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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 205 - Wednesday, 2nd July 2008
NEWS - The Banned for Uganda - Bridstow Summer Fair - MP asked to
withdraw press release - Event]
at Orles Barn - Chaos - St John's Day - Gardening - RiB - Flood
Tunnel - Bollitree Concert]
and Technology Exhibition at John Kyrle - Operation Ohio - Longevity
Induction Day - Save Phone Boxes - Guiding - Ice on Mars - For Sale
- Photographic Winner - Rowing - Wx]
murder arrest in Hereford and the rest of the news from around Herefordshire]
Street Jazz at Orles Barn Hotel
Barn Hotel and Restaurant was the venue for a fantastic
Jazz Lunch on Sunday afternoon. The place was packed as
lovers of traditional jazz dined whilst enjoying the sounds
of Liberty Street Jazz band.
event was so successful that proprietors Richard and Kelly
have arranged three more Summer Jazz Afternoons. The first
will take place on Sunday, 27th July, the next on Sunday,
31st August and the last will be held on September 28th.
To book, please contact Richard or Kelly at Orles Barn on
Street Jazz at Orles Barn Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Ref: DSC_0794
Quality Childcare from birth to 11 years
Gilmour Ofsted registered Childminder
Please call 01989 564173 or email JO@wyetots.co.uk
will be CHaOS at Ross Market in July
The CHaOS Science Roadshow will be returning to Ross market
house again this year. Chaos (Cambridge Hands On Science)
are a group of Cambridge students - plus a couple of skeletons
- who spend a month travelling around the country in a minibus,
with a van full of hands-on science experiments aimed at
children aged between 8 and 14. Their aim is to introduce
children to the joy of practical science, outside of the
classroom - a free, travelling science museum - just more
hands-on and fun!
year's event went down extremely well with local children
as can be seen below. It was attended by many, despite last
year's awful weather.
you would like to enjoy this year's Chaos Science Roadshow,
make a note in your diary to head for Ross Market House
on Wednesday, 23rd of July between midday and 5 o'clock
and join in with some of the fun scientific experiments.
Last year, students Lucia Li and Jenny Heathcoate taught children
about the body.
And in 'Creative Corner', Harriet and William Edwards studied the
life history of bees, pests and parasites.
KISS & SON
AND GENERAL BUILDERS
types of plastering work undertaken
and Tidy - Free Quotes
Mobile: 07810 174670
AND STEVE RANDELL
- Renovations - Brickwork
Stonework - Floor Laying - Roofing
Paul on 01989 564112
Mobile 07812 564112
Steve on 07971 535064
John's Day Service at Ross Baptist Church
The St. John Ambulance organization held their annual St.
John's Day Service at Ross Baptist Church on Tuesday, 24th
June, combining it with a Cadet Enrolment Ceremony.
service was conducted by the Reverend Tim Shelly and was
attended by Ross Town Mayor, Councillor John Davies, the
Mayor and Mayoress of Hereford, the Deputy Mayor of Ledbury
and Councillor Phil Cutter, along with officials of the
St. John Ambulance.
Fun fitness class based around dance moves -
funk, Latin, hip-hop and others.
No dance experience needed. Suitable for all levels.
Larruperz Centre, Ross-on-Wye
Mondays 7.00 - 8.00 pm.
£3.50 per session.
Further details from Jane Tel: 01989 565983 Mob: 7980 740 964
Alan Gardening Tips: Week One - Poppies
Poppies are my favourite wild flower and I 'cultivate' my
own here at Wyenot HQ. I took these photos on Monday, whilst
the flowers were blowing about in the breeze.
are extremely easy to grow. For that perfect result, all
you have to do is get yourself a patch of garden and then
neglect it. Nature will take care of the rest.
Invited to Join In Ross-in-Bloom Fun
Ross-in-Bloom are once again inviting all children up to
the age of eleven to enter their annual 'Garden on a Tray'
competition. This year, not only will the overall winner
be presented with the Ross Gazette Shield, Ross
Garden Store are also sponsoring this popular event
by donating prizes to the winners of each of the two age
categories. These are for children aged 7 years and under
and those aged between 8 and 11.
to the amount of entries last year and to the variety of
tray sizes that were entered, the rules have been changed
for the 2008 competition in that containers, trays or boards
must be no larger than an A4 piece of paper. Group entries,
however, for those aged up to 5 years are allowed to enter
a larger tray, similar in size to that of a lap tray.
you are stuck for inspiration for your entry, there is no
need to panic. A special activity day for those wishing
to enter is being held at Ross Heritage Centre on Saturday,
19th July between 10:30am and 12:30pm. Materials will be
available for tray gardens, however, a small donation will
be greatly appreciated. Children are also welcome to take
along their own materials if they wish. All entries must
be in by 1pm on this day.
of the competition will be notified by telephone on Sunday,
20th July. Entries will remain at the Heritage Centre until
23rd July so that the Heart of England in Bloom judges can
see them. Trays can be collected after this date.
further information on the competition, contact Sue at Ross
Heritage Centre or telephone 01989 563956 before 8pm.
Flood Tunnel Making Good Progress
Work on the Ross Flood Alleviation Scheme is making good
progress again, following difficulties with the tunnelling
works. The contractor started work on site last September
and since then the completed work includes the construction
of two bridges, installation of 150m of precast concrete
culvert and general watercourse improvements, all to the
major work outstanding above ground is the earth bund situated
east of the A40 and this is now well on the way to completion
in August. Works will continue through to the end of the
year to make the scheme fully operational.
350 metre long by 2.1 metre diameter tunnel, running between
the Homs Road and Kings Acre car parks, and forming an integral
part of the flood alleviation scheme, is now also making
good progress. The tunnel boring machine, with all its fittings
is a sophisticated item totalling 50m in length and requiring
significant skill and expertise to set up to meet the prevailing
rock through which the tunnel has to be bored has been more
challenging than anticipated. Initial changes to the tunnelling
machine centred on changing the teeth to improve the machine's
ability to cut the rock, but difficulties remained. Further
changes were then made to the method of dealing with the
material that is removed from the tunnel and this is now
done by a conveyor system. In order to regain some of the
delays, the contractor Morgan Est has decided to adopt 24-hour
working between Monday and Friday for the tunnelling work.
council appreciates that this working arrangement does cause
some inconvenience to residents and is working to minimize
these affects. Measures have been taken to reduce noise,
including toning down alarms on the crane as far as safety
will permit and keeping vehicle movements on the surface
to a minimum. An acoustic fence has been erected alongside
the brook to further attenuate noise. Noise levels are monitored
for compliance with contract limits. The tunnelling machine
has a further 220m to travel to reach breakthrough at Kings
Acre car park.
tunnelling machine being lowered to start boring at the Homs Road
end last January.
Castle Concert for Friends of St. Mary's
Bollitree Castle (near Weston-under-Penyard) will be the
setting for an informal concert and picnic in aid of the
Friends of St. Mary's on Friday 18th July at 7.30pm. The
grounds will be open from 6.30pm. This is a fantastic opportunity
to enjoy the grounds and admire the architecture of this
intriguing property. The earliest buildings date from the
15th century and a later castle section, complete with moat,
was built in the late 1700s as a gothic antiquity.' It's
a fabulous venue for an outdoor concert and we are hugely
grateful to Penelope Johnson for agreeing to host this event.
Parish Church Choir will be providing light entertainment
in the form of "Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo". This
amusing piece has become a favourite among sacred and secular
institutions alike and, although originally intended for
children, the work has been successfully adapted to include
adult performers. Accompaniment on this occasion will be
provided by Michael Payne, regular accompanist to the choir
and organist at St. Mary's. Their Musical Director, Mark
Sanderson, is hoping that this choice of work isn't a bad
omen, given the torrential downpours and flooding that heralded
the beginning of the summer holidays last year!
'Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo' light-heartedly chronicles
the story of Noah as he attempts to preserve mankind and
all the creatures of the Earth. The work opens with God
voicing his displeasure with man and commanding Noah to
build an ark of gopher wood and fill it with pairs of animals.
Aboard the ark, forty days and forty nights of ceaseless
rain take their toll (not unlike British summertime!) but
the mood changes both dramatically and musically when the
rain finally stops and the work closes with a joyful waltz
to celebrate the appearance of a rainbow overhead.
of the Herefordshire Youth Concert Band will be providing
further entertainment to accompany your picnic. The band
consists of some of the county's most talented brass and
woodwind players between the ages of 14 and 19 and has achieved
a reputation for a very high standard of performance over
the years. A notable achievement for the band, and their
director of 28 years, Peter Gittins, was a performance at
the Royal Albert Hall to open the last night of the Schools
Prom in 2004 - an amazing experience for all concerned.
The band for this concert will be comprised of the 40 players
(out of the regular 60) who are eagerly looking forward
to a Swiss concert tour during the summer holidays. They
will be performing pieces from a wide range of musical genres
including films, shows, traditional favourites and big band
your own food or treat yourself to a pre-booked picnic (£6.50
standard or £9.50 deluxe) from Truffles
by contacting them directly on 01989 762336 or by email:
cost £10 (£5 for children) and are available from The Church
Office, The County Collection, Truffles, by phone 01989
565386 or by email: email@example.com.
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