LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 6/7/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 6 July, 2018
300 HARLESTON PUPILS SURVEYED ABOUT LOCAL RECREATION FACILITIES
A survey’s been carried out of over 300 high-school pupils in Harleston to find out their views on improving the town’s recreation facilities.
The survey was conducted at Archbishop Sancroft high school by its leadership team to ask the youngsters for their ideas to help the town council’s future plans.
The town council will be discussing the suggestions next week, including a skatepark and more activities in the youth centre. Anti-social behaviour at the centre was also raised.
SINGLE OBJECTION TO PLANNED A140 RESTAURANT AND PETROL STATION
A villager at Scole has written to Mid Suffolk council raising questions about plans to build a petrol station and restaurant site on the A140.
It’s the only comment objecting to the development on a busy roundabout at the junction with the A143.
Roy Philpott, who lives near the development site, says the extra traffic on an already congested roundabout will almost negate the benefit of the bypass.
He’s also concerned about added waste and litter, which will have to be cleared by volunteers, and the lack of safe pathways.
He adds that the development destroys the rural approach to the county which sends the wrong message to attract valuable tourism and the possibility of even further development being approved nearby as well.
PROGRAMME AIMS TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF WOMAN AND GIRLS IN THE COUNTY
A new project has been launched with the aim of improving the lives of woman and girls in Norfolk.
The county’s Community Foundation has started the Norfolk Women and Girls programme to raise funds and enable action for change.
It’s hoped to bring more empowerment and opportunities to women 100 years on from when they were given the vote.
The foundation has brought a group of 200 women together to address the issues involved and help raise an initial target of £500,000.
Some government funds have been provided, but the foundation is also hoping to hear from companies and individuals willing to help.
CRACKING START FOR RE-OPENED PETROL STATION
A new store in Harleston has got off to a great start.
Business has been so brisk that the owners of the shop at the newly re-built Harleston service station are now looking to take on more staff.
The business re-opened recently after being closed for three months to build the new petrol station and larger shop premises at a cost of over a million pounds.
AREA PUPILS LEARN ABOUT WATER SAFETY
Hundreds of school children from the Diss area have been given a lesson in water safety, as part of the Royal Lifesaving Society’s drowning prevention week.
The children have taken part in fun educational sessions, run by South Norfolk Council’s experienced Swim Teachers, at Diss Leisure Centre.
Sessions covered vital survival and lifesaving skills, at an ideal time before the summer holidays.
NATURE DAY AT LOCAL SCHOOL
It’s back to nature for children at Pulham Primary school tomorrow.
The school is holding a nature day with a nature trail and a host of other fun activities for the family and stalls. The event starts at 10 o clock.