Annual Town Meeting took place last night at the Larruperz
Centre. Two presentations were given to the 16 members of
the public who attended the meeting.
first presentation was made by Brian Atherton and was about
Ross-on-WiFi - a wireless internet access which is available
free for people to log on for one hour in parts of Ross.
Humble then spoke about the 'Can Do Crew',
a social initiative made possible by Enviro Ability who
are able to do jobs for people around the house and garden
such as lawn mowing, hedge trimming, shed painting and many
interesting point was made during the evening when Councillor
Derek Bedford pointed out that last year, he said that 'the
Town of Ross had a charter dating back to 1180'. Local historian,
Heather Hurley had since corrected him, pointing out that
the charter is even older than that. Ross was first granted
a market in 1130, and will be celebrating its 900th anniversary
in the year 2030. 'Not that this will concern me,' added
Councillor Bedford. 'I will be 98 years old then'.
the presentations, the Ross Town Councillors introduced
themselves individually and when the meeting was over, Mayor,
Councillor John Davis presented Margaret Lucas, Chairman
of Ross-in-Bloom with a cheque for £500.00, which
will be used to cover some of the costs involved in keeping
Ross looking nice for visitors and the Heart of England
in Bloom judges.