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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 25/10/2018

Written by on 29 October, 2018

MAJOR NEW FACTORY IS ON LINE FOR COMPLETION

A major new factory project at Eye is on line to be completed in October next year.  Building work is now well underway at the new Cranswick poultry facility, costing £60 million.

The factory will provide a total of about 700 jobs…with an expected 300 new appointments.  Cranswick say the plant will be one of the most advanced poultry factories in Europe.

The development follows the company’s purchase of Crown Chicken at Kenninghall and Weybread in 2016.

CCTV CAMERAS SET FOR TOWN CENTRE AFTER ASSAULT

Security cameras are to be installed around a Waveney Valley town centre, following an attack on a teenager in the summer.

Around a dozen CCTV cameras will go up at various locations in Bungay over the next few months.  The town council has decided on the move, following a sexual attack on a teenage boy in August.

It’s hoped that the cameras, costing £130,000, will also deter joy-riding and other anti-social behaviour.  Police are still looking for the man responsible for the attack on the youngster, which has shocked local people.

POLICE CHIEF FEARS OFFICERS MAY BE CUT

Norfolk’s Chief Constable Simon Bailey has issued a warning that the number of officers in his force may have to be reduced to an all-time low.

He’s concerned about plans by the Government to change the way that police pensions are paid.  He says that the pension plans would cost an extra £5million a year….which would mean having to lose about 100 jobs for officers.

PLAN TO EXTEND FORMER CHAPEL MAY BE REJECTED

A plan to extend an historic former chapel in Kenninghall into a five-bedroom home looks likely to be turned down.

It’s proposed to build a two-storey extension on to the former Primitive Methodist chapel in East Church Street.

The building, originally built over 160 years ago, is already now a two-bedroom home…… but council planning officers say that the proposed extension is too large and would detract from the building’s special character.

SANCTUARY LOOKS TO RAISE FUNDS

An urgent fund-raising campaign has been launched by Suffolk’s Owl Sanctuary.

The sanctuary,based at Stonham Barns, is desperate for cash to help them continue to protect endangered species in the county, with wild owl numbers in decline.  A replacement off-road vehicle is needed for the sanctuary to monitor and develop its scheme of nest-boxes.

TOO TOUGH FOR TOWN

Ipswich Town found it too tough at top team Leeds United last night, losing 2-nil.  Manager Paul Hurst made changes to the side, but Leeds were in charge of the game and Town now remain rooted to the bottom of the table.

FUNERAL WILL PASS TOWN’S GROUND

The funeral of Ipswich Town icon Kevin Beattie will take place tomorrow afternoon.  Supporters are being urged to pay their respects at Portman Road when the procession passes the stadium around 2.30pm, as the funeral is for family and close friends.

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