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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 12/3/2018

Written by on 12 March, 2018

MORE VIEWS SOUGHT ON AREA PLAN

People in the Diss area are being urged to take their chance to have a say on the district’s future development.

There’s disappointment that only 350 responses have been sent in following a survey sent out to local homes and businesses asking for views, as part of the Diss and District neighbourhood plan.

Nearly seven thousand leaflets have been delivered in Diss and six neighbouring parishes.

Chairman of the plan’s steering group, Mike Bootman says the response has been disappointing as it is hoped to find out whether there is local support for the proposals put forward.

Closing date for the survey responses is this Friday, March 16th; replies can also be filled in on-line.

MP PLEASED WITH BYPASS PROGRESS

South Norfolk MP, Richard Bacon says he is pleased that progress is now being made on a bypass for Long Stratton.

Mr Bacon writing in the Diss Express says that it looks like the long journey towards building the road around the village appears to be in its final stages.

With 1,800 new homes also planned, he says that it is important that the local community has a proper say in shaping the growth of Long Stratton so that the changes truly benefit people in the village.

CAMPAIGN TO SAVE VILLAGE HALL

Villagers in Thorpe Abbots have launched a campaign to save their village hall; they’re facing a tough challenge because £20,000 is needed to pay for repairs to the hall used by people in the small village.

The hall has been funded by villagers since they built it more than sixty years ago but now the building’s roof is leaking.

The hall is used regularly and with the pub and post office both long closed, it’s the village’s last social centre.

It’s hoped that other nearby villages will join in and support the battle to save the building.

POLICE TO CONDUCT SEATBELT CHECKS

Police are on the look-out for motorists in Norfolk and Suffolk who are failing to use a seat-belt.

Checks are being carried out for the next week in the two counties as part of a major campaign on seat-belt enforcement.

Any driver or passenger found to be not wearing a belt can be fined, receive points or go to court.

LOCAL SPORT

Football…disappointment for Norwich City who lost 4-3 at Hull City at the weekend after taking a 3-1 lead thanks to a Maddison hat-trick.

Ipswich were held to a goalless draw at home to Sheffield United and remain in 12th place.

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