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Issue No. 162 - Wednesday, 29th August 2007
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Page 1 [Murphy keeping local people happy - Kingfishers on the Wye - Cricket Day in memory of Matt]
Page 2 [Carnival Extra family Fun Day - GCSE Success at JKHS - Peterstow Horticultural Show]
Page 3 [Border Counties Vintage Road Run - What's Happening in Ross This Week]

Page 4

[The Moby Bus - Zebras at the Prince - Happy Birthday Jay - Kempley Heritage - Two Ross Hotels Short Listed]
Page 5 [Ross Regatta - Readers' Letters - Wondrous Weaving - Strange Photo at St. Dubricius Church]
Page 6 [Bands in the Park - h.Art - Ross Lions - Door Knocking Campaign - Rugby - Weather Station]
Page 7 [Herefordshire County News]
Bands in the Park

Sunday was a hot and sunny day and quite a reasonable audience ventured to the riverside bandstand for the last in this year's series of Bands in the Park concerts. The A.W. Parker (Drybrrok) Band provided the entertainment. I expect that Bands in the Park will return next summer, and hopefully the weather will be better, so that more people can get out and enjoy the concerts.

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Free art.slot competition during h.Art

The second exhibition by art.slot, following their successful debut in March 2007, will take place at the Old Mayors Parlour, Church Street, Hereford from Monday, 3rd until Saturday, 15th September.

The exhibition coincides with the Hereford Cathedral Flower Festival and runs for two weeks, opening every day from 10.30am 5.30pm with a late night on Wednesday 12th, when it will stay open until 8pm.

Every visitor will have the opportunity to win a selected piece of art from one of the five local artists who have put together a new collection of textiles, jewellery, metal, print, paint, knit and felt. Ali Tregaskes, Lesley Ann Riches, Mary Roberts, Penny Turnbull And Terry Coverdale look forward to meeting you at their exhibition.

Ross Lions support the young and elderly

At the recent Merton House Fete, Lions David Ravenscroft and Tony Little ran stalls raising funds for their club. Following a successful day an amount of 100 was donated to Merton House by the Ross Lions Club. Accepting the cheque on behalf of Merton House, the manager, Graham Jenkins, thanked the Lions and said the money would be used for purchasing capital items for use of the elderly guests. The Home is virtually self funding but finances are topped up by donations, mainly from Rotary Clubs, but all donations are gratefully received.

On handing over the cheque the Ross Lions president, Keith Wilding, said the Lions were only too pleased to participate in the Annual Fete and donate any money raised. Looking round the Home Lion, Keith said he was unaware that Ross had such a wonderful facility, where elderly and elderly handicapped people could spend a holiday. Merton House is a lovely place with wonderful views over the river and its dedicated staff looks after their guests with great care.

On the same day the Ross Lions Community Services Chairman, Lion Mel Middlecote, visited the Ross Sea Cadets to present a donation of 250 to Lieutenant Commander Sue Lampert. The money was going towards the cost of sending three cadets on a trip on the Sails Training Ship 'The Royalist'.

Ross Lions President, Keith Wilding handing the cheque over to Merton House
Manager Graham Jenkins with several of the guests in the lounge.

Lion, Mel Middlecote handing a cheque to Lt. Commander Sue Lampert.

Door knocking campaign in Ross a great success
by Martin Neicho

Having obtained a grant to raise awareness about recycling in Ross-on-Wye and the surrounding area, EnviroAbility recruited four students in July and trained them as Recycling Advisors. Their role was to knock on doors in the local community and talk to residents about the benefits of recycling.

'The project has just finished and the results were better than we expected,' said Martin Neicho, Manager of EnviroAbility, who together with the Re-box partnership, operate a recycling collection to over 10,000 homes in the area. 'Recycling rates are up, and feedback from local people has been fantastic. The four advisors have done an excellent job, and we thank them for their efforts over the last five weeks.'

The Advisors were upbeat about their five week experience: 'The feedback was overwhelmingly positive,' said Tom O'Leary. 'Most people thought the collection scheme reliable, and the staff cheerful and enthusiastic. The collections are seen as being really helpful, especially to those without their own transport.' Natalie Hall, said 'Ross-on-Wye residents seem genuinely interested and enthusiastic towards recycling in general. The collection scheme brings friendly faces into the community and has a positive effect on participation levels. She added that there was a lot of support to extend the scheme further. Michael Chandler commented that, 'There was a lot of praise and support for the scheme and it's staff, who are very efficient. Most people seemed interested to do more about recycling.' 'I feel we have achieved a great deal during the last five weeks" said Linda Griffiths, 'I think it is great that the local community cares about recycling.' Martin Neicho finished by saying; 'The people of Ross are once again lifting their efforts and meeting recycling challenge by recycling more materials. We at Re-Box would like to say a big well done!'

Tom O'Leary; Natalie Hall & Michael Chandler.

Rugby Pre-season Friendly - Drybrook 31, Ross 19

Ross continued their pre-season warm up campaign with a visit to Premier rivals Drybrook on Saturday, 25th August, looking to develop their game in time for their opening league match on the Saturday, 8th September. A league above Ross, Drybrook were always going to be formidable opponents.

The game was played in four twenty minute sections and it was Drybrook who game out of the blocks with the most urgency, camping themselves in the Ross twenty two for what seemed like most of the first quarter. However apart from a early Drybrook try,the Ross defence held firm in the face of almost constant assault,with Andy Hunt and Tim Hanks tacklings as if their lives depended on it. Ross improved significantly during the second quarter as they began to control possession and territory,with the forward pack working hard they drew level after some fine driving play from the forwards saw Matt Taylor crash over.However as the second quarter came to a close two late Drybrook tries took the shine off an improving Ross performance. Ross redoubled their efforts in the third quarter,some elusive running from TC Leach,Andy Hunt and Chay Brine,ensured that Ross had great field position,and as a result the Ross pack were able to conjure another two tries from Tim Hanks and Matt Taylor,bringing them level 19-19 at the end of the third quarter. Both sides went for the decisive score that would clinch victory, the searing heat began to take its toll as both sides tired,Drybrook held their nerve and two late tries sealed victory. Ross improved on the previous weeks performance ,which bodes well for their forthcoming league campaign,on Sat 1st Sept 3pm KO, they complete their warm up games against a Cinderford XV At Ross Sports Centre. Ross RFC wish to thank their main sponsors Walford Timber,and Charlies Bar for their support for the forthcoming season.

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, 20th August 2007
n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 0.8 1.4 12.3 11.4 11.2 12.4 10.4
Rainfall (mm) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (inches) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maximum Temperature (C) 18 19 23 25 24 27 22
Maximum Temperature (F) 64 66 73 77 75 81 72
Minimum Temperature (C) 8 12 14 13 11 11 13
Minimum Temperature (F) 46 54 57 55 52 52 55
Soil Temperature at 10cm Depth (F) 58 58 61 63 62 62 66


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