place for information on Ross-on-Wye and the Wye Valley
FROM ROSS-ON-WYE AND AROUND THE REGION.......
ROSS BRITISH LEGION FUN DAY
The weather was absolutely gorgeous on Saturday, simply
perfect for the Ross-on-Wye Branch of The Royal British
Legion to hold their Family Fun Day by the Bandstand in
celebration of Armed Forces Day, which takes place next
day was a real success with families in Ross who flocked
down to the riverside to see what was on offer.
Branch was supported by the Queen’s Dragoon Guards and The
Rifles, with soldiers manning a paint ball alley for everyone
who wanted to try their hand at shooting a target. St. Weonard’s
Branch did a roaring trade in home-made cakes and strawberries
and cream and Ross Branch offered teas in the Bandstand
and a raffle, with prizes generously donated by Sainsbury’s
in Ross-on-Wye. The Royal British Legion in Herefordshire
brought along its County Gazebo where information about
the Legion and its work could be found and the Ross Branch
is hopeful of having found a few new members.
other attractions did a brisk trade with many people trying
'The Koompir', a Turkish takeaway for the first time and
really enjoying the experience and younger children kept
the bouncy castle and roundabout busy. Broome Farm Cider
were there with their range of ciders and perry and have
now found a new group of committed fans in the Queen’s Dragoon
Guards and The Rifles as both groups of soldiers went away
with bottles to enjoy later that evening.
Ross Branch would like to thank everyone who helped to make
the day a huge success, especially Ross Lions, who loaned
traffic cones and tables and 2nd Ross Guides who did a wonderful
job of persuading people to donate money to the Legion in
their collecting buckets.
you are interested in finding out more about The Royal British
Legion, you can do so at a Cream Tea being hosted by Wallace
Court on Wednesday, 30 June at 2pm. The Ross Branch Secretary
will be there giving a talk about the work of the Legion
and will be able to answer any queries about assistance
from the Legion or membership.
information about the Cream Tea please contact Pat Welsher
on 01989 568698. For further information about the Legion
contact Ross Branch Secretary Jules King on 01989 568941.
of the Ross Branch of the Royal British Legion after a family fun
day by the Bandstand on Saturday.
Rifles at Saturday's fun day.
ROSS DOG OWNERS URGED TO TAKE LEAD WITH RESPONSIBLE OWNERSHIP
Herefordshire Council's Community Protection Team is calling
on all dog owners in Ross to take the lead and learn all
about responsible dog ownership. The planned Ross scheme
aims to teach people the basics of dog handling and will
build on a successful pilot already bring operated in Belmont,
Hancock, acting regulatory services manager for Herefordshire
Council said, We have decided to bring these sessions to
Ross as they have proved so popular in Hereford with more
than 20 people regularly attending. The problem of dog fouling
has often been raised by residents at PACT meetings and
we feel education is one of the best ways to tackle this
so, as part of the programme, we will also be urging people
to clear up after their dogs and reminding them of their
would like any dog owners in Ross-on-Wye to contact us who
are interested in attending a six-week course to be run
on Tuesdays from 1.30pm until 2.30pm. Anyone who then signs
up for the course which begins on Tuesday, 29th June will
receive a certificate after they have attended the six sessions.'
further information contact Craig Sandman on 01432 260164
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ROSS MARKET HOUSE CLOCK TO CHIME AGAIN SOON
As many Ross residents will be aware, at the end of 2009,
the clock mechanism in the Market House suffered a catastrophic
collapse, breaking both the clock itself and the chimes.
Civic Society kindly donated the money for the clock to
be repaired and Hereford County Council said that they would
pay half of the cost to restore the chimes if the other
half could be found. That left £3000 needing to be raised,
so the Association of Ross Traders, (A.R.T) immediately
set to work to try to raise the money themselves. Members
of A.R.T. are thrilled to be able to report that all the
money has now been raised and they would like to thank the
hundreds of people who have given so generously to help
raise these funds.
Bruce, a representative of A.R.T said, 'It was noticeable
how much people have missed the hourly chimes and how fond
and proud of the clock and the market house the people of
Ross are. Money was dropped into a number of collecting
boxes round the town and many generous personal donations
were given. People have been so willing to help and we would
like to thank everyone for their support.'
work is due to start any day from now and it is hoped it
will be completed before the end of July.
repaired Market House Clock.
CELEBRATE NATIONAL BIKE WEEK
As part of national Bike Week, which runs from Saturday,
19th until Sunday, 27th June, Herefordshire Council is encouraging
cyclists to show they love their bikes by coming to a special
event being held in the Maylord Orchards Shopping Centre
on Wednesday, 23rd June from noon to 2pm.
arriving by bike at the event will get a coffee, some TLC
courtesy of event partners, The Body Shop, a free bike shine
and check up, plus cycling advice from a cycling officer.
People who cycle to work at Rotherwas are also invited to
a street party at the Sunflower Garden, Twyford Road from
1pm until 5pm on Friday, 25th June to celebrate summer and
coincide with National Bike Week, Herefordshire Council
are also issuing two new guides aimed at making it easier
and safer for people to cycle on the county's roads. The
first guide, called Sharing the Road, is aimed at ensuring
both motorists and cyclists can share the road safely and
improve traffic conditions for everyone. The second leaflet,
Get Cycling in Herefordshire, offers advice on getting the
most out of cycling, choosing the right bike, what to wear
and cycle security.
Brian Wilcox, Herefordshire Council's cabinet member for
highways and transportation said, 'Cycling benefits all
road users and every person who makes a journey by bike
cuts traffic and pollution levels in the county.'
Phil Edwards, the council's cycling champion added, 'As
a cyclist myself, I would encourage residents to look out
for these guides at libraries, Info centres and bike shops.'
you would like copies of the leaflets, please contact the
sustainable travel team by calling 01432 260514 or emailing
ROSS HERITAGE CENTRE CRAFTS EXHIBITION
An exhibition of the works of local craftsmen is currently
being hosted by Ross Heritage Centre where visitors will
not only have the opportunity to admire the skills of the
makers, they will also have the opportunity to buy an unusual
gift for a friend or item for the home or garden. The
exhibition, which will end on 11th July features the works
of many local people who expertly create beautifully hand
made goods and visitors will be able to see some of the
work in progress.
Local metal worker Alan Ross of ArtinSteel has some of his
brilliant metal sculptures for sale which will good either
in the garden or the home. Alan also makes garden screens
and his Leaf cutter ants that he made for Lord Bath can
be seen at Longleat. Patricia Wilkinson will be giving demonstrations
on making ‘Bobbin Lace’ and there is a display of the beautiful
lace made by a local group of lace makers.
are hand made boxes available, along with jewellery, paintings,
fridge magnets and pots; or why not treat yourself to a
new bag or quilt? Each of the hand embroidered cushions
tells a different story and can be personalized. These are
ideal for a unique gift. On top of all this is a fantastic
range of hand made cards, the proceeds from which go to
you are interested in craft work or you are looking for
an unusual gift, why not go along to the exhibition and
see what is available. Ross Heritage Centre is open Monday
to Saturday 10am until 5pm and 10:30am until 4pm on Sundays.
Wilkinson making lace.
by Alan Ross.
HEREFORD SHOPMOBILITY CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Hereford Shopmobility opened its doors on 4th July 1990
and since that day, approximately 79,700 visits have been
made to the centre, where a variety of vehicles have been
put to use including scooters, power chairs and wheelchairs.
A joint initiative 20 years ago between Herefordshire Council
and the local Hereford Access for All Committee allowed
for the Shopmobility centre to be set up and to celebrate
the 20th anniversary a fun event is being held in Hereford
High Town on Friday 2nd July between 11.30am and 1.30pm.
event will be officially declared open at 11.30am by the
Mayor of Hereford, Councillor Anna Toon. The event includes
a parade of Shopmobility users and other mobility scooter
users led by Jim Lawes, President of Hereford Access for
All and a demonstration of Shopmobility vehicles and safety
awareness training delivered by Shopmobility staff.
with information will also be available from Hereford, Ledbury,
Ross and Leominster Shopmobility, Herefordshire Council's
Baywatch and the No Prejudice campaigns, the Blue Badge
Scheme, and a Highway Code for Mobility Scooter users. TPG
Disabled Aids, Hereford Access for All, and the Disability
Forum will also be present. People will also be able to
test drive a scooter or powerchair on the day.
Glenda Powell, chairman of Shopmobility liaison group said,
'This year marks the 20th anniversary of Shopmobility in
Hereford city centre. This is an impressive milestone for
Shopmobility and shows how valued the service is to the
community and visitors to Hereford. I feel this is due to
the professionalism and friendliness of our staff who go
out of their way to give visitors to Shopmobility a warm
further information, please contact Roger Lane of Shopmobility
on 01432 342166 or Jim Lawes on 01432 350765.
ROSS HOUSING SCHEME SHORTLISTED FOR REGIONAL AWARD
social housing scheme in Ross-on-Wye, namely Mill Apartments,
Copse Cross Street has been shortlisted for a regional Local
Authority Building Control (LABC) West of England Building
scheme, in Copse Cross Street involved a former mill that
has been sensitively restored through conversion into eight
highly energy efficient, affordable apartments to meet local
housing needs for those in Ross on Wye.
All of the apartments have been developed to an extremely
high standard and are highly sustainable, being both affordable
to rent and heat. The apartments have triple glazing, heat
exchange units, efficient heating and extra insulation to
keep the heat in and the cold out.
awards reward the best quality design and construction projects
in the West of England. The winners will be announced on
9th July 2010.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS FROM YAZOR BROOK WORKS AVAILABLE TO VIEW
Two exhibition days are to be held at Credenhill Community
Centre so the public can find out about the archaeological
discoveries made in fields south of Credenhill, seven miles
west of Hereford. The exhibition will be held at the centre
on 1st and 8th of July between 2.00pm and 8.00pm. Entry
is free and the exhibition will feature information, photographs
and artefacts from the current excavations, as well as a
chance to handle and wash some of the finds being recovered.
archaeological excavations are being funded by Advantage
West Midlands in advance of the construction of the Yazor
Brook Flood Alleviation Scheme and are being undertaken
on behalf of ESG Herefordshire Limited. The flood alleviation
scheme will protect homes and businesses in Hereford.
excavations are providing archaeologists with the first
opportunity in over 30 years to investigate significant
remains associated with the Roman town of Kenchester. Trial
work undertaken in 2009 showed that the area contains the
well preserved remains of Roman buildings, yards and rubbish
pits situated to either side of a major Roman road, which
ran east out of the town. These form part of an important
Roman suburb, which developed alongside the road but now
lies buried, along with the rest of the town, beneath fields
and a footpath.
over the next four months, a team of archaeologists from
Worcestershire Historic Environment and Archaeology Service,
working in close co-operation with Amey Consulting and Herefordshire
Council's archaeology team, are carefully excavating a 10-metre
wide corridor to allow the flood culvert to be built across
this area. A huge amount of information has already been
gleaned and this is beginning to allow the archaeologists
to gain an understanding of this part of the town. It is
hoped that by the time the excavation is completed at the
end of July the archaeological team will have built up a
detailed understanding of the development and nature of
this Roman suburb.
road East from Kenchester was constructed by the Roman army
in the mid 1st century AD as they pushed westwards into
Wales. Very little was known previously about the suburb
which grew up beside this road, however, preliminary results
suggest that the main period of development for the suburb
was the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD and that it was much more
extensive and densely occupied than had previously been
FRENCH MARKET TO VISIT ROSS
Le Marche de France has been invited to come and visit Ross-on-Wye
again and bring with it a great range of high quality and
fresh produce from all regions of France for everyone to
Saturday, 3rd July there will be a magnificent cheese stall
with a truly enormous selection of French cheeses, and bread
will be baked on site in front of visitors, on the new bread
and patisserie stall. The aroma of bread and croissants
baking will tempt the public as the warm smell wafts through
the town centre.
will be a Charcuterie, offering wonderful sausages, olives,
Turkish delights, smoked ham and Calvados paté and
delightful pastries and cakes will be available as well
as, of course, garlic. For those with a sweet tooth, wonderful
natural honeys as well the hugely popular crepes stall will
be on display. For those with a small space left, the sweet
stall will also be making fresh pralines and almonds and
cashews will be available.
those who like the South of France, there will be soaps
from Marseilles and lavenders and tablecloths from Provence.
market will be open from 9am until 4pm.
French Market in Ross.
ROSS IN BLOOM PLAN AHEAD FOR THE HEART OF ENGLAND JUDGES VISIT
The Ross in Bloom committee have been busily planning ahead
to ensure that all is in order for Tuesday, 20th July, when
the Heart of England in Bloom Judges pay their annual visit
to Ross-on-Wye. Ross-on-Wye do incredibly well in the Heart
of England awards and are really striving for Gold this
year. If you would like to welcome the judges on the day,
perhaps you might like to put up bunting outside your house
or give them a wave as they drive by.
judges will be met by the Chairman and other representatives
of Ross in Bloom and A.R.T at the Chase Hotel where display
boards will be available for them to view, then they will
take the following route:
judges will be driven up Gloucester Road, the High Street
and Church Street up to the Crossfields car park. They will
then walk through Crossfields park, St. Mary's Churchyard
and The Prospect. They will then walk down into Palace Pound
from where they will be driven down Wilton Road and into
Wye Street, stopping to view the copse of commemorative
trees before driving up to the Man of Ross where they will
be met by the Vice Chairman.
judges will continue from there on foot, walking along the
High Street to see Pig Alley (Project 2010). The Chairman
and Vice Chairman will then escort the judges to Ross Heritage
Centre to view the John Kyrle High School Art Exhibition.
Rejoining the car, the judges will be driven down Broad
Street to the car park, then walk to see the new planting
around the `totem pole' public area beside the swimming
pool, before returning to the car to continue to Five Ways,
Millpond Street and Smallbrook Road before returning to
the Chase Hotel for refreshments.
COUNTY IS EN ROUTE TO BETTER ROADS
Herefordshire's biggest ever annual programme of road maintenance
throughout the county has begun and work is well under way
on the multi million pound schedule of works, to be carried
out by the council's service delivery partner Amey.
Brian Wilcox, Herefordshire Council's cabinet member for
highways and transportation said, 'Last winter really damaged
the county's roads and, rather than just carrying out patch
repairs to our roads, we are investing millions in larger,
planned maintenance to bring the county's roads back to
an acceptable standard.
far we have completed surface dressing on 38 miles of roads
out of more than 110 miles planned for this year. Priority
is being given to the main A roads and motorists will no
doubt have noticed the improvement to their journeys especially
along the A438 Hereford to Kington route that has been treated
recently. I would ask motorists to bear with us while these
essential works are carried out and to look out for signs
giving advance notice of works to be undertaken.
of the works will also be on the council's website http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/gis/eventListToday.aspx
or people can call 01432 261800 for further information.
with any concerns about the roads in their area can call
01432 261800 or email email@example.com.'
OZZY AND GARY STRIKE AGAIN FOR ACORNS
Local fundraisers Steve 'Ozzy' Bond and Gary Davies have
been busy raising funds for Acorns Children's Hospice and
have held a
couple of events to raise money for the hospice. They are
also arranging a sponsored football match between Acorns
supporters, Aston Villa Veterans and a local football teams.
a sponsored walk and a Race Night held at the Man of Ross
and a couple of other events the boys, with the help of
their friends and families have raised around £2,500
so far and have a whole programme of further events lined
up, including a fancy dress night, a bike ride and barbecue.
They have also 'persuaded' local man Steve 'Scotty' Ellis
to undergo a sponsored head and beard shave. Details of
these events will be published here when we receive them.
latest effort by Ozzy and Gary was a very successful skittles
night which took place at the Drop Inn on Saturday evening,
by kind permission of landlady Josie. Josie was kept far
too busy to leave the bar for a photograph, so Gary and
Ozzy joined her behind the bar instead.
done to you both and we look forward to covering your next
Josie and Gary at the bar on Saturday.
AN OPPORTUNITY TO NOMINATE VOLUNTARY GROUPS FOR QUEENS AWARD
Hot on the heels of two local organizations receiving the
Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, an event will be taking
place later this month to encourage other voluntary groups
to be considered for the award. On
Tuesday, 29th June, the Office of the Third Sector in the
Cabinet Office is to host the event at the Shire Hall, Hereford.
event will start at 10.30am and will be hosted by the Lord-Lieutenant
of Herefordshire, The Countess of Darnley JP, and forms
part of a series of 14 events across the UK this summer.
Each event will offer eligible groups and all those from
their communities able to make a nomination, the chance
to learn more about the prestigious award and the benefits
it can provide. A previous winner from Herefordshire will
also be present to talk about their experiences and what
winning the award has meant in terms of the work that the
group does and those who benefit from it.
week the Wye Valley Boxing Club and FC Phoenix Disability
Development Centre received their awards at a tea party
hosted jointly by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire, The
Countess of Darnley, and Herefordshire Council's Chairman,
Councillor John Stone.
Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Award Committee Chair,
former broadcast journalist, Martyn Lewis, CBE said, 'Volunteers
play a vital role in community life and it's important to
recognize their outstanding efforts. Through these events,
we want to show how The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
celebrates the work of exceptional voluntary groups, and
encourage attendees to nominate those outstanding volunteer
organizations in their local area.'
Darnley added, 'The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and reward the excellent
work of voluntary groups in our community. I would encourage
anyone involved in, or associated with the world of volunteering
to come along and find out more about this prestigious national
Queen's Award for Voluntary Service was created by Her Majesty
to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002 and is
the highest national honour that can be bestowed upon groups
of individuals who give their time freely for the benefit
of others in the local community. Seven hundred and fifty
groups around the UK have won the Award since 2002.
interested in attending the event in Herefordshire should
contact Vicky Harris at Herefordshire's Lieutenancy Office
on 01432 260494 or to learn more about the Award call 020
7781 2397 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
further information on the Award, or to download a nomination
form, visit www.direct.gov.uk/thequeensawardforvoluntaryservice
CRUCIAL CREW EVENT EDUCATES PUPILS ON AGE RESTRICTED PRODUCTS
The annual Crucial Crew event took place at Hereford Racecourse
last week with the aim of preparing Year 6 (10 to 11 year
old) pupils for some of the issues they face as they grow
from being children to young people. Herefordshire Council's
Trading Standards Office set up a shop at the event to show
pupils what items cannot legally be sold to young people.
Pigrem, Regulatory Services Manager said, 'Many of the items
on display such as lottery tickets and cigarettes obviously
cannot be bought by children but there are many others,
such as party poppers and liquor chocolates which can be
confusing. The shop helps us to engage directly with the
pupils so they can see exactly what they can and cannot
buy and this will prepare them for growing up and make them
aware that these legal restrictions exist to ensure their
safety and should not be ignored.
people face many temptations when growing up and we hope
this interactive exercise will ensure they don't get into
trouble by buying products they are not entitled to. The
exercise also gives trading standards an ideal opportunity
to highlight the wider dangers involved with age restricted
products and will encourage such pupils to act responsibly
for the future.'
than 1,800 pupils from 74 primary schools converged for
the fortnight of workshops, games and lessons with a safety
theme, from Tuesday, 8th until Friday, 18th June. The event,
which has been running for more than 14 years, was organized
this year by Herefordshire Council's healthy schools team
in partnership with the police, Red Cross, fire service,
Heartstart, school nursing service, trading standards and
Herefordshire Housing, among others.
Clarke (left) and David Hough from Herefordshire Council at the
'shop' set up to teach pupils about age restricted sales.
VOICE YOUR CONCERNS ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE IN HEREFORDSHIRE
Herefordshire Council and NHS Herefordshire are asking people
what they think of their health and social care services
- whether they are pleased, displeased or just want to raise
mobile unit will be pitched in Hereford's High Town on Wednesday,
7th July to find out what residents think of services provided
locally since the council and the primary care trust jointed
together to work in partnership. There will be cubicles
aboard the mobile unit for interviewees who want privacy
and confidentiality. People can also take part, if they
would like to, in a short video for training purposes or
for promoting the services of the council and the primary
are committed to ensuring that the residents of Herefordshire
receive the best possible service but to do that, we need
to know what you think', said Councillor June French, deputy
leader of Herefordshire Council and cabinet member for customer
services. 'We are always seeking people's views, and feedback
of all kinds is welcome, and we will be going into Hereford
High Town to actively ask questions and listen.
can inform good practice, and concerns and complaints will
be taken forward with the aim of putting things right, so
services can be improved further.'
SUCCESSFUL FETE AT LLANGROVE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Lots of fun was had at Llangrove Primary School on Saturday
when a fund-raising fete took place. There were lots of
stalls and attractions for all to enjoy and a huge raffle
with some fantastic prizes was held.
fete was organized to raise funds both for Llangrove School
and Leapfrog Childcare, who provide breakfast and after
school clubs for the pupils. The event was very well attended
and a lot of fun was had by all.
Fete on Saturday.
Hitchen with daughter Anna, who had visited the face painting stall.
HELP THE ENVIRONMENT AND OTHERS BY RECYCLING UNWANTED CLOTHING
Herefordshire Council is urging residents who may be looking
to replace clothes or household items, to donate their unwanted
items to charity shops and reuse organizations rather than
throwing them away.
by DEFRA shows that every year more than a million tonnes
of clothes and household goods are thrown away and end up
in landfill. This wastes energy, materials and water which
could otherwise be avoided if the goods were reused. Many
charity shops will now accept furniture as well as clothes
and other small household items. Some will also accept electrical
goods. Reuse organizations which specialize in furniture
and electrical items are becoming more and more popular.
are being urged to take a little time before they throw
things away and think about whether anyone else could make
use of it. Charity shops and reuse organizations provide
an opportunity for people to find a bargain and perhaps
get something they would not normally be able to afford,
whilst at the same time raising much needed funds for good
John Jarvis, Herefordshire Council's cabinet member for
environment and strategic housing said, 'Donating clothes
and other household items to charity shops and reuse organizations
is an ideal way to stop them from entering the waste stream.
The shops and centres also offer a great opportunity to
bag a bargain!'
further information on the council's waste programmes and
initiatives visit www.wastemissionimpossible.org.uk
SARAH PRESENTS FAIRER PARKING CHARGES PETITION TO COUNTY HOSPITAL
the car park petition.
Carr, local Liberal Democrat campaigner presented a petition
on Monday, 21st June to Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust in
a bid for fairer car parking charges at Hereford County
Hospital. The petition, bearing 1451 names was presented
to the Hospitals’ Trust Director of Finance and Information
Sarah said, 'Following my campaign for fairer car parking
charges at Hereford County Hospital and presentation of
this very popular petition, I hope that the County Hospital
will review the car parking charges with a view to scrapping
them. Car parking charges at Hereford County Hospital can
be very expensive especially for the elderly, disabled and
low income families. Patients and hospital visitors do not
need the added stress, upset and financial burden of expensive
car parking charges on top of essential hospital treatment.'
has been championing the cause of many residents in Herefordshire
who are angered by the expensive car parking charges at
Hereford County Hospital. Many local people had asked Sarah
directly if she could help get the charges scrapped and
as a result Sarah launched her campaign to persuade NHS
Herefordshire and the Hospital Trust to review the car parking
has also been in correspondence with the Hospital Trust
questioning why there are no car parking charge concessions
or exemptions for patients and visitors with Blue Disabled
badges and further, whether they have considered revising
the concessions list or abolishing Car Park Charges for
more vulnerable groups.
Sarah’s campaign for fairer car parking charges the Hospital
Trust announced a review of the limited car parking concession
arrangements at the County Hospital. Sarah hopes that the
Hospital Trust and NHS Herefordshire will consider scrapping
parking charges for all patients, staff and visitors of
the County Hospital.
KEEP YOUR WALLET HEALTHIER BY WASTING LESS FOOD
Herefordshire Council is encouraging residents to do their
bit for the planet and for their wallets by wasting less
food. Research shows that the average family bins approximately
£50 worth of food each month and in light of this
the council is offering tips to people to help cut down
on the amount of perfectly edible food they are throwing
of the tips include:
Write a shopping list - Many people don't make shopping
lists at all, whilst some make their list but don't stick
to it. By sticking to shopping lists residents can avoid
buying too much, which may well go to waste.
Plan weekly menus - Planning a weekly menu not only
ensures a great meal every night, but also means the shopping
list will have exactly what's needed on it.
Get a free lunch - Simply using what's already in
the fridge, or the previous night's leftovers, for a packed
lunch, can save £3 - £5 per day.
Make use of the freezer - There isn't much that can't
be frozen for later.
Double up on family favourites - Dishes such as Bolognese
sauce, chilli, soups and casseroles are ideal to freeze
for use at a later date. By making double and freezing half,
there is a ready made meal for a later date when cooking
doesn't seem like much fun
Store-cupboard essentials - Essentials such as oils,
sauces, beans, pasta and rice have very long shelf lives
and can be used with odds and ends from the fridge to create
quick, tasty meals.
Cook proper portions - One of the reasons food gets
thrown away is because too much is cooked. Residents
are advised to check out the Love Food Hate Waste portion
calculator at lovefoodhatewaste.com to cook just the right
amount of food for whoever is eating.
John Jarvis of Herefordshire Council said, 'I would like
to encourage the people of Herefordshire to try to reduce
the amount of waste which ends up in the bin. By following
these handy hints, residents can really reduce food waste
and save themselves money.'
further information on the County Council's waste programmes
and initiatives visit www.wastemissionimpossible.org.uk
more ideas on reducing food waste and to find out how much
money could be saved, visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com
TRY USING REAL NAPPIES DURING NATIONAL RECYCLING WEEK
Herefordshire Council is asking parents across the county
to give real nappies a try during Recycle Week which runs
from Monday, 21st until Sunday, 27th June.
council wants to reduce the number of nappies going to landfill
by highlighting the benefits of using real nappies, which
are not only environmental but will save you money too.
Disposable nappies end up in landfill, while real nappies
do not. Real nappies come in different shapes and styles,
they are designed to be comfortable and secure and offer
parents a convenient alternative to disposables which, according
to research from the Women's Environmental Network, could
save them hundreds of pounds.
John Jarvis, Herefordshire Council's cabinet member for
environment and strategic housing said, 'The promotion of
real nappies has both environmental and money saving benefits
to Herefordshire's parents. In a child's lifetime they will,
on average, use over 5,000 disposable nappies which will
all end up in local landfill sites. The use of real nappies
can help prevent all this waste and can save parents hundreds
Emily Seyler, who has two children added, 'When we first
started using real nappies, I never realized how easy it
would be. Our real nappies go on just like a disposable
and last just as long. A real bonus is how willing the nursery
is to use them, even the grandparents can manage! It's never
too late to start using cloth. Natalie was 3 months before
we started using them full time, and we haven't looked back.
Ryan was in them from birth.
have friends who have started their babies on real nappies
at 6 months, even a year and still saved a lot of money
and made the transition easily. So many people think of
cloth nappies as cotton terry squares with waterproof pants.
I encourage everyone to visit a nappy retailer or advisor
and see how far nappies have evolved.'
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