LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 29/10/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 30 October, 2019
TALKS PLANNED ABOUT SPEED LIMIT CAMPAIGN
A campaign for a lower speed limit on a winding main road near Diss is to be discussed with highways officials.
There’s a call for a reduction of the current 60 miles an hour limit on the Shelfanger Road section of the B1077. It follows a fatal accident about a month ago when a cyclist was in a collision with a van. Police are still investigating the incident on the road between Diss and Winfarthing.
The campaign is being led by district councillor James Easter and county councillor Beverley Spratt. They also want to set up a public forum to discuss options to make the road safer.
FORMER TORY OFFICES SET TO BE CONVERTED
It’s planned to convert the former South Norfolk Conservative party headquarters in Diss into a home.
The three-storey 1960s building, overlooking the Mere, in Denmark Street was sold at auction earlier this year. It’s currently used by Grasmere Social Club, but the lease is due to run out in December next year.
INTERNET MOVE FOR FEATHERS COMPANY
A Diss company is taking to the internet to give an extra boost to its sales.
The Norfolk Feather Company will soon make its range of pillows, cushions and pads available on its own website. The company already sells over a million units a year by supplying a number of well-known retailers.
The products include one special pillow that sells for over £500 in a high-end London department store.
ED ON HAND AT HARLESTON TO SUPPORT HIS WIFE
Pop superstar Ed Sheeran had made an unexpected visit to the Harleston area – to watch a hockey match.
He was seen at the Harleston Magpies’ latest match at Weybread to watch his wife, Cherry playing for the club’s first team. She’s been playing the game since high school days at Framlingham and helped the Magpies to a 1-0 victory on this occasion.