LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 23/10/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 24 October, 2019
WARNING AFTER SCAM PHONE CALL CONS ELDERLY MAN
An 80 year old man in the Harleston area has been conned out of thousands of pounds in a telephone scam.
Police have issued a warning after the incident last week, when the victim received a call from a man, claiming to be from the National Crime Agency. The caller was eventually able to gain control of the victim’s computer, after telling him his bank account had been compromised.
Over a few days, the caller removed over £8,300 from the elderly man’s bank account online and from cash sent through the post.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have received a similar call…..and they’re reminding people that a bank, the police or the National Crime Agency would never ask for any bank details.
CONTAINER PARK PROJECT REFUSED AGAIN
Plans for a storage container park near Palgrave have been turned down again.
Mid Suffolk councillors have refused a new attempt to site a storage park for 55 containers near the railway bridge in Lower Rose Lane. The application was initially refused in April because of traffic safety fears, and councillors have now decided that a suggested new access is still not suitable.
Palgrave parish council had also again objected to the plan, because of a lack of visibility on the 60-miles-an-hour stretch of road.
FOUR SCHOOLS PICKED AS AMONG THE BEST IN THE COUNTY
Four local schools have been rated as outstanding in a review of schools in Suffolk by the county council.
About 30 have been picked out as the best in the county. They are Gislingham and Wortham primary schools, Hartismere academy and Debenham High. A total of 21 were rated as inadequate currently, that’s about 4 per cent of schools in Suffolk. None of them is local to this area.
DISS CARNIVAL TO GO ‘INTO SPACE’ NEXT YEAR
The date and theme has been announced for next year’s Diss Carnival.
The date has been set for Sunday, June 14th, with a ‘Space’ theme for the event. Application forms will be available from the middle of next month for taking part in the parade or for a stall at the Funday.