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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 13/03/2018

Written by on 13 March, 2019

DRAFT PLAN FOR EYE GETS THE THUMBS-UP FROM TOWN COUNCIL

Eye town council has given approval to a draft neighbourhood plan for the future development of the area.

The draft has been prepared by the council, after consulting local people on a vision for the future of the town.  It will now go to Mid Suffolk district council for support and further comment and next to an independent examiner for approval.  A local referendum may be held in the autumn, if necessary, to give final approval to the proposals.

The plan is intended to give people in Eye a chance to shape the town’s growth and decide where new homes, shops, and offices can be built in the community.

DECISION ON THE MERE’S MOUTH BLOCK DUE NEXT WEEK

The future of the Mere’s Mouth public toilets looks set to be decided at the Diss town council meeting next week.

Town councillors will discuss whether to proceed with taking over management of the town centre toilet block from next month.  They’re under pressure from South Norfolk council to decide a way forward, as part of an agreement over funding for the Heritage Triangle project.

Town Clerk Sarah Richards says it’s hoped to agree refurbishment and management plans quickly.

LOCAL MPS IN BREXIT VOTES

South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon says he voted against the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal in last night’s Commons vote.

He was one of a large number of Conservative MPs who failed to support Mrs May’s withdrawal agreement.  He says that he’s against handing power to people overseas to make the country’s laws.

Central Suffolk MP Dan Poulter says that he’ll now be voting against a no-deal tonight, but is not keen on any delay to Article 50.

LONG STRATTON TO BECOME NORFOLK’S NEWEST TOWN

A new town is to be established in South Norfolk later this year.  Long Stratton will become the Norfolk’s newest town in May, when the parish council changes its status for the local elections.

The change reflects Long Stratton’s increasing population, with plans to build nearly 2,000 new homes in coming years.  It’s hoped to retain the character of the historic centre and a village feel, despite the future growth.

HARLESTON MAKE THE FINAL AFTER AWAY CUP SUCCESS

It was a great night for Harleston Town last night, as they got through to the final of the Thurlow Nunn first division knockout cup.

A first-half goal by Lawrence Cheese and a later Nathan Stone penalty gave Town,  the leaders in the north division, a 2-1 semi-final success…..away against the top team in the south division, Hashtag United.

Harleston will now play Swaffham Town or Holland F.C. in the final. The other semi-final was called off last night, due to a waterlogged pitch.

TOWN GET A GOOD AWAY POINT AND CANARIES BID TO GO BACK TO THE TOP

In the Championship, there was another draw for Ipswich Town. A second-half own goal gave Town a deserved point against play-off contenders Bristol City, who climbed back into the top six.

Norwich City hope to go back into the top spot in the Championship, when they meet Hull City at Carrow Road this evening .The Canaries are now in second place, a point behind Leeds, who won last night.

 

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