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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 23/05/2019

Written by on 24 May, 2019

MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPENDING UNDER ATTACK

Governors at the Norfolk and Suffolk health trust have hit out at the failure to provide decent mental care services for children in the area.

They describe the situation of waiting lists and services locally as ‘unacceptable’, with not enough money being provided for the area.

The East of England has the lowest spend in the country on mental health for the young……well below the national average per child – for preventative care and early intervention.

THE END OF THE APOLLO CLUB BUILDING

Hopes have ended of transforming a former nightclub in Harleston into a community hub.

Only a steel structure remains, after the owners of the former Apollo club went ahead with a decision to demolish the building in Mendham Lane.

The town’s Hope Church had hoped to buy the building and offered the asking price, but were turned down.  It’s understood the site will be used to build retirement homes.

EURO VOTE GETS UNDERWAY, BUT NO RESULTS UNTIL SUNDAY

Voting is underway across the area in the Euro elections.

The polling stations stay open until ten o clock this evening.  The results will be announced on Sunday, after the rest of Europe has voted.

The elections will be decided on the basis of proportional representation …with seven MEPs being chosen in the six counties of the Eastern region.

PADEL TENNIS PROJECT IS READY TO GO

A big investment project has just been completed by a sports and fitness centre in Diss.

Two new state-of-the-art padel tennis courts have been built at Heywood Health and Fitness at a cost of £90,000 to owners Tom and Amy Bobbins.

The courts in Walcot Road are the first in Norfolk, with padel tennis growing in popularity
and tipped to become an Olympic sport in the future.  The courts have been built in co-operation with the Lawn Tennis Association and Adidas.

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