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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 170 - Wednesday, 24th October 2007
is a green thinking company and try to encourage customers
to be environmentally friendly. The Focus store at Ross
runs regular monthly activities with a green thinking theme,
such as publishing ways of saving energy.
July of this year, the store ran a competition to find a
community 'Green Champion.' Somebody nominated Peter Martin,
who has come up with some innovative recycling ideas and
was presented with his reward of £125 worth of Focus
vouchers at the store on Wednesday, 17th October. Well done
Edwards, of Focus Customer Services presents Green Champion Peter
Martin with his prize. Ref: DSC_1734
Store Manager, Phil Roberts, Gloria Edwards and Peter Martin outside
the Ross Focus Store. Ref: DSC_1715
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Box Celebrates International Credit Union Day
World Council of Credit Unions Day was celebrated in 97
countries world-wide on Thursday 18th October. One hundred
and seventy two million people are members of credit unions.
WOCCU, the World Council of Credit Unions, helps millions
of people to grow their money and manage it well. Credit
Unions offer affordable financial services to their members
and help them to get the most out of their budgets.
Money Box is a member of the World Council, giving the county's
people access to safe savings, affordable credit and a chance
for a better tomorrow. Money Box works together with Herefordshire
Council, Churches Together, the South Wye Development Trust,
Herefordshire Voluntary Action, The Robert Owen Society
and others, to deliver services to members county wide.
achievements of credit unions the world over would not be
possible without the tireless dedication and commitment
of volunteers. Working together with partners like the Grameen
Bank, governments and local authorities, the volunteers
strive to make the vision of 'Quality Credit Unions for
Everyone' a reality.
the money is needed to buy a cow in Africa, a sewing machine
in India, an egg grading machine in Ireland or a printing
machine in Hereford, credit unions help people to afford
the equipment that they need to make a living. Of course,
life is not all work and credit unions help their members
to afford holidays, sports equipment or celebration events
like weddings. They try to achieve a better quality of life
and Kelly would like to welcome you to Orles Barn
News would like to wish Richard and Kelly Bailey every success
with their new ownership of Orles
Barn Hotel and Restaurant at Wilton. Orles Barn has
an interesting history and some parts of the building date
back to the 14th and 17th centuries.
taking over about five weeks ago, Richard and Kelly have
been busy refurbishing and smartening up the overall look
of Orles Barn, whilst continuing to provide a diverse menu
of delicious dishes. There traditional Sunday lunches are
already proving extremely popular.
the rest of October and November, Thursday night is 'Italian
Night' at Orles Barn with a tempting menu of classic Italian
dishes, desserts and drinks. On Wednesday, 31st October
they are holding an evening to celebrate Great British puddings.
A three course meal will be served, with the pudding having
the starring role.
you never know which wine to go for with your meal, why
not go along to the Orles Barn Wine Tasting Evening on Wednesday,
14th November? After delicious champagne and canapés,
the evening will feature five wines paired with a five course
dinner. All of the food will be locally sourced and reflect
the season. Sounds rather posh doesn't it? However, the
evening is designed to be wonderfully casual as well as
enlightening. Places are limited for this event, so it is
advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.
special accommodation offer
well as all of this, the Orles Barn Christmas Party Menu
is out. It seems as if there will never be a dull dining
moment at Orles Barn. The
accommodation at Orles Barn looks good too, in fact throughout
the months of November and January, a three nights for the
price of two offer is available.
not go along and see Orles Barn for yourself. Richard and
Kelly will be delighted to meet you.
Happening in Ross This Week?
Just a couple of things you might like to note in your diary
this week . . .
to the success of the 'Open Art Surgery' at Nature's Choice
on Thursday, 11th October, further events have been planned.
The next unplugged open mic session for all musicians, poets,
storytellers and thespians is due to take place at the same
venue this coming Thursday. All are welcome to take part.
Alternatively, why not go along and listen? Entrance is
£3 and £2.
entertainment for the Prince of Wales this week is yet to
be confirmed. Please check the 'What's On?' page of Wyenot.com
in a couple of days.
coming Saturday is the last Saturday in the month. This
means that Jacqueline's is open until 3am, so you can dance
the night away for that little bit longer.
Tuesday, the Heritage Centre welcomes back 'Cards for Good
Causes.' Why not go along and see the fantastic range of
Christmas cards that are available and help one or two of
your favourite charities at the same time?
about it for this week. Have a good one and a Happy Hallowe'en.
Watch: Fungi season and views from the river
and November are great months for discovering fungi in the
woods. I usually go out photographing in the woods at this
time of year but so far, apart from a very quick and very
specific visit to White Rocks last week, I have not found
the time to do so this year.
nature photographing friend of 'Wyenot News', Julie Andrews
has been out and about with her camera and sent in the top
three nice photos from Haugh Wood, (which is pronounced
hoff wood) Mordiford. Thank you for those Julie. I hope
you managed to get away without encountering the infamous
bottom three photos were taken at Backney, just by the old
railway bride, from my boat. Being actually on the water
gives a completely different perspective to one's surroundings
and the river wildlife. I have been to Backney thousands
of times over the 31 years I have lived in Ross but was
completely unaware of the small waterfall at Backney Bridge
until going there the other day in the boat.
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