LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 27/7/2018
Written by Mike Stewart on 27 July, 2018
END IN SIGHT FOR THE LONG DRY SPELL
Parts of Norfolk and west Suffolk have had their first rain for weeks along with thunderstorms, but any wet weather isn’t expected to reach the Waveney Valley area until later this evening.
Forecasters say that the biggest chance of thundery showers in this area will be overnight, but the rain’s not expected to be quite so heavy…..as elsewhere in the region.
Today’s top air-temperature locally was measured at about 31 degrees, although the ‘feels-like’ high was several degrees warmer….with the fairly high humidity.
WELCOME FOR COUNCIL’S MONEY MOVE ON TOILETS
Organisers of a petition to save the Mere’s Mouth toilets in Diss have welcomed a decision to keep the block open.
The organisers say they’re pleased with South Norfolk council’s move to pay for the building to be refurbished.
The town centre toilets were facing demolition at the end of September. Costly underpinning may still be necessary, but it’s uncertain if and when the underpinning will go ahead.
A South Norfolk spokesman says they now want Diss town council to also provide all-day opening of the toilets in the Corn Hall…..as well as a full tourist information service there.
AIR SHOW EXCITEMENT AT OLD BUCKENHAM
There’s excitement in the air this weekend….as the Old Buckenham air show returns for another year.
The show takes place at the Old Buckenham airfield on Saturday and Sunday, with nearly 30 aerial acts including tri and bi planes from both world wars.
The RAF returns for the first time in six years as it celebrates its centenary year…….and is bringing a Douglas Dakota….one of the world’s most successful military transport aircraft.
There are plenty of other attractions….. including a flight simulator and introductory flights with the local aero club.
PARK CLOSED OFF FOR THREE-DAY GIG
Meanwhile, back on the ground, Diss is preparing for its own first-ever three-day music event.
Gig in the Park will kick off this evening in the town’s Park, with non-stop music from around 40 groups and djs on two stages.
The event has been put together by a local company behind a similar successful festival in Halesworth.
Organisers are hoping it will prove a big boost to the town with a broad community appeal.
It’s a ticketed event and the Park will be fenced off for the weekend now until Monday morning.
Doctor & the Medics and The Blockheads are the headline acts, with a local talent show tonight.
CITY STRIKER LOOKS SET FOR SEASON OPENER
Football…and new Norwich City striker Jordan Rhodes should be fit for the start of the new season in a week’s time.
He limped out of a midweek pre-season friendly game, but a scan has revealed there’s no major damage.