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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 28/8/2018

Written by on 28 August, 2018

DATE SET FOR HERITAGE TRIANGLE REPAIR WORK

Repairs to new paving, installed as part of the Heritage Triangle improvements, will start in about two weeks’ time.

The remedial work to cracks in the pavement is expected to start on September 10th and last for two weeks. Market Hill will be closed to traffic during this time, but only overnight between 7pm and 7am, to prevent any disruption to local businesses.

Diss mayor Trevor Wenman says that the cost of the repairs are covered under the original contract for the project.

NEW CHARITY FUND FOR SPORTING YOUNGSTERS

A new fund has been set up to help young people in Norfolk and Suffolk achieve their sporting dreams.

Nominations are now open to win up to £5,000, as part of a charity fund set up by Harrod Sport, a Lowestoft-based company which makes sports equipment. Winners of the fund can use the money in any way to help their sporting career, including extra coaching or upgrading equipment.

Closing date for applications is October and the funding begins next year. Nominations can come from sports clubs, parents or members of the public.

POLICE SEEK PILLAR-BOX VANDALS

Police are looking for vandals who have knocked a brick letter-box off its stand in Diss.

It’s thought that the pillar box in Blomefield Road, near Frenze Road, was knocked or pushed over during the bank holiday weekend. Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident, which they say is criminal damage.

COUNTY MAY SELL OFF LAND AND BUILDINGS TO EASE DEFICIT

Land and buildings may be sold off to help reduce Norfolk county council’s budget deficit.

County councillors will meet next week to discuss possible ways of reducing costs and raising new funds. The council needs to cover an expected shortfall of £95 million in its budget, as well as making savings of more than £75 million by April 2022.

Committees will be asked to find further savings for meetings in October…and consider selling off various parcels of available land and surplus buildings.

CHICKENS’ ROUNDUP CONTINUES

An action group of people on a Diss housing estate have been carrying out a round-up of over 200 hens and chickens that have been roaming wild near their homes.

The roundup in the Ensign Way area started last week and continued at the weekend. The birds caught so far are being put into care, until new homes are found for them.

CITY BACK IN ACTION IN CUP GAME

Football…and Norwich City are back in action tonight…a few days after their heavy home defeat against Leeds. City are likely to make several changes for the game at Cardiff City – in the second round of the E.F.L Cup.

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