LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 26/02/2020
Written by Mike Stewart on 27 February, 2020
VILLAGES SIGN UP FOR FAST INTERNET
A number of South Norfolk villages around Diss have been included in a list to receive superfast broadland.
They’ve signed up for a full-fibre network provided by the County Broadband company under a Government initiative to bring imropoved internet speeds to rural areas.
Among the 14 villages are: Bressingham, Needham, Starston, Shelfanger, Pulham Market, Pulham St Mary and Winfarthing.
CHARITIES’ BOOST FOR DEMENTIA SUFFERERS
Two charity organisations in Diss are joining together to help local people suffering from dementia.
The Dove Dementia Cafe and the Time with Friends group have been awarded more than £6,000 by the Norfolk Community Foundation to support their work.
They’ll now use the funds to organise transport for monthly meet-ups for dementia sufferers, along with friends and family.
OFFENDERS TAKEN OFF THE LIST
Requests by sex offenders in Norfolk to be removed from the official register have largely been successful.
Figures just released show that more than three-quarters of offenders had their names taken off the list by police. This is slightly higher than the national figure, with only nine requests out of 37 turned down in the last three years.
DISS GAME POSTPONED AGAIN
Diss Town’s re-arranged away league match against Kings Lynn Reserves tonight has been called off again, because of pitch conditions.