would just like to thank you for the work that you put into
this website. We live in the hills in the Scottish Borders
although my husband was born in Wales and went to Monmouth
School. Due to age and health problems our family are insisting
that we move back to civilization. We have just put our
house on the market but at the present time are not too
hopeful about selling. We have always liked Herefordshire
and have appreciated very much being able to look at your
website. If we have any interest from potential purchasers
in our house we will be coming to Ross to look at houses.
you for your nice comments, Ann. Sometimes when I work away
here in this room alone, I wonder if there really is anybody
out there watching. I know that there is, of course because
I receive the moan and groan letters but it is easy to forget
sometimes that there are those who actually like what they
see. Your words renewed my faith in what is going on here.
wife and I have decided to spend a few days in and around
Ross-on-Wye next year. I came across your web site and was
impressed with the wealth of information about the area.
appear not to show any car parking in Ross-on-Wye, together
with the location of the main shopping area. As I suspect
most visitors will arrive by car, it would be nice to have
some idea of the location of public car parks in relation
to the main areas of interest.
particular, you make no mention of Blue Badge parking, and
there is really only passing reference within articles to
the Ross-on-Wye Shopmobility. I have limited mobility and
it would have been a great help to have this information
included together with all the other information about Ross-on-Wye.
you for your comments, Richard.
run 'Wyenot' wholly as an individual - it is not a council
sponsored information service and I report local news, all
of which I research with just the help of my partner (as
in live with partner), Tina. I receive no support financially
- other than from those few people who advertise with me
for what is a 24/7/365 job and I mostly struggle to survive.
charities, including 'Shopmobility', seem to expect me to
publicize them for free and I just cannot do it. This is
why they have no particular mention by way of advertisements.
Because I cannot afford to place free advertising on 'Wyenot',
(after all, I have a family to keep as well) they get me
to cover them in the news as often as possible.
would love to be able to put the odd thing such as 'Shopmobility'
on 'Wyenot' for free but as soon as I do that - all local
charities', of which there are hundreds will expect me to
do the same for them. I do do an awful lot for most local
charities - covering their fund raisers and other events
in the weekly news and TV programme.
the past 8 years, Wyenot has brought literally hundreds
of thousands of tourists to Ross, all of whom spend money
in local shops. If you look at the 'Shops' page and see
how many out of at least a hundred shops in town support
my Wyenot venture, you will see that you can count them
on one hand. Every one of the shops in Ross gains business
in one way or another from Wyenot due to these tourists!
parking. Well, really there is not much - only a couple
of small car parks which are in the town and there is a
diabolical one way system which diverts traffic past the
town rather than attract it in. These are County Council
run car parks and Herefordshire Council does not support
me. Even though I always publish their news every week for
free... 'Herefordshire Council are good because this - or
that - or the other' most of which is stuff arranged by
other people on whose bandwagon they wish to jump. Same
with local politicians. Many
a time I have seen local people do the work and the local
MP just turn up for the photo shoot
of the streets in main town, and some in the suburbs are
covered photographically - links from the Street
am very sorry if your particular topic is not covered adequately
but there comes a time when enough is enough and I do not
intend to put any more of my blood, sweat and tears into
something for which I am receiving very little reward. Having
said that, some local businesses - a couple of pubs, an
estate agent and most local B & B establishments do support
me. To these people, I am extremely grateful. It is these
few kind people, who do appreciate the time and effort put
in, and support me who restore my faith, helping me to keep
is in the Red Meadow car park - follow the signs to the
By The River, Talking To The Moon
are 2 copy pastes of emails I found when I got back tonight.
Thought you might like to know how much people are appreciating
your video work!!
very best wishes as ever,
(Steve O'Kane) . . .
Steve, I have listened to 'Down By The River' and was impressed
by the film making and your song. If I were you I would
package both this and the previous song and video, 'Talking
to the Moon' to the USA as quickly as you can. They would
al the songs, and the video to Down By the River is gorgeous.
and Hounds Folk Club"
we should team up on a full time basis and make some dosh,
Steve! (I think I just saw a pig fly past my office window.)
You write such great songs and I enjoy filming nature more
than filming anything else. Hope everybody likes 'Passing
Stranger' I'm also working on the proper 'Down By The River'
song video, which will be released as soon as possible.