LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 12/07/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 13 July, 2019
ICONIC TOWN CENTRE BUILDING IN DISS HAS NEW OWNERS
A landmark building in Diss has been sold.
Dolphin House, a Grade-2 listed building dating back to the early 16th century, was due to be sold at auction next week, with a guide price of £240,000. A sale has now been agreed of the historic timber-framed building in Market Place, which has been owned by the same family for 40 years.
Dolphin House has been a merchant house and was used as a pub, called The Dolphin, from the 1800s to around 1960.
FORMER BANK HAS ALSO BEEN BOUGHT
Another iconic building in the town, the former Nat West Bank has new owners.
The building has been taken on for a ‘commercial venture’, but further details are not yet known. The building in Mere Street has been empty for more than a year.
EYE KEPT ON MAN IN TENT IN THE TOWN’S PARK
Police have been keeping an eye on a man who’s camping on the park in Diss.
The man set up his tent on the park earlier this week, after legal action forced him to move on from grassland, next to retirement bungalows in Thomas Manning Road. Diss town council are also keeping a watch on the situation.
MAN SET FOR TRIAL ON WILDLIFE OFFENCES
A Gissing man has been in court for possessing protected birds and traps to take live birds.
31 year old Aaron Cole has denied the offences, contrary to the Wildlife and Countryside Act. The case has been adjourned until August, when it’s hoped to fix a date for trial. Cole, of Common Road, has been granted bail.
VOTE TO DECIDE ON NEW PLAY AREA EQUIPMENT
Local people are being given a chance to help choose equipment for a new children’s play area in Diss Park.
Two schemes are being put to the vote for new facilities to replace current 10-year-old equipment. The council will make a final decision next week.
THE BLUES SIGN DEFENDER ON LOAN
Ipswich Town have signed left-sided defender Luke Garbutt on loan from Everton for the coming season.