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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 20/11/2018

Written by on 20 November, 2018

WOMAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH SHOP THEFTS

Police have arrested a woman following a series of shoplifting offences in Diss town centre.

The woman, from Great Yarmouth, was arrested in connection with the theft of products, worth a total of £2,000, from two shops in Mere Street on November 8th.  Products, worth £1,200, were taken from Boots and medication, worth £800, from Holland & Barrett.

The woman, said to be in her 30s, has been released, pending further investigation. Two people were also arrested on the afternoon of the incidents after a search in the Diss area, but were later released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Norfolk Police on 101.

WARNING THAT SMALL VILLAGES FACE DECLINE

A report is warning that many small villages in Norfolk face being trapped in a cycle of decline, because of planning policy.  The Country Land and Business Association says smaller villages are being overlooked by developers.

It’s suggested that the lack of services, such as a post office, village hall or primary school, are regarded as necessary these days by planners, favouring larger villages or towns for development.

The report picks out a total of 37 villages in South Norfolk, including Shelfanger, Winfarthing, Tibenham, Tivetshall, Starston and Bressingham.

ROADSIDE STOP CHECKS FINDS A SERIES OF OFFENCES

A roadside check on vehicles has been carried out by police and customs officers in Diss.

The result of the stop-campaign was a number of motorists being reported for a range of offences.  The offences included the use of a mobile phone, failure to use a seat belt and no insurance.

The officers also found some vehicles in a dangerous condition or having dangerous modifications.

DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS SET FOR SCOLE

Drainage improvement works costing over £10,000 are to take place in Scole, starting early next week.

It’s expected that the work, in Low Road, will take about two weeks to complete.

Vehicle access will be restricted at times, with new piping being installed across the road to improve the flow of water in the area.

CORN HALL TAKES OVER RUNNING OF CAFE

The cafe at the Corn Hall in Diss is likely to open for six days a week shortly.

A new re-vamped menu is being prepared, after the Corn Hall took over the running of the catering outlet.

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