LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 24/02/2020
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 26 February, 2020
ROAD SAFETY FUNDS BOOST
About £900,000 is being made available to improve road safety in towns and villages around Norfolk.
The county council’s parish-partnership scheme invites communities to bid for funds for safety improvements. Among the work approved for this year is speed awareness signs in Gissing; village gateways in Tivetshall and a new footpath in Winfarthing.
CUE CLUB ON THE MARKET
A popular indoor sports centre in Diss has been put up for sale.
Diss Cue Club is now on the market, after being run by the same family for nearly forty years. The building in Sawmills Road is on sale at £635,000, with offers awaited for the actual business. The centre has both snooker and pool tables and is also used as a live music venue and social club.
THOUSANDS RAISED TO SAVE THE RHINO
The charity that leads Banham Zoo has handed over a donation of £25,000 to a fund to save rhinos.
The money was collected from fund-raising events over the past year. It’s been given by the Zoological Society of East Anglia to a rhino conservation project in South Africa.
CITY AND THE BLUES BOTH GO DOWN
Norwich City remain seven points from Premiership safety after a 3-0 loss at Wolves yesterday. The Canaries have collected just one point from their last four games.
Ipswich Town’s hopes of returning to the top six in League One crashed, as they lost by the only goal against Oxford United at Portman Road. They also had striker Kayden Jackson sent off late on…..in a disappointing match for the Blues, who drop to 8th with just one win in five.
TANGERINES SLIP AGAIN
Diss Town have slipped to tenth in the Thurlow Nunn first division north. With a new management team in charge for the first time, the Tangerines went down 2-nil at Sheringham.
Harleston Town kept up their challenge for promotion in the Anglian Combination premier division with a 2-nil away win at well-placed Beccles. Town remain in third place. Scole United picked up a point in a 2-all draw at home to Bradenham.
In rugby, Saracens continued their winning form in the Eastern Counties One Plate competition. They beat Hadleigh 62 – 7 to make it 4 wins from 4 games.