LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 14/08/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 15 August, 2019
SHOLA CONCERT PLANNED TO HELP TOWN’S SWIMMING POOL
A special fund-raising concert is planned for Eye next month to help save the town’s swimming pool.
The pool is currently out of use and is awaiting repairs, but it’s hoped to launch an official campaign later this year to raise £10,000 for the work involved. Now singer Shola Ama is to perform at a concert in Eye Town Hall on September 20th. It’s been arranged by local man, Lee Lucraft who’s already put together several charity concerts in the area.
Shola is best known for her two biggest hits in 1997, ‘You Might Need Somebody’ and ‘You’re The One I Love’. She has also won a Brit award and two Mobo awards.
TOURISM BOOST FOR STOKE ASH
A move to open a ‘glamping’ site at Stoke Ash has been approved.
The site on Hill Farm will have up to eight luxury glamping units and there will also be rustic sheds to provide facilities for holidaymakers, including showers and toilets. The tents will stand on the site for around six months each year.
CAR VANDALISED ON DRIVEWAY NEAR EYE
Suffolk Police are asking for information after a car was vandalised near Eye.
The car was parked in a driveway of a house in The Street at Horham ,when paint was sprayed on the vehicle and two tyres let down. It happened between Thursday afternoon and Saturday evening.
STORE’S FOOD BANK ATTRACTS THOUSANDS OF ITEMS
Thousands of items have been donated to a food bank appeal to help children in Norfolk and Suffolk this summer.
About 80,000 items have been given to the three-month appeal, run by the Central England Co-op, since it started in July. Many items have been handed over at collection points in the company’s stores.
TOWN GO OUT OF THE CUP
Ipswich Town are out of the E.F.L Cup, continuing their poor record in cup competitions. Town found it tough going, away at Championship new-boys Luton Town, losing 3-1. Armando Dobra scored a late consolation for the Blues.
HOME DEFEAT SURPRISE FOR TOWN BACK IN THE ANGLIAN
Harleston Town, back in the Anglian Combination premier division, started their season with a disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to Beccles. Nicholls equalised in the first-half for Harleston, after the visitors had taken an early lead, only then to see a deflection win the game for the visitors in the second half.
Scole United started their season with three points, after a 2-1 home win against Norwich C.E.Y.M.S 2-1.