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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]
Big Lottery Funds New Accessible Vehicles for WRVS

Ross WRVS Community Transport Team took proud possession of two new accessible vehicles and additional equipment to help the disabled on Wednesday, 11th July. The event was celebrated at the Larruperz Centre which was attended by many people including the WRVS team, Ross Town Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor and Mrs Derek Bedford, the drivers, potential users of the vehicles and Mrs. Joyce Thomas, MBE - DL, who was proud to be asked to perform the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Mrs Thomas paid tribute to Debbie Griffiths and her team for putting together a successful bid for the £127,000 needed to purchase the vehicles, and she is particularly pleased that the local community, both individuals and organizations will have access to the vehicles.

Mrs. Thomas praised the volunteers who work with the WRVS, an organization very dear to her heart. She went on to say that without the help of volunteers, the many organizations and fund-raising groups, charity shops etc. many peoples' lives would be affected. Volunteers make a huge impact on the lives of the community, in particular the elderly and disabled.

Debbie thanked Mrs. Thomas for performing the ribbon cutting ceremony, Brian Lampert for helping them to get the best vehicles for the job, her colleagues for their understanding, the volunteer drivers, the Reverend David Johnson, also a volunteer driver, for blessing the vehicles and many others without whose help the bid would not have been possible. She then invited everybody into the Larruperz Centre to enjoy some refreshments.

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Good Luck Mel and Congratulations

This week, Saturday evening was as busy as ever, but we could not let the evening go by without calling in to Mel's leaving drinks party.

Mel Lean moved to Ross three years ago and studied at Hartpury College. She told us on Saturday evening that she passed first class in her BSC (hons) degree. Well done Mel. Unfortunately this means that Mel is leaving Ross and moving to Newmarket where she will be working in the field of equine veterinary research.

Many of Mel's friends turned up to congratulate her and to wish her well. Mel told us that she will visit as often as she can. She has made far too many friends in Ross not to. We look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future Mel.

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Performing 'The Button Box'

Children at Bridstow Primary School performed 'The Button Box' to parents, in three shows; one matinee and two evening performances.

The Button Box is a play about two children on holiday with their grandparents. They find themselves stuck indoors because it is raining and they are bored, until Grandma starts showing them her button collection. She tells them stories, which take them all around the world.

In the photo before last Tuesday's matinee performance, some of the cast of the play can be seen. I took the photo outside so that the parent audience would not see the costumes before the show began.

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