LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 10/12/2018
Written by Mike Stewart on 16 December, 2018
CHARGING POINTS GO INTO CAR PARKS SOON
It’s been confirmed that electric charging points are to be installed at public car parks in South Norfolk early in the New Year.
It’s now planned that 20 charging stations will be in place by February in the car parks at Weavers Court, Diss; Bullock Fair in Harleston; and Swan Lane at Long Stratton.
FUNERAL SET FOR TOWN’S MAYOR
The funeral date has been announced for the Mayor of Eye, Mick Robins, who died last week. It will take place at the West Suffolk Crematorium on Wednesday, December 19th.
Mr Robins had been unable to carry out his duties recently because of poor health.
CHANGE OF USE FOR MORTUARY APPROVED
Plans to convert offices into a funeral parlour in Harleston town centre have been approved.
The Susan Whymark funeral service wants to move to the building in London Road as their current building is too small to include a mortuary. There were several objections to the plan.
MAN DIES AFTER CAR HITS A TREE
A man in his 20s has died after his car crashed into a tree at Hedenham.
The accident happened on the B1132 Norwich Road near Woodton. Police are appealing for witnesses of the accident yesterday.
25TH BIRTHDAY FOR HARLESTON FIRM THAT KEEPS GROWING
A family business in Harleston is marking its 25th anniversary. Hamiltons Removals has seen years of steady growth, after starting up in a warehouse in Braiseworth with five staff, in 1992.
It now has larger premises in Harleston and Aldeby, a team of over 50 employees…and an annual turnover of more than £4 million.
TRAIN SERVICES TO BE DISRUPTED OVER HOLIDAY PERIOD
Train services between Norwich, Diss and London will be disrupted over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, because of upgrade work.
The main line will be affected from Sunday the 23rd for 10 days until Tuesday January 1st.
CANARIES STAY ON TOP
Norwich City stay top of the Championship after a goal in injury time brought a 3-2 home win over Bolton. Ipswich Town suffered another loss, going down 2-0 at Stoke City……with a seven-point gap still at the bottom.
Locally, a surprise defeat for league leaders Harleston Town, losing 3-1 at mid-table Ipswich Wanderers. Town’s lead at the top is now down to nine points, having played one game more than second placed Mulbarton. Diss lost at Norwich CBS 2-1 on Friday.
In rugby, Diss disappointed by failing to record their first win of the season, losing 36 points to 8 at home to Ruislip.