LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 16/11/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 16 November, 2018
POLICE SEARCH FOR SHOPLIFTERS
A police search is continuing, after goods worth £2,000 were stolen from shops in Diss town centre.
Two shoplifters escaped with beauty products and slimming pills from the Boots and Holland & Barrett shops in Mere Street. Anyone with information about the incident on Thursday, November 8th, should call 101.
COUNCIL TAX RISES LOOK LIKELY FOR SUFFOLK
It’s been revealed that people in Suffolk are facing more council tax rises in the next three years.
Suffolk county council is also looking at making further cutbacks in services next year in a bid to save nearly £3 million.
A first draft of next year’s budget proposals suggests less spending on winter gritting, rural bus services, street lighting, and trading standards. The authority is considering an increase in council tax next year of about three per cent, with a further one per cent increase for adult social care.
POLICE END INQUIRY INTO SHOP KNIFE ROBBERY
Police have dropped an investigation into an armed robbery at a shop in Hopton, near Diss.
They’ve been unable to find a suspect, despite a full two-month inquiry with a review of CCTV, forensic and other evidence. They launched an appeal for information, after a member of staff was threatened with a knife at the shop in Thelnetham Road.
No one was hurt in the incident in mid-September, but the robber escaped with cash.
PRAISE FOR GAS CUSTOMERS IN EYE AS WORK ENDS
There’s been praise for the local community in Eye, following this week’s major loss of gas supplies to about a thousand homes and businesses.
Cadent’s incident manager, Kate Jones, who oversaw the operation to restore supplies, has thanked local people, affected by the cut-off, for their patience and understanding.
She’s also commended local authorities, services and voluntary organisations for their assistance, as well as the efforts of the engineers and support staff, who worked around the clock to restore the gas.
Meanwhile, Cadent say that they have now completed their work to restore the gas and the special emergency centre has also now been closed at Eye community centre.
Anyone still waiting to be re-connected, should telephone: 0345 835 1111.
IT’S CUP DAY FOR WAVENEY VALLEY RIVALS
Football…and Diss and Harleston take a break from league action for a Norfolk Senior Cup tie tomorrow.
The two teams meet at Harleston for the second time in a few weeks, following Harleston’s win at Diss in the league in October.
Harleston look to continue their good form this season, while Diss will be hoping to get back to winning ways after three straight defeats. Kick off is at 1.30
Meanwhile, Norwich City defender Grant Hanley has signed a new deal with the club. The new contract runs until 2023.