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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 208 - Wednesday, 23rd July 2008
NEWS - JAMSTAND - Heart of England Judges visit Ross]
Lottery Funding - Furzepig - Drugs Seized in Ross - WRVS 70th Anniversary
Party - Bands in the Park]
Family Reunion with Eclipse - The Bells of St Giles - New dance
Company - White Lion Chicks]
into JKHS - Tributes - Hillary - Inspector McLaughlin - Menu - St.
Mary's - Fete - Rowing - Weather]
attack Post Office closures and the rest of the news from around
Receives Lottery Funding of £9,600
Ross-on-Wye Town Plan Group, RoWToP recently applied to
the lottery fund to help finance their consultation work
with Ross-on-Wye's residents. On Monday, 14th July, the
town's community planning association heard that their bid
had been successful and that they had been awarded £9,600.
Jo Lane, the group's publicity officer said, @This is great
news for the town, a brilliant confidence booster for the
group and more importantly, all Ross residents. We never
expected to get this much funding. We can now crack on with
our community consuoltations, inculding a 'Planning for
Real' event. It's
time for everybody who cares about Ross to get involved.'
can contact Jo on 01989 563849. Alternatively, visit RoWToP's
website at www.ross-on-wye.org.
RoWToP hasten to add that the celebratory champagne was not actually
opened in the no alcohol zone!
AND WAYNE WILLIAMS
ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS
Mobile: 07800 518353
Babies at Furze Pig Hedgehog Rescue
A couple of weeks ago Wyenot News featured the Furze Pig
Hedgehog Rescue which is run by Maureen Webb and her husband,
Derek. The rescue centre, situated in Peterstow has now
taken three more babies on board, all in need of the care
and attention that is given to all of their charges.
after the hedgehogs not only takes up a lot of time, there
is also the cost of their food to be taken into considerate,
as well as very expensive medication. Almost all of these
costs are met by Mo and Derek themselves, with occasional
food being donated, for which the couple are grateful.
told us that the hedgehog population is on a rapid decline.
This makes the work at Furze Pig especially important. If
the current rate of decline continues, Hedgehogs could well
be extinct by the year 2015. That is actually not very far
could help Maureen and Derek to continue in their work by
perhaps donating a few tins of dog food or cat food, (non
fish varieties) biscuits, (MO tells me that hedgehogs are
very partial to digestives) or perhaps you could spare a
few pounds every now and then to help with the cost of necessary
you would like to help, then please contact Maureen on 01989
567288. You can meet the new Furze Pig babies in this week's
WNTV News programme.
Maureen with 'Tiny Tina' and 'Alan' Ref: DSC_5371
Sally the Spaniel didn't want to be left out of the picture. Ref:
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
Seize Drugs In Ross Raids
Police in South Herefordshire executed two drugs warrants
at addresses in Ross last week, arrested two men and seized
a quantity of illegal drugs. The raids come hot on the heels
of the pledge by Inspector Jim McLaughlin, new top cop in
Ross, to come down hard on illegal drug dealing in the town.
visited two houses in River View and Old Market Close on
15th and 18th July 2008 respectively. At the first premises,
they discovered a cannabis cultivation operation. They seized
cannabis plants and equipment. One man was arrested and
has since been charged with cultivation and possession of
cannabis. He will appear at Herefordshire Magistrates Court
at a later date. At the second address, police found a similar
cultivation enterprise and seized cannabis plants, cannabis
resin, amphetamines and LSD. A man was arrested at this
premises and is currently on police bail whilst forensic
tests are undertaken on the property seized.
Warner, Local Policing Sergeant for the Ross sector, who
lead the raids, said, 'This is just the start of a fresh
thrust at tackling drug dealing in the area. We have executed
two warrants and have several more in the pipeline. My message
to any local drug dealer is "Beware - we could be coming
to you next!" And for people growing or dealing drugs in
rented properties, it could mean worse is yet to come'.
housing associations will take steps to evict those convicted
of dealing drugs. A spokesperson for Herefordshire Housing
commented, 'As a Housing Association we are committed to
creating neighbourhoods that are safe and popular places
to live. We take all breaches of tenancy agreements very
seriously and work proactively with the Police to address
crime and to help gather evidence. Any tenant who is proven
to be engaging in criminal activity can be taken to Court
and evicted from their property'.
Warner added, 'We need the people of Ross, and Herefordshire
for that matter, to help us to remove the threat that drug
dealing can pose to communities. We need information. Many
people will know who is dealing and where. Tell us. Use
Crimestoppers, which means you can phone anonymously. I
can assure everyone that the police will act appropriately
and robustly on every bit of information we receive, no
matter how we get that information. We aim to keep Herefordshire
safe - you can help us achieve that!'
with information on drug dealing or drug related issues
can pass information to the police via Crimestoppers by
phoning free on 0800 555111. All calls will be treated in
the strictest confidence.
Cannabis plants similar to those seized in the raid.
The Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) has been operating
for 70 years now and marked the occasion with a special
tea party at the Ryefield Centre last Wednesday. The WRVS
provide a range of services, including meals on wheels and
a regular lunch club and try to ensure that the elderly
enjoy a good quality of life.
party was very well attended by the tireless volunteers,
Mrs. Joyce Thomas, MBE-DL, co-ordinators from Herefordshire
and Worcestershire and many of the regular, local guests
and all enjoyed some tea and delicious cakes and a raffle
draw was held later in the afternoon. Long may the valuable
work of the WRVS continue.
in the Park - Ross Town Band
Sunday's 'Bands in the Park' entertainment was provided
by Ross Town Band and lots of people enjoyed their performance
at the bandstand.
Town Mayor, Councillor John Davies was there with his Mayoress
wife Hannah to collect money for John's chosen charity,
Ross MS Support Group.
was nice to see you in relaxed mode John. I think it was
a little too warm for chains of office. I hope you managed
to raise a lot of money for the charity.
coming Sunday, the Pillowell Silver Band will be performing,
so if you are not too worn out after Jamstand, why not go
along and enjoy it?.
Ross Town Band on Sunday afternoon. Ref: DSC_6144
Mayor and Mayoress of Ross, John and Hannah Davies collecting for
Ross MS Support Group. Ref: DSC_6151
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