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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 27/06/2019

Written by on 28 June, 2019

MID SUFFOLK COUNCIL PUTS ASIDE LOCAL OBJECTIONS 

Mid Suffolk planning councillors have gone against local objections and approved a big McDonalds sign on the A140 near Scole.

Planning approval has now been given for the 12-metre-high totem sign at a different location than first proposed, on the recently-opened service area at Stuston.  Three local parish authorities have criticised the development and have expressed concern for local wildlife.

McDonalds says it’s hoping to open an outlet on the site as soon as possible, but there’s still no sign of work starting on building the planned restaurant near the junction with the A143.

It’s understood that the restaurant is being delayed by power supply issues to the site, which is causing a difficulty in finding a franchisee.

BIG CROWDS EXPECTED FOR THE SHOW’S SECOND DAY

It’s the second day of the Royal Norfolk Show, with bumper crowds expected to turn up in the expected better weather.

This year’s royal visitor is the Countess of Wessex, who is also the current president of the Agricultural Association.

There was disappointment on the first day when the overcast skies caused a jump by the RAF Falcons team to be cancelled.  The weather didn’t stop the Band of the Parachute regiment, or the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, performing in the Grand Ring.  Good sunny periods are likely all day today .

NEW APP WILL IMPROVE POLICE RESPONSE IN RURAL AREAS

Police in Norfolk are to start using new technology to help them reach isolated parts of the county more easily and quickly.

The what3words app will go live with the force in July, after being added to the county’s police computer-system. The app helps to pinpoint a precise location with a three-word address, on a map broken up into a grid of three-metre squares.

The force sees it as a way of reducing crime in the countryside and helping rural communities.  The app can be downloaded for android or iphone users free of charge

KENNELS OWNER GIVEN TIME TO CUT OUT NOISE NUISANCE

A kennels owner at Topcroft has been given more time to sort out problems with noisy dogs.

Sentencing has been adjourned until the end of July on Sharon Tidnam, of Low Farm.  It’s to allow her time to prove that noise nuisance from the kennels, often at unsocial hours, has been stopped.

She has denied breaching a court order over the problem from an earlier court appearance.

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