LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 08/11/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 9 November, 2019
FIGHT TO SAVE HOSPITAL BEDS IN EYE
A special meeting will take place in Eye later this month over the possible closure of the town’s NHS hospital beds.
The meeting’s being organised by Hartismere Hospital League of Friends, which is keen to ensure that the ten beds at Hartismere Place are retained. The group has already met Central Suffolk MP Dan Poulter to express concern and it’s now calling on local people to support their campaign to save the beds.
The meeting is due to be held at the Well-Being centre in Castleton Way on Tuesday week, November 19th.
NEW HOMES PLAN COULD THREATEN TOWN’S ARMY CADETS TROOP
There’s concern about the future of the Army Cadets troop in Harleston.
The cadets’ use of land and a building on the site of the town’s former railway station could now be at risk. It’s now planned to build 40 homes on the three-acre site off Station Hill, which could mean the cadets having to leave their base of many years.
The issue was raised at a meeting of Harleston parish council this week, when the proposed development was discussed. The council will now send their views to South Norfolk council, which is due to make a decision about the development later this year.
CHURCH RUNNING CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN AGAIN
A South Norfolk church is running a Christmas campaign again this year to help people who have gone through a difficult year.
Hope Church in Diss and Harleston is asking for nominations to receive a surprise gift at Christmas. It’s the third year that the church has run the “Love Gives” campaign. All nominations remain anonymous and need to be sent in to the church by the end of the month.
CANARIES GO BOTTOM AFTER HOME LOSS
Norwich City slumped to the bottom of the Premiership on Friday evening, following a disappointing 2-0 home loss to fellow strugglers Watford. The Canaries conceded a goal after only two minutes and another soon after the break, but they failed to score despite Watford going down to ten men. City are now winless since their last victory in September.
Ipswich Town are in F.A Cup action on Saturday. They’re at home against another League One side, struggling Lincoln City for a first round tie.
TANGERINES FACE TOUGH AWAY BATTLE
Diss Town travel to play Norwich CBS, who are on the same number of points in the Thurlow Nunn first division north. Town are two places below the home side on goal difference.
In the Anglian Combination Premier, Harleston Town will be looking to hold on to the top spot with a trip to lowly Hellesdon. Scole United, who are now seventh, are at home against UEA, two points behind them.
In rugby, Diss are at home to South Woodham Ferrers. They’re third in the London North 2 division, two places above the visitors after four wins in five. Kick off is 2pm. Diss Saracens are away at Norwich.