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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 02/07/2019

Written by on 3 July, 2019

SUSPENDED POULTRY FARMS UNDER INVESTIGATION

Two poultry farms near Eye have been suspended, after an three-month undercover operation found serious ill-treatment of birds and chicks.

The Animal Justice Project group has called for prosecutions, after taking video footage of animal cruelty and neglect at Brome Grange Farm and nearby Trees Farm.  An investigatuion by the RSPCA is now underway and both farms have been suspended from its accreditation scheme.

Meanwhile, Tesco supermarket says it’s now decided to stop taking poultry supplies from Brome Grange Farm.  The farms were being rented at the time by Free Range Chicken Ltd, which has also started an inquiry.

ACTION GROUP CONTINUE CAMPAIGN AGAINST PARISH FIELDS PLAN

An action group has stepped up a campaign to prevent homes being built on open-space land near Diss town centre.

They’re urging people in Diss to make their views known to the developers behind plans to build 24 retirement homes on part of the Parish Fields site.  A public event is set for later this month to provide more details about the development, between Shelfanger Road and Mount Road.

The Friends of Parish Fields group say that they’re still against the large-scale project which they say will damage the historic site as a heritage for future generations.

COUPLE JAILED FOR INTERNET FRAUD SCHEME

A couple from Broome, near Ditchingham, have been jailed for taking part in an on-line scam.

The two set up nutrition courses which fooled hundreds of people around the world into
sending more than £200,000 in fees for fake qualifications.  38 year old Scott Wolfe was sent to prison for four years and 34 year-old Katie Hope for two years.

The two, of Old Yarmouth Road, were also both disqualified as directors, after admitting multiple offences, including fraudulent trading and forgery.  They were arrested after a two-year investigation by Norfolk trading standards

APARTMENT PLAN FOR TOWN CENTRE OFFICE BLOCK

Part of an office building in Diss looks set to be turned into homes.

A proposal to convert the second floor of Navire House into two apartments has now been approved.  The offices on the upper floor of the three-storey building in Mere Street, close to Park Road, have been empty for some time.

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