LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 29/6/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 29 June, 2018
COUNCIL CLEAR ON TOILETS COST
Diss council leader Julian Mason has made it clear that the town’s ratepayers won’t be asked to take on the cost of needed structural repairs to the Mere’s Mouth toilets.
He’s put the ball back in the court of the South Norfolk council, who own the building which is in need of costly underpinning.
He’s told Park Radio that the town is in no position to ‘just get on’ with taking on the toilet block and will write to local MP Richard Bacon to clear up any issues.
He says everyone involved will need to get focused to get the situation sorted out, as soon as possible.
SURGERY SUCCESSFUL FOR RICKINGHALL MOTHER
A woman from Rickinghall has come through heart surgery….after doctors decided against going ahead with a new revolutionary technique from China.
51 year old Karen Sinclair was due to be one of the first in this country to have the pioneering operation.
Instead the mother of two had a new replacement valve inserted by surgeons in London as a final option.
Karen, who is manager of the PDSA shop in Diss, says that she is already starting to feel like a new woman.
ZOO’S NEW ARRIVAL
There’s a new arrival at Banham Zoo.
The first pup has been born at the zoo’s new Sea Lion bay…which opened in May to mark the zoo’s 50th anniversary. Both mother and baby are said to be doing well.
PING – BUT NO PONG!
Harleston will be going ‘batty’ from next month when Ping! – the free table tennis festival – bounces into South Norfolk.
It will be one of several venues locally where South Norfolk Council and Table Tennis England serve up four free table-tennis tables.
The festival officially launches at the South Norfolk On Show this Sunday and runs for 12 weeks until mid-September.
The Harleston launch is at the Memorial Leisure Centre on July 14th at the annual Sports Day. Mulbarton, Poringland and Hethersett are the other venues.
JORDAN JOINS THE BLUES
Ipswich Town have made their second signing of the week. 24 year old winger Jordan Roberts has joined Town from Crawley on a two-year deal.
Meanwhile, it looks like promising youngster, Ben Knight will be leaving Portman Road. Manchester City are looking to sign the 16 year old for a fee of a million pounds. He’s already played for the England under-16 team.