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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 01/03/2019

Written by on 2 March, 2019

MOVE TO RE-OPEN DAY CENTRE IN DISS 

A popular day-care centre for the elderly in Diss may be re-opened, more than a year after it closed down.

The Denny Centre, previously run by Age UK, may now be taken on by a regional not-for-profit company.  The company, Empanda Care & Support is talking to Norfolk county council and Saffron housing trust about a plan to re-start the centre this summer.

The company is also keen to hear from people who would be interested in joining the centre, which will still be based in Thomas Manning Road.

POLICE TO DISCUSS CONCERNS OVER ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

Police in Diss will be in the town centre tomorrow to talk to local people about recent anti-social behaviour in the town centre.

The Safer Neighbourhood team will be in the Mere Street area for four hours from 11 o clock tomorrow morning to discuss concerns about gangs and knife crimes.

Three boys, two aged 15 and one aged 16, are still under investigation after being arrested at a disturbance in Mere Street over a week ago.  Police have also been carrying out extra patrols in the town centre, after a large number of youths stayed in the area following the fighting.

COUNCIL TO DISCUSS HERITAGE TRIANGLE FINANCES REPORT

Diss town council is to discuss a financial report on the town’s major Heritage Triangle project at its next meeting later this month.

The end-of-project report has been prepared to confirm that money raised for the £3 million scheme has been properly spent.  Most of the funds came from the Heritage lottery, with the council providing £300,000 and local people another £120,000.

David Case, former chairman of the Corn Hall Trust, which was involved in the project, has criticised the town council for spending thousands of pounds on an accountants report, which had never been completed.

STRONG WINDS FORECAST FOR END OF THE WEEKEND

Strong winds are expected to sweep across the area later this weekend.

Winds of upto 45 miles an hour are forecast from late Sunday afternoon until early on Monday morning.

WORK ON NEW LIGHTS TO START SOON

Harleston Town football club are to start installing floodlights at their ground in the next few weeks.

Work will start on putting up four steel towers for the lights, which have been bought from Hadleigh F.C.  The cost of around £15,000 is largely being met by grants. It will allow the club to arrange night matches and provide more community facilities.

Tomorrow, Harleston are at home and look to maintain their title bid against Fakenham Town, who are currently fifth.

Diss Town travel to play Cornard United, the team just above them in the table. A win would take Town above their opponents.

CANARIES NEED A WIN TO GO BACK ON TOP

In the Championship, Norwich travel to lowly Millwall after two successive victories and need a win to hold on to the top spot. Leeds moved above them with a convincing home win over WBA on Friday evening.

Ipswich Town entertain Reading, the team just above the bottom three on goal difference. A win would be a boost for the Blues, after three straight draws.

In rugby, Diss seniors, with only one win this season, face a hard task against visitors H.A.C, who lie fifth in the table. Kick-off is at 3pm.

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