LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 01/02/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 2 February, 2019
TALKS PLANNED ON CLOSING FULL LENGTH OF TOWN CENTRE STREET
A proposal to fully pedestrianise a busy town centre street in Diss is on hold for the time being.
Town councillors are considering closing the full length of Mere Street to traffic. They’ll now discuss the idea with Norfolk county highways department.
It’s suggested that a barrier could be installed at the Market Place end to stop all traffic between 10am and 6pm. Police are supporting the idea, which is aimed at improving safety and preventing Mere Street, which is partly pedestrianised already, from being used as a rat run.
HAWKS SUGGESTION MAY GO AHEAD TO MOVE PIGEONS
Diss councillors are to go ahead with looking at ways of reducing the number of pigeons in the town centre.
They’ve agreed to consider a proposal to use hawks to deter the pigeons from roosting near the Mere. It’s hoped that this will reduce the amount of bird-mess on streets in the area.
HUNDREDS OF ENTRIES IN SAFETY CHALLENGE
Hundreds of entries have been sent in as part of a safety campaign aimed at young children locally.
Park Radio’s ‘Be Seen, Be Safe’ initiative was launched after Christmas, challenging pupils at junior and primary schools in the area to design, paint or draw a piece of art, inspired by road safety.
In exchange, the children will receive luminous armbands to wear on journeys to and from school. The initiative was supported with funding by the Diss and district Round Table and the South Norfolk Help Hub.
THE TOP TWO CLASH AS TOWN HOPE FOR VITAL POINTS
There’s a big game for Norwich City when the top two teams in the Championship clash tomorrow evening. The Canaries travel to Leeds United, with just one point separating them from the division leaders. A win would put City level on points with the home team.
An important game for Ipswich Town as well, with a win essential against mid-table Sheffield Wednesday at Portman Road. The Blues are still anchored at the bottom of the table, seven points from safety with a poorer goal difference.
NEW MANAGER NAMED AT HARLESTON
Harleston Town have appointed a new team boss, former Debenham manager, Leon Moore. He’ll take charge of the Thurlow Nunn first division north leaders, initially until the end of the season.
He’ll be assisted by caretaker managers, Adam Mullin and Craig Trudgill for tomorrow’s visit to Harleston of Norwich C.B.S. Kick off is at 2pm
Diss Town are away at Needham Town reserves tomorrow. Town will look to continue their run of good league form since the start of the year against the bottom team, who’ve won just once this season.
In rugby, no game tomorrow for Diss first team. They’ve had to concede tomorrow’s Norfolk Senior Cup tie at North Walsham, due to injuries and the lack of available players.