LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 28/12/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 1 December, 2019
PLANS FOR MOTEL NEAR DISS TURNED DOWN
A planned roadside motel near the A140 outside Diss has been rejected.
The two-storey motel was proposed on a site near the service station recently opened at the junction with the A143 at Stuston. Mid Suffolk planners have turned down the project, because of road safety concerns and the likely impact on the nearby area.
It was planned to build the motel on land, now occupied by three holiday cabins, with access off Old Bury Road.
NORTH LOPHAM CHURCH IN URGENT NEED OF REPAIR
A church at North Lopham has been put high on a list of Norfolk churches most in need of urgent repairs.
St Nicholas church has the second-highest cost of repairs in the list, drawn up by the Norfolk churches trust. Work is estimated at £300,000 to the church, which consists of parts dating back to the 14th century and a tower completed in 1526.
The trust says over £150 million is needed for repairs to 52 churches around the county, which has the most medieval churches in the world.
WARNING OVER BLACK FRIDAY SALES SCAMS
Suffolk Trading Standards has issued a warning about possible scams in the Black Friday sales online.
Officials urge people to take care with their internet shopping and make surfe they don’t fall for a deal that’s too good to believe. They suggest shoppers should use trusted retailers, use a secure form of payment, check out any unknown trader, and update anti-virus software.
SIGN FINALLY GOES UP IN VILLAGE
A village sign has finally been installed at Hoxne.
The sign has been put up on the Low Street green, after the parish council agreed to go ahead with the project following a survey. The idea was first suggested in 2016 when Hoxne won the Village of the Year award in Mid Suffolk.
The sign depicts several historical connections with the village, including the Hoxne Hoard and King Edmund of East Anglia, who died there over a thousand years ago.