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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 172 - Wednesday, 7th November 2007
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IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 [Don't Cry. You've got to celebrate! - Theresa sends her heartfelt thanks]
Page 2 [This week's news - WNTV: Ross Lions Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular]
Page 3 [WNTV: The Dark Side of the Moon - Great News about Jamstand 2008]

Page 4

[Surely nobody in theeir right mind would do such a thing! - What's Happening - Phil Rickman to open Library]
Page 5 [Letters - It's All Done With Dynamos at Ross Cider - Local Crime Report]
Page 6 [Flood Scheme - Children in Need Quiz - Happy Birthday Amy!]
Page 7 [Christmas Menus - Jumpin' Jive - Looking for members - Cubs get stuffing - Public Notices - Rugby - Weather]
Page 8 [News from around Herefordshire]
Ross Flood Scheme progressing well

Work on the Ross Flood Alleviation scheme is well on target for its intended completion date of July 2008. Local people will have seen visible signs of the progress being made on the 7 million scheme such as construction of the rising shaft and digging work at the Homs Street car park. Culvert units have also been put in at the Kings Acre car park. An access road is now in place on the A40 into the Marsh Farm area and soil for the bund is being stockpiled. The river at the Rope Walk has also been widened ready to take increased flows of water once the scheme is completed.

Martin Jackson, project manager, said, 'The DEFRA funded scheme is progressing perfectly and the contractors are going full steam ahead ready to start work on the major construction of the tunnel which should start in early December.'

As a way of putting something back into the Ross community, the scheme's contractors Edmund Nuttall staged a special event in aid of BBC Children In Need. The event was held at the Riverside Inn on Monday, 5th November and included fancy dress, live music from ' The Sky Shakers', fire eating and a small fireworks display. There were also refreshments, which included a pig roast, mulled wine, hot-dogs and burgers.

As part of the evening a raffle was held. Prizes included a pair of tickets to Hereford United's first round FA Cup match against Leeds United on Friday, 9th November, a signed football and signed shirt.

Wayne Musa, site manager for Edmund Nuttall, said, 'We are very keen to forge community relations and help to raise our company's profile in the town and thought this was a great way to do this. We wanted as many people as possible to come along, have some fun and raise money in the process for a well-deserving cause.'

School pupils in Ross are also being invited to create their own artwork based on their interpretations on the work taking place. Schools are co-ordinating the project and it is planned to use the finished designs on hoardings at the site office.


Fiery displays at the Riverside Inn on Monday evening. Ref: DSC_4110

The Fire Breathing Team on Monday. Ref: DSC_2469

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Sean Mosa, Wayne Musa, Neil Lillwall, Martin Morgan and Matthew Richardson of Ross Fire Brigade stand by as a safety precaution during the show but only have to enjoy the show. Ref: DSC_2466

Quiz in aid of Children in Need

Brian and Tina Marshall, Glyn Andrews and Sharon Heaven held their annual Quiz in aid of Children in Need at the Larruperz Centre, Ross-on-Wye on Sunday evening. The event was extremely well attended and raised £360 towards the charity.

Pictured below (top) is winning team, Three's a Crowd', who won with 104 points receiving their trophy: David Smith, Pauline Stidder and Ellen Davies. They were presented by June Pearce, who can be seen on the right with Brian Marshall.

The bottom photo shows the one family team, 'Norfolk 'n' Chance', Chris Mitton, Teresa and Denzil Andrews and Clair Knapman. The team were extremely proud to have lost, with only 55 points and were presented with the Larruperz Quiz Shovel trophy.

All I can think to say to that is, 'Suffolk 'n' What.' Seriously though . . .

Well done to those who organized the event and those who took part for raising the money for such a worthy cause!


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Happy Birthday Amy!

Lots of love from

Uncle Alan and Aunty Tina

Amy King was 12 on Tuesday, 6th November and had a mobile phone and lots of other presents and cards for her birthday.


Jackie Cox exhibits her art and crafts

'Crafts for Christmas', an exhibition by local artist, Jackie Cox opened at Ross Heritage Centre on Tuesday and will be running until Sunday, 16th December.

Although jackie has exhibited at the Heritage Centre before, this will be the first time since she moved to Herefordshire! It will also be the first time she has had a one person show of her art and crafts.

'I'm excited about the paintings as they include some of my most recent pastels from this year,' said Jackie. Her paintings depict the sunny summer in the south of France and the frosty winter mornings in the Forest of Dean.

Jackie's crafts include beads, silver and crystal jewellery, hand knitted baby clothes and scarves, beaded and crocheted bags and macrame belts. There are also cards of her paitings on sale.

'I am currently working on a couple of interesting commissions destined for Christmas presents, which have to be done in secrecy! I really enjoy working on commissions and the thought that on Christmas day there will be some happy surprises,'


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