LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 21/02/2020
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 21 February, 2020
MERE TOILETS SAGA COULD END SOON
A major refurbishment of the public toilets near the Mere in Diss could finally be close.
Work on the project could start shortly, after South Norfolk council put the job out to tender. Diss town council is now expected to take over the maintenance and cleaning of the building within the next six months, after the work is completed.
WINDS RETURN FOR THE WEEKEND
More stormy weather is expected over the next few days, the third weekend in a row that strong winds have affected the area.
Gusts of upto 50 miles an hour are expected tomorrow, with the winds strongest in the morning. After a quieter Sunday, the winds are due to return on Monday, with gusts of around 40 miles an hour.
DAY CARE CENTRE DUE TO RE-OPEN
A day care centre for the elderly in Diss looks set to re-open.
The Denny centre is to be re-opened on March 10th by the not-for-profit company, Empanda Care and Support, about two years after it was closed. The centre, in Thomas Manning Road, was previously run by Age UK.
TOUGH ONE FOR CITY AS TOWN BID FOR TOP SIX
Norwich City face a tough away match against Wolves on Sunday afternoon as they battle to climb off the bottom of the Premiership. They’re now seven points from safety and have won only once in 13 league games.
Ipswich Town will be looking for points to take them back into the top six in League One tomorrow. They’re at home to Oxford United, just a few places below them in the table, but will be without injured striker James Norwood.
TEST FOR DISS AS THEY LOOK TO CLIMB
New Diss Town manager Steve Eastaugh will be hoping his team can return to better form tomorrow, after a run that’s seen them drop down to ninth in the Thurlow Nunn first division north table. The Tangerines are away at Sheringham, who climbed above them last week into seventh spot.
Harleston Town need points to keep up with the top two in the Anglian Combination premier division. They face an away match against nearby Beccles, currently in mid-table.
Scole United are at home in a league game against Bradenham, the team they knocked out of the Mummery Cup on penalties a week ago.
In rugby, Diss firsts are back in action in London 2 North East division, away against South Woodham Ferrers, while Saracens stay at home for their match against Hadleigh.