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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 182 - Wednesday, 23rd January 2008
of the flood water from up high and down low
I have not been here, there and everywhere taking photos
during this month's floods on the Wye. However, I have covered
the rising and fallling then rising again waters in a little
more depth (pun noted) for this week's WNTV
and I have been looking after the White Lion Inn and so
I have literally been on the spot all week and have been
able to watch the whole event take place. It seems I have
done nothing but film water, schools, prep news and wash-up
at home this week - oh, and act as Quizmaster for the Sunday
Macmillan quizes. Leaving two teenage boys looking after
our own house has meant that I have had wash up every knife,
fork, spoon and plate we own before being able to eat -
every single time I have been back home. Nice as it is sleeping
in a pub by the river, life will become easier when we are
able to return home full time.
pictures below are taken from an angle, which most readers
will not have seen before - from the top of the White Lion
building. They were taken in high winds from the very top
of the fire escape, where I quite literally had to duck
under the eaves of the roof. I think the unusual views were
well worth it though.
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Baldus tells us Jamstand 2008 is shaping up nicely
Baldus paid us a visit on Monday to keep us up to speed
with how plans for this year's Jamstand are progressing.
Everything appears to be going well in the organization
of what promises to be yet another fantastic event. Jack
and his friend of many years, Sam Parrett have been working
very hard to provide something for everyone and after looking
at the list of performers, I don't think anybody will be
own band TH3 will be performing, as will the dynamic Dandelion
Killers, the brilliant Anomalies and Totem Pole, who gave
a great performance of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon
last year will also be appearing. And there's much, much
more. Around twenty five acts have been booked for Saturday
26th July and this Year's Jamstand will run from 12 noon
would love to hear from anybody who is interested in helping
out on the day. You can email Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a jewellery or clothing stall or similar and
you would like to take it to the Jamstand event, why not
send Jack an email. He will be very pleased to hear from
can hear more about Jamstand 2008 in this week's edition
of WNTV News
where you will also get the opportunity of listening to
Jack playing for us on keyboard. Thanks Jack. Sorry about
Eric's singing though.
Baldus takes time out to talk to us about Jamstand 2008. Ref:
Threats and Criminal Damage
are repeating their appeal for information after a number
of incidents of criminal damage committed since September
green Peugeot 206 has repeatedly had paint tipped over it
whilst parked overnight in Alton Close in Ross-on-Wye with
the latest offence occurring between 9.30 pm on Friday,
11th January and 8am the following day. Several hand-written
notes have been left by the offender.
anyone witnessed the offence or has any information that
can help, please contact PC Andrea Morris at Ross-on-Wye
Police Station on 08457 444888, quoting reference 196-s-120108.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Flood Alleviation Scheme
is a picture of water gushing into Rudhall Brook at the
Ross flood alleviation works in Millpond Street. Not quite
a Niagra Falls, but better than the usual flooding in Brookend
Street which we have seen so often.
this construction job has finished in the summer hopefully
we shall have seen the end of flooding in Ross. I did take
a video of this scene complete with water noise and local
traffic, but sadly my computer is not up to downloading
it on to the internet.
someone else can do a better job?
Gordon - nice photo. I hope that Ross will see the last
of flooding in the town also.
on this subject, it is amazing how many people have asked
me, 'How is the Flood Alleviation Scheme going to stop the
river flooding?' The answer is, of course, it will not.
It should however stop water running from the Rudhall Brook,
through Morrisons and along the road en-route to
video depends on the format really. My gear can cope with
pretty much anything, so if you're passing and I'm home
(remember the car outside is no longer a black Ford - it
is silver Toyota), drop it in and I'll see what I can do.
'This is where I went on Wednesday - Don't tell Tina!''
Alan where did you go Wednesday 16th January and why could
you not tell Tina?'
received the above email, unsigned, following my publication
of the photo below last week. As the sender's email address
came through as 'ESPRESSO', I am only guessing, but I would
imagine it came from somebody possibly wishing to advertise
Horlicks and Muffin at £1.50.
I can say is, no comment other that that the sign was pointed
out to me by a young lady, whom I would imagine would like
to remain anonymous, but found it so amusing that she stopped
me in the street and asked me to follow her up the frog
and toad so she could show me. I will tell you
that it was not outside the local diving club.
- I'm not really that mean. It was in Gloucester Road, outside
the Antique Market. So if you would like Horlicks and Muffin
for £1.50, why not go to the Antique Market in Gloucester
Road - there are a couple of nice places to eat inside but
I can't remember what they are called.
United v Cardiff City Match Warning
Police have urged fans to have an enjoyable but trouble
free time ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup match against Cardiff
City - and vowed not to tolerate antisocial behaviour..
will be a highly visible police presence in and around the
city to deal robustly with any troublemakers out to spoil
the event for genuine football fans.
Inspector Shane Hancock, of Hereford Police, said officers
would not be out to stop people having fun but said they
would deal robustly with anyone causing a problem.
said, 'The vast majority of people who will be turning out
to enjoy the match are genuine football fans who simply
want to enjoy the match. However we know that there may
also be a very small minority intent on causing disorder.
The message to them is simple. We will not tolerate any
such behaviour as it not only spoils the atmosphere for
the genuine fans, but also for the residents in the area
around the ground and members of the public using the city
Although the two clubs have not met for a number of years,
there has been a previous history of antisocial behaviour
around this fixture. As a result there will be a highly
visible police presence, with more than 100 officers on
duty, including dog handlers and officers trained in public
order duties to ensure that the genuine supporters can attend
and watch the game in safety..
Anyone who is responsible for disorder on match day can
expect to be dealt with robustly and, where appropriate,
will be put before the courts. We will also not hesitate
to make applications for Football Banning Orders in more
are also reminding both sets of supporters that Sunday’s
match is an advance ticket-only affair and tickets will
not be available to buy at the ground on match day. Those
with tickets are advised to arrive in plenty of time as
a large crowd is expected - those without a ticket are strongly
urged to stay away.
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