LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 09/07/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 11 July, 2019
CHILDREN’S CENTRE IN EYE LOOKS SAFE AFTER COUNCIL REVIEW
The children’s centre in Eye looks set to stay open, under a review of Suffolk’s family services.
The county council is currently considering the future of its remaining 38 children’s centres. It’s proposed that the Eye centre would remain as one of 16 full-time traditional family hubs, along with Beccles and Stowmarket. However, Debenham would become one of nine ‘part-time’ hubs in the county.
The council’s cabinet will discuss the proposals next week, before they go out for a public consultation later this year.
POLICE SEIZE CIGARETTES IN STORE RAID
Police have started an investigation, after they seized a haul of cigarettes and illegal tobacco from a store in Diss.
A tip-off from the public resulted in a joint raid by police and trading standards officers on the store yesterday. More than 3,500 cigarettes found on the premises are believed to be counterfeit, as well as six pouches of tobacco.
MEETING TO HEAR VIEWS ON THE FUTURE OF EYE
A meeting takes place later this week to encourage people in Eye to help shape the future of their town.
Mid Suffolk council wants to hear views from people living in the town, as part of a move to develop an economic vision for the area. It’s hoped that the initiative will ensure any future economic changes prove positive for people and businesses.
The special workshop meeting has been organised by the council over two sessions at the Town Hall on Thursday.
‘LISTED’ THATCHED COTTAGE TO GO ON SALE
An old thatched cottage in Hoxne is to go on sale at auction later this month.
The grade-2 listed building at Heckfield Green is in need of a complete renovation, but is said to have ‘great potential’. It has water and a power supply, but has no central heating and few other modern conveniences.
The cottage and a half-acre of gardens was last sold 70 years ago. It now has a guide price of between £130,000 and £150,000.