LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 08/02/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 9 February, 2019
VOLUNTEERS SPOT DRIVERS SPEEDING
More than 230 drivers have been caught speeding in South Norfolk last month. They were detected by Community Speed watch volunteers in the area.
There are 17 groups in town and villages around South Norfolk.
Meanwhile, a driver stopped by police has been found to be nearly three times over the drink-drive limit.
The motorist was stopped at Tibenham in the early hours of this morning.
GALES TO CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND
Strong winds are expected to continue in the area tomorrow. Forecasters say that the stormy weather will return early tomorrow morning, after easing overnight.
Winds gusting between 40 and 50 miles an hour, along with occasional rain, will continue until tomorrow evening.
MAIN ROAD CLOSED AFTER COLLISION
A two-car collision has closed the A140 near Stuston for nearly two hours this morning.
No one is thought to have been seriously injured in the incident.
CITIZEN SEARCH FOR 2019 STARTS
The search has started to find this year’s Honoured Citizen and Junior Honoured Citizen in Diss.
Nominations have now opened for the annual awards, organised by the town council to mark efforts for the good of others in the community. The awards will be presented at the annual town meeting in May.
COUNCIL WEBSITE IS OUT OPF ORDER
IT engineers are working on restoring Diss town council’s website.
The site has been out of action for most of the week, because of computer issues.
TOP AND BOTTOM GET READY FOR THE ‘DERBY’ DAY
It’s local “derby” day on Sunday as Ipswich Town travel down the A140 to take on Norwich City at Carrow Road.
Extra traffic is expected on the main road tomorrow morning, with an early kick-off to the game…at midday. Additional trains have also been put on for supporters going to the match.
The game finds the teams at exact opposite ends of the Championship. The Canaries look to keep hold of their position at the top of the table, whilst the Blues are keen for any points to help lift them out of the relegation zone.
DISS FACE TITLE CHASERS, WHILE HARLESTON LOOK TO KEEP TOP SPOT
There’s a big game for Diss Town tomorrow as they face second-placed Mulbarton at home. Manager Jon Abbott will be hoping Town can re-find their winning form of January, against a strong visiting side, who are chasing points to overtake Harleston at the top of the division.
Meanwhile, Harleston can’t afford another slip-up, after last weekend’s surprise home loss. New boss Leon Moore takes the table leaders to Felixstowe and Walton reserves, but they’re just one point ahead of Mulbarton.
DISS RUGBY CLUB BRINGS IN A NEW COACHING TEAM
Diss have announced that a new coaching team will be in place at the rugby club for next season. It follows a decision by current head coach Dave Smith to make this his last term in charge.
The club says they’re bringing in a top coaching group to work and develop the younger players, as well as the current seniors. It includes experienced new head coach, Nick Greenhall, a level four R.F.U. coach and coach educator.
Tomorrow, the first team is at home to mid table Amersham & Chiltern. Kick off is 2:30pm.