient way in which they were completing the work. 'The new facility will be an excellent way to begin our new term in September and will complement the LTA tennis facilities and sports fields to which we currently have access.'

Students inspect the school playing field during the Astroturf installation on Monday. Ref: DSC_9084

Sir Clive Richards OBE, Nigel Griffiths, Colin Birks, Joyce Thomas MBE DL, Cllr Jenny Hyde and Tony Featherstone.
Ref: DSC_9086


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