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CALL FOR MEETING TO DISCUSS THE MERE’S MOUTH ISSUE Diss town council has suggested a meeting with its district counterparts in South Norfolk over the Mere’s Mouth toilets. Both councils say the other has obligations to fulfil over the toilet block…which may need under-pinning if the building is to stay in operation. Meanwhile, the street […]

TOWN COUNCIL READY FOR ITS RESPONSIBILITIES Diss Town Council says it is happy to fulfil its obligations to take on responsibility for the Mere Mouth’s toilets in the town centre. However, a statement on the controversy issued after a full council meeting says South Norfolk council also has to fulfil its obligations under the same […]

MAN IN COURT AFTER MAJOR TOWN CENTRE FIRE A 31 year old man has appeared in court….charged with starting a fire that gutted flats and a newsagent’s shop in Halesworth town centre earlier this month. The man, Stephen Wilson of Hardley Road, Langley has been remanded for a hearing next month in Ipswich…accused of arson […]

HOSPITAL RATED AS INADEQUATE The Norfolk and Norwich hospital has been put back into special measures, after being rated as inadequate overall. The Care Quality Commission has said that it’s concerned about systems and processes, as well as the hospital’s leadership. It highlights the problem of what it says is a bullying culture at the […]

SURVEY SHOWS A NEED FOR TOILETS AT THE MERE A Park Radio survey on the use of the Mere’s Mouth public toilets in Diss has suggested that there is a real need for the facilities. The check was carried out by one of our volunteer team over a four-hour period during a market day last […]

MP URGES COUNCIL TO ‘SORT IT OUT’ South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon says that Diss town council should face up to its responsibilities over the Mere’s Mouth toilets. The MP, speaking on Park Radio, has urged the council to “just get on with it” and to sort out the situation regarding the town-centre toilet block. […]

POLICE SUSPECT ARSON IN HALESWORTH FIRE Police say that they are treating a large fire above a town centre newsagent’s shop in Halesworth earlier this week as arson. Scaffolding has been put up around the buildings in Chediston Street….the newsagents shop has been completely destroyed after the roof caved in …..and a furniture and clothing […]

PETROL STATION PLANS GET THE GO-AHEAD Plans to build a petrol station on the A140 near a busy roundabout at Scole have finally been given the go-ahead. Mid Suffolk councillors have now approved the project……which also includes two restaurants and a Marks and Spencer shop. It’s planned one restaurant will be a drive-through McDonalds. The […]

TRACK FAULT MAY TAKE MONTHS TO REPAIR It may take months before a fault on the track affecting train services to London from Diss, Norwich and Ipswich can be properly repaired. An essential part for the repairs on a set of points near Liverpool Street station is on order from manufacturers in France….and Greater Anglia […]

THOUSANDS TURN OUT FOR DISS ANNUAL CARNIVAL Organisers say that this year’s Diss Carnival proved a big success. An estimated six thousand people lined the streets for the annual parade……and then joined in the carnival fun at the town’s park. The procession featured many floats reflecting the theme for this year’s event of Water Wonderland. […]


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