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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 05/09/2019

Written by on 6 September, 2019

CLIMATE CHANGE WARNING TO COUNCIL

A warning has gone out to Mid Suffolk Council about stepping up its plans to tackle climate change.

Lawyers from the Client Earth charity have told the council that it risks violating its legal obligations.  They’ve asked Mid Suffolk to draw up a detailed plan in the next two months to reduce carbon emissions in its planning policy.

The council says it is currently setting up a task force to fulfil its target to become carbon neutral by 2030.

A PINT COSTS MORE NORTH OF THE ‘BORDER’

The average price of a pint of beer is higher in Norfolk pubs than over the border in Suffolk.

The new edition of the Good Pub Guide puts the cost of a pint at £3.82.  That’s 12 pence more than in Suffolk and 3p more than the national average.

Meanwhile, the guide says the smoking ban of 12 years ago has transformed pubs to places with greater appeal to women and families.

INQUEST OPENS ON TEENAGER FOUND DEAD AT HOME

n inquest has opened on a teenager who was found dead at her home in Banham.

The 17 year old student, Grace May Clare was found at her home in Moorlands Cross Road in April.  The court heard that the cause of death was due to hanging.  The full inquest will take place in November.

CROSSING FINALLY OPENS AFTER FIVE YEAR BATTLE

A pedestrian crossing has finally gone into operation, after a five-year campaign.

The crossing has opened on the busy B1077 Diss to Attleborough road at Old Buckenham, in time for the start of the new school year.  The crossing, on the edge of the village green, cost nearly £130,000.

It will improve safety for children attending the local primary and high schools, as well as the new Chapel Green school, for children with learning needs.

MEET THE PUBLIC CHANGES TIME AT TOWN POLICE STATION

The chance to meet the police in Diss is changing to what is hoped will be a better time for the public.

The weekly drop-in session at the town’s police station is being switched to an earlier time on Fridays to tie in with Market Day shopping.  The two-hour session will now start at 10am, following a recent public survey

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