LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 13/2/2018

Written by on 13 February, 2018

SUFFOLK LOOKS FOR NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Suffolk County Council is hoping to find a new chief executive in the next month or so.

A short-list of applications is being now drawn up for the post, which has been vacant since the early autumn.

A previous attempt to find a replacement for Deborah Cadman, who left to run the West Midlands local authority, was called off when no suitable candidate came forward.

DELAYS AFTER LORRY OVERTURNS ON A11

A lorry has overturned on the A11 near Attleborough ….causing delays for motorists since mid-morning.

The lorry went into the crash barrieR sending piles of hay bales across the carriageway between the B1077 and the B1111 at Larling.

Both sides of the road were closed for a time, and the southbound side stayed blocked for most of the afternoon.

However, police say the road is now fully open.

SUFFOLK BREWERY LANDS MAJOR DEAL

A Suffolk brewery has landed a new deal with a major supermarket.

St Peter’s Brewery, based near Bungay, has secured a new contract to sell its alcohol-free beer in 400 Sainsbury’s stores.

It already has agreements with four other supermarkets for its non-alcoholic beer brands.

STRONG OPPOSITION TO MORE NEW HOMES

Framlingham town council is refusing to support plans to build more new homes in the town.

The council has told two likely developers recently that it won’t support any more moves for building on green-field sites.

Building is currently underway on three sites in the town and the council is concerned about further development.

More than 350 homes have been approved since 2014 in Framlingham.

EYE MAN TRIAL UNDERWAY

The trial has started at Ipswich Crown Court of an Eye man…charged with assault and dangerous driving.

55 year old van driver Guy Clements of Athelington denies assaulting another van driver, Simon Farmer near his home in the Wickham Market area.

Clements is alleged to have punched and kicked Farmer before driving at him, causing him to end up in a ditch.

Both have claimed the other man was the aggressor.

The case continues.

CONCERN FOR MUSEUM FOLLOWING BURGLARY

There is concern that a recent burglary at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket will affect its running in the future.

The Museum operates on a tight budget and may now face higher insurance costs….which could affect the museum’s charitable and educational work.

Over 100 items were taken from the museum in last month’s break-in….and lead was stolen from a roof.

The museum is appealing for people to provide any Victorian or Edwardian-era toys to replace those stolen.

DISS CHARITY BALL SET FOR MARCH

A charity ball is being organised in Diss for next month….hosted by the town Mayor, Trevor Wenman.

The event is set for the Corn Hall on March 24th ..and will include a champagne reception, a three-course meal and a charity auction.

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