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WARNING OVER BOGUS POLICE OFFICER IN DISS AREA A warning’s been issued about a fake police officer, who’s operating in the Diss area. The bogus policeman has already stolen from an elderly woman at Palgrave.  Now South Norfolk police are urging people to be on their guard and ask for identification if an officer comes to […]

POLICE LAUNCH INQUIRY AFTER CROW-BAR ATTACK IN VILLAGE A police inquiry is underway into a vicious robbery carried out by two masked men at Hepworth. They’re appealing for witnesses of the incident earlier this week at a property near Clay Lane and Summer Road in the village.  The two robbers took cash, a mobile phone and […]

HOPES THAT DISS CHILDREN’S CENTRE WILL BE KEPT OPEN  Diss county councillor Keith Kiddie says he’s hopeful that the town’s children’s centre will stay open. He says he’s delighted that the Diss centre is now included on a new council list of 15 centres to be retained, as it is both relatively new and well-used.  The […]

MAN DETAINED AFTER CAR-JACKING INCIDENT IN BRESSINGHAM A man has been charged with several offences, following a car-jacking at Bressingham. The charges relate to an incident in December 2017, when police were called out to the A1066, near School Road, after reports of a collision and subsequent attempted robbery. 55 year old Edward Wilkinson-Allcock, of no […]

COUNCIL ‘SURPRISED’ AT DECISION TO SCRAP MUSIC EVENT Diss town council says a decision to cancel staging a major music festival in the town this summer is “very surprising”. The council, in a statement, says it’s disappointed that the organiser of Gig In The Park has changed his mind about holding the event again.  It says […]

NO GIG IN THE PARK NOW THIS SUMMER The organiser of last year’s Gig In The Park in Diss has confirmed that the event won’t now take place again this year. Organiser Geoff Dixon says he has been unable to reach agreement over fees for the use of the town’s Park.  Diss council was asking for […]

CONSULTATION TO BE HELD ON GREEN-FIELD BUILD PLANS A full public consultation is to take place on controversial plans to build homes on green-field land, near Diss town centre. The consultation will be held within the next three months on the proposed development of 24 retirement homes on the Parish Fields site.  It follows a meeting […]

CONSERVATIONIST ATTACKS PLANS TO BUILD ON TOWN CENTRE ‘GREEN’ SITE A leading conservationist has hit out at plans to build on green-field land near Diss town centre. He’s urging local people to speak out about the proposed development on the Parish Fields site, when it comes up for discussion at tonight’s town council meeting. Tim […]

EXTRA COSTS MAY MEAN LARGE COUNCIL TAX INCREASE IN DISS Diss town council is looking at a suggested large increase in its council tax for next year. Councillors will tomorrow discuss a proposed rise of nearly 9 per cent to bring in an extra £49,000. It’s needed to cover costs of nearly £550,000, which will require […]

DEVELOPER SAYS BUNGALOWS PLAN ON GREEN-FIELD SITE WILL BRING BENEFITS   The company behind a controversial plan to build retirement bungalows on green-field land at Diss says it will provide significant public benefits. The Essex-based property developer says the benefits of the proposal for undeveloped land near the town centre will outweigh any drawbacks and provide […]