LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 01/10/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 2 October, 2019
NO DECISION ON OPENING THE SKATE PARK YET
The skateboard park in Eye is to remain closed.
An initial clean-up operation was carried out at the weekend, but it’s now been decided that more work is needed to bring it up to standard. It’s hoped to complete the cleaning this coming Saturday, so the skate park will continue to stay closed for the time being.
Environment councillors will discuss the situation at a meeting this evening. The park, next to the Community Centre, has been out-of-use for several weeks, after complaints of anti-social behaviour on the site.
DISS WOMAN BACK AT HOME FROM HOSPITAL AFTER MAJOR OPERATION
A Diss woman is recovering at home, after major surgery to remove a brain tumour.
49 year old Samantha Last was released from hospital at the weekend, a few days after the six-hour operation at Addenbrookes. Surgeons say that they were able to remove 90 per cent of the tumour.
Mrs Last told followers in a tearful video on her beauty-tips channel on You Tube that the cancer was terminal, but the operation is now expected to prolong her life.
FUNDS SET TO TAKE BYPASS PLAN NEARER START
New funds have been awarded by the Government to help plans for the Long Stratton bypass to move forward.
The bypass on the A140 is one of the schemes included in a funding handout of £100 million yesterday. The £500,000 allocated to the project will be used to prepare a detailed business case for the new road.
Work on building the road is due to start in 2022, at a cost of £29 million, which has still to be agreed by the Department of Transport.
POLICE PATROLS WATCH FOR BAD BEHAVIOUR
Police are continuing to take action against possible anti-social behaviour in Diss.
They’ve confirmed that a car was seized and a driver warned after a recent undercover operation in the town centre. A car was spotted being driven inappropriately and it was found that the driver had received an earlier section 59 warning, only six months ago.
Police patrols by officers in plain clothes are being carried out, following reports of bad behaviour in Diss Park, near the Mere, and in supermarket car parks.