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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 163 - Wednesday, 5th September 2007
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IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 [Friday at Ross Cider and Music Festival 2007]
Page 2 [Saturday at Ross Cider and Music Festival]
Page 3 [Ross Cider Festival on Sunday - What's Happening in Ross This Week]

Page 4

[Remembering Dean Fulford - Holiday Workshops - Letters, That Mystery Photo - More Letters - T'pauerful Stuff]
Page 5 [Zebras - Ross Country Market - Dark Side at the Prince - Shuttle Launce - Peacock Feathers - Archive Photos]
Page 6 [T-shirt of the Week - Vintage Club - Public Notices - Ship Ahoy at the Hope - Rugby - Weather Station]
Page 7 [Herefordshire County News]

Spotted at Broome Farm Ross Cider Festival on Saturday evening. Nice one, Laurence!


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Border Counties Vintage Club Road Run 2007
by Colin Davies

Bank Holiday Monday brought over '70' vehicles to the Yew Tree Inn, Peterstow for the 3rd Annual Road Run of the Border Counties Vintage Club.

After coffee, the entrants assembled for a 30+ mile journey through Herefordshire villages, stopping midway at the How Caple Grange Hotel for refreshments and stretching of legs, before continuing our tour back to the Yew Tree Inn, where all the vehicles were put on display for the general public.

Edgar and Alice Ryder came from Worcester with their Street Organ to entertain at the How Caple Grange before moving on to welcome us back to the Yew Tree Inn.

The 'Best Presented Vehicle' shield this year was awarded to John and Marilyn Norman from Watson's Cottage, Symonds Yat West with their 1969 MGA 1600. In 2nd place was Glyn Morris from Lea with his 1953 ERF lorry, with 3rd place going to Barry Lovegrove from Peterstow with his 1961 Massey Ferguson MF35 tractor.

To help swell the days takings, a very successful club raffle was held and grateful thanks must go to the many companies and members who donated prizes.

It is hoped that after everything has been "totted" up, that the N.S.P.C.C. (Herefordshire Branch), who are this year's worthy cause, will benefit from a worthwhile donation and that the local community will appreciate the monies staying within the county.


The many tractors on display at the Border Counties Vintage Club event

ROSS-ON-WYE TOWN COUNCIL

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE will be held on Tuesday, 11 September 2007 at 7.00pm in the Corn Exchange. Discussion items are detailed below and members of the public are invited to attend the meeting

AGENDA

1 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence
2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive any declaration of Councillors' interests
3

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

To sign the minutes of the previous meeting held on Tuesday, 14 August 2007.

4 APPLICATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED

DCSE2007/2548/F
Winfield, Oak Road, Mount Pleasant
Proposed rear extension and replacement garage.
DCSE2007/2677/F
12 Croft Lane.
Change of use to A2 (financial and professional services)
DCSE2007/2655/F
Essential Sewing Services, 31b Gloucester Road.
New shop front and signage.
DCSE2007/2654/A
Essential Sewing Services, 31b Gloucester Road.
Fascia and gable signage.
DCSE2007/2552/A
Ross Conservative Club, The Avenue.
Replacement sign on the corner of Walford Road and The Avenue. .
DCSE2007/2556/F
Gardner Butcher Garage, Brookend Street.
Erection of Aldi discount foodstore with associated parking, landscaping and access.
DCSE2007/2555/C Gardner Butcher Garage, Brookend Street
Demolition of existing buildings to facilitate redevelopment for Aldi food store.
DCSE2007/2695/F St Joseph's, Walford Road.
Demolition of school hall and erection of a two-storey block of four flats and conversion of the retreat to three flats.
DCSE2007/2724/F Trelleck Cottage, Camp Road.
Single storey extension at the rear.
DCSE2007/2747/F Tudorville Express, Walford Road.
Proposed new dwelling and swimming pool in garden at rear of Tudorville Express.
DCSE2007/1938/F St John Ambulance, Edde Cross Street.
Demolition of redundant ambulance station and erection of 6 No. two bed flats.
DCSE2007/2740/A 1 Broad Street.
Fascia sign.
DCSE2007/2768/C
Hill Street.
Demolition of single storey retail/office building to allow redevelopment.

5 NOTIFICATION OF TREE WORKS

6 PLANNING CONSENT, LISTED BUILDING CONSENTS, RESPONSES TO TREE WORK APPLICATIONS, PLANNING REFUSALS

PLANNING CONSENT

 
DCSE2007/2093/F 19 Alton Road.
Single storey kitchen extension. .
DCSE2007/2105/F 1 Beech Close.
Two storey extension with integral garage and alterations to access.
DCSE2007/2036/F Birchington, Ledbury Road.
Proposed demolition of existing single storey extension and erection of single storey extension and alterations to form study, utility room and kitchen
DCSE2007/2206/F 12 Alton Street.
Proposed ground floor extension and first floor extension.
DCSE2007/2195/F 10 High Street.
Change of use from retail unit to high class and authentic Mediterranean restaurant.
DCSE2007/2015/F Red Hill House, Redhill Road.
Proposed insertion of dormer windows and replace flat roof with pitched roof.
DCSE2007/0785/F Hillside, Fernbank Road.
Proposed single storey extension.
DCSE2007/0850/F Arqiva Transmitting Station, adj. Larruperz Community Centre. Installation of 2 x 0.3m dish antennas on the existing tower.
DCSE2007/0701/F Wye Seal, Weston Grove.
Erection of two new dwellings.

OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION

LISTED BUILDING CONSENT

CONSENT TO DISPLAY ADVERTISEMENTS

REFUSAL OF PLANNING PERMISSION

WITHDRAWN APPLICATION
DCSE2007/2073/F Bridge House, 54 Overross Street.
Conversion of offices to three flats.

7 TO DEAL WITH LATE APPLICATIONS ARRIVING POST AGENDA

8 PARISH PLANS

9 SHOP FRONTS

10 CORRESPONDENCE



Signed

Town Clerk



ROSS-ON-WYE TOWN COUNCIL

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the FULL COUNCIL will be held on
MONDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER at 7.00pm in the Council Chamber, The Corn Exchange, High Street, Ross-on-Wye.

Items to be discussed are detailed below and members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting.

Prior to the meeting members will be addressed by John Passmore about the Model Farm project

AGENDA

07/09
94
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive and approve any apologies for absence.
 
07/09 95

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

 
07/09 96 MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive the Mayor's announcements.
 
07/09 97 TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, 9 JULY 2007

To approve and the Mayor to sign the Minutes of meeting held on Monday, 9 July 2007.
ENC 1
07/09 98

TOWN CLERK'S REPORT

To receive the attached report on the current state of play.

ENC 2
07/09
99

TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS HELD ON TUESDAY, 10 JULY AND 14 AUGUST 2007.

To receive, consider and take any action on a report from the Chairman of the meetings held on Tuesday, 10 July and 14 August 2007.

ENC 3
07/09
100

TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE AMENITIES COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 18 JULY 2007

TTo receive, consider and take any action on a report from the Chairman of the meeting held on Wednesday, 18 July 2007.

ENC 4
07/09 101
TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF A FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 7 AUGUST 2007

To receive, consider and take any action on a report from the Chairman of the meeting held on Tuesday, 7 August 2007.
ENC 5
07/09 102

CORRESPONDENCE

(i) Julie Wheatley, Team Leader, Landscape & Biodiversity, Herefordshire Council.
Tree Agents Forum.
(ii) Andrew Blake, AONB Officer.
Wye Valley AONB Annual Study Tour.
(iii) Jim Davies, Public Transport Manager, Herefordshire Council
Bus Service 36 Ross Runaround.
(iv) Dr D Nicholson, Forward Planning Manager, Herefordshire Council.
Herefordshire Core Strategy Development Plan Document.
(v) Jeff Owen, Markets Manager, Herefordshire Council.
French Market visit to Ross - 29 June 2007.
(vi) The Chairman, HALC. The future of HALC - questionnaire
(vii) Peter Thacker, Friends of St Mary's Church
(viii) John Passmore, Economic Regeneration Officer (South)
Steering Group in Ross-on-Wye.
(ix) Jonathan Preece, Ross Charity Trustees.
Allotments
(x) Liz Gordon-Smith, Commission for Patient and Public involvement in Health
PPI - Patient and Public Involvement Forum seeking new volunteers.
(xi) Jessica Blake, Community Officer, Ross Wild Connections.
Coach visits to Ross-on-Wye.
(xii) Dennis F Davies, Proprietor, Marden Travel.
Coach parking in Ross-on-Wye.
(xiii) Sir Thomas Dunne, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire
Recommendations for National Honours.
(xiv) West Midlands Regional Assembly.
Spatial Strategy - Phase Two.
(xv) Mrs H. Francis.

 

ENC 6

ENC 7

ENC 8

ENC 9

ENC 10

ENC 11
ENC 12
ENC 13

ENC 14

ENC 15

ENC 16

ENC 17

ENC 18

ENC 19

ENC 20

07/09
103

PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED

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

In Touch, AONB. Issue 13, August 2007.
Outstanding, the Magazine for areas of outstanding natural beauty. Spring/Summer 2007 issue.
Parish Liaison and Rural Services Officer - The Funding Directory and various leaflets
NALC - Local Council Review

 
07/09
104

INVOICES TO BE PAID

To approve payment of the attached list of invoices

ENC 21

07/09
105

BUDGET REPORT AND ACCOUNTS BALANCES

To receive the budget report and account balances

ENC 22
07/09 106

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 organisations:

(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
 
07/09 107

STANDARDS BOARD - CODE OF CONDUCT

To adopt the amendments to the Code of Conduct - previously circulated with papers for The Council meeting held on 11 June 2007

ENC 23
07/09 108

THE CORN EXCHANGE

To receive, consider and take any action on the attached report from C J Bayliss

ENC 24

Signed

Town Clerk


Ship Ahoy at the Hope & Anchor

Father and son, David and James Fletcher launched and tested their sea rowing boat from the river bank at the Hope & Anchor on Tuesday, 4th September. The boat was designed by grandfather David Bowie, who gave the plans to his descendants.

The boat 'Illusions' took David, (Chairman of the UK Atlantic Challenge) and James eight months to build and the final touches to the boat were completed on Tuesday. Family and friends gathered together to watch the launching ceremony which was performed by family member and birthday girl Maggie Hankinson.


Birthday girl, Maggie launches 'Illusions' with Gillow Manor Cider. Ref: DSC_0708

A helping hand down to the water's edge. Ref: DSC_0726

She rows like a dream. Ref: DSC_3153

Rugby: Ross RFC vs Cinderford
by Sarah Webb

A valiant effort by Ross RFC saw some promising passages of play, but ultimately they couldn't keep up the pace with a dominant Cinderford fifteen.

The final friendly for Ross RFC saw them host a Cinderford fifteen, to try and integrate the team before the start of the league next week. Some great work by the Ross forwards kept them in the game, but the speed of the Cinderford wingers saw them control the play to win 29-5.

The teams came out fighting in the first thirty-minutes, with great chances being had by both sides. Pressure from Ross led to them having a penalty attempt which was unfortunately missed, keeping the score at 0-0. After some great passages of play from Cinderford they took the lead and scored two tries in quick succession and one conversion to put the score to 12-0 at the half time whistle.

Cinderford started the second half as they finished the first, with another try to put the score to 17-0, after missing a further conversion. But as the Cinderford pressure built, Ross secured their first points of the game with Alistair Rees intercepting a Cinderford pass and making a run from his own half to put the score to 17-5.

Some great work from the Ross pack saw them govern the scrum, which had been the case all day, but after a few good chances from Ross, Cinderford showed their dominance and scored two more tries and a conversion to put the score to 29-5.

As the tension mounted Alistair Rees got sin binned for Ross and soon after a Cinderford player was also given a yellow card. Some fantastic tackling from Ross fullback Alistair Hunter-Blair, which he had done throughout the match kept the score at 29-5 as the game ended.

Ross will be playing their first league match of the season on Saturday, 8th September against Chipping Sodbury, 2.30pm at the sports centre, where they will unveil their new match and dress shirts provided by the Ross RFC sponsors Walford Timber, Charlie's Bar and HB Spices and flavourings limited.


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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, 27th August 2007
n
n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 7.9 2.2 5.5 2.0 0 1.3 2.9
Rainfall (mm) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1
Rainfall (inches) 0 0 0 0 0 0 .04
Maximum Temperature (C) 20 20 19 21 19 20 21
Maximum Temperature (F) 68 68 66 70 66 68 70
Minimum Temperature (C) 10 12 9 11 14 15 13
Minimum Temperature (F) 50 54 48 52 57 59 55
Soil Temperature at 10cm Depth (F) 64 64 62 62 63 63 63


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