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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 13/08/2019

Written by on 13 August, 2019

CONCERN OVER NEW HOUSES NEAR NURSING HOME

There’s controversy over plans to build a housing development close to a nursing home at Diss.

A number of objections have been made to the development of over 90 homes on land near Walcot Rise.  There’s criticism that the homes will mean an increase in traffic and noise for a nearby school and a home for the elderly and terminally ill.

The planning application says that the proposal would enhance the character and setting of the area.

BUS COMPANY PLANS TO PULL SERVICES BETWEEN DISS AND EYE

Bus services between Diss and Eye are facing a major shake-up in the autumn.

The Galloways bus company has said that it’s proposing to cancel a number of services from mid-October.  The services to be withdrawn include the bus routes numbered 112, 113, 114, 115 and 116, travelling between Ipswich and Diss, via Eye, Mendelsham and Debenham.

Suffolk county council says it will now put out the services for tender in the hope of keeping similar routes.

COUNCIL CONFIRMS IT NEEDS TO MAKE MORE BUDGET CUTS

It’s been confirmed that Norfolk county council will have to make more budget cuts in the current year, totalling around £40 million.

Service sectors will be hit, with about £9m coming off the adult care budget and further cuts in community, environmental and children’s services.  Work is now underway to find the savings, with another £30 million of cuts due to be found next year as well to cope with a forecasted budget deficit.

LOCAL TEAMS START THE SEASON IN THE ANGLIAN COMBINATION

The Anglian Combination Premier Division gets underway this evening with home games for both Harleston Town and Scole United.  Harleston, after their relegation last season over ground concerns, start the new campaign against Beccles, while Scole take on Norwich C.E.Y.M.S.  Both games kick-off at 6.30pm.

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