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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 05/06/2019

Written by on 5 June, 2019

RADIO STATION GETS AWARD AS 2019 COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS ARE NAMED

Park Radio has been given a special award for its contribution to the community.

The station received special recognition for its contribution to the local community in the Diss, Eye and Harleston area at the South Norfolk Community Awards last night.  The award came just 18 months after the community radio station, run by volunteers, went on air from studios in Diss.

The station group has also been actively involved in community events since it was originally set up about ten years ago.  It was actually short-listed in three of the eight categories at this year’s community awards ceremony at the Corn Hall in Diss, but the judges decided on a special award instead.

Other local awards winners were:
Christopher Lawson as Lifetime Community Hero for his work in his home village of Tharston, including the annual fete, Kieran Murphy as Young Volunteer of the Year for his involvement with Diss Town Youth Council and South Norfolk Youth Advisory Board, while Matthew Scade was specially recognised for his work with the Waveney Food Bank.

CONSERVATORY COMPANY BOSS SENT FOR TRIAL

The owner of a former conservatory company, with a showroom in Diss, has been sent for trial for breaking trading regulations.

57 year old Jonathan Knights ran Wymondham-based Conservatories Etc., before it collapsed last year.  He’s accused of failing to get building control approval for the firm’s projects.  Knights, from Norwich, denies the charge.

FIREFIGHTERS TACKLE ROOF BLAZE AT EYE SITE

Fire crews have been called out to a roof blaze at a dried herb warehouse near Eye.

Six crews attended the fire at Camstar Herbs in Langton Green this morning.  Workers were evacuated from the site on Chestnuts Farm and no-one was injured, but part of the roof of the building was badly damaged.  The fire is thought to have been caused by an electrical fault.

FORMER CHAPEL IS PUT UP FOR SALE IN HARLESTON

The former United Reformed church in Harleston is up for sale.

The building in Mendham Lane has planning permission for conversion into a four-bedroom house.  The grade-2 listed chapel was built about 200 years ago and is listed for sale at £200,000.

It closed in 2015 because of running costs and a falling number of people attending there.

NEW 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.

 

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