LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 29/12/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 1 December, 2019
COUNCIL TO DISCUSS CLOSURE OF VILLAGE POST OFFICE
Hoxne parish council is to discuss the future of the village’s post office at its meeting next month.
It’s been announced that the post office is set to close down at the end of December. The business in Low Road was only re-opened under the current owners about a year ago,
The tearooms in the same building have already closed and stock in the shop is being sold off.
AMBULANCE TRUST STARTS INQUIRY INTO BULLYING CLAIMS
The East Anglian ambulance trust has confirmed that it’s started an inquiry into claims about the bullying of staff.
The inquiry follows allegations of some staff suffering from mental health issues. The trust says it’s taking all allegations seriously, with problems caused by increased pressure at work
CHURCH BOUGHT FOR USE AS COMMUNITY CENTRE
A former Methodist church has been bought by a South Norfolk council for use as a community meeting place.
The building in Long Stratton was due to be sold, because of falling attendances, but the town council has now stepped in and their offer to buy the property has been accepted.
Around ten community groups have been using the church in Manor Road on a weekly basis for meetings and events.
NEW OWNERS SOUGHT FOR FARM CAFE
A farm cafe has been put up for sale at Harleston.
The Broken Egg cafe was opened about three years ago at Hill Farm, on Redenhall Road. It was seen as an extension to the business as a free-range chicken farm, selling eggs and local produce. It’s hoped the new cafe owners will expand the business.
CITY LOOKING TO OUTGUN ARSENAL
Norwich City and Ipswich Town both play on Sunday this weekend. City will hope for more Premiership points after last week’s away victory, when they take on managerless Arsenal at Carrow Road. Town are away at Coventry as they bid for a place in the third round draw….and the chance of a game against Premiership opposition.
HARLESTON HOPING FOR CUP PROGRESS
Diss Town are without a game this weekend, but Harleston Town have a home tie against tough opposition in the third round of the Norfolk Senior Cup. They meet Thurlow Nunn first division north side, Fakenham. Scole United are at home to the side just below them in the Anglian Combination premier division, Wroxham reserves.
In rugby, Diss will hope to follow up last week’s league win in their cup match at home. They take on Southwold in the Norfolk Intermediate Cup. The Saracens are also at home against Holt seconds.