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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 175 - Wednesday, 28th November 2007
Their Art Out at Nature's Choice
started at Nature's
Choice café in Ross, 'Open Art Surgery' is a
community event which brings together local creative people
for an evening of raw entertainment. People are invited
to take their turn upon the chair to 'let their art out''.
far, the night has proved to be a great success, attracting
musicians, poets, thespians, story tellers and even quiz
do not have to perform if you go along to one of the fortnightly
events. You can simply relax and enjoy the show and good
company The interval gives everybody a chance to chat and
to take part in an original, collaborative game.
went along to last Thursdays, 'Open Art Surgery' and had
a very nice evening. Pictured below you can see female guitarist
and vocalist, Beth Richardson 'letting her art out' and
if you watch Tina's newscast on page one of this week's
edition, Nik and Chris Thiessen can be watched performing
the 'Topsy Turvy Tango'
Richardson. Ref: DSC_2804
of those who enjoyed last Thursday's 'Open Art Surgery' Ref: DSC_2806
Authors Publish Three New Books
authors, Heather and John Hurley are well known for their
books on Herefordshire and the Wye Valley and on Saturday
morning they held a book signing at Ross Heritage Centre,
where many people visited to get a book signed and to look
at the three new books that they have just had published,
Recollections of Ross, Tracks and Turnpike's and a new book
and John's books cover a range of subjects from local history
and information to wine tasting and a couple of novels.
They also painstakingly research and provide records for
Ross Civic Society's Pink Publications.
personal favourites are the series Heather has done on pubs,
past and present, in Ross and the Forest of Dean and I can't
wait to read her latest one on Monmouth and Chepstow.
John Hurley, Mary Sinclair-Powell, Heather Hurley and Councillor
John Edwards awaiting John's signature. Ref: DSC_2826
Africa to host Sponsored Walk near Ross on Wye
Harrison, pictured here with Emmanual Jal are taking part
in a three hour sponsored walk to raise funds for Gua Africa's
Child Sponsorship Programmes and also for the Leer rehabilitation,
education and medical centre.
All of the walkers will be Gua Africa volunteers who are
dedicating their time and leg power to the plight of some
of the world's poorest, most desperate children.
walk takes place this Saturday 1st December 2007 and starts
at Ye Hostelry, Goodrich at 11.30 am.
Emmanual Said: 'I first held a gun when I was seven, when
you shoot you get that strength. What young people don't
know is that you can die at once. I can make a bigger difference
by keeping out of the war'.
Emmanual Jal Gua Africa aims to address the issues of poverty
and war through providing education, rehabilitation and
health centres for local communities, which will be self-sustainable,
leading to a developed society that cares for itself.
escaped the conflict raging across Africa, Emmanual is being
heard globally through music. His
for people and his advocacy of peace has landed him the
roles of ambassador for Make Poverty History, Amnesty International
and Oxfam. With this same passion, energy and conviction
he has founded and continues to push for the success of
Gua-Africa. Emmanual has been sponsoring children through
their education in Kenya for over eight years and this amazing
work is now continued by Gua Africa through their Child
you would like to join the walk or sponsor the walkers,
please telephone Ian on 01989 565599.
Facilities for Ross Families
Children and families in Ross on Wye are to enjoy new services
at the Ryefield Centre, Grammar School Close, Ross-on-Wye,
following the opening of a new Children's Centre by Herefordshire
Centres provide services and information for families with
children under five years of age which include child and
family health services, antenatal and post natal services,
family support, such as home visiting and group activities
and support for children and parents with special needs.
Each children's centre tailors its services to local need.
have links with Jobcentre Plus to help parents and carers
retrain and / or return to work and all offer good quality
early learning through play activities. A crèche
facility may be available dependant on demand to support
meetings and training. The centres also provides a base
for childminder support teams.
Harris, Ryefield Children's Centre Manager, is currently
working with organizations in and around Ross-on-Wye to
assess local needs, see what services are already in place
and build on services that are needed locally. 'We have
formed a service delivery group which consists of local
agencies and parents so that we can get to the heart of
the local community and make sure that what we provide is
what people need,' said Carole. 'We know there are already
a number of services being provided and we don't want to
duplicate these. We want to make sure all local families
have access to a wide range of support and activities and
it makes sense to do this from one central point.'
celebrate the opening of the Ryefield Children's Centre
and talk to families about the services they will be able
to access, the council is planning an open day on Wednesday,
12th December between 10am and 2.30pm. Local families and
their young children will be invited to a family fun day
at which cabinet member for children and young people, Councillor
Jenny Hyde will formally open the centre.
- Gloucester Division 1 Ross 20, Tewkesbury 15
Ross knew they had a fight on their hands on Saturday. Tewkesbury
were second in the league and unbeaten since the opening
game of the season. After what can only be described as
a battle, Ross prevailed, winning the game 20-15 and continued
their impressive state to life in Gloucester Division 1.
started the strongest looking full value for their league
position and with the game only 15 minutes old, were already
two tries to the good and 12-0 up. The game was now in the
balance. If Tewkesbury had scored next, the game would have
been over. Ross however, refused to be bowed. Through some
hard work from the forwards they forced a penalty. Ross
refused an easy three points and Chris Gage kicked for the
corner. Nick Rawlings found Ashley Nelms from the ensuing
lineout. The Ross pack set up a driving maul that was controlled
superbly, which enable Gavin Oates to flop over to score,
seeing Ross close the gap to 12-5.
continued to wrestle control of the game from Tewkesbury
and began to dominate the proceedings. With less than five
minutes to half time, Ross scored again. Once again the
Ross pack made ground on the right, pulling in the Tewkesbury
defence. Quick ball from Simon Gwynne created the overlap.
Mike Davies drew the last defender before sending Wayne
Bishop clear to score in the corner, which brought Ross
within two points at 12-10. However, from the ensuing kick
off, Ross infringed and the Tewkesbury fly half added three
points to leave Ross 15-10 down at half time.
The score line did not protect Tewkesbury in the second
half. Ross continued to dominate up front and the majority
of the half was played in Tewkesbury territory. During the
third quarter, their defence held firm. However, with the
game sixty minutes old, Ross finally took the lead.
a barrage of strong tackling from Ross, the Tewkesbury fly
half was rushed into a clearance kick. Chay Brine charged
down and collected the ball to canter under the posts. Chris
Gage converted, to put Ross 17-15 ahead. The Ross pack continued
to dominate the remainder of the game, which enabled Chris
Gage to convert a penalty to ensure Ross ran out winners
Terrys Digital Man of the match was the whole of the Ross
week Ross travel to Bristol to take on the league leaders
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, 19th November 2007
Temperature at 10cm Depth (°F)
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