LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 12/03/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 12 March, 2019
COUNCILLORS TO DECIDE ON A PLAN FOR THE FUTURE OF EYE
Town councillors in Eye meet tonight to approve a draft neighbourhood plan for the area.
The plan’s been drawn up by the council, after consulting local people on a vision for the future of the town. It’s intended to ensure that people in Eye have a say in shaping the town’s development and growth over the next 10 to 20 years.
The plan will give them a chance to decide where new homes, shops, and offices can be built in the community. If necessary, a local referendum is likely to be held in the autumn to give final approval to the proposals.
FASTER TRAINS WON’T STOP AT DISS STATION
A new train service, travelling between Norwich and London in just 90 minutes, will not be stopping at Diss.
The four faster trains a day, from May 20th, will speed past Diss, with Ipswich the only stop on the way, cutting the journey time between the two cities by at least 12 minutes.
However, extra services for Diss will be introduced in the summer, when Greater Anglia’s brand-new trains also come into use. Some Sunday services will be faster.
KNIFE CRIME FEARS DISCUSSED AT MEETING WITH POLICE CHIEFS
Norfolk’s Chief Constable Simon Bailey and the county’s police commissioner, Lorne Green have been in Diss to hear views and concerns about crime.
The two hosted a public meeting last night to discuss policing in the area. Among matters discussed were a recent fracas, involving a large group of youths, in Diss town centre and fears of possible knife crime.
STORM GARETH DUE TO ARRIVE OVERNIGHT
The strongest winds of the current stormy weather are expected tonight and tomorrow morning.
Storm Gareth is due to arrive in the Waveney Valley this evening, with gales gusting up to 60 miles an hour and heavy rain at times.
POLICE APPEAL AFTER VILLAGE BURGLARY
Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary that took place at Hoxne.
The incident happened on Saturday afternoon or early evening when a property in Goldbrook was entered through an unlocked door. A handbag was removed but was later found on a roadside two miles away. A small amount of cash was missing.
BIG CUP NIGHT FOR HARLESTON
It’s a big night tonight for Harleston Town in the semi-finals of the Thurlow Nunn first division cup. Town, leaders in the north division, are away against the top team in the south division, Hashtag United.
In the Championship, Ipswich Town are also back in action tonight. They travel to Bristol City, who are just outside the top six.