LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 26/11/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 26 November, 2018
CROWDS TURN OUT FOR THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
It’s estimated that up to two thousand people turned up to watch this year’s Christmas lights switch-on in Diss.
The switch-on ceremony was the finale of a day of festivities, which included contributions from carol singers, live music performers, a magician, and the cast of the Dick Whittington panto at the Corn Hall. Santa Claus also made an appearance, arriving on a vintage fire engine from Bressingham steam museum.
The Christmas lights are switched on at Harleston this coming Saturday and at Eye on the following Friday the 7th.
MAN ARRESTED FOR FIREARMS OFFENCES
Police are continuing enquiries after arresting a man in Dickleburgh on suspicion of firearms licence offences.
He was arrested after police called at a house in Norwich Road last week. The man, in his 50s, has been released under investigation.
TOILET WORK TO START IN THE NEW YEAR
Work on refurbishing the Mere’s Mouth toilet block in Diss is expected to start early in the New Year.
It’s planned to complete the work in time for management of the toilets to be taken over by Diss Town council on April 1st. The work to renovate the building is being carried out and paid for by South Norfolk council, the current owners.
Meanwhile, the town council decided at a recent meeting to ask for details of the proposed renovations.
OLD VETS’ BUILDING TO BE DEMOLISHED
A former vets’ clinic in Diss is to be knocked down.
Plans to demolish the Uplands Way clinic have now been approved. The currently empty one-storey building will be replaced by three bungalows on the site.
The clinic had served the town from the building for about 40 years, but moved to Low Road in 2015.
ONE YEAR CELEBRATIONS FOR PARK RADIO
Park Radio has celebrated completing its first year of full-time broadcasting.
The Diss-based station was officially launched on-air at the end of November last year, after being awarded a five-year community radio licence. It’s one of three in Norfolk.
Members of the station’s team of volunteers, supporters and guests from the local community attended a birthday celebration at the Diss Youth and Community Centre yesterday.
PUB CELEBRATES END OF RENOVATION PROJECT
Celebrations have been underway at the Half Moon pub in Rushall this weekend.
A project, costing £100,000, to renovate the pub has now been completed. The work was finished just in time to mark the end of the first year there for pub owners, Sarah Campbell-Jones and Ray Paul.
TRAINS HIT BY ENGINEERING WORKS DELAY
Train services between Norwich and London have been badly affected this morning when weekend engineering work overran, causing delays and cancellations to early trains. Services returned to normal by the afternoon.
SIX ON THE TROT FOR THE CANARIES
Norwich City have kept hold of their place at the top of the Championship table with a convincing win at Swansea.
City swept aside the home team with three goals before the interval for a 4-1 victory…and their sixth consecutive league win.
HARLESTON INCREASE THEIR LEAD AT THE TOP
Harleston Town kept up their momentum as Thurlow Nunn first division north leaders with a 3-1 home win against lowly Felixstowe reserves. They’re now 12 points ahead of second-placed Mulbarton.
Diss Town crashed to another heavy away defeat, losing 4-nil at Haverhill. It was a disappointing performance from the Tangerines after their Cup success the previous weekend. Town failed to take advantage of their opponents being without a regular goalkeeper for the second-half, with defensive mistakes costing them dearly.