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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 27/11/2018

Written by on 27 November, 2018

BREXIT IN NORFOLK DEBATE DELAYED UNTIL NEXT YEAR

A report on how Norfolk is likely to be affected by Brexit has been put on hold.

Norfolk county councillors were due to debate the report on the likely impact of Britain leaving the EU, but the discussion has now been delayed, because of the changing situation at Westminster.

The report will now go to the council’s policy committee for discussion at its next meeting, set for the end of January.

REFURBISHMENT WORK TO START EARLY NEXT 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 more details of the proposed renovations.

OLD PLANT NURSERY MAY BE DEMOLISHED

Plans have been submitted to demolish a former plant nursery in Hoxne.

If the plans are approved, buildings on the now disused Goldbrook Plants site will make way for 20 new homes at Abbey Hill.  The developers want to build a mix of houses, including four and five bedroom detached and some affordable homes.

They say the development would remove an unsightly collection of dilapidated buildings from the area.

NORFOLK LEADS OIL THEFT CAMPAIGN

Norfolk police is leading a campaign to warn about the theft of heating oil from homes and businesses.

Police are hoping to raise awareness as the cold winter months approach and the number of cases of oil thefts increases with fuller tanks.  Police say that there have been nearly 100 thefts reported already this year.

CANARIES HOPE TO MAKE IT SEVEN ON THE TROT

Norwich City look to consolidate their lead at the top of the Championship tonight, when they travel to lowly Hull City tonight.  City are chasing their seventh straight win.

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