LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 10/07/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 11 July, 2019
JOBS BOOST AS JOB RECRUITING STARTS FOR NEW FACTORY
There’s a major employment boost for the Waveney Valley with recruitment now underway for a major new poultry plant at Eye.
Cranswick expect to offer up to 900 jobs at the chicken processing factory, regarded as the most advanced in Europe. The £74 million project is on target to be in operation by next April, with building work expected to be completed by the end of this year.
The company has already begun looking to fill a wide range of specialist jobs, from management to IT.
MAN SETS UP HIS TENT ON THE TOWN’S PARK, AFTER LEGAL ACTION
A man, who was moved on from camping outside retirement bungalows in Diss, has now
pitched his tent on the town’s Park.
Legal action was taken by the Saffron Trust last week to force the man to move from grassland, next to the homes in Thomas Manning Road. The trust, who look after the bungalows, went to court, after the man, said to be in his 30s, had camped there for over a month.
It’s understood that Diss town council and police are in discussions, after the man’s move to the park.
BANHAM ABATTOIR GETS WINDING-UP ORDER
An abbatoir at Banham has been wound up in the High Court. The compulsory order follows a petition from the Food Standards Agency over a debt.
The company, Norfolk Meat Traders, based at Manor Farm abbatoir, had its licence suspended for two years in 2017 for the unauthorised slaughter of horses. The suspension was then overturned last summer.
NEW TRAINS SET TO GO INTO SERVICE SOON
Some of Greater Anglia’s new trains are expected to go into passenger service from next month.
The operator has received half of its electric-diesel units for regional services and three of ten new 12-car inter-city trains that will run through Diss between Norwich and London. The first inter-city trains will go into action in the autumn after testing and driver training.