LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 1/6/2018

Written by on 1 June, 2018

TRAFFIC CONGESTION RELIEF A PRIORITY FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Local businesses have called for action to ease traffic congestion in Diss.

Business leaders have told a meeting to discuss the district’s neighbourhood plan that urgent action on the problem is a priority.

Local council officials and MP Richard Bacon heard that it was felt the town could “die on its feet” with businesses looking to move away unless the congestion is tackled, especially on the A1066.

Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan steering group, Mike Bootman says he hopes further discussions with local businesses will take place in future.

RESIDENT PARKING PERMITS TO BE CONSIDERED

On-street car parking is proving a problem in some parts of South Norfolk and now parking permits for residents may be introduced.

The idea is being looked at following complaints from residents finding it difficult to park near their homes.

South Norfolk is in talks with town and parish councils in the district, including Diss, and has offered to help cover the cost of any required survey and legal work.

A final decision on any scheme would be referred to the county council as the highways authority.

NEW LEADER FOR NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL

The new leader of Norfolk County Council is Andrew Proctor, from Broadland council.

He had earlier beaten Martin Wilby of South Norfolk in a run-off for leader of the county’s controlling Conservative group.

Mr Proctor, currently also leader of Broadland council, succeeds Cliff Jordan, who resigned for health reasons.

NEW BAR AND RESTAURANT FOR DISS

A new bar-restaurant has opened in Diss town centre two years after the building closed down as a pub.

Number 11 has opened in St Nicholas Street in what used to be the Two Brewers pub.

A two-month renovation project has transformed the building and it’s also now hoped to renovate the beer garden shortly.

RADIO STATION ADOPTS RAIL STATION

It’s a case of station to station as Park Radio, your community radio station, has become the official adopter of Diss railway station.

We and Greater Anglia have joined forces to bring some colour and cheer to the railway station’s platforms.

Our team has been planting lots of flowers in numerous tubs as part of the ‘adopt a station’ scheme.

It’s seen as a way for local people to take an active role in a station’s use and welfare…..and a total of nearly 80 stations have so far been adopted in East Anglia.

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