LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 06/06/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 7 June, 2019
WARNING FROM FOODBANK AS SUPPLIES DWINDLE
There’s a warning from Waveney Foodbank that it could soon run out of food supplies.
The foodbank, which covers towns and villages in South Norfolk and on the Suffolk border, has made an emergency appeal for food donations. It says that an increasing number of referrals for help with food is depleting the usual stockpile of supplies.
They’ve now fallen to less than half the usual amount held in reserve, and the foodbank could run out by the end of the summer, unless there’s a major increase in donated food.
COMMUNITY AWARDS ATTRACTS OVER SEVENTY NOMINATIONS
A total of more than 70 nominations were received for this year’s South Norfolk community awards.
South Norfolk council chairman Graham Minshull says the standard of the 2019 nominations was ‘exceptional’, making it a difficult job for the judges to draw up a short-list. He’s also paid tribute to the strong community spirit in the area, which is making a positive difference locally.
ROADWORKS EXPECTED TO CAUSE MORE DELAYS ON MAIN ROAD
More roadworks are planned on the busy main road through Diss in the next few weeks.
Delays are likely from Monday with temporary lights controlling traffic in Victoria Road. Further work by Anglian Water is planned for the last week in June near Sawmills Road and again in early August, near Vinces Road.
FUNDING MEANS MORE SERVICES FOR THE HOMELESS
A housing group in Diss is looking to expand its services for the homeless.
Solo Housing has been awarded grant funding totalling over £16,000 and is now looking at how to best use the cash. The group, based in Victoria Road, already provides about a dozen beds for the homeless, but says it gets up to 25 applications a month for accomodation.