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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 174 - Wednesday, 21st November 2007
in the Forest - Photos by Mike Arnison
you to Mike Arnison of Cinderford for sending in these stunning
autumn photos taken in the Forest of Dean over the past
two weeks. They really show the Forest in its true autumn
you like Mike's photos, let me know and I will put you in
Ross-in-Bloom held their Annual General Meeting last week
and Chairman, Margaret Lucas was able to outline a very
successful 2007 season when plenty of events and projects
were undertaken. Many of these, such as the History Project
and the tree planting will be continued into the 2008 season.
Jacky Bedford reported on a very healthy bank balance to
take the group into 2008, thanks to a grant donation from
Herefordshire in Bloom. This donation comes from Herefordshire
Council through the county group and is given to all those
in the county who enter the Heart of England in Bloom campaign.
The money helps towards the cost of expenses for this year's
entry and for setting up the new campaign entry for the
Sinclair Powell thanked all the extra volunteers who had
helped during 2007 with judging, market stalls and just
general events around the town that she organized for the
group. Lyn Tomlinson outlined plans for the coming year.
These include more publicity for the campaign with a large
sponsorship offer from the Royal Hotel. Peggy
Luker proposed that the existing committee be re-elected
on mass for the coming year, which all accepted.
there will be a short break between now and January for
the volunteers, Ross-in-Bloom will not be sitting back and
doing nothing. Planning continues for the coming year right
throughout the winter. If anybody can offer help for the
coming season, no matter how little time they can spare,
Margaret Lucas will be very pleased to hear from you. Just
call in to Lucas Motorcycles to see her, any time.
next committee meeting will be held in January, following
the Herefordshire and Wye Valley in Bloom Meeting. This
means that there is plenty of time for people to think up
and bring new ideas to the group before the hard work starts
in February, if Ross is going to succeed in matching or
improving on their Silver Gilt award of 2007.
groups are encouraged to join in and anybody wanting further
information about this should leave their contact information
entrants in all categories of the Heart of England in Bloom
become members of Herefordshire in Bloom and can get part
of the grant money toward their costs.
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Council raise funds for Barrs Court
Youth Council has raised a magnificent £200 towards the
Barrs Court Hydrosense Appeal. Barrs Court school for children
with special educational needs has been fund-raising for
its own hydrotherapy pool so that it doesn't have to transport
its students to other parts of the county for hydrotherapy.
Williams is a student at the school and has been an active
member of the Youth Council since August 2006. The Youth
Council decided to hold a huge 'gig' at Hereford Sixth Form
College earlier this month to raise funds towards the school's
appeal. Seventy youngsters moshed their way through three
hours of music and raised £200 in the process which Marie
presented to the school last week.
receive cheque for £200 towards the Barrs Court Hydrosense Appeal.
Damien Lawrence, Marie Williams, Phil McKinnie (Deputy Head), Sarah
Brocks and Phil Cook.
Wishes to The Dandelion Killers
Thursday evening is a very special night for The Dandelion
Killers. This very talented local band have been invited
to play at an A & R night at London's Marquee Club.
band will be performing their set between 7 and 7:30pm.
wish them all the best.
Talk in the Town Event
How many times have we bought an outfit that fits perfectly,
only to find we have no suitable shoes to match?
outfit fits our pockets because it's in the sale. Our body
shape and size is complimented (even without the weight
loss!) It's comfortable. We can dress it up for a smart
occasion or down for casual. So we buy it, and manage to
sneak it into the wardrobe without anyone noticing. However,
when we come to wear it we find it difficult to find a suitable
shoe to match. Why is that?
Thursday, 22nd November image consultant Nina Al Temimi
will be advising MONEW, the dynamic organization for Monmouth
Enterprising Women, on how to Dress from Toe to Tip. It
promises to be a fun, informal and informative evening.
will advise us how to save time, money and countless unworn
dresses in the wardrobe, by dressing from the shoes up.
It's topsy turvey, but it works!
not go along at 7.45 for the presentation starting at 8pm
and enjoy a free glass of wine. Entrance is free for MONEW
members and £5 only for guests. All are welcome. At the
presentation you can learn more about MONEW (www.monew.org)
and how you too can become a member of this business women's
Talk in the Town event is to be held in The Wye Room at
Bridges Community Centre which is situated in Drybridge
House, Wonastow Road, Monmouth NP25 5AS, Tel 01600 715638.
further information about these events, please contact Rosalind
Lines on 01600 714328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.'
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.
for week commencing Monday, 12th November 2007
Temperature at 10cm Depth (°F)
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