LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 10/8/2018

Written by on 10 August, 2018

KERBSIDE RECYCLING IN NORFOLK HITS MILESTONE

More than a million tonnes of waste has now been officially re-cycled from homes in Norfolk.

The recycling figure from kerbside collections has been reached, since the county’s Materials Recycling Centre was opened near Norwich in 2004.

Norfolk already has a recycling rate above the national average and the chairman of the Norfolk Waste Partnership, John Fisher says the million-tonnes figure is a fantastic achievement by local people.

TWO ARRESTED AFTER BUNGAY HOMEOWNER THREATENED

Police have appealed for witnesses after an incident when a homeowner was threatened with a weapon in a Bungay street.

Two people were arrested after reports that a man had made threats to a person at Reeves Close before driving off. Police later found a baseball bat and a hammer inside the car.

A 17 year old boy, arrested on suspicion of having an offensive weapon, has been released pending more enquiries.

A 24 year old man will face no further action at the moment, after being arrested on suspicion of causing an affray.

MORE THAN 350 NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEMES IN NORFOLK AS THOSE JOINING TREBLES

The number of householders joining Neighbourhood Watch schemes in Norfolk has tripled in the last couple of years.

There are now over 350 groups in the county, following a national re-branding two years ago.

Organisers put it down to an increase in rural crime and the stretched resources of the county’s police force to tackle it.

NORFOLK MAKES TOP-TEN LIST OF BEST PLACES FOR A SUMMER GETAWAY

Norfolk has been selected as one of the best places in the country for a summer break.

An AA survey has put Norfolk in eighth spot in a study which put Devon and Cumbria as the top two holiday destinations.

The research shows that the county has over 40 hotels with extra services and facilities perfect for a summer getaway.

MISSING MAN FOUND

A New Buckenham man has been found safe and well after going missing for over five days.

Police earlier said they were concerned for the welfare of 49 year old Wayne Clouting and started a search for him

DISS TRANSPORT FAYRE TAKES PLACE SUNDAY – PARK ALIVE EVENT TOMORROW

Transport through the ages will be the focus in Diss town centre this weekend.

More than 100 vehicles will be on show in the Heritage Triangle as part of the town’s Transport Fayre on Sunday.

The vehicles will include cars, trucks, vans and motorbikes, many in the vintage category.

And tomorrow, this year’s Park Alive event organised by Diss Rotary Club, takes place in the evening.

There’ll be lots of music and other attractions, including new ale that’s been specially brewed for the day by Tivetshall brewery Buffy’s.

SPORT

Football…a survey of Norwich City fans shows that many would support introducing a safe-standing area at Carrow Road…but less than half of those questioned said they would want to watch a match there.

Most fans also supported having a singing area at the ground.

And City will be hoping to have something to sing about when they take on relegated West Bromwich Albion there, tomorrow.

New signing Justin Rhodes will face a fitness test on his ankle injury, but Jamal Lewis is out.

Ipswich travel to Rotherham, with this week’s new signings likely to take some part in the game.

Elsewhere, Diss Town are looking to repeat last weekend’s home win when they meet Kings Lynn Reserves at Brewers Green Lane.

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