LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 11/12/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 16 December, 2018
UNIT 23 ANNOUNCES CLOSURE LATER THIS MONTH
The closure’s been announced of Unit 23, the social enterprise in Diss, aimed at developing creative programmes for young people and families locally.
The group will close at the end of next week, after five years of running numerous small projects and training sessions, as well as supporting a range of organisations. Its flagship projects included the Dissfest community arts festival and Freefall, a touring theatre about young carers.
Unit 23 says the ‘hard decision’ to close down is due to the difficulty of finding sufficent grant funding.
TWO MOTORISTS UNDER ARREST FOR DRUG DRIVING
Two drivers have been arrested for drug driving in a special road safety operation in South Norfolk.
A total of 52 cars were stopped by police on the A140, as part of the Christmas drink-drive campaign, now underway in the county. Police say they discovered 42 offences during the operation.
MP TAKES ACTION OVER TROUBLED HEALTH TRUST
South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon says he’s contacted the Health Secretary about the troubled Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust.
He says it is clear that the service will not improve without radical changes and special administration should be considered by the Government. He believes that significant action will be taken in due course, after pressure from several local MPs.
POST OFFICE OPEN WITH NEW SERVICES
Hoxne’s post office is open again, with new owners and some extra services.
Husband and wife team David and Joan Rogers have taken over the shop and they’ve added a tea-room, deli and B&B. They hope the new additions will help to ensure the future of the village post office.