LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 20/05/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 20 May, 2019
STUDY TO REVIEW PLANS FOR NEW ACCESS TO DISS RAIL STATION
A feasibility study is to look into plans to improve road access to Diss railway station.
Town councillors are unsure about a proposal that a new link road between the station and nearby Nelson Road should be one-way only. They say that this may not ease congestion, one of the main reasons for the link road. Drivers would still have to use Victoria Road, instead of being able to avoid the busy A1066.
The county council study will also consider potential safety issues by buses serving the station.
DIGGERS MOVE IN ON SITE OF ACCIDENT BLACK-SPOT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
The main work on building a £4.5 million project to improve safety at an accident blackspot on the A140 has now got underway.
Diggers have now moved on to the site of a new roundabout at the junction with the B1527 near Hempnall. The work will take months to complete and there will be speed limits and occasional road closures in the area.
OPENING DAY THIS WEEK AT NEW SCOLE SERVICE AREA
Two businesses are due to open at the new service area on the A140 near Scole on Wednesday…..a BP petrol station and a Marks & Spencer food store.
There’s no word yet about the McDonald’s restaurant planned for the site, at the junction with the A143.
NORWICH ’90’ TRAINS GET UNDERWAY
New faster train services have been launched between Norwich and London.
The new services started this morning, with the first train to Liverpool Street actually arriving a couple of minutes early. The faster services will run twice a day in each direction, Monday to Saturday, taking just 90 minutes. Ipswich is the only stop on the route.
RARE BOOKS ON NORFOLK HIT HIGHER PRICE AT AUCTION
Nearly a dozen rare books which detail much of Norfolk’s past have been sold at auction.
The 11 volumes were written at the start of the 19th century by Fersfield-born author Francis Blomefield, and include many maps and illustrations. They were sold at an auction in Diss for £750, considerably above the expected price
NEW APP NOW LINKS SURGERIES WITH PATIENTS
Doctors’ surgeries in Norfolk and Waveney have now been fully linked to the NHS App.
It gives patients the ability to access various services, including being able to book and manage GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions, and look at their medical records. The app can be downloaded from app. stores.
TOWN RELEASE A TOTAL OF TEN
Ipswich Town have announced their retained list of players. A total of 10 players have been released as Town prepare for next season in League One. They include goalkeeper Dean Gerken, defenders Jonas Knudsen and Jordan Spence, and midfielder Grant Ward, who’s still recovering from injury.