LITTER PICK – Sat 7th December with VoLT.

The constant plague of litter continues.
At the Spring clean up on the 6th of April, volunteers collected 12 full black bags of rubbish plus sundry items too large for a bag (see photo 1) . Since then we have a number of “litter haters” who selflessly go out and collect litter for the community. Roger Davies has filled 8 since the litter pick and  we have filled 4 bags (photo 2) with detritus found between Shutton and Jays Green in the last 3 months !  It is worth noting that this is not any rubbish, it is M&S rubbish!  I know that there are other folk who spontaneously collect litter. Please accept all our thanks who pick in the parish !
VoLT are organising another community littler pick for Saturday 7th December meeting at The Alma at 10.00 am.  We are concerned about everyone’s health and safety at the events and so
  • will issue everyone with hi-vis jackets 
  • will provide litter pickers, bags and gloves
  • would ask that all children are accompanied by an adult
  • will ask everyone reads and signs H&S guidance before picking ( we nearly had an accident at the last event)
VoLT is working with Hereford CC to get approved signage installed in litter hot spots around the village, to see if we can dissuade people from dropping litter. However the process is protracted due to wording / sighting of signs etc, having to be approved by the DoT and well as HCC !
There is a feeling that the majority of litter comes from people stopping to eat and drink and who are passing through from the A40 to the M50.  To mis-quote the bard, “a plague on all their houses” !


THE ALMA SANTA RUN’ will be held this year on SUNDAY, 8th DECEMBER starting at 12:30pm. Runners will, of course, compete in their Father Christmas outfits.

The SANTA RUN follows a 1.8 mile circular course starting and finishing at The Alma Inn. The route takes the fun runners out past the church and down along The Line returning via Linton Hill ridge. All junctions are clearly signposted and marshalled by volunteers. The course can be run, jogged or, indeed, walked. Whilst accessible to wheelchairs, the route follows public roads open to traffic at all times.

The event will again be FREE to enter but with donations going to local charity. Competitors will not be officially timed. The emphasis is  fun and exercise. Our oldest entrant last year was in his 80s.

Last year we estimated we might see between 25 and 50 runners but on a fine December day many more turned up. Our numbers were also swelled by family pets including two Shetland ponies! Hopefully, our second Santa Run will be equally successful. The mass start of Santas is quite a spectacle for spectators and runners alike.

Distraction Theft, Kyrle Street, Ross on Wye

Ross on Wye
Force Incident Number 305s 121019
Kyrle Street, Ross on Wye

At 11.58 am Sat 12th Oct 2019, male victim was targeted by female of Asian appearance who purported to be completing a petition for deaf and dumb people. During incident, victim was asked for I/D whilst holding clipboard. Victim realised afterwards that cash was missing from his wallet. Distraction technique used to obtain cash.
Elderly persons particularly vulnerable.

If you have information that you believe may be in connection to this incident, please contact the Police on 101, quoting the incident number given.
Please remain vigilant around your area and report suspicious persons, vehicles or activity to the Police on 101. Thank you.
Information can also be given anonymously to the Independent Charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website: