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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]
Christmas Menus 2007

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Click the links below to view menus available so far in a separate window (close window when finished). Links are placed in order of when received. This article will be repeated with a different 'Winter' photo weekly until Christmas:

[White Lion Christmas Menu] *** [Orles Barn Christmas Menu] *** [Royal Lodge Symonds Yat East]

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A snow scene in Ross on 9th February 2007. Ref: DSC_3910

Jumpin' Jive at The White Lion

Regulars at the White Lion, Wilton were treated to an outstanding performance of jump 'n' jive music by Monmouth based band the Jive-o-holics on Friday. We were unable to attend the whole event due to a prior commitment but when we arrived, it was obvious that the band, led by Bleddyn Richards had done a great job. I enjoyed what was left of their set and would recommend them to anybody looking to book this type of band.


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Ross Lions are looking for members

Lions International started their 'Annual Membership Drive' at the beginning of October with a challenge to all local clubs to increase their numbers and to stop the overall fall in membership. The Ross Lions Club has always been strong and remains so. However, it has never reached its maximum membership ceiling and is therefore seeking to recruit over the next few months.

Ross Lions membership consists of people from every walk of life who have decided they want to give something back to the community. It is a happy club, with a healthy programme of events to raise funds but they also have a good social life with all types of entertainment. If you are aged 18 or over you could be just the person they are looking for. Perhaps you could see yourself benefiting from being a member of this very lively club.

Should you wish to obtain more information why not visit their website at www.rossonwyelions.org or speak to the secretary on 0845 8335786.

Profile of a Lion: David Lingwood

As a 51 year old I joined the Ross Lions Club six months ago. I am their newest member and can honestly say I am enjoying every minute of it. My family, Maureen my wife and sons James and Tom moved to Ross-on-Wye four years ago. Although we have been delighted with the decision , due to our work circumstances; Maureen is a teacher in Gloucester and I work in the motor trade, which requires me to work in mainland Europe one or two weeks per month. It has been difficult for us to get to know many people in the local area.

For some time I had been looking to find something worthwhile to do in my spare time in addition to watching rugby football of which I am an avid fan. I really felt it was time to give something back to society. If at the same time I could meet people and have a little fun then even better. The question was; where to look?

After much searching of the net, I chose the Lions and plucked up the courage to phone the local membership officer, Jim Hamilton. Immediately I felt at home. Maureen and I were invited to a social evening and, over a Chinese meal, found out more about the Lions. What I heard interested me and after attending a few meetings I became a Lion.

The club has lived up to all my expectations. We raise money by running events that are as much about fun as they are about fund-raising. Race Nights, Bonfire Night and Fireworks Displays, The Ross Round Walk and golf days are some of the events organized by the Lions. In addition we also give direct help and support to local people and groups. It is fun, there is a good social scene and I really get a sense of satisfaction from being part of a group which really makes a difference in the local community.

If you are looking for fun, working with a great group of like minded people and a feeling of satisfaction then I can really recommend joining the Lions. Go on, give them a ring.


Ross Lion, David Lingwood.

Ross Cubs get stuffing

As is tradition, Ross-on-Wye Cubs built some of the Guys for this year's Ross Lions Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular and they lit the bonfire following a torch light parade in the grounds of the Chase Hotel on Saturday evening.

The building process can be seen below, along with, I don't quite know if it is five completed Guys or four and Scout Leader, Robin Shaw.


Ross Cubs get stuffing.

Scout Leader, Robin Shaw with four Guys, ready for burning on the bonfire.

First Friday at Broome Farm

On the first Friday of every month, friends gather together at Broome Farm in Peterstow for a social evening, which mainly involves drinking cider and enjoying a barbecue and last Friday was no exception. Tina took the evening off work and we went along with my daughter, Sarah and her boyfriend, James to enjoy the great atmosphere in the company of friends.

Having tried Ross Cider's perry for the second time this week, I decided I definitely like it and bought 10 litres to take home and keep in the Wyenot News office, just in case I should get thirsty whilst working.

Usually, the Broome Farm First Friday is more an invited friends evening but in January, the traditional Wassail will be taking place at which everybody will be welcome. This is always a fantastic evening with mulled cider, the traditional wassail ceremony followed by live music and dancing. Further details will be published on Wyenot News a little closer to the event. Hope you will be able to make it along.


Preparing the barbecue. Ref: DSC_2343

Testing last year's cider in the cider cellar. Ref: DSC_2350

James and my daughter, Sarah come along to discover Ross Cider for the first time. Ref: DSC_2346

ROSS-ON-WYE TOWN COUNCIL

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the FULL COUNCIL will be held on
MONDAY, 12 NOVEMBER 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 there will be a 15 minute public session, when members of the public can ask questions of councillors

AGENDA

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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive and approve any apologies for absence.
 
07/11 124

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

 
07/11 125 MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive the Mayor's announcements.
 
07/11 126 TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING ON
MONDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2007

To agree the Minutes of the meeting held on Monday, 8 October and the Mayor to sign the Minutes as a true record of the meeting.
ENC 1
07/11 127

TOWN CLERK'S REPORT

To receive the attached report on the current state of play on issues raised at previous meetings of Committee and Full Council.

ENC 2
07/11
128

TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 9 OCTOBER 2007.

To receive, consider and take any action on a report from the Chairman of the meeting held on Tuesday, 9 October 2007.

ENC 3
07/11
129

TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE AMENITIES COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2007

To receive, consider and take any action on a report from the Chairman of the meeting held on Wednesday, 17 October 2007.

ENC 4
07/11 130
TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF A FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 23 OCTOBER 2007

To receive, consider and take any action on a report from the Chairman of the meeting held on Tuesday, 23 October 2007
ENC 5
07/11 131

CORRESPONDENCE

(i) Mrs J Wadge, Wallace Court - Cross in Station Street
(Mrs Wadge has been in touch with Herefordshire Council who would like the views of the Ross-on-Wye Town Council)
(ii) Mrs C S Maund, Herefordshire Council - Election Costs.
(iii) Mr G Hughes, Herefordshire Council - Christmas lights grants
(iv) Mr A McLaughlin, Herefordshire Council - Elections
(v) Herefordshire Primary Care Trust - statistical results of survey

 

ENC 6


ENC 7
ENC 8
ENC 9
ENC 10

07/11
132

PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED

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

SLCC - The Clerk - Vol 37
The Standards Board Newsletter
NALC - Local Council Review - Vol 59

 
07/11
133

INVOICES TO BE PAID

To approve payment of the attached list of invoices

ENC 11

07/11
134

BALANCE SHEET, BUDGET REPORT AND ACCOUNTS BALANCES

To receive the balance sheet, budget report and account balances

ENC 12
07/11 135

BUDGET 2008/09

To set the precept for the financial year 1 April 2008-31 March 2009 based on the attached recommendations from the Finance & Administration Committee.

ENC 13
07/11 136

ADOPTION OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT

At the September meeting members agreed to adopt the amended Code of Conduct. However, the resolution should include a specific reference to the adoption of paragraph 12(2), which gives members with a prejudicial interest the same rights as members of the public to speak to a meeting on an issue and then leave the meeting before further discussion and voting. The paragraph is not mandatory for parish and town councils and members need to consider whether or not they wish to "opt-in" for it to have effect.

 
07/11 137

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;

 
07/11 138

TO RESOLVE TO EXCLUDE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS

To resolve to exclude members of the public and press for discussion of the following item

 
07/11 139

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY TOWN CLERK

To discuss the appointment of a Deputy Town Clerk

 
07/11 140

TO RESOLVE TO READMIT MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS

 

Signed

Town Clerk



ROSS-ON-WYE TOWN COUNCIL

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE will be held on Tuesday, 13 November 2007 at 7.00pm in the Corn Exchange

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, 11 September 2007.

4 APPLICATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED

DCSE2007/3200/L
Shawcross & Co, 6 High Street
Slate pitched roof to replace existing flat roof .
DCSE2007/3186/L
Bengal Lounge, 1 Copse Cross Street.
Alteration to canopy and ducting to the kitchen. The construction of soundproof / fireproof boxing in bedroom over kitchen
DCSE2007/3083/F
Vine Cottage, Church Street.
Proposed carport.
DCSE2007/3131/F
Hilston, Walford Road.
Demolish existing conservatory. Proposed ground floor extension, replacement conservatory and proposed first extension.
DCSE2007/3110/A
Units 9 & 10, Alton Business Park.
Two non-illuminated elevation signs.
DCSE2007/2523/F
13 and 14 Market Place (Amended plan)
Demolition of 13 Market Place. Construction of shop at ground level with new basement below shop to include ground floor of 14 Market Place, 12 flats above including 2 flats in no.14.
DCSE2007/2556/F Gardner Butcher Garages, Brookend Street (Amended plan)
Erection of Aldi discount foods.
DCSE2007/3043/F King's Head Hotel, High Street.
Conversion of first and second floor extension to disused garage building at rear of hotel to create three-storey building of 9 no.flats.
DCSE2007/3140/O Model Farm, Hildersley.
Outline planning application for the development of employment uses including B1, B2 and B8 together with change of use to form landscape buffer zone.
DCSE2007/3241/F Land at Henry Street.
Construction of two no bedroom flats - revised scheme.
DCSE2007/3244/F 13 Kyrle Street.
Convert existing garage to office space.
DCSE2007/3328/O Rear of Redhill Road.
Proposed erection of a pair of semi-detached buildings.
DCSE2007/3327/F 39 Frome Valley Way.
Conservatory to rear of property.
DCSE2007/3335/F Hope & Anchor, Wye Street.
Erection of a 5mx9m garden room structure to the front of the building. Predominantly timber with trellis panels and balustrades and timber shingle roof.
DCSE2007/334O/O
Trenchard House, Edde Cross Street.
Proposed 11 dwellings and ancillary parking.

5 NOTIFICATION OF TREE WORKS

6 PLANNING PERMISSIONS AND REFUSALS

PLANNING CONSENT

 
DCSE2007/2858/F Bronte, Eastfield Road
Proposed extension to form conservatory.
DCSE2007/2655/F Essential Sewing Services, 31b Gloucester Road
New shop front and signage .
DCSE2007/2724/F Trelleck Cottage, Camp Road
Single storey extension at rear
DCSE2007/2552/A Ross Conservative Club, The Avenue
Replacement sign on the corner of Walford Road and The Avenue .
DCSE2007/2695/F St Joseph's, Walford Road, Ross-on Wye.
Demolition of school hall and erection of a rwo-storey block of four flats and conversion of the retreat to three flats .
DCSE2006/1626/F Woodedge, Ross-on-Wye,
Replacement of the existing development of 42 concrete panel Houses collectively known as Woodedge, plus a single masonry dwelling (11 Walford Avenue) with 53 new dwellings and associated infrastructure. .
DCSE2007/2678/F Marsh farm, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7NN.
Change Marsh Farm flood wall to earthwork bund. Ref: Planning Application DCSE2004/1470/F .

PART APPROVAL/PART REFUSAL
DCSE2007/2654/A Essential Sewing Services, 31b Gloucester Road
Fascia and gable signage .

REFUSAL OF PLANNING PERMISSION
DCSE2007/1938/F St John Ambulance, Edde Cross Street, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7BZ. Demolition of redundant ambulance station and erection of No. two bed flats. .
DCSE2007/1940/C ESt John Ambulance, Edde Cross Street, Ross-on-Wye. HR9 7BZ Demolition of redundant ambulance station and erection of 6 No two bed flats.

7 TO DEAL WITH LATE APPLICATIONS ARRIVING POST AGENDA

8 PARISH PLANS

9 SHOP FRONTS

10 CORRESPONDENCE



Signed

Town Clerk



Rugby, Gloucester Division One - Old Bristolians 24, Ross 0

After a disrupted week of injuries and late call ups, Ross found themselves on a 24-0 reverse at Old Bristolians on Saturday.

The first half found Ross making too many basic errors, whether in defence or turnovers in attack. As a result they could not build any pressure or territory and the home team took full advantage, running in four tries during the first half. Ross were unable to trouble the scorers, so at half-time the score was 24-0.

After a frank discussion at half time Ross did improve in the second half, reducing turnovers and missed tackles,and suddenly the game became a contest. As the pressure built, the home team began to make errors which enabled Ross to control some possession. However, the poor showing in the first half meant it was too far back for Ross and the game petered out with no further score in the second half, giving a final score of 24-0.

The Walford Timber Ross man of the match was Ashley Nelms.

Next Saturday Ross are at home against Bishopston. Kick off is at 2:30pm.

Ross players and officials would like to send their sincere condolences to player Matthew Jones and his family. Matt's father passed away suddenly on Friday.



Rugby - Ross 2nds 20, Evesham 3rds 0

Ross played Evesham 3rds at home on Saturday, looking to carry over the good form of the previous few weeks.

The game started off with Ross defending well. Evesham tried to use the size of their backs to their advantage but with some solid tackling, the Ross defensive line held firm. After weathering the early storm Ross came back, with R Russell and J Christopher wining lineout ball on the Evesham throw. G Holsworth showed individual skill by chipping the ball over his opposite number, collecting the ball and out pacing the full back to score in the corner. The try was duly converted by A. Bevan and Ross took a 7 - 0 lead into half time.

In the second half, Evesham looked more dangerous, spending the early period camped in the Ross half. Once again, however, there was no way through, with some big tackles from A Lovering and M Pollock keeping the Ross line intact.

As the half progressed Ross made some changes, bringing on R Jode and former club captain R Mince. As the pressure mounted, Ross broke out of defence and won a penalty. A Bevan made the kick and Ross took a 10 - 0 lead, effectively killing off the game. Ross scored two more tries. After winning a scrum on the 5 metre line, they moved the ball to the blind side, with R Mince going over to score. Then G Holsworth ran the length of the pitch before offloading to B Parker who scored in the corner giving the final score of 20 - 0.

The First Strike man of the match was C. Powell for his all round display.



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, 29th October 2007
n
n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 6.4 7.8 6.5 2.7 7.9 2.3 5.1
Rainfall (mm) 0 0 0 0 0 Trace Trace
Rainfall (inches) 0 0 0 0 0 Trace Trace
Maximum Temperature (C) 13 15 17 17 16 15 13
Maximum Temperature (F) 55 59 63 63 61 59 55
Minimum Temperature (C) 8 7 7 4 3 3 5
Minimum Temperature (F) 46 45 45 39 37 37 41
Soil Temperature at 10cm Depth (F) 51 50 50 48 48 46 48


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