LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 9/3/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 9 March, 2018
CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE DISS
A campaign has been launched to promote Diss as a tourist destination and as a good place to live.
The campaign called ‘Enjoy Diss More’ is aimed at raising the town’s profile as a hidden gem in Norfolk and at boosting a sense of pride locally.
Organisers also want to raise awareness of the town’s places to visit and best attractions and are asking local people to join in the campaign on a special website enjoydissmore.co.uk or facebook page.
The campaign is being run by the Diss Mercury and its Archant parent group and supported by the town’s main organisations.
CONCERN FOR GRADE II LISTED BUILDING
Concern has been raised about building plans which could put the Toll House in Botesdale at risk.
A letter to the Diss Express says the unusual Grade Two listed building at the entrance to the village is facing potential damage because of two building developments of 100 homes planned for nearby.
A main access road to one site is planned for directly across from the Toll House with another nearby having direct access to the B1113 which it’s said would also increase traffic.
It’s suggested a mini roundabout could be put in at Hall Lane to improve safety.
MUSEUM TO RE-OPEN
Diss Museum is to re-open for the summer tomorrow morning.
The official opening ceremony will be carried out by television antiques personality, Elisabeth Talbot….who is also a partner in the T.W.Gaze auction house in Diss.
The award-winning museum in Market Place charts the history of Diss and surrounding area…and is run by volunteers. The opening is set for 11am.
Football….and Ipswich Town look for a third win in a row when they meet Sheffield United at Portman Road tomorrow.
Victory could see Town move into a top ten position in the table.
Norwich City will look to end a run of draws and improve their place in the championship when they travel to Hull City.