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Wyenot News - The Weekly News Magazine for Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Issue No. 193 - Wednesday, 9th April 2008
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IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 [WNTV NEWS - Ross Lions report from India - Stolen moped in river - WNTV Footage - Mayor's Golf day - Remember Brock'?]
Page 2 [Roger Lovell - Evening in the Cider Cellar - Will Killeen - Deaths - Well Done - Voluntary lunch - Public Notice]
Page 3 [Easter Camp - Family Fun Day - CricketForce 2008 - Rugby - Iolo promotes Wye Valley walking - Weather]

Page 4

[Herefordshire schools fly the green flag and the rest of the news from around Herefordshire]
Local People - Meet Roger Lovell

As part of our occasional Local People series, we decided to pick on Roger Lovell this week. Many years ago, Roger, who lives at Peterstow, moved to Ross-on-Wye to take up a teaching post at the then Ross Secondary Modern School. After a year there he decided that teaching wasn't the job for him and has since worked in a variety of occupations, including running a green grocery shop in Brookend Street.

Roger is now happy working in the high tech business of software testing and analysis a world which seems far removed from the peaceful, picturesque place in which he lives. He likes nothing better than to work on the beautiful home he shares with his wife, Monica and his now, nearly all grown up children.

The house used to belong to Roger's father-in-law,, Ken Johnson, who now lives virtually next door at Broome Farm, as do Ken's daughter, Hilary, at the Broome Farm B & B and son, Mike who runs the Ross Cider and Perry Company.

Roger has a great love of all kinds of music and his children seem to follow him. His eldest daughter, Clementine is training as an opera singer and son, Toby plays brilliant blues harp and they regularly entertain at Broome Farm events.

Roger is also a very keen gardener and when we caught up with him to do our interview, he was busy planting his 300th tree. You can see our interview with Roger in this week's WNTV News programme.

Roger is the son of Sir Bernard Lovell, who was the founder of Jodrell Bank. We didn't include this in the interview as we wanted to interview Roger about himself. However, below is a photograph of Roger as a boy, taken from a recent Sky at Night programme which was about Sir Bernard and Jodrell Bank, both of which Roger is very proud.


Roger outside his beautiful cottage in Peterstow. Ref: DSC_4773

A view of Rogers house from his beautiful garden. Ref: DSC_0511

Roger's house is one of the oldest dwellings in Herefordshire. (c.1340) Ref: DSC_4783

As seen on TV. Roger as a boy taken from Sir Patrick Moore's programme, The Sky at Night. Ref: DSC_3706
Old Court Hotel,  Symonds Yat.
Old Court Cottage  - Self Catering at Symonds Yat.
A Great Evening in the Cider Cellar

On Friday evening we went along to the cider cellar at Broome Farm to meet with some of the many friends we have made there to enjoy friendship, food and music, (not to mention the cider!) We invited Bekki and Shaun to go along with us and join in the fun.

John Edwards and friend Clyde started the musical side of the proceedings off and then invited Bekki and Shaun to perform a couple of songs. They were a little nervous at first, but everybody enjoyed their music.

Jim Neale turned up later with daughter, Becky and Tom and encouraged Shaun to join in with his guitar.

We had a brilliant evening and would like to thank Phil, Mike and Sophie for inviting us. It was great to see everybody again. You can see some of Friday evening in this week's WNTV News programme.


Jim asks Shaun to join himself, Becky and Tom. Ref: DSC_4759

John and Clyde with some really intersting instruments. Ref: DSC_4758
Broome Farm B & B and Restaurant, Peterstow.
Rose Cottage Tea Garden, Symonds Yat.
Will Killeen at the Prince

As is always the case with legendary blues guitarist, Will Killeen, his performance at the Prince of Wales on Saturday evening was brilliant. Tina and I went along for the whole evening, spending time with friends who met us there.

During the break, Tina spoke to Will for WNTV NEWS and he kindly performed Tina's favourite, 'Duelling Banjos' for this week's programme. It can be seen at the end of the programme.

Nice to see you again Will and we look forward to next time, which I believe will be at the Red Lion, Peterstow.


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Old Court Farm - Self Catering at Symonds Yat.

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Norman Frank Green

Norman Frank Green. Born 25 Jan 1930. Died 1st April 2008.

Rest in peace. Much loved father of three, Wendy, Sonja and Ian. Will be missed dearly.

Service at Streetly Crematorium, Aldridge, Staffs. Thursday April 10th at 1.30pm.

Friends from Wye Valley where Norman lived with Chiv during war time, very welcome to attend.


Well Done Sharon and Graham

Sharon and Graham Element of Audrey's Fish Bar should feel very proud of themselves. Every year the cheerful Tudorville Chippy duo raise money for the Royal National Seamens' Mission and this year, after the proceeds of an Easter draw for a huge Easter egg and a monster chocolate Easter bunny along with the charity box contents had been counted, around £420 was raised for the charity. Well done to both of you.


Lunch to Help Funding for Voluntary Organizations

Herefordshire Voluntary Action group are holding a special funding lunch at the Larruperz Centre on Wednesday, 7th May, from 12 noon until 2pm.

The lunch is being organized to help all local voluntary and community groups to learn how to go about getting funding for their group.

There will be two guest speakers at the event who are: James Greenfield from E F Bulmer Benevolent Fund and Dave Tristram from Herefordshire Council. There will also be an Awards for All Presentation.

The Funding Lunch is free but booking is essential, so if you would like to attend, please contact Clare O'Grady on 01432 343 932, or email her at outreach@herefordshireva.org


ROSS-ON-WYE TOWN COUNCIL

NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the FULL COUNCIL
will be held on MONDAY, 14 APRIL 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 prior to the start of the meeting when members
of the public will have the opportunity to put questions to councillors

AGENDA

08/04
46
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive and approve any apologies for absence.
 
08/04 47

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

To receive Councillors' declarations of personal and/or prejudicial interests in respect ofitems on this agenda*

*Members are reminded that they have a duty to declare personal and prejudicial interests

 
08/04 48 MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive the Mayor's announcements.
 
08/04 49

TTO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE FULL COUNCIL MEETING HELD
ON MONDAY, 10 MARCH 2008

To agree the Minutes of the meeting held on Monday, 10 December and the Mayor to sign the Minutes as a true record of the meeting

ENC 1
08/04 50

TOWN CLERK'S REPORT

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

ENC 2
08/04
51

TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 11 MARCH 2008

To receive, consider and take any action on a report from the Chairman of the meeting held on Tuesday, 11 March 2008.

ENC 3
08/04
52

TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF THE AMENITIES COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 19 MARCH 2008

To receive, consider and take any action on a report from the Chairman of the meeting held on Wednesday, 19 March 2008 .

ENC 4
08/04 53

TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES OF A FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 25 MARCH 2008

To receive, consider and take any action on a report from the Chairman of the meeting held on Tuesday, 25 March 2008
ENC 5
08/04 54

CORRESPONDENCE

i) Herefordshire Council - Funding Update
ii) Herefordshire Council - Temporary Closure of Smallbrook Road
iii) SLCC - Cemetery Management
iii) iv) John White - PICESwm
(v) Colin Gray - Rural regeneration Zone
(vi) Herefordshire Council - Proposed changes to waiting restrictions, Cantilupe Road

 

ENC 6
ENC 7
ENC 8
ENC 9
ENC 10
ENC 11

08/04
55

PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED

Community First's News Line
Clerks and Councils Direct - March 08 Issue
Modernisation of Day Opportunities Public Consultations
Village Artmakers

 
08/04
56

INVOICES PAID/TO BE PAID

To approve payment of the attached list of invoices

ENC 12

08/04
57

BUDGET REPORT, BALANCE SHEET AND ACCOUNTS BALANCES

To receive the balance sheet, budget report and account balances

ENC 13
08/04 58

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) Condé Twinning Association;
(iv) Chamber of Commerce;
(v) HALC Exec Committee;
(vi) HALC Southern Area Committee;
(vii) Market Towns Forum;
(viii) MTF Core Committee;
(ix) St Joseph's School Governors;
(x) Parochial Church Council;
(xi) Ross Partnership;
(xii) Shop Fronts Grants Panel;
(xiii) Educational Grants Committee;
(xiv) Ross Charity Trustees;
(xv) RoWToP
(xvi) Sports Federation

 

Signed

Town Clerk


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