LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 14/02/2020
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 16 February, 2020
POWER PROBLEM CLOSES MAIN ROAD
The A140 main road has re-opened south of Diss, after UK Power engineers completed repairs to a fault in overhead power lines.
The power cut affected homes and businesses in the Mendelsham, Wetheringsett and Earl Stonham area for about four hours. A one-mile section of the road had to be closed with diversions for traffic via the A1120 and A14.
Meanwhile, more stormy weather is due to reach the Waveney Valley early tomorrow morning. Storm Dennis is expected to arrive about 8am, with winds reaching between 40 and 50 miles an hour, continuing through until Monday afternoon.
Further disruption is possible, with power cuts and travel delays likely.
FORMER THEATRE MAY BE CONVERTED
A former theatre building in Eye may be converted into a new home.
It’s planned to turn the old town theatre in Broad Street into a three-bedroom house. The 85-seat theatre, one of the smallest in the region, was opened in 1991. Cash problems resulted in it finally having to close in 2005.
CHARITIES GAIN FUNDING
Two Diss charities have secured funding to help people living with dementia.
Norfolk Community Foundation is providing over £6,000, through its Connecting Older People fund. The money will be used to support the Time With Friends group at the Corn Hall and the Dove Dementia Café at the United Reformed Church.
NEW BOSS IN AT DISS
Diss Town have appointed former Norwich United manager, Steve Eastaugh as their new team boss, initially for the rest of the season.
He takes charge of the Tangerines for the first time tomorrow, as they bid to halt a run of poor results that’s seen them drop down the table. They meet third-placed Downham at Brewers Green Lane.
Both Harleston Town and Scole United have a rest weekend, with no fixtures in the Anglian Combination Premier division.
CANARIES FACE THE LEADERS
It’s big-game day for Norwich City tomorrow, when unbeaten Premiership leaders Liverpool are the visitors to Carrow Road. The Canaries hope to choose from a full strength line-up. Kick off is at 5.30.
In League One….Ipswich Town are at home to mid-table Burton, in real need of a win to get them back into the top six of the table.
WEEKEND TRAINING CALLED OFF
Diss Rugby Club’s first team are at home tomorrow in the London North East 2 against R0mford. Saracens are also at home, against Ipswich Seconds. Meanwhile, the club has called off all training sessions and matches planned for Sunday.