LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 13/3/2018

Written by on 13 March, 2018

EXTRA RESOURCE TO FIX THOUSANDS OF POTHOLES

Suffolk highways department is facing a major task ahead with thousands of potholes to fix on the county’s roads.

The council has promised extra resources and emergency repairs after 11 thousand reports of holes in the roads, since the start of this year compared to nearly half that figure over the same period last year.

Extra teams are being sent in to assess the reports…and undertake repairs.

ONE THIRD OF SUFFOLK’S BRIDGES IN POOR CONDITION

Meanwhile, Suffolk councillors have heard that a third of the county’s bridges are in a poor state and could pose a danger to the public.

Lack of proper funding over the last ten years for the 1,600 bridges is blamed…with 200 said to be in a dangerous condition.

Maintenance will be prioritised according to need.

PLEA TO REPORT ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

Local police are urging people to call in about any anti-social issues they encounter.

The move comes after officers used a law instructing offenders to leave an area for he first time in Diss last month.

It followed complaints to police about anti-social behaviour in Mere Street, resulting later in a woman being jailed and a man being arrested.

TEEN ARRESTED ON CANNABIS OFFENCES

An 18 year old man has been arrested in Diss for having a substantial amount of cannabis.

The teenager was stopped by police in Long Meadow Drive when officers found him in possession of 17 grams of the drug, along with weigh scales, snap bags and cash.

He was arrested for intent to supply the drug, worth about £170.

FINAL DAY TO FILE COMMENTS ON PARKING PLANS

Today is the last day for local people to comment on plans to prohibit parking on one of the busiest streets in Diss.

New restrictions will mean no waiting is allowed on Skelton Road along either side near the junction with Fitzwilliam Road, which will also be partly affected.

Comments or objections should be sent to Norfolk County Council or South Norfolk council by the end of the day.

LOCAL COMPANY SECURES MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS

A Diss company has secured major contracts to carry out specialist bomb detection work in the USA and Taiwan.

Ordtek, based in Moss Road, specialises in locating unexploded mines and bombs on the seabed often in connection with offshore wind farm projects.

The deal follows the completion of work done in the UK for the same clients, international energy giant Orsted.

LOCAL SPORT

Football…Norwich and Ipswich have midweek matches tonight. Ipswich are at home to Hull City, who beat Norwich in a 7-goal thriller at the weekend.

Tonight’s Needham Market Reserves v Diss match is postponed due to a waterlogged¬†pitch.

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