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Issue No. 210 - Wednesday, 6th August 2008
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Page 1 [WNTV NEWS - Friday's Solar Eclipse - Letters: Quiz - Lions Support Jamstand - Letters: Goodrich Dungeon- Local company makes Top 50 - Bingo Three peaks - Weekly Refuse Collections - Two Assaulted in Goodrich]
Page 2 [Fantastic Weather for Carnival Day - Drug Dealers Beware - Win £50 for your local recipe]
Page 3 [Crowds line the streets for Carnival Procession - Cash boost for schools - Nursery Plans Approved]

Page 4

[Fun down on the Carnival Field - David Bristow sings the blues at Broome Farm - Ross Special Crew]
Page 5 [Jumpin' Jive - Lions' Share - Special Break - Monmouth Festival - Music at Goodrich - Weather Station]
Page 6 [Man Charged with Attempted Murder and the rest of the news from around the region]
Crowds Line the Streets for the Carnival Procession

Once the judging was over, the Carnival procession made its way through the streets of Ross, much to the delight of the waiting crowds. The procession was led by a Police vehicle, followed by one of Ross Fire Brigade's appliances. Those firemen do a fantastic job but are a real bunch of jokers on Carnival Day. They have a tradition of squirting water at the crowds as they go by but this year, some of the crowds got their own back. Thanks Neil for asking your crew not to fire water near our cameras. You can watch the procession in this week's WNTV News programme.

One of the Fire Engines in the Carnival procession. Ref: DSC_5517

The procession would not be teh same without 'Town Crier', Mary Sinclair-Powell. Ref: DSC_5518

SOme of the walkers followed by Ross Town Band. Ref: DSC_5524

Fun 2 Sea were. Ref: DSC_5531

Representing Ross Lions' Club with 'The Lion King.' Ref: DSC_5540

The Dolloway Dancers pause for a photograph. Ref: DSC_5545

The Carnival Princess and her 'Ladies in Waiting' are a lovely sight. Ref: DSC_5551

Gavin 'Hot Wheels' Morant handled his bike brilliantly the whole way. Ref: DSC_5556

Ref: DSC_5560

The Olympins aka the Colburn family. Ref: DSC_5561

The Larruperz Centre Flamenco Dancers. Ref: DSC_5563

The Larks adies skittles team. Ref: DSC_5564

The Lions Club Ref: DSC_5566

The Dolloway Dancers. Ref: DSC_5569

Ross Pre School Playgroup. Ref: DSC_5571

Schools with Travel Plans Given Cash Boost

Ten of Herefordshire's schools are getting a share of £53,796 from the Department for Children, Schools and Families, which will be used for schemes to encourage more sustainable ways of travelling to and from school.

The schools have each put in travel plans with strategies for reducing car use on the school run, by encouraging walking, cycling or car sharing to school. Some of the schools are planning to spend their share of the grant on improving cycle parking facilities and lockers for helmet and equipment storage.

The schools that have been rewarded for their efforts this year are Brampton Abbotts Primary, Marlbrook Primary, Broadlands Primary, Whitbourne Primary, Ewyas Harold Primary, John Kyrle High School, St James, Kimbolton Primary, Blackmarston Special School, Longtown Primary and The Priory Centre, Leominster.

Eighty six per cent of the county's schools have developed travel plans and many have been successful in increasing the number of pupils who walk and cycle to school. Herefordshire Council School Travel Advisers are working towards the target of 100 per cent of schools with a Travel Plan in place by 2010.

Plans to Extend Oak House Nursery Approved

There is good news for Oak House Nursery at Brampton Abbotts, Ross-on-Wye as their plans for a two storey extension have been approved.

The application was deferred at the meeting on 25th June to enable members of the planning subcommittee to hold a site visit. Members also wanted details of a travel plan and alternative parking arrangements.

The extension is to provide a baby room and lobby on the ground floor with staff / therapy rooms at first floor level. Herefordshire Council's traffic manager had no objection, subject to conditions. The council's children and family information service manager said the nursery was a good quality day care centre and its provision for children with special needs is always welcomed.

Brampton Abbotts and Foy Group Parish Council opposed the scheme because of concerns over increased traffic and objections were received from three residents who were concerned at loss of privacy, over development of the site and increased traffic. Another resident wrote in expressing concern at parking.

One resident wrote in support of the application, saying the nursery is outstanding and provides excellent care for children.

The applicant has since supplied a travel plan and it was made one of the conditions of planning consent that this plan is adhered to.


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