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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 169 - Wednesday, 17th October 2007
artist, Ian Berrill is planning a new sculpture trail, which
is due to be installed at White Rocks Nature Reserve by
the Doward caves and on Sunday he met up with a group of
children led by 'Wild Play'. The idea was that the children
would search the wood for interesting insects, fungi and
other wildlife, giving Ian an idea about what sparked their
interest. Ian will then tailor his new sculpture trail to
fit in with these interests.
News went along on Sunday to see how Ian and the 'Wild Play'
kids, Holly, Charlie, Harriet, Esther, Jessica, Zak, Eleanor
and Rosie, pictured below, were getting on. They had discovered
a whole range of insects, including a 'Dark Back Cricket'
and an 'Earth Star' Geastrum fungus.
Play will be back at the White Rocks Reserve again during
half term, next Wednesday, 24th October from 10:00am until
noon, taking a 'Sensory Journey of autumn nature activities
for the family'. If you are interested in joining in, please
call Jo Pollack at 'Where Wild Things Play', Herefordshire
Nature Trust on 01432 356872.
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River Wye at Wilton is quite a nature reserve, with geese,
gulls, kingfishers, otters and herons. I have not seen any
otters for definite in some time, though I did think I saw
one on the opposite bank briefly a few weeks ago. Now that
the tourist season is drawing to an end and there are less
canoes on the river, I shall be on the lookout as I want
to get some better film. I shall try anchoring the boat
in the middle over the coming months and filming from the
river, rather than on the bank, as I did last time.
whilst I was out in the boat, the day I tried it for the
first time, Tina was on the bank and a BBC Nature camera
crew approached her. They were looking for otters on the
strength of my last short film. It is not quite the season
yet but I am sure they will be seen again at Wilton soon.
haven't been out in the boat much this week as I have decided
it is the damp river air which is prolonging my cough but
I took the photos below on Sunday morning. A whole family
of herons frequent the river at Wilton and the one below
was stalking its prey on the opposite bank as I caught it
with the still camera. The photo is a little distant as
I took it from inside the White Lion pergola, whilst eating
my Sunday lunch. The pampas grass is on the bank by Wilton
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evening at John Kyrle
500 prospective parents and students visited John Kyrle
High School last week for the school's Open Evening. The
Open Evening followed on from two highly successful Open
Mornings which had allowed the school to be seen in action
during the busy school day and visits from over 400 Year
6 students from local primary schools for taster lessons.
arrival at the Open Evening, visitors were greeted by members
of staff and year 7 students. A large number of students
had volunteered to act as guides for the evening and led
tours of the school.
the tours, the guests listened to speeches from the Headteacher,
Mr. Nigel Griffiths and Head of Year 7, Miss. Trixie Williams
in the Main Hall. Speaking to a packed audience, where it
was standing room only, Mr. Griffiths outlined the school's
vision for the future and Miss Williams spoke about the
strong relationship between the students, parents and staff
within the school. This was followed by speeches from three
Year 7 students, Bronwen Evans, Jonny Shipton and Storm
Cocking, who spoke about their experience of secondary school
life at John Kyrle.
toured all departments of the school and were able to look
at facilities, see demonstrations and sample the subjects
themselves. The prospective parents were particularly impressed
with the 'state of the art' datalogging laboratory in Science
and language laboratory in Modern Foreign Languages. John
Kyrle High School, a Specialist Technology College was awarded
two further specialisms from September 2007, in Modern Foreign
Languages and Vocational Learning as a result of becoming
a High Performing Specialist School.
Team Wins Prestigious Music Award
Wyastone Estate Limited, the team behind Nimbus Records
and the Wyastone Business Park, last week won a coveted
Classic FM Gramophone Award for their latest project an
historic recording on the Lyrita label.
Recorded Edition is one of the UK's longest established
and highest regarded independent Classical record labels,
with an unparalleled reputation for recording specifically
British repertoire at the highest audio standards.
the 50's, 60's and 70's, Lyrita produced recordings acclaimed
by critics, collectors and audiophiles alike, yet it failed
to embrace the introduction of CD. So for more than 15 years
legendary performances, many featuring the composers' conducting
or performing their own works, lay silent and all but forgotten.
summer, under a comprehensive license agreement, Wyastone
Estate Limited unveiled plans to re-release the entire Lyrita
catalogue on CD and via downloads over a two year period.
From the critics and record buying public, the response
was overwhelming. Several discs entered the Classic FM and
Billboard classical charts and Simon Heffer, writing for
the Telegraph claimed, 'For aficionados of the English canon,
it is one of the great events in our musical history.'
week the Wyastone team, based just outside Monmouth, won
the prestigious Classic FM Gramophone Award for reissuing
the Lyrita recording of E. J. Moeran's Symphony in G minor,
performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted
by Sir Adrian Boult.
Farmer, Music Director for Wyastone commented, 'Bringing
Lyrita back has been immensely challenging yet it is extremely
rewarding to receive such an accolade from our industry
colleagues. The Lyrita release programme will continue for
another year, by which time it will contain more than 130
titles and will present the real gems of British classical
music for all to enjoy.'
Telephone Disruption During Upgrade Works
Building work as part of the ongoing upgrade of facilities
at Hereford’s main police station will result in minor telephone
disruption on two evenings later this month. Construction
work is continuing on the new front counter at the Bath
Street divisional headquarters and work to provide a new
custody block will be commencing shortly.
preparation, a number of ancillary works are being carried
out, including the moving of telephone and data telecommunications
equipment within the building. This will mean that for two
evenings, certain police stations will be without external
and internal telephone lines, meaning that the public will
not be able to call or be put through directly to officers
at those stations. However, there will be no interference
with operational policing, as police radios will be unaffected
and both the 999 emergency system and the main 08457 444888
police switchboard will continue to operate as normal.
have worked closely with BT to ensure that any disruption
is kept to a minimum and that policing can continue uninterrupted,'
said a Herefordshire Division spokesman. 'The 999 emergency
system will be operating as normal, as will the police switchboard,
so the public will still be able to contact the police for
assistance as usual.
there will be no impact on policing and officers will be
continuing with their duties as normal. However, during
these two evenings it may not be possible to connect callers
directly to staff at the affected police stations and we
are asking for the public’s forbearance of this. Wherever
possible, we are asking people to think ahead and make contact
at a different time so as not to be inconvenienced. Ultimately
this work should only cause a very small amount of disruption
but it is unfortunately unavoidable if we are to benefit
from the upgraded facilities this work will help to secure.'
first evening affected was Tuesday, 16th October, when telephone
lines direct to Ross-on-Wye Police Station were unavailable
between 4pm and midnight. All other telephone connections
on the Division will be unaffected.
Tuesday, 23rd October, telephone lines direct to Hereford
(Bath Street), Bromyard, Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury, Kington,
Peterchurch and Leominster Police Stations will be unavailable
between 4pm and midnight. All other telephone connections
on the Division will be unaffected and the Hereford Public
Service Desk will also be conducting an uninterrupted service
during its normal hours of operation.
out of hours wall mounted external phones at Ross-on-Wye,
Hereford and Leominster will also be temporarily disconnected
during the works but arrangements are being made to provide
extended front counter facilities to negate the need for
overall building improvement works at Hereford will, when
finished, see the Divisional Headquarters benefiting from
a modern and more welcoming front counter and public entrance,
improved working facilities for staff and state of the art
custody block complying fully with Home Office standards,
including a secure van dock area.
Our warmest congratulations go to Kirsty Priest, who passed
her driving test on Tuesday, 16th October.
are really pleased for you Kirsty. See you soon.
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