LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 07/02/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 7 February, 2019
IVF TREATMENT WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN IN SOUTH NORFOLK
Fertility treatment for couples is to be made available again in South Norfolk on the NHS.
The service is being restored from April 1st, about two years after local health chiefs cut funding for I.V.F. treatment. South Norfolk will then be similar to the rest of the county, offering two cycles for eligible women aged 23 to 39 and one cycle for women between 40 and 42.
The cut in IVF provision was made to reduce overspending and it’s hoped the availability of funding again will encourage couples to seek advice.
APARTMENTS PLAN BY THE MERE FACES OPPOSITION
Plans to build a set of apartments overlooking the Mere in Diss are facing objections from both the town council and the Heritage Triangle Trust.
It’s proposed to build the three apartments on a plot of land leading down to the water, at the back of St Nicholas Street. The council feels that the proposed modern building is too large and out-of-keeping with surrounding buildings. The trust says it would adversely affect the newly-opened wildlife gardens and the boardwalk.
GALES WILL RETURN FOR A STORMY START TO THE WEEKEND
Strong winds are set to return to this area in the morning. The stormy weather will be back from Friday morning until Saturday evening, with the Met Office issuing a yellow warning of winds gusting between 40 and 55 miles an hour. There will also be occasional rain.
OPENING DATE FOR LEISURE CENTRE ANNOUNCED
A new-look leisure centre in South Norfolk is due to re-open next month.
The opening date for the Long Stratton centre has been set for Monday, March 18th, following a £2 million facelift. Final work is being completed on the sports hall and changing rooms, along with new equipment.
VILLAGE STORE IS ON SHORT-LIST FOR AN AWARD
Garboldisham’s village store has been nominated as one of the best village shops in the region.
The store is on the regional short-list for an award in a prestigious competition for rural businesses, run by the Countryside Alliance. The shop and post office sells a range of produce from local suppliers and it’s been run since 2014 by Robbie and Kelly Starling, who previously worked in the diamond industry.