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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 02/10/2019

Written by on 3 October, 2019

CHANGE IN HEALTH STRATEGY WITH THOUSANDS OVERWEIGHT

New figures show that around 400,000 people in Norfolk are overweight or obese.

It’s also been revealed that one in six adults in the county are still smokers.  The figures come as the county council looks to bring in a new health strategy locally, despite having to cut spending in the coming year.

Councillors will next week look at a range of proposals, including giving some council staff more training on giving advice to people on making lifestyle changes to improve their health.

PULHAM HOMES PLAN GETS TURNED DOWN 

A proposal to build new homes in the centre of Pulham St Mary has been turned down.

South Norfolk council has rejected a plan for four new chalet-style houses, on land off Norwich Road.  The local parish council had objected to the development.

SCOLE NATURE PARK BECOMES A HOME FOR TRAVELLERS

A group of travellers has set up camp on land at a nature trail park at Scole.

The travellers moved on to a car park area of Scole Pocket Park, off the A143, at the weekend.  Suffolk county council’s travellers’ liaison service has spoken to the group and legal action is underway to move them on.

The area is maintained by Scole Nature Trails Trust.

MAJOR REVAMP STARTS AT TOWN PLAY AREA

A major revamp of the children’s playground area at Diss Park has got underway.

The play area will be closed for up to six weeks, while the refurbishment work, costing £100,000, continues. It’s due to re-open on November 18th, with new facilities replacing equipment that is over ten years old.

New equipment is also due to be installed at the skatepark on Shelfanger Road, starting later this month.

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