LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 21/06/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 22 June, 2019
PARISH COUNCIL ASKS FOR VIEWS ON VILLAGE CHANGES
A parish council in South Norfolk is calling on people living in the area to give their views on future development there.
East Harling parish council wants villagers to give opinions on housing, infrastructure and transport locally. It’s holding an open day tomorrow in the Old School Hall to help set up a village plan for use in planning issues over the next ten years.
There have been protests over proposed developments in the village recently, and there are currently planning applications to build over 300 homes in the area.
NORFOLK FIRE EMERGENCY RESPONSE IS ‘GOOD’
The response of Norfolk’s fire service to dealing with emergency call-outs has been rated as “good”.
However, Government inspectors have reported that the service needs to make improvements in certain areas. There’s concern over a backlog in checks for fire-risks in homes, many of them in rural areas, and involving elderly or vulnerable people.
CYCLATHON SET TO RAISE A RECORD AMOUNT OF FUNDS
Last-minute preparations are underway for one of the year’s main events in Diss which is due to take place this weekend.
The Diss Cyclathon is set for this Sunday in and around the Diss area as a celebration of cycling locally. It’s the fourth time that the event has been organised. Well over a thousand people are expected to get in the saddle and take a ride around country lanes.
The event will be based at Diss Park and also at Fair Green, from noon. It’s open to young and old, with a special route planned around South Norfolk. It’s hoped to raise a record amount for charity this year.
SEARCH FOR A SITE FOR OUTDOOR GYM EQUIPMENT
A search is underway to find a site in the Roydon area for new outdoor gym equipment.
The equipment has been given to the parish council by developers to help improve recreation facilities locally. Three suggested sites in the village and one nearby in Diss for the nine pieces of equipment have now been ruled out.
YOUNG SCOT TURNS DOWN THE CANARIES FOR CELTIC PARK
Teenage Scottish midfielder David Turnbull has decided to sign for Celtic, after turning down a move down-south to join Norwich City.