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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 18/09/2019

Written by on 19 September, 2019

SCHOOL EXPANSION SET FOR GRAND OPENING

A major project at a Roydon school is set to be officially opened later this week.

Completion of the expansion to the village’s primary school, costing about £5.75 million, will be marked on Friday.  The project will nearly double the size of the school, enabling it to cope with over 400 pupils, as the area grows with new homes.

The plans include eight new classrooms, a main hall, and offices, as well as an all-weather sports pitch, which was opened last year.

BUS SHELTER GETS A NEW LEASE OF LIFE

A unique bus shelter at Eye has been given a new lease of life.

The shelter, built in Lambseth Street in 1955, has been refurbished to its original state.  Shaped like a tram-car, it was originally paid for by local people to commemorate the Queen’s Coronation.

The county council now plans to bring it really up-to-date by installing real-time display panels in the shelter.

DISS STATION GETS FIRST PARKING INFO SERVICE

A new service has been introduced for motorists wanting to park their cars at Diss railway station.

Passengers can now get ‘live’ information about the availability of parking spaces before setting off to catch a train.  Diss is the first station to get the service in the Greater Anglia area.

The occupancy information is available on-line on the Greater Anglia parking portal.

SOUTH NORFOLK COMPANY LOOKS TO ‘MUSHROOM’

A mushroom farm in South Norfolk is looking to expand.

Tas Valley Mushrooms at Flordon wants to increase production by installing seven new growing tunnels, each 45 metres long.  South Norfolk planners will take a final decision on the scheme, after council officers approved the proposal.

However, both villagers and Flordon parish council have criticised the project, because of fears about extra traffic and noise in the area.

TOWN TAKE IT TO SEVEN UNBEATEN WITH AWAY WIN

Ipswich Town maintained their unbeaten run with a 1-nil away win at Milton Keynes last night.  Jon Nolan scored the winner for the Blues after 12 minutes, but it wasn’t enough to take them into the top spot in League One, as leaders Coventry also won.  Town are still a point behind, but have a game in hand.

Meanwhile, Norwich City say they hope to sign sporting director Stuart Webber to a new long-term contract shortly.

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