Ross on Wye Jubilee Celebrations

The Ross Jubilee Committee is delighted to announce that it is organising a competition as part of the town’s jubilee celebrations.
Entries will consist of a piece of art with a surface area of no more than nine square inches (excluding the mount or frame), produced using any non- perishable medium. The competition is open to all ages, and both professiona…ls and amateurs.
All entries should be submitted with an application form available from the Town Clerk or to download from the Town Council Website (see below), to the Corn Exchange by no later than 1st May 2012. Entries will be displayed in Ross-on-Wye in June to coincide with the Jubilee celebrations.
Winning entries will be notified in writing and a total of £250 in prizes will be awarded. The winning entries will also be required for exhibition on Herefordshire Diamond Day on 11th July.
Terms and conditions of entry
1. The competition is open to anyone to create a work in any non-perishable medium (including photography) and of any image or style, with a surface area of no more than nine square inches.
2. All artwork submitted to the competition must be the original idea and creation of the credited artist.
3. The name of artist and title of the work should be entered on the back of the submission.
4. The work should be presented in a mount or frame of the artist’s choice suitable for public exhibition with a sturdy hanging cord attached to “D” rings.
5. Entries may be collected from the Corn Exchange after Wednesday 13 June. Items not collected by 29 June will be sold for charity. Winning entries may be collected after 16 July.
6. The committee may reject entries that it considers inappropriate for any reason.
7. Artists may only submit one entry.
8. All entries will be exhibited and cannot be removed from the exhibition.
9. Any enquiries should be addressed to:
The Town Clerk, c/o Ross-on-Wye Town Council, First Floor, The Corn Exchange, High Street, Ross on Wye, HR9 5HL Tel: 01989 562373

Ross on Wye Pancake Day Races Tuesday 21st February 2012

The Mayor of Ross-on-Wye, Cllr David Ravenscoft, will be supporting the famous Ross-on-Wye Pancake Day Races which will be taking place through the main street of the town on Shrove Tuesday 21st February, culminating in front of the Market House Visitor Centre. Adult races from 2.30pm Children from 3.30pm

Prizes for winners and special achievements. There will be a Best Dressed Pinny Competition (sponsored by Essential Sewing) at 4.30pm in the Market Square.

The races are a simple 50m or 100m sprint, each entrant is to provide their own Frying Pan and each person must wear non-slip shoes suitable for running and an apron. Pancakes will be provided and each participant will be required to toss pancakes at the beginning, middle and end of the race.

Entry fee is £1 per person if pre-booked (£3 on the day) Any extra funds raised will be donated to the Association of Ross Traders to raise the profile of the town for the benefit of visitors and traders.

“Ross-on-Wye has a long history of organising an annual pancake race.” Said Helen Kiddy from ART (Association of Ross Traders), the organisation behind the revival of the popular event in 2010 and 2011.

Said Helen. “Races will take place throughout the afternoon in several numerous categories with lots of races for children of all ages, organised after the local schools close for the day.

Local shop keepers, businesses and individuals who would like to take part should get in touch with Helen Kiddy at Essential Sewing Services in Gloucester Road on 01989 566406. Entry forms are also be available at various places in the town from: Essential Sewing Services, Tudor Sweets, Field Fair and The Ross Gazette office from 1st February.

“Richard Mayo from Truffles Delicatessen has won the Retailers’ Race two years in a row and taken away the coveted trophy (a non-stick frying pan)”. Said Helen Kiddy. “We are determined that it won’t be Richard again this year!”

You can aslo download you entry form to the race here.Pancake Races Entry Form 2012