LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 19/11/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 19 November, 2018
NOISE RESTRICTIONS SET FOR MUSIC EVENT NEXT SUMMER
Diss town councillors are looking to bring in new measures to reduce any problems caused by a major outdoor music event in the town next summer.
It’s understood the councillors are keen to take action, after criticism from people living nearby about this year’s Gig In The Park. The move follows a recent meeting with the event organisers to discuss last year’s event, which attracted hundreds of people to Diss Park.
The council is looking at restricting noise levels, turning the stage away from nearby homes, and also ending the Sunday evening concert earlier at 10pm.
RUBBISH DUMPING COSTS MILLIONS OF POUNDS TO CLEAR
New government figures have highlighted the huge amount of rubbish being illegally dumped in Norfolk.
The figures show that there have been 95 thousand incidents of fly-tipping in the county since 2012. The rubbish, mainly left on roads, paths and alleys, has cost over £3.7 million to clear up.
It included vehicle parts, building waste, dead animals, and even asbestos, with over 100 incidents in South Norfolk alone since 2012.
COUNCIL TO TARGET TRAILER ADVERTISING BY MAIN ROADS
A campaign has been started to remove illegal advertising trailers from main roads in South Norfolk.
The council is targetting trailer signs because they’re considered as likely to impact on road safety. It says that the area is being blighted by the large adverts, often set up by businesses that can afford to pay for advertising in the usual way.
There’s also concern that the signs are often placed by the side of the busiest roads and could distract drivers.
VILLAGE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN GETS APPROVAL
A development plan for the future of Debenham has taken a big step forward.
An independent assessor has approved the village’s neighbourhood plan, despite opposition from a major national building concern, which had submitted their own proposals. The neighbourhood plan is now expected to go to a referendum next year, if supported by Mid-Suffolk council.
ROADWORKS SET TO CONTINUE FOR ANOTHER WEEK
Delays on the main through road in Diss town centre are set to continue for another week.
Roadworks on Victoria Road have been delayed and are now expected to end next Friday. The work to install a new pedestrian and cycle crossing was due to be completed yesterday.
Temporary traffic lights are in operation near Diss Leisure Centre, causing long delays at times for traffic, especially during peak hours.
DISS COME OUT TOPS IN THE LOCAL RIVALS’ CUP BATTLE
Football….and a boost for Diss Town, who are through to the quarter finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup.
The Tangerines turned around their recent league form after three straight defeats, with a hard-fought 3-2 away win against local rivals, Harleston. The home side took the lead early on, but were pegged back by Diss, who then took the lead before holding on for victory against the league leaders.
The draw for the quarter-finals will be held next Friday.
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