COLIN'S CUSTOMERS ARE WINNERS
the month of April, as part of their twentieth anniversary
celebrations Colin's Tyrecare were offering free entry into
a prize draw to everybody that called into their premises
for a free tyre safety check. The offer was extremely successful
with over 200 entries and on Monday, 18th May the lucky
winners were presented with their prizes by proprietor Colin
were eight winners in all and prizes ranged from a baseball
cap and sweets, won by Mr. Peter Crocker to the first prize
of £200 worth of vouchers which were won by a very
pleased Peggy Tolley. Driving School operator Mr. Philip
Jones and Mrs. Mo Gwynne each won an emergency tyre repair
kit, which will enable them to temporarily repair a puncture
in seven minutes without the need to change a wheel. Mrs.
Libby Aubrey won a laptop bag, two polo shirts were won
by Ian Williams and Colin Guy won a car safety kit. A set
of binoculars was won by Fred Druce, who was unfortunately
unable to attend the prize giving.
was really pleased with the response to the draw and said,
'The competition was really popular and the winners are
really happy with their prizes. Despite the April celebrations
being over now, the offer is still open to motorists wanting
a free tyre check to make sure that their tyres are safe.
Service has always been a priority for us; that is the reason
for our slogan - Don't trust to luck. . . Let Tyrecare take
further information about tyre safety checks, contact Colin's
Tyrecare on 01989 768301.
Prize winners Ian Williams, Peter Crocker, Mo Gwynne, Matt Symonds,
Peggy Tolley, Lucy Aubrey, Libby Aubrey and Philip Jones with Joan
and Colin Davies.
MAYOR LAYS DOWN A STONE ON THE TOWN MOSAIC
community project to create a mosaic that will be site outside
of Ross Library is now well underway and members of the
public were invited to participate at the first Open Session
which was held at Ross Market House on Sunday. Ross Town
Mayor, Councillor John Edwards placed a stone on the plan
watched by Mayoress, Susan Edwards, artsist Janice Barrett,
Mary SInclair-Powell, Kate Murray and a little helper.
whole community has been invited to participate in the project
and many groups and organizations, including all schools
in the district have been able to have their ideas incorporated
into the design.
Mayor Edwards lays down a stone on the mosaic which, when complete
will be sited outside Ross LIbrary.
Mayor and Mayoress Edwards, Little Helper, Janice Barrett, Mary
Sinclair-Powell and Kate Murray on Sunday morning.
GRANT SUCCESS FOR ROSS PRIMARY SCHOOLS CHOIR FESTIVAL
significance and quality of the Ross Primary Schools Choir
Festival has been recognized by Ross Town Council, The Elmley
Foundation and the Ernest Cook Trust who have between them
awarded grants to cover the entire cost of the festival
Choir Festival was launched to great acclaim with its first
event IN 2008 and is set to become an annual event involving
choirs from 8 local primary schools and 180 children. 'The
award of these grants is an enormous boost to our morale
as well as making the event financially secure,' commented
Fiona Turner one of the event organizers.
festival is the brainchild of two members of staff from
Bridstow Primary School, Fiona Turner and Andy Pullen, who
decided to organize an event which could benefit as many
children from as many local primary schools as possible.
'We would like to be able to include all the choirs from
all the local schools but unfortunately we can't find a
suitable venue which is large enough locally,' said Andy
Pullen. 'We are very lucky to be able to use St Mary's Church
and Church Hall which they donate to us for the day.'
Teacher at Bridstow Primary School, Paul Sockett is naturally
very proud of the success of the Festival. 'We pride ourselves
on our singing at Bridstow School, it is an important part
of our school life. The Choir Festival gives our choir and
the choirs of other local primary schools a wonderful opportunity
to celebrate and enjoy each others talents.'
popularity of the Choir Festival is in no doubt judging
by the enthusiasm of the children and staff who took part
last year and who are getting ready to take part again in
June this year. 'The choirs taking part have to put a lot
of work in but it's well worth it in the end, particularly
when we are treated to the sound of 180 children singing
their hearts out in 2 part harmony for the final performance,'
said Mark Sanderson, Director of Music at St Mary's.
workshop for anyone interested in running youth or school
choirs is being held on the afternoon of June 16th. Anyone
interested in taking part should contact Andy Pullen at
Bridstow Primary School on 01989 562623.
ROSS SPORTS FEDERATION PROGRESS REPORT
Ross Sports & Leisure Federation, set up as an independent
organization by the Town Council, has been making good progress
during its first year. It has received financial donations
of £5,000 each from two local companies-- Dawleys and PGL,
which enabled it to qualify for charitable status. At the
same time a board of independent trustees, drawn from local
businessmen, has been appointed and has met three times
sports and leisure organizations are being invited to become
members in order to provide grassroots support to the efforts
by the Federation to put Ross on the 'sporting map'. Working
parties have been set up to look at various sectors. These
include fund raising to finance a long-term target of creating
a new community based sports and leisure complex; sorting
out the current problems at the Wilton Sports Centre; and
assessing the prospects for other local requirements including
the launch of a cinema.
cinemas are relatively easy to set up with modern technology,
there are several questions to be resolved. The main question,
however, is whether there is sufficient local demand for
a cinema in Ross. The Federation's chairman, John Edwards,
would be interested in suggestions and ideas from residents
in Ross and surrounding districts to see what kind of support
would be forthcoming.
can contact him by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org,
by telephone 01989 769090 or write to Cradoc House,Gloucester
Road, Ross on Wye, HR9 5LR.
Ross-on-Wye Sports Federation recently held its AGM at the Larruperz