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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 04/06/2019

Written by on 5 June, 2019

NEW MEMBERS STILL SOUGHT FOR TWO COUNCILS

A search is continuing to find new recruits for two town councils in the Waveney Valley.

Councillors are being sought to boost membership of the authorities in Diss and in Eye.  At Diss, the council is down to half of the usual number with just seven councillors, but there are hopes of co-opting another seven.  Eye town council is looking to find another three councillors to bring up its numbers.

DAY-CARE CENTRE OPENS ITS DOORS

A new day-care centre, for adults with learning difficulties, has been opened in Diss.

The Diss-covery centre is based at Heywoods Grange residental home in Burston Road.  The centre is a separate venture to provide care to people aged over 18 and to help some achieve living independently.

The home was set up more than 20 years ago, providing support to those with difficulties, such as autism, epilepsy and dementia.

WARTIME HUTS GO ON SALE FOR CONVERTING INTO A FAMILY HOME

Two old Nissen huts from the second world war are on sale for conversion into a home at Fersfield.

The huts are the last of 300 on a former wartime airfield in the village.  They’re to be sold at auction later this month with an asking price of between £120,000 and £150,000.  The huts are now on land at Wood Lane Farm and are said to have been kept in good repair.

HARLESTON GO FOR JOINT MANAGERS AFTER RELEGATION BLOW

Harleston Town have appointed two players to manage the team next season, following the club’s demotion back to the Anglian Combination.

Nicky Howell and Nathan Stone will take over as joint managers, following the departure of head coach Leon Moore. Town have been relegated after failing to complete ground improvement work before a league deadline.

Meanwhile, Norwich City have tied first-choice goalkeeper Tim Krul to a long-term deal.  He’s signed a new three-year contract after joining last summer on a free transfer from Newcastle United.

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