LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 27/03/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 1 April, 2019
TWO MEN DUE IN COURT AFTER HUGE CANNABIS PLANT FIND
Two men are due to appear in court after police found cannabis, said to be worth a million pounds, at Redgrave.
More than 800 cannabis plants and a large amount of equipment were discovered at premises on Redgrave business centre. 34-year-old Eglant Selenica and 29-year-old Daniel Muhaj, both of Redgrave, have been charged with producing cannabis.
NEW PLANS FOR BY-PASS PROPOSAL SUBMITTED
Revised plans have been submitted for the proposed Long Stratton by-pass.
The changes to the £31 million project have been sent to local and parish councils for consultation. The road will run on the east side of Long Stratton from Church Lane, re-joining the A140 further south near Wood Lane.
It’s estimated that the new road will remove around 75 per cent of traffic through Long Stratton at peak times; that’s about 13,000 vehicles a day.
WEEKEND MEETING PLANNED OVER HOSPITAL CLOSURE
A public meeting is to be held this weekend over the potential closure of All Hallows hospital at Ditchingham.
Campaigners fighting to save the hospital and a nursing home at Bungay from closing have planned the meeting at Ditchingham village hall on Saturday evening. A petition against the closure has now gone well past its initial target figure of 5,000 signatures.
FUNDING BOOST FOR SOUTH NORFOLK ON SHOW
One of the biggest events in South Norfolk has been given a cash boost. The Arts Council has agreed to give £12,000 in funding to the South Norfolk On Show.
The grant will be used to increase the range and quality of entertainment at this year’s show in June and for the next two years.
SURVEY SHOWS SUPPORT FOR THE HERITAGE TRIANGLE PROJECT
A public survey has shown strong support for the recently-completed Heritage Triangle project in Diss.
The survey’s shown that over 80 per cent believe that the street works had made the heritage area a better place to visit. It also shows that 88 per cent of those questioned feel that the Corn Hall is a great asset for the town, with local people and visitors now going there more regularly.
TWO CITY PLAYERS GET AWARD NOMINATIONS
Two Norwich City players have been nominated in this season’s E.F.L awards.
Striker Teemu Pukki is one of three named for the Championship Player of the Year award, after scoring 24 goals so far this season, while defender Max Aarons is in line to be the Young Player of the Year. The winners will be announced next month.