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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 207 - Wednesday, 16th July 2008
NEWS - Countdown to Jamstand - Prospect Archaeology - JKHS Celebrate
- A49 Road Deaths - Police Commended - No Spoon in Wetherspoons
- Iris and John Price - Kev's CD - Going for Gold - Brain Family
6th Country Music Festival - Lots to look forward to - No Smoking
outside the Horse & Jockey]
Birthday Jill - Circus Skills - Hereford University - Crimestoppers
- Save money when driving]
Road Run - Ross in Bloom Welcome the Judges - Take a tour of the
House - Fall in ASB - Big Event - Scouts Gala - Stolen Clocks -
Yes, its the Cider Barn - Weather]
Police Choir in top 15 and the rest of the news from around the
Country Festival is Growing Massive!
Ross-on-Wye's 6th Country Music festival took place over
the weekend, bringing a record amount of visitors to the
town. Many camped in the Rowing Club field - some 250 caravans
- while many stayed in guest house accommodation in Ross.
Shops in town also made sales as a result of the festival.
Most of the campers visited Morrisons to stock up on supplies
and I called into Lucas Motorcycles this morning to be told
that they made several large sales to festival visitors
over the weekend.
I have mentioned every year so far, country music is not
really my thing - I tend to play the records backwards so
that the wife comes home, the truck gets fixed and the dog
is resurrected - but the people who attend the event are
just great! Tina and I had a great time covering this year's
event for the news and were told by countless people that
they had discovered the festival via our 'What's On?' page
and coverage of previous year's festivals in 'Wyenot News'.
are some photos I took over the weekend and you can see
some of the event, including interviews with visitors in
this week's WNTV NEWS programme.
. . .
the year, I have received hundreds of emails from people
enquiring about Ross Country Festival and this trend has
continued since the event took place. Here are just two
of them, received this week.
was great to meet you on Saturday evening at the festival
- what a weekend? This was our first visit to the Ross Country
Music Festival, and I have to admit if it had not been for
the 'WYENOT NEWS' we would probably would never have heard
us it all started back last year when we were looking for
a Country and Western event that took place within 100 miles
radius of Swindon where we live. We left home with our caravan
and two dogs on Friday lunch time, arriving on site at about
2.30 pm. On arrival we were met by an army of dedicated
stewards, including Moonshine Vic, who directed us to our
pitch. Later that afternoon we were joined by my sister-in-law
Margaret and her husband Dennis.
would estimate that by late Friday evening there were about
200 plus campers on Site. That evening we settled in our
seats for what turned out to be a weekend event that was
full of first class entertainment. It was country and western
music none stop, however, the one thing that became apparent
to me was that we were probably, part of a small minority,
who were not dressed for the occasion.
way people had dressed really gave a spirit to the occasion.
There were cowboys, Indians, US and Confederate soldiers,
trappers with their furs, ladies dressed in their fine gowns,
there was even a parson. So Saturday we also put on our
outfits enjoying the music of Dave Sheriff; the Penny Short
Band, Terry Maher and the CB disco.
we saw additional artists including John Mc Cane and the
Last of the Breed; Dave Sheriff; Royston Jones and Travis
Logan. Travis gave us a taste of what he calls real country,
it was great, we brought the CD.
week end for us was really a success and what country and
western music is all about. I understand it is the largest
event so far - may it continue to grow.
you to Colin Grey and all the stewards - we will be back
to Ross CMF next year.
country festival at Ross this year was great It is the first
time that my husband and I have been and thought it was
great. The venue was just right and the artists, especially
Travis Logan were really good.
the helpers were so friendly and helpful which made the
whole week end a joy to visit, and I am sure we will both
be back next year.
Sheila and Geoff Caspell
aka Delta Rose and Waggoner.
Davies, Kate of St. Michael's, Ross Carnival Princess, Darcy and
councillor Anne Gray. Ref: DSC_5949
Entertaining band Penny Short on Saturday evening. Ref: DSC_5337
couple are more than happy to let people see some of the authentic
items in their 'home.' Ref: DSC_5346
brothers really enjoying the festival on Saturday. Ref: DSC_5349
Gray tells WNTV News how pleased he is at the success of the event.
couple of visiting trappers enjoying the evening. Ref: DSC_5351
hardworking stewards and a young lady taking a quick breather to
talk to WNTV News. Ref: DSC_5356
'dance floor' was packed for most of the festival. Ref: DSC_5958
DJ Clive Beard provided some great music between bands. Ref: DSC_5963
who weren't dancing sat, watched and enjoyed. Ref: DSC_5966
and Bonnie Beard greet Mayor Davies. Ref: DSC_5975
worked hard all weekend and was pleased to have his photograph taken
for Wyenot News. Ref: DSC_5979
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to Look Forward to in Ross This Summer
If you are looking for something to do this summer, there
are several events taking place in Ross over the next few
weeks, the first of which is the Jamstand 2008 concert that
will take place on the Bandstand on Saturday 26th July.
Twelve hours of virtually non stop entertainment will begin
at 12 noon. As well as great live music there should be
lots of stalls, a bouncy castle, a chill out tent and barbecue
and lots more.
Old Court Hotel at Symonds Yat West are holding a Summer
Garden Party on sunday, 27th July between 1pm and 8:30pm.
Proprietors Jonno and Victoiria have been holding an annual
garden party since their arrival three years ago and the
event is becoming very popular. There will be lots of live
music, great food and a raffle and if it does happen to
rain, things will simply be moved indoors. All of the proceeds
from this event will be donated to local schools. Please
see the 'What's
On?' page of Wyenot News for details of artistes.
Day, Saturday, 2nd August is fast approaching now and always
promises to be a great day out for the whole family. The
programmes our out and you can get your free copy from Ross
Heritage Centre and the Tourist Information Centre. There
are a few pre carnival day fundraisers going on throughout
the week leading up to the day itself, including the popular
'Odd Object' competition. We hear that many shops have agreed
to take part this year, so grab an entry form from Ross
Heritage Centre, the Tourist Information Centre or Ross
Library and see how good your detective skills are? Please
see the 'What's On?' page of Wyenot News for further details
you still have some energy left once the carnival festivities
are over, why not go along to Broome
Farm at Peterstow? The doors open at 6pm and some great
live music is lined up for visitors, with 'Kentucky Fried'
headlining. On Sunday 3rd there will be another of the popular
Farmers and Craft markets in the barn. Live music will be
performed throughout this free event and as well as great
cider and perry, there will be some delicious food available
on both days, courtesy of John and Hilary Draper of Broome
Farm B&B and restaurant.
Friday, 22nd August at the Prince
of Wales, 'The Waxing of Mischa Kopec' is planned. (Further
details to follow!) and for Bank Holiday Monday, Colin
Davies of Border Counties Vintage Club has organized
the club's annual road run, which will begin and end at
the Yew Tree Inn, Peterstow. Fifty per cent of the proceeds
from this event will go to the Ross-on-Wye branch of Macmillan
Cancer Support. Further details of the route and attractions
at the Yew Tree can be found in this week's issue of Wyenot
the last weekend in August is Broome Farm's annual Cider
Festival. You would be well advised to book if you want
to go along to this event as on the Saturday evening at
last year's event the organizers had to close the doors
at 9pm. A whole weekend of brilliant entertainment has been
organized and we shall definitely be attending. Details
of what's on, prices of weekend tickets etc. can be found
on the What's On?' page of Wyenot News.
going on in Ross?' I don't think so!! Have a great summer.
No smoking outside the Horse & Jockey
Extra conditions have been imposed upon the 'Horse &
Jockey' public house in New Street after a town resident
called for the premise licence to be reviewed. Mrs Janet
Roberts, a resident of New Street, Ross, requested that
the pub's licence be rescinded because of noise nuisance
coming from within the premises and for people smoking outside
the front and rear of the premise.
council have gone with the minority as three letters were
received from local residents supporting the review of the
premise licence whilst five letters were received from local
residents against the review.
current licence allows for the performance of live music,
playing of recorded music, dancing and sale of alcohol between
11am and 11pm (Monday to Wednesday), 11am to midnight (Thursday
to Saturday) and noon to 10.30pm on Sunday.
Council's regulatory subcommittee met on Friday, 4th July
to consider the review and it was decided to impose extra
conditions on the licence. These are:
condition is hereby imposed that a notice shall be displayed
reading 'Customers must not smoke on the street outside
these premises. Any person failing to observe this condition
will be refused further service at the bar upon re-entry'.
This notice, measuring not less than A4 size shall be prominently
displayed on both the entrance door to the premises and
also on the ground floor, street facing windows in such
a manner that it is clearly visible to customers. Enforcement
by the DPS of this policy shall be a condition of this licence.
shall be no use of televisions or amplified music in any
external area of the premises after 2100.
added a recommendation to the licence in respect of a suitable
liaison group between the parties involved with mediation
offered by council officers when reasonable and would encourage
the parties to avail themselves to this suggestion.
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