LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 14/05/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 16 May, 2019
TAGS MAY BE BROUGHT IN TO TRACK OFFENDERS
Electronic tags could soon be introduced in Norfolk to track offenders while they’re out on curfew. It’s part of a national scheme to reduce the number of short-term prison sentences and cut costs.
The scheme is due to start in the county from the end of the month, but police say only a small number of offenders will be eligible. The GPS tags will allow around-the-clock tracking in any place.
COUNCIL PROMISES FULL CONSULTATION ON POULTRY PLAN
Mid Suffolk Council says a full public consultation will be carried out in due course on a plan to base two new big poultry farms near Eye.
The council intends to put out a report shortly on what the main issues and impacts will be, when and if a full application is submitted.
Nearly 100 objections have been sent to the council about the proposal on two proposed sites at Horham and Southolt, including from local parish councils.
SERVICE OF THANKS FOR ONE OF TOWN’S WELL-KNOWN CHARACTERS
A thanksgiving service will be held later this month for one of Diss’s best-known characters. A former police inspector in the town for eight years until 1985, Reg Haydon died recently, aged 84.
Mr Haydon lived in Diss for over 40 years and his family say they have received hundreds of messages of condolence. The service will take place at St Mary’s church on May 30th.
INQUIRY INTO VANDALISM AGAINST PLAYGROUP
Police are investigating attacks of vandalism on a playgroup at Eye.
The Eye Opportunity Group, a self-funded playschool for children with special needs, has been vandalised four times since the recent bank holiday. Supporters of the group and local people have rallied around and helped to clear up any damage and replace equipment
The group has assisted the families of children with disabilities, aged under five, for over 30 years from a cottage behind Hartismere hospital.