LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 14/11/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 14 November, 2018
WORK STARTS TO RESTORE GAS SUPPLIES TO EYE
Gas engineers have begun the job of turning supplies back on for hundreds of homes and businesses in the Eye area.
A gas supply to about 11 hundred properties was cut two days ago when workmen damaged a high-pressure gas main on the industrial estate at Eye airfield.
Engineers have now completed repairs to the steel pipe, after working through last night and until this afternoon. Additional engineers and support staff were drafted in from around the country.
Final checks have been carried out and engineers have now started to visit every affected property to turn on the gas and check appliances. This will continue until late this evening, although no later than 11pm.
Residents have been urged to stay at home or provide access for the supply to be restored. People are reminded that the gas engineers will carry ID badges and these should be checked, before allowing anyone into their property.
Cadent, the suppliers, are warning people not to turn on the gas before
individual checks have been made.
Meanwhile, work is continuing to repair a gas main supplying properties on the industrial estate and this will have to be completed, before a supply to the estate can be restored.
POT-HOLE CLAIMS SHOOT UP IN SUFFOLK
The number of insurance pay-outs for pothole damage to cars has shot up in Suffolk. The number of claims from motorists this year, up to last month, were more than double the total for the whole of last year.
Suffolk Highways dealt with 1,265 claims and have paid out more than £67,000 in costs…with nearly 200 claims still to be resolved.
COMMUNITY CENTRE OPEN AGAIN AFTER FLOOD
A South Norfolk community centre has re-opened, three months after being badly flooded.
A burst water pipe caused severe damage to most of Banham community centre in August. The centre had to close leaving local clubs and organisations looking for somewhere to hold meetings and other events. Repairs and restoration work has cost over £60,000
FACE-LIFT FOR HISTORIC BUILDING IN DISS
A renovation project has been completed on an historic building in Diss.
Three months of work has ended on a face-lift for Weavers wine bar and restaurant, in the centre of the Heritage Triangle.
The building, which dates back to the 15th century, has been re-roofed and painted, with little change to its original look. It was originally a chapel, belonging to a society of weavers.
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