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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 172 - Wednesday, 7th November 2007
Flood Scheme progressing well
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
displays at the Riverside Inn on Monday evening. Ref: DSC_4110
Fire Breathing Team on Monday. Ref: DSC_2469
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
in aid of Children in Need
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.
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.
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
I can think to say to that is, 'Suffolk 'n' What.' Seriously
though . . .
done to those who organized the event and those who took
part for raising the money for such a worthy cause!
of love from
Alan and Aunty Tina
King was 12 on Tuesday, 6th November and had
a mobile phone and lots of other presents and cards for
Cox exhibits her art and 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.
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.
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.
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
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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