LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 10/06/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 12 June, 2019
DRIVER AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER SERIOUS ROAD CRASH
A driver in his 20s has been airlifted to hospital, after a serious two-car collision at Eye.
The man received head and back injuries in the crash on Yaxley Road and both cars were badly damaged. He was treated at the scene by critical care specialists from the air ambulance, before being taken to Addenbrookes hospital in Cambridge.
Police are looking for witnesses of the accident on Saturday afternoon.
THOUSANDS TURN OUT IN THE SUNSHINE FOR CARNIVAL
This year’s Diss carnival has been branded a success after upto five thousand people turned out in the sunshine for the annual event.
About 30 floats and walking groups took part in the carnival procession through the town, before the main action started in the Park where over 50 stalls had been set up. Funds raised will go to charities chosen by the late Pete Gillings, whose car often led the procession. His daughter, Toni took over the duty this year.
WOMAN GETS AWARD FOR SERVICE TO BROCKDISH
A woman from Brockdish has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.
76 year old Janet Croxson has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her community work in the village over 30 years, including involvement as a parish councillor, church warden and chair of the village hall.
Leader of South Norfolk council, John Fuller was awarded an OBE for his public and political service. Mr Fuller lives in Brooke and has been council leader since 2007.
AGREEMENT REACHED TO KEEP TOILET BLOCK OPEN
A deal’s been reached to keep the public toilets in Long Stratton open, after a public campaign.
The town’s council has now agreed to take over management of the toilet block for the next ten years. South Norfolk council is now due to refurbish the building in Swan Lane, before the handover takes place.
MAIN ROAD CLOSES FOR BRIDGE WORK
One of the main roads into Diss wlll be closed for the next month. Maintenance work on the bridge over the River Waveney on the B1077 at Stuston is expected to take four weeks to complete.