LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 6/6/2018

Written by on 6 June, 2018

DISS POST OFFICE TO STAY OPEN

Diss Post Office looks set to remain open, after being listed for possible closure last year.

The crown post office branch looks set to continue in its current set-up for the time being, with Post Office management now confirming that it currently has ‘no detailed plans’ for the future of the town centre office.

However, the Post Office says it will look to extend a deadline for applications from likely retail partners to run the branch as a franchise, which it sees as the most sustainable plan for the future.

No business has so far come forward and the original deadline for applications closes on July 3rd.

MORE THAN FORTY BANDS SIGN UP FOR DISS ‘GIG IN THE PARK’

Organisers of the first-ever Gig In The Park in Diss say tickets for the music festival have been selling well.

They’re also expecting an increase in interest for the inaugural event after announcing a long list of forty bands booked to appear over the three days.

The event in late July will feature two stages a special children’s play area food and crafts stalls…and a local talent contest.

Headline act on the Saturday evening will be The Blockheads the band behind the late Ian Dury…along with Doctor and the Medics on Sunday.

COMMUNITY GROUPS AWARDED GRANTS TOTALLING £50,000

Roydon village hall has received a £5,000 cash boost for much-needed drainage work, thanks to funding from South Norfolk’s Community Action Fund.

The hall was one of 14 successful community groups across the district to apply for funds for a project.

The Council’s Panel looked at a total of 28 applications for a share of the £50,000 in funds.

The largest payments also included £5,000 to Ditchingham Men’s Shed for an extension, while Alburgh parish council received over £4,000 towards a picnic site.

TV TRANSMITTER WORKS COMPLETE

Engineering work has taken place on the tv transmitter at Talconeston, which serves 40 thousand homes locally.

The work may affect watching programmes on Freeview and so viewers may now need to re-tune their sets to receive all channels.

LOCAL SPORT

Football… Norwich City look set to sign an Argentine under-21 international Emiliano Buendia.

The midfielder is currently with Spanish first division team, Getafe and will cost over a million pounds.

Leicester City are said to be leading other Premiership clubs in the chase for Norwich City’s James Maddison.

City are thought to want around £20 million for the midfielder.

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