LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 15/11/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 16 November, 2018
GAS GOES BACK ON FOR MANY HOMES IN EYE
Many homes and businesses in the Eye area have had their gas supply turned back on, after being cut off earlier in the week.
Gas engineers had restored gas, by early this afternoon, to over 700 of the more than 800 affected properties.
They’re now re-visiting the remaining properties, where no-one was originally at home to allow access.
Cadent, the suppliers, are reminding people not to switch on their own gas, but to wait until engineers can carry out safety checks.
The gas supply was cut on Monday afternoon, when workmen damaged a high-pressure gas main on the industrial estate at Eye airfield.
Additional engineers and staff from around the country were drafted in to carry out repairs to the steel pipe and also provide a support service.
Meanwhile, work is still continuing to repair a gas main supplying properties on the industrial estate. This should be finished today, when a supply to businesses there will be restored.
And an emergency centre set up by the gas company at the Eye community centre will close down this evening.
TOWN CENTRE STREET TO BE CLOSED FOR DAYS
A busy town centre street in Diss has been closed to traffic for essential work.
Emergency electrical repairs are being carried out on a low-voltage mains cable in Market Hill..and the street may have to stay closed until the middle of next week. All shops and businesses are still accessible on foot.
The closure comes with work on Victoria Road causing delays for drivers, especially at peak times. The work is expected to end on Sunday, when the road is due to be closed for re-surfacing.
RESTAURANT CLOSURE ORDER STAYS IN FORCE
A court order to close a Diss restaurant is to stay in place for the time being.
Magistrates stopped the Diss Tandoori from trading last week, after hearing that the restaurant was a public health risk. Food safety inspectors and pest control officers will meet tomorrow to determine the extent of a problem with cockroaches at the restaurant in Shelfanger Road.
South Norfolk council say that they’re working with the business to ensure it can open again, as soon as possible
PLANS FOR HOME IN CONSERVATION AREA REJECTED
Plans to build a modern house by a conservation area near the River Waveney in Diss have been turned down.
South Norfolk planners have rejected an application for a single-storey home, built on stilts, near Denmark Bridge.
Planners say the building would increase flood risks and damage the natural character and openness of the surrounding conservation area around Fair Green. An earlier application last year was also refused.