LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 12/06/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 13 June, 2019
NUMBER OF ROAD INCIDENTS RISES TO OVER FORTY
Police are appealing for information about a series of potentially dangerous incidents of criminal damage to cars being driven on roads in the Waveney Valley.
More than 40 cars have been struck by objects since the first incident was reported, nearly three weeks ago. The incidents include cars being hit by rocks or stones at various villages and towns along the Norfolk-Suffolk border.
The latest two incidents happened on Saturday on the A146 at Hales and on the A143 between Earsham and Wortwell. Police from both Norfolk and Suffolk forces have been carrying out overnight patrols and are exploring the possibility that the incidents are linked.
Motorists are also asked to report any incidents, with full details, as soon as possible.
COMMUNITY HERITAGE SITE PLAN FOR PARISH FIELDS
A plan to turn part of the Parish Fields area in Diss into a community heritage site will be discussed by town councillors tonight.
The Parish Fields Friends group wants to raise awareness of the town’s green heritage by restoring some of the open land into a walkway, as in Victorian times. It would see the restoration of the Boundary Belt, an avenue of trees on the edge of the former parkland site, between Mount Street and Shelfanger Road.
The land, owned by the town and district councils, is not currently open to the public. The group’s proposal comes after it was formed earlier this year to fight a planned development of 24 retirement bungalows on a section of the Parish Fields site.
TWO MEN JAILED AFTER CANNABIS FIND AT REDGRAVE
Two men have been sent to prison for running a cannabis farm on a business park at Redgrave.
More than 800 cannabis plants, worth around a million pounds, were found at the village’s business centre in March. The two men, Eglant Selenica and Daniel Muhaj, both of Redgrave, have been jailed for 20 months each, after admitting the offence.
HISTORIC CHURCH GETS GRANT FUNDS FOR REPAIR WORK
A grant of £190,000 has been awarded to carry out urgent repairs to an historic church near Diss.
The Heritage Lottery fund has agreed the funds for work on All Saint’s Church at Stuston. Parts of the church date back to the 15th century.
It’s planned to turn the church into a centre for the local community, after work is completed to repair water damage, restore the round tower, and install new heating and flooring.