LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 03/12/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 5 December, 2019
CADETS COME OUT AGAINST HOMES ON PARADE GROUND LAND
There have been strong objections to plans from supporters of Harleston’s Army Cadets force to build homes on a site in the town centre.
They say that the proposal for 40 new homes on the former railway station site will cut right through the force’s parade ground. Both the county’s Armed Forces Commissioner and the Cadet forces’s executive officer say the plan would badly affect the thriving local group.
They have told planners, in written objections, that it would be detrimental to a valuable youth resource in the area for future generations and would be contrary to local planning policy.
POLICE START DRINK AND DRUG DRIVE CAMPAIGN
This year’s Christmas drink and drug driving campaign has been launched by police in Norfolk and Suffolk.
The annual initiative will run until New Year’s Day, with police officers carrying out roadside checks both day and night, including early morning stops. The two county forces are also encouraging the public to provide information about potential offenders, so they can take action to prevent possible accidents.
For the first time, an online portal has been set up to allow people to report matters of concern, directly to the two forces’ Roads teams.
NO ROOF CHECKS FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS
Safety checks on roofs at schools around Norfolk will not involve any in this area.
The checks are being carried out at over 50 schools in the county, following the collapse of a flat roof at a school in Essex. It’s thought the problem has been caused by reinforced concrete planks, used for about 30 years up to the 1980s.
The nearest schools affected are Brooke church of England primary and Newton Flotman church of England primary.
DISS BID TO REACH THE CUP QUARTER-FINALS
Diss Town play at home tonight in the Norfolk Senior Cup. They meet Anglian Combination side Mundford in the third round of the competition.