LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 4/6/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 4 June, 2018
POLICE OFFICER ASSAULTED AT DISS
A man has been arrested after assaulting a police officer at Diss.
Police say the incident happened yesterday afternoon when a stolen car was involved in a collision in Shelfanger Road.
A police helicopter and dogs unit were brought in to help search for the driver, who ran off.
A man said to be in his 20s was then arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent and of causing criminal damage with the car.
He was also arrested for assault and assaulting a police officer making the arrest.
Police have also thanked people living in the area who telephoned them with information during the search.
MEETING TOMORROW TO DISCUSS DISS TOILET BLOCK
A meeting to discuss the future of the public toilets block near the Mere in Diss has been set for tomorrow.
Diss town councillors are to meet South Norfolk council officers for talks after a petition of about 2 thousand names was handed in calling on the Mere’s Mouth toilets to be saved.
South Norfolk is planning to knock down the building in the autumn after it was found to be structurally unsound and the town council then decided against taking over its maintenance.
AAPPEAL FOR WITNESSES FOLLOWING SNETTERTON CRASH
Norfolk Police are appealing for witnesses of a serious road collision at Snetterton.
The accident happened last Friday afternoon a white Ford Fiesta van collided with a white heavy good vehicle in Heath Road near the racing circuit.
The driver of the van suffered serious head injuries and the passenger, another female, received two broken ribs.
The road was closed for about two hours.
Witnesses should call Wymondham Roads Policing by calling 101.
LITTER PICK COLLECTED THOUSANDS OF BAGS OF RUBBISH
South Norfolk’s Big Litter Pick for 2018 has come to an end with 20 local groups, clubs and associations receiving £200 each to benefit their community.
More than 100 litter picks took place involving about 2,000 volunteers from across the district. Thousands of bags of rubbish and recycling were collected.
There were four £200 prizes up for grabs in each of South Norfolk’s five neighbourhood areas, while every group taking part was given a £20 voucher to be spent on their group, charity or local community.
MID SUFFOLK TO SET UP FUND FOR PROPERTY AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
A new investment fund to buy property and land for development is expected to be set up by Mid Suffolk Council.
Councillors meet later today to agree putting £3 million into a new fund for property and land that can be revamped or regenerated for the benefit of the area.
The money will also be used to assist future house building and economic growth within Mid Suffolk.
The council had faced criticism over taking part in a scheme with Babergh council for investments outside of the district with borrowed money.
NORFOLK FAMILY DUO COME UP SHORT ON ‘BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT’
Disappointment for a father-and-son singing duo from Norfolk who failed to win the final of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent tv show.
Tim Goodacre and his 12 year old son Jack, from Eccles near Attleborough, were in competition with 10 other acts vying for a £250,000 cash prize…and a chance to perform for the Queen at this year’s Royal Variety Show.
SUFFOLK SHOW ENDS AS ONE OF THE BUSIEST
This year’s Suffolk Show is expected to have attracted some of the biggest crowds on record for the event.
The total of visitors has yet to be officially confirmed, but organisers say that it’s felt that the crowds were similar to 2017 one of the busiest years for the show.
Football….and Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bart Bialkowski will be going to the World Cup.
He’s been named as one of three goalkeepers in the Poland squad and will join teammate Jonas Knudsen who has been included in the Denmark squad.