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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 29/01/2019

Written by on 30 January, 2019

LANDOWNER DEFENDS HIS PLAN TO SELL OFF GREEN-FIELD SITE

The owner of a green-field site near Diss town centre has defended his decision to consider selling off the land for a controversial development.

Developers are looking at building 24 retirement bungalows on part of the site…with the rest of nthe land being gifted to the town.

Landowner Ben Gaze says that he feels the plan is a ‘good compromise’, with negotiations about the use of the site having gone on for years.  The development has been criticised by some local people and a campaign group has been set up to keep the land as it is.

SERVICES ON STAND-BY IN CASE OF SNOW CHAOS

Emergency services are on stand-by for possible snowfalls overnight.

The situation for the Waveney Valley remains unclear, with weather forecasters warning about possible heavy snow showers in late evening for an hour or so. Up to three centimetres is thought to be likely.

Sleet and some light snow showers are expected later in the night.  Roads could be difficult for the morning rush-hour with temperatures below freezing.

TRAVELLERS FACE A PRICE HIKE TO PARK AT DISS STATION

Car parking prices at railway stations in the region have gone up, .but Diss station has seen one of the lowest increases.

The cost of daily and weekly tickets has risen by four per cent. However, an annual ticket is now ten per cent higher at over £1,000.

CALL  FOR HELP WITH MEMORIES TO MARK WINDMILL’S BIRTHDAY

A call’s gone out for old photographs and maps of a historic windmill.

Thelnetham mill will mark its 200th anniversary in July this year, when its planned to hold a birthday open day.  Volunteers also want to hear from anyone with special memories of the Grade 2 listed property.

The mill, near Walsham-le-Willows, was bought by enthusiasts 40 years ago and restored to full working order.

POLICE ANNOUNCE MEASURES TO KEEP FANS SAFE AT BIG MATCH

Police have announced plans for the big ‘derby’ match between Norwich City and Ipswich Town at Carrow Road next month.

About 2,000 City fans are expected to travel to the game….with police providing escorts for away supporters from the train station and coach parks.  There’ll also be signs posted for Town supporters to follow to the ground.

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