LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 22/6/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 22 June, 2018
CALL FOR MEETING TO DISCUSS THE MERE’S MOUTH ISSUE
Diss town council has suggested a meeting with its district counterparts in South Norfolk over the Mere’s Mouth toilets.
Both councils say the other has obligations to fulfil over the toilet block…which may need under-pinning if the building is to stay in operation.
Meanwhile, the street lighting situation in Diss is still being considered by town councillors.
Further information from South Norfolk was discussed at this week’s town council meeting and it’s hoped a final decision on taking over the street lamps will be made next month.
A final report on the Heritage Triangle project is also now expected in July.
PLANE DIVERTED ON THE WAY HOME TO NORWICH
About 200 passengers have been stranded in Bulgaria after their Norwich-bound plane had to be diverted.
The TUI flight en route from Cyprus made an emergency landing at Sofia after passengers reported the smell of smoke to the airline crew.
The plane from Paphos was due to arrive at Norwich yesterday afternoon, but the passengers, many from Norfolk, had to spend the night in Bulgaria.
TUI say hotels were found for the passengers, but some say that they were stuck at the airport for hours.
SUFFOLK TO REVIEW ROADS MAINTENANCE
Suffolk council has set up a review board to look at the way it maintains the county’s roads.
The idea is to look for ideas to improve maintenance and make the highways budget go further.
SEARCH FOR NEW TOWN CLERK
The search for a new Town Clerk is now underway in Diss.
Applications for the post closed earlier this month….following a decision by Deborah Sarson to leave the job after 12 years. It’s expected that interviewing will be completed in time for a decision by early July.
Meanwhile, the town council is also looking to fill a vacant slot as councillor. The deadline for applications is July 9th.
CITY LOOKING AT NEW SIGNINGS
New Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst says he’s looking forward to the early meeting with Norwich City in the forthcoming season.
The game takes place at Portman Road on September 1st and Hurst says he’s looking forward to improving Town’s recent record in the derby matches at the first attempt.
Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke says he’s hopeful that the club will now make new signings shortly to strengthen the squad. He says the transfers of James Maddison and Josh Murphy were necessary to ensure the club’s financial situation.