LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 09/12/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 10 December, 2019
POWER CUT TO HUNDREDS OF HOMES
Hundreds of homes in the Eye and Scole area have been left without electricity, after a power cut earlier today.
It’s thought that a faulty overhead cable caused the loss of power to 660 homes and businesses in Eye, Dickleburgh, Scole and Fressingfield. Electricity was quickly restored to some homes, but nearly 250 remained without a supply for about three hours.
HIGH WINDS SWEEP ACROSS THE AREA
Meanwhile, strong winds have caused problems for some drivers in Norfolk, especially on back roads this morning.
A number of trees were brought down by the gales, including on the B15-27 Bungay Road at Hempnall. Equipment had to be brought in to remove the debris. The strong winds are forecast to return tomorrow mid-morning, lasting until early evening.
DEEP CLEAN GOES AHEAD IN LEISURE CENTRE
A complete deep clean has been carried out of shower rooms at a South Norfolk leisure centre.
The deep clean was carried out after traces of the Legionella bacteria were found In both the men’s and women’s showers at the Long Stratton centre. The shower rooms were closed as a health precaution following the discovery, but the rest of the recently-revamped centre has remained open.
LORRY BAN IN VILLAGE SET TO STAY
A ban on heavy lorries travelling through East Harling is set to be made permanent.
Restrictions on HGVs over 18 tonnes in the village look certain to be brought in, after a long-running campaign by the parish council and a one-year trial. Traffic flows were monitored during the trial, showing up to 300 heavy goods vehicles a day using the narrow country road through the village.
The ban will include the B1111 from the A11 slip-road….to the junction with the A1066 road to Diss at Garboldisham.
MAN FOUND DEAD IN RIVER IDENTIFIED
Police have confirmed the identity of a man, whose body was found in the River Waveney near Diss.
The man’s family have been informed, but no further details are being released until the opening of a formal inquest. The man, in his 30s, was pulled from the water near Riverside Place on Ling Road at Wortham. His death is regarded as unexplained, but not suspicious.
CITY LOSE AT HOME BUT TOWN BRING BACK A POINT
Norwich City continue to find it tough in the Premiership. They suffered another home defeat yesterday, losing 2-1 to another recently promoted team, Sheffield United, who came from behind to take all the points.
Ipswich Town picked up a point at League One top-five side Coventry, after an exciting match that ended 1-1. The two teams had also drawn in a cup tie the previous week. The Blues are now four points behind leaders Wycombe with a game in hand, having drawn their last three league games.
DISS CLOSE IN ON TOP THREE WITH HOME WIN
Harleston Town remain second in the Anglian combination premier, despite hammering visitors Bradenham 7-2. They have the same number of points as leaders Waveney, but have played more games. Scole United put up a fight at well-placed Norwich C.E.Y.M.S., but stay below mid-table, after finally losing 3-2.
In rugby, there was disappointment for Diss in their big home clash against second-placed Southwold. They went down 22 points to 12, but stay in fourth place.