LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 5/6/2018

Written by on 5 June, 2018

TOWN COUNCILLORS AND COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICERS DISCUSS MERE TOILETS

Diss town councillors have met South Norfolk council officers to discuss the future of the public toilets near the Mere.

The meeting to discuss a way forward follows the signing of a petition of about 2 thousand names calling on the Mere’s Mouth toilets to be saved from closure.

A South Norfolk spokesman has said the meeting was only for operational reasons to sort out dates and the building’s lease.

South Norfolk is planning to knock down the building in the autumn.

MOTORIST IN BRESSINGHAM CRASH FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

A court has heard that a motorist veered across a main road after falling asleep while driving near Diss.

The incident happened when a transit van, being driven by 55 year old James Leith from Norwich, went into the path of a Land Rover on the A1066 at Bressingham.

No-one was hurt in the collision in November last year.

Leith admitted careless driving and said that he was ‘devastated’ at going to sleep at the wheel.

He was fined £100, with £80 costs and nine penalty points.

ANGLO-SAXON TREASURE TROVE TO STAY IN NORFOLK

A valuable find of Anglo-Saxon gold jewellery, dug up from a field near Diss, is to stay in Norfolk.

More than £145,000 has been raised, following an appeal for funds to save the significant treasure trove for the nation.

The money will be shared by the landowner of the field at Winfarthing and the former U.E.A student, who found the jewellery with a metal detector.

The gold and garnet jewellery pieces, dating from the 7th century, will now go on show at Norwich Castle museum.

POLICE TARGETING DRINK AND DRUG DRIVING IN NEW CAMPAIGN

A new anti-drink and drugs campaign targeting motorists is now underway in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The month-long campaign will mean any drivers committing offences or involved in accidents will be tested.

During last year’s campaign, 60 motorists were caught in Suffolk and 25 in Norfolk.

TV TRANSMITTER WORK AT TACOLNESTON COULD AFFECT FREEVIEW

Engineering work will be taking place overnight on the tv transmitter at Tacolneston, which serves 40 thousand homes locally.

The work could affect programmes on Freeview and viewers may also need to re-tune their sets tomorrow.

LOCAL SPORT

Football….and promotion for Harleston Town has been confirmed by the Football Association.

The club will now move up next season to play in the Thurlow Nunn Division One North….and that will mean local derby league games against Diss Town.

Two Ipswich Town players have been picked for World Cup squads.

Bart Bialkowski is one of three goalkeepers in the Poland squad, while teammate Jonas Knudsen has been selected by Denmark.

And promotion has been confirmed by the Football Association for Harleston Town.

The club will move up to play in the Thurlow Nunn Division One North next season….and that will mean local derby league games against Diss Town.

Scole United will now be promoted to take an available place in the Anglian Combination Premier Division.

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