LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 30/5/2018

Written by on 30 May, 2018

TOILET BLOCK PETITION SURPASSES TWO THOUSAND SIGNATURES

The number of signatures on a petition to save the Mere’s Mouth toilets in Diss has risen to more than two thousand.

The petition has been started by a local shop owner, because of a lack of public toilet facilities in the town centre near the Mere.

The town council has refused to take on upkeep of the toilet building because of its unsound structure and South Norfolk council is now looking to demolish it later this year.

PUBLIC ASKED TO LOOK OUT FOR LITTER LOUT

A call has gone out to keep watch for a litter lout on the A140.

South Norfolk Council is asking for motorists and local people to keep an eye out for someone throwing newspapers out of a vehicle on to the main road, mostly in the Newton Flotman area.

Any evidence sent to the council will be used to prosecute the offender.

SUFFOLK SHOW OPENS TO THOUSANDS

Thousands of people have descended on the Suffolk Showground, as the county’s biggest annual event got underway this morning.

The two-day event has attracted more than 3,000 livestock and equine entries.

The weather is expected to stay fine for the remainder of the show, though a few showers are possible late tomorrow afternoon.

VAN STUCK IN FORD

Another vehicle has got stuck at Shotesham ford.

A van had to be pulled out of flood waters at the ford yesterday evening.

BURTSON EVENT HELPS FUND NEW PITCH SURFACE

A classic car day has raised funds for a school at Burston.

Over a hundred cars attended the event at the Burston Crown with funds going to boost the village school’s plans for an astroturf pitch.

It also helped mark the East Anglian Practical Classic Car club’s 30th anniversary.

LOCAL SPORT

Football…and Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst is having talks about becoming the new team boss at Ipswich Town.

Town have agreed a compensation package with Shrewsbury and denied that their approach for Hurst contravened Football League rules.

Hurst took Shrewsbury to the League One playoffs this season.

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