LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 05/08/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 6 August, 2019
MOVE BY DISS COUNCIL TO BOOST TOWN CENTRE
Diss councillors are looking at ways to re-invigorate the town centre.
Town council leader, Simon Olander says that they are working with the Diss Town team on an initiative to tackle the problem of a loss of shops and footfall. Writing in the Diss Express, he says they are also keen to work with different parties to find innovative solutions to stop further decline. Mr Olander has urged people in the area to keep shopping locally.
…..BUT A NEW STORE OPENS IN THE TOWN AGAINST THE TREND
A shopkeeper in Diss has decided to open a new store in the town.
Trader Andrei Vilvelevici has already opened one shop in Diss and also one in Sudbury, since moving to live in the town over ten years ago. Now he’s opened a new grocery store on Victoria Road in the former premises occupied by Conservatories Etc.
He hopes will prove a useful facility for people on the eastern side of Diss. It has an off-licence and there are plans to sell newspapers and to open a coffee outlet and a post office there.
ANOTHER ‘LOCAL’ GOES ON THE MARKET
Another South Norfolk pub has been put on the market.
The Half Moon Inn at Rushall is on sale for £125,000. The pub is believed to be over 400 years old and was refurbished extensively by the current owners, after becoming derelict. The Crown at Pulham Market is also up for sale currently.
STRIKE RALLY TO LAST THREE DAYS WITH A MUSIC FESTIVAL
This year’s Burston Strike School Rally is set to become a three-day event.
The festival will take place over the last weekend of August to commemorate the longest strike in British history.
It will take place at Woolsey Bridge Fields near Diss with live music from over 20 bands on two stages, with the traditional march through Burston on Sunday, September 1st.
NO BLUES FOR THE TOWN ON OPENING DAY
Ipswich Town got their new life in League One off to a good start with a single-goal away win at Burton Albion. It took about 10 minutes for the Blues to get the new campaign off to a winning start on opening day, with loanee Luke Garbutt’s shot finding the net via a deflection.
DISS HIT FIVE TO START THE SEASON WITH A BANG
Diss Town had an impressive start to the season with a 5-1 away win at Wisbech St Mary. New signing Ryan Fuller netted four of the goals, including two penalties, as Town took control after conceding early on.
Diss are in action again on Tuesday evening at home to Debenham, as they look to improve on last season’s bottom-half finish.