LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 31/8/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 31 August, 2018
SUB-SOIL MAY BE THE CAUSE OF PAVEMENT CRACKING
There’s hope that new repair work will sort out the problem of cracking in pavements, installed as part of the Diss Heritage Triangle improvements.
Contractors will start the latest remedial work in the Market Hill area on September 10th….the fourth time that the paving has been laid. Previous attempts during the original construction work last year have all failed, but a new, more robust method will now be tried.
It’s thought the problem may be caused by the sub-soil in the area and not any major underground fault in the hill, but County Council tests have so far failed to pinpoint the actual cause.
OVER 1,000 DRIVERS STOPPED IN A WEEK FOR SPEEDING
More than a thousand drivers were caught during a recent speeding campaign by police in Suffolk.
A total of 1,168 motorists were spotted driving above the speed limit over a week-long period. That’s an average of 150 offences for each of the seven days of the campaign in early August.
Officers were deployed around the county as part of a Europe-wide initiative.
FULL REVIEW OF GIG IN THE PARK
A decision on whether to repeat this summer’s Gig in the Park in Diss will be made after a full review.
The weekend event was held for the first time in the town’s Park a month ago, organised by a Suffolk-based entertainments company.
Diss Mayor Trevor Wenman says that the council will have to consider both complaints and positive comments received about the music festival.
It’s understood that no fee was charged to the organisers for using the park for the four days, but Mr Wenman says that it was thought worthwhile to give the event a try.
ACCIDENT CAUSES PROBLEMS AT LEVEL CROSSING
An accident at a quiet level crossing has caused delays to trains between Diss and Norwich.
The crossing equipment at Hales Street near Tivetshall was damaged after being hit by a road vehicle. Trains ran at reduced speed past the crossing, until repairs were completed to the barrier yesterday evening.
IT’S THE BIG MATCH THIS WEEKEND
It’s the big match at Portman Road this weekend.
The first local ‘derby’ meeting of the season between Ipswich Town and Norwich City, with the home side anxious to record their opening win of the new campaign. The game takes place on Sunday, kick-off is at midday.
Police have issued warnings to watch out for possible traffic delays in the run-up to the game and suggest supporters should arrive early because of road closures near the ground.
They are also urging supporters to be on good behaviour at the stadium. There were only a few arrests at the last meeting between the teams in Norwich earlier this year…and Suffolk police are hoping for a repeat this time.
Extra trains are being put on by Greater Anglia with a 9.40 service from Norwich and 9.58 at Diss on Sunday morning, and two extra trains from Ipswich after the game at 2.29 and 2.43 pm. The usual hourly service at 44 minutes past each hour from Norwich and 22 minutes past the hour from Ipswich will be running normally.
Meanwhile, Sky have now confirmed that they will be showing the game live on their new red button service. City are also beaming the game back to Carrow Road.
DISS TOWN IN F.A VASE QUALIFIER
Diss Town are in action this evening. They travel to meet Eastern Counties premier division side, Walsham le Willows in a first round qualifying tie of the F.A.Vase.
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