LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 31/10/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 1 November, 2018
DISS FLORAL PROJECT LOOKS GOOD TO GO
A scheme to decorate town centre streets in Diss with flowers and plants now looks set to go ahead.
About £3,500 in funds has been donated so far to pay for around a dozen wooden planters. It’s hoped that the ‘Floral Diss’ project, started by former town carnival organiser Doreen Collins, will get underway in the next few weeks.
The planters will be situated from Market Street to the end of Mere Street, to join those already in place in the Heritage Triangle area. Cash backing has so far come from Diss Surveyors’ allotment charity, Diss Town Team, the Rotary Club and the Town Guide Committee.
Organisers say it’s a simple way of creating a good feeling in the town and keeping the high street alive.
HOTEL TO OPEN AGAIN AFTER MAJOR FIRE
A Norfolk hotel and restaurant is to re-open tomorrow, nine months after a fire swept through the buildings.
Breckland Lodge, on the A11 near Attleborough, was badly damaged by the blaze in February.
POLICE CHIEF DECIDES TO MOVE ON
Suffolk’s top policeman is stepping down.
Chief Constable Gareth Wilson is retiring from the job next April, after four years with the county’s force. He was acting chief constable for the first two years, before being confirmed in the post in 2016.
He’s faced a difficult time in charge, with falling budgets and manpower.
ANGEL GETS NEW OWNERS FROM EYE
A well-known cafe in Diss now has new owners.
The Angel Cafe at Fair Green has changed hands, with Rachel and Jamie Aitken, from The Forge Cafe in Eye, taking over. The Aitkens plan to run both businesses and say they will re-open the Angel with the usual staff next Tuesday.
HELPING HAND FOR SANTA IN SOUTH NORFOLK
Two businessmen in South Norfolk are giving Santa a helping hand this year.
The two have donated two truck-loads of toys and gifts to South Norfolk council for distributing to families in hardship. Friends Jeremy Payne and Michael Downes say they want to make sure that no child locally misses out on a gift this Christmas morning.
CANARIES GO OUT OF THE CUP
Norwich City are out of the E.F.L.Cup.
They were knocked out last night, losing 2-1 at Bournemouth in a close game. Both sides had made a lot of team changes, with City keeping only three of the side that beat Brentford at the weekend.