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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 184 - Wednesday, 6th February 2008
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IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 [WNTV NEWS - Cutting the tunnel under Ross begins - Ross Lions Club launch new web site - Stolen dog]
Page 2 [Andi McBurnie and Toby Lovell at the Red Lion - The King Arthur's cave Bats - Carnival News - Readers' Letters]
Page 3 [Health Care Through the Ages Exhibition - New Jersey at the Prince - Public Notices]

Page 4

[Buffet for St. Mary's - Whitchurch School - Ross Sports and leisure Council - Rugby - Weather Station]
Page 5 [News from around Herefordshire]
Health Care Through the Ages Exhibition at Heritage Centre

In the photographs below you can see what appears to be a collection of instruments of torture. They are in fact medical instruments from bygone days that have been loaned to Mary for the current exhibition at the Heritage Centre. The exhibition is all about health care in the community from the 14th century to the present day and its aim is to raise awareness of and funds for the Ross Community Hospital League of Friends.

There is some really interesting history here and it is well worth paying a visit. Whilst you are there, you may like to view some of the paintings by local artists, Doug Eaton and Rodney Beecher to name but two and perhaps place a bid against a work or two. There will be an auction of the works of art on Sunday, 17th February. You can learn more about the exhibition and the auction in this week's edition of WNTV News.


Nobody should be without one of these. . .Ref: DSC_4091


A trephine, for opening the skull to let out subdural blood. Ref: DSC_4097

It's amazing what foreign objects find their way into peoples' bodies! Ref: DSC_4099

An all together fascinating exhibition. Ref: DSC_4104

Some of the fantastic art to be auctioned at the end of the exhibition. Ref: DSC_4106
The White Lion Inn, Wilton.
Morris Bricknell, Chartered Surveyors, Stroud House, 30, Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR9 5LE.

STROUD HOUSE
30 GLOUCESTER ROAD
ROSS-ON-WYE, HEREFORDSHIRE HR9 5LE

-Tel: 01989 768320

New Jersey at the Prince

Following a great night out watching Andy McBurnie and Toby Lovell on Friday, going to see how the music was going down at the Prince of Wales on Saturday was something of a last minute decision and Tina and I were very late arriving. New Jersey were well into their last set when we got there.

A surprisingly large audience were thoroughly enjoying the performance, which having just walked in from outside, seemed deafeningly loud and yet surprisingly clear. It sounded great. Due to the volume, during the recording I made for WNTV, I persuaded Tina to hold a microphone for me, well back from the PA, amongst the audience. You always get one, don't you! We must remind Bob that the WNTV microphone is not the one to sing into. I guess he did not realize what Tina was doing and, if you watch the performance, you will hear his short rendition of something or other, half way through - unbelievably, overpowering the band.

I took just a few photos (Tina dancing) and recorded just the one track for this week's WNTV News programme then put the cameras back in the car so that we could relax for a while and enjoy some 'time out' chatting to friends, Nick and Chris. All in all, a great night!

This was only spoiled for me by the fact that I had unavoidable work to do when I got back home . . . All the original video and photo data for Wyenot News takes up one hell of a lot of storage space and on Saturday I had to purchase two more hard discs, which meant reorganizing by transferring over 2,100 Gigabytes (2.1 Terabytes) of video and photo data around over 9 hard discs on the network - not an easy or quick task! The job took 2 full days and lots of fluent 'Anglo Saxon' to complete.


New Jersey at the Prince on Saturday. Ref: DSC_4628

Tina dancing - and, by the look of it, somebody else who wanted to be in the photo. Ref: DSC_4120

ROSS-ON-WYE TOWN COUNCIL

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the FULL COUNCIL will be held on MONDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2008 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. There is a 15 minute session when members of the public will have to opportunity to put questions to councillors

AGENDA

08/02
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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive and approve any apologies for absence.
 
08/02 16

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

 
08/02 17 MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive the Mayor's announcements.
 
08/02 18

TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING HELD
ON MONDAY, 14 JANUARY 2008

TTo agree the Minutes of the meeting held on Monday, 14 January and the Mayor to sign the Minutes as a true record of the meeting .

ENC 1
08/02 19

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
08/02
20

TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 8 JANUARY 2008

To receive, consider and take any action on a report from the Chairman of the meeting held on Tuesday, 8 January 2008.

ENC 3
08/02
21

TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE AMENITIES COMMITTEE MEETING
HELD ON THURSDAY, 24 JANUARY 2008

To receive, consider and take any action on a report from the Chairman of the meeting held on Thursday, 24 January 2008.

ENC 4
08/02 22

TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF A FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 22 JANUARY 2008

To receive, consider and take any action on a report from the Chairman of the meeting held on Tuesday, 22 January 2008

ENC 5
08/02 23

CORRESPONDENCE

i) Jonathan Preece - Rent Review, 7 High Street
ii) Communities and Local Government - Consultation on orders and regulations to the conduct of Local Authority Members in England
iii) Audit Commission - Appointment of external auditor
iv) Herefordshire Council, Steve Burgess, Transport planning - Transport Asset Management Plan, Consultation
v) Herefordshire Council, Electoral Registration Services - Parish Council Election Costs, 3rd May 20
vi) Herefordshire Council - news release on Schools Review

 

ENC 6

ENC 7
ENC8

ENC 9

ENC 10
ENC 11

08/02
24

PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED

Community First - Newsline

 
08/02
25

INVOICES PAID/TO BE PAID

To approve payment of the attached list of invoices

ENC 12

08/02
26

BUDGET REPORT, BALANCE SHEET AND ACCOUNTS BALANCES

To receive the balance sheet, budget report and account balances

ENC 13
08/02 27

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;
(xvi) RoWToP

 
08/02 28

NOTICES OF MOTION

The following notice is presented by Cllr Dr J Roberts
:
'This Council notes the concerns expressed by retailers and residents of the Town that the shopping experience in Ross on Wye is perceived by some to be inferior to other market towns. We believe this perception to be mistaken and that Ross offers a rich diversity of shops, goods and services to consumers.

We recognise and endorse the efforts made by the Planning Committee to reduce the negative impact of empty shops and inharmonious shop fronts.

We recognise the need to for increased promotion of the Town and its retailers and note that ethical trading is the fastest growing retail sector in the UK. Ross on Wye has a well deserved reputation for imaginative and dynamic social enterprises such as Enviroability. However, we believe that the efforts of mainstream businesses within the Town to respond to the social and environmental challenges of the twenty first century have been less well publicised and this is a lost opportunity.

We therefore resolve to commission a student placement to survey the opinion and practices of retailers in the Town on the potential of ethical trading to promote the town and its retail sector and, if warranted, produce a Directory and/or website to publicise the many worthy activities already underway whilst encouraging new initiatives.'

The following notice is presented by Councillor C Bartrum:

'This Council notes that the Local Development Plan Core Strategy is currently under consultation. We urge that the Strategy take into account the potential of Ross on Wye for sustainable economic growth which will contribute to wealth generation within Herefordshire whilst increasing the quality of life within the Town and the HR9 area.:

This potential is due in large part to the excellent transport links enjoyed by the Town and the high environmental quality of the Town and its environs, recognised by AONB status. This Council will support initiatives to develop this potential, recognising that a planned and integrated approach to improved infrastructure is most likely to succeed in attracting forward looking and environmentally sustainable businesses to locate within the area.'

 

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, 12 February 2008 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, 8 January 2008..

4 APPLICATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED

DCSE2008/0178/F
Handsworth Lodge, Chase View Road
Two Storey extension and internal improvements.
DCSE2008/0049/F
Land adjoining Merrick Close, Nursery Road.
Construction of a detached house
DCSE2008/0089/F
12 Sugar Loaf Cresent.
New Conservatory to rear
DCSE2008/0039/F
Green Orchard, Ryefield Road
Removal of existing house and construction of nine flats, including car parking and landscaping and utilising vehicular access..
DCSE2008/0095/F
Land at Tanyard Lane
Erection of 87 dwellings and associated garages, new access and linear park.

5 NOTIFICATION OF TREE WORKS
DDCSE2008/0038/K Berkeley House, New Street
Reduce crown by 33% and lateral branches by 50% on 1 Yew tree.

6 PLANNING PERMISSIONS AND REFUSALS

PLANNING PERMISSION
DCSE2007/3573/F Linfield House, Gloucester Road
Demolition of utility room. Erection of a new larger utility room and porch at main entrance.
DCSE2007/3110/A Units 9 & 10, Alton Business Park.
Two non-illuminated elevation signs.
DCSE2007/3548/C 13 Market Place.
Demolition of 13 Market Place to allow for re-building of shop with flats above
DCSE2007/2920/F The Old Canoe Store, Millpond Street
Proposed addition unit
DCSE2007/3531/F 13/14 Market Place.
Demolition of 13 Market Place, construction of shop at ground level, including ground floor of 14 Market Place and 12 flats above and including two flats in No.14.
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.

CONSERVATION AREA CONSENT
DCSE2007/3242/C Land at Henry Street (rear of 25 Station Street)
Construction of two no two bedroom flats including demolition of existing boundary walls - revised scheme.

CONSENT TO DISPLAY ADVERTISEMENTS
DCSE2007/3674/A 5 Market Place
Externally illuminated fascia sign

REFUSAL OF PLANNING PERMISSION
DCSE2007/3749/F 27 Frome Valley Way
Proposed first floor extension

PART APPROVAL / PART REFUSAL
DCSE2007/3595/A Former Red Hen restaurant, Ross Park, A449
Portal entrance and roof signs.

7 TO DEAL WITH LATE APPLICATIONS ARRIVING POST AGENDA

8 SHOP FRONTS
A draft guidelines document is attached for discussion

9 CORRESPONDENCE



Signed

Town Clerk



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