LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 07/05/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 10 May, 2019
TRAVELLERS’ GROUP MOVE ON FROM PARK AT DISS
A group of travellers has moved off Diss park, after being threatened with legal action.
They’d been given notice to leave by Diss Town Council, after setting up close to a children’s play area and toilets. The travellers had moved on to the park with several trailers and other vehicles on Thursday last week, but they departed before the deadline this afternoon.
VILLAGERS BAND TOGETHER TO SAVE THEIR PUB
Villagers at Framsden are battling to save their former local pub.
They’re hoping to put in an offer to buy the old Doberman Inn, which closed over two years ago. Both a planning inspector and Mid Suffolk council have now rejected a plan to convert the building into a home.
About 300 people signed a petition to save the pub and villagers now hope to band together to open it as a community asset.
ANOTHER SUCCESS FOR BURSTON’S BIKERS AND BEER EVENT
It’s hoped around £8,000 has been raised this year from a charity event in Burston, held at the weekend.
Hundreds of people turned out for the third annual Beers, Bikes and Bands event, held at the Crown pub. They included bikers and motor-cycle enthusiasts from around the country and even parts of Europe.
The funds will go towards mental health support work for young people in the Diss area
WORK STARTS ON IMPROVING DANGER CROSSROADS
Construction work has started to improve a dangerous accident-blackspot on the A140.
A new roundabout is being built as part of a £4.5 million project to re-vamp the Hempnall crossroads at the junction with the B1527. Preparatory work is underway, with the main work due to begin later this month.
BIKER HURT IN ROAD COLLISION
A motorcyclist is said to have been seriously injured in a road accident near Dickleburgh.
The rider had to be taken to hospital after a collision with a car on the A140 yesterday afternoon. The main road was partly closed for over two hours, with the air ambulance attending.
CANARIES FANS TURN OUT TO CHEER THE TEAM ON PARADE
Norwich City fans have turned out in force to cheer the club’s players and staff yesterday, after their league title success in the Championship. It’s estimated that about 50,000 people lined the streets for a special promotion parade, after the Canaries secured the top-team spot with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa.
SKIPPER LEAVES HARLESTON AFTER TROPHY SUCCESS
Harleston Town captain Matt Howard has left the club. He led the team to a trophy in the Thurlow Nunn first division knockout competition and also to second place in the first division north this season, missing the title by just one point. He’s guided the team from its Anglian Combination days to almost two successive promotions.