LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 07/06/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 7 June, 2019
WARNING AFTER CARS DAMAGED AND BROKEN INTO AROUND SOUTH NORFOLK
Police in South Norfolk have issued a warning to motorists, after a series of incidents in the area.
A total of 14 vehicles have been targeted so far in the incidents, involving criminal damage and theft. The offences have taken place in various places locally, including Diss, Roydon, Bressingham, Shelfanger and Winfarthing.
Police believe the incidents are linked and are appealing for witnesses. They’re also urging drivers to be vigilant and ensure vehicles are locked, with any contents removed or left out of sight.
POLL SAYS TORY MPS ARE LIKELY TO LOSE AN ELECTION
An opinion poll is predicting that many Conservative MPs in Norfolk would lose their seats…if a general election was held now.
The poll suggests Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman and Liz Truss, of South West Norfolk, would be among those to be unseated, but it suggests that South Norfolk’s Richard Bacon would likely be re-elected.
STORM ON THE WAY SO EXPECT STRONG WINDS
There’s a warning of strong winds sweeping across Norfolk and Suffolk tomorrow. A yellow severe weather warning has been issued, caused by Storm Miguel.
Gale force winds are expected to reach upto 45 miles an hour for most of the day, from about nine in the morning until early evening. Showers are likely at times.
DISS TO GET INTO CARNIVAL MOOD….AFTER THE STORM
Storm Miguel will have passed by Sunday afternoon, when Diss is due to get into a carnival mood.
The annual town event will start at lunchtime with the carnival procession….starting from Diss High School at 12.30pm.
About 30 floats and walking groups will make their way through the town to the Park for the main fun-day action.
Over 50 stalls will be set up in the park and the event will be hosted by top street entertainer Paul Preston Mills from Suffolk. Park Radio will also be there to add to the fun, with thousands expected at the event.
WALL COLLAPSE BLOCKS PARK ENTRANCE
An old wall has collapsed leaving an entrance to Diss Park partly blocked by rubble.
The historic wall forms the boundary between the park and the Nunnery, which was built in the 19th century. The wall was fenced off recently because of fears that it might collapse.
Talks are underway to determine ownership of the wall, with the aim of clearing the debris in time for the Diss Cyclathon event, later this month.
PUBLIC INQUIRY TO DECIDE ON PLAN FOR NEW HOMES
A controversial plan to build about 50 homes near Long Stratton may still go ahead.
South Norfolk’s planning committee had rejected the plan for land off St Mary’s Road, after receiving around 60 letters of objection, But a Planning inspector will now make a final decision on the proposal at a public inquiry set for July.