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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 29/08/2019

Written by on 1 September, 2019

DISS TO MISS THE GIG FOR ANOTHER YEAR

There will be no return to Diss for ‘Gig in the Park’ next year.

Organiser Geoff Dixon has welcomed a decision by the town council to reduce hire fees for the park, but says the event won’t be held in the town in 2020.  He says that they’ve been working on other projects, including a possible new event to be held near Diss over two weekends

Mr Dixon had decided against repeating the event in Diss this summer over higher fees and lack of commitment from the council for future years.  The three-day event was held in the town for the first time in 2018 and attracted about 2,500 people to the park.

REFUSAL TO BUILD STAYS IN PLACE FOR HISTORIC LAND

Developers have failed in a move to overturn the refusal of plans to build homes on historic land at Redgrave.

A planning appeal to allow 30 homes to be built, near Charters Towers at Gallows Hill, has now been dismissed.  It was felt the development would significantly harm the setting of the conservation area, including several Grade-2 listed buildings there.

The application was earlier rejected by Mid Suffolk council, because it would affect a unique landscape and mean the loss of important open space.

NORFOLK VOTE FOR PETITION AGAINST PROROGATION

Nearly 20,000 people in Norfolk have so far signed a petition against the suspension of Parliament.

The petition had been set up yesterday on the Parliament website, soon after the Prime Minister’s decision to prorogue the House of Commons.  By late this afternoon, almost 1.5 million people had signed nationally.

NEW WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM FORMED

A women’s football team has been set up in Eye.

The team has been established by the Eye Saints football club and is looking for more players to add to the 14 already signed on, mainly from the town and Diss area.  The ladies team trains every Thursday evening at the community centre and is planning to start competitive games next year.

TANGERINES CLIMB BACK INTO TOP THREE

Diss Town have climbed back into the top three in the Thurlow Nunn first division north, with an impressive away win at Great Yarmouth.  A first-minute goal by Owen Betts was followed by two from substitute Ryan Fuller late in the second-half.  The Tangerines now have a run of four wins out of five this season.

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