LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 17/5/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 17 May, 2018
MAYOR TO SERVE ANOTHER TERM
There’s no new Town Mayor in Diss for the coming year.
Councillor Trevor Wenman has been voted in again by town council members with Julian Mason also staying for a second year as council leader.
At South Norfolk, John Overton, from Poringland, becomes the new council chairman, with former Diss town councillor Graham Minshull as his deputy.
John Fuller remains as council leader for the 11th year.
FREE VACCINATIONS FOLLOWING MENINGITIS OUTBREAK
Free vaccinations are to be offered to pupils and staff at a primary school near Halesworth after an outbreak of meningitis B cases.
The free vaccinations, and courses of antibiotics, are being offered at Bramfield primary school after three separate cases of the deadly disease in the last six months.
One six-year old pupil died last year and there have been two other cases of the illness as well.
Families of the school’s pupils will also be offered the jabs next week.
VILLAGE SHOP RE-OPENS
Rushall has finally got its village shop back again.
The shop, together with a new play area, has been opened at the village’s Half Moon public house by the pub’s owners.
It’s been based in a spare outbuilding and is stocking basic essentials from bread to ice cream and toiletries.
The pub was refurbished last year before re-opening.
CHARITY SHOP OUT-OF-HOURS DONATIONS CAUSING PROBLEMS
Charity shops in Diss are calling on people to leave donations during opening hours.
Problems are being caused by contributions being left outside charity shop premises when the shops are closed.
The charities say the dumping can be more of a hindrance than a help and donations should be handed in when the shops are open.
LOCALLY BUILT REPLICA TANK TO FEATURE AT THE SUFFOLK SHOW
A World War One replica tank, built in South Norfolk, is to be a star attraction at this year’s Suffolk Show.
The tank, from the Norfolk Tank Museum in Forncett St Peter, will be at the show later this month, as part of plans to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the conflict.
The tank, called Deborah 2, is a precise copy of a British tank found on a former battlefield in France during a Channel 4 documentary.
Football…and St Mirren manager Jack Ross is now the odds-on favourite with the bookies to become the new boss at Ipswich Town.
The Scot is four to one on to get the Portman Road job with other tip, Paul Hurst drifting out to 6 to one in the betting.