LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 15/6/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 17 June, 2018
MP URGES COUNCIL TO ‘SORT IT OUT’
South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon says that Diss town council should face up to its responsibilities over the Mere’s Mouth toilets.
The MP, speaking on Park Radio, has urged the council to “just get on with it” and to sort out the situation regarding the town-centre toilet block.
South Norfolk council is now planning to demolish the building, after structural surveys found that it needs costly underpinning.
Town councillors have decided against taking over the toilets – in spite of an offer of £80,000 for refurbishment by South Norfolk and a petition to keep them open.
POLICE IN MISSING PERSON INQUIRY AFTER FIRE
A police investigation into a large fire in Halesworth town centre this week may now be connected to a missing person inquiry.
Suffolk police are appealing for help in tracing 31 year old Steven Wilson, whose car has been found abandoned in Holton.
Mr Wilson, from Halesworth, was last seen in the town on Monday afternoon, the same day as the fire.
Police say they’re extremely concerned for his welfare.
ONE IN SEVEN HAS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE IN NORFOLK
One in seven people in Norfolk are said to be living with anxiety or depression.
A survey has shown that 14 per cent of patients registered at surgeries in the county are suffering from at least one mental health condition.
This is slightly higher than the national average and shows an increase of nearly 15 per cent since 2015.
TRAIN SERVICES BACK TO NORMAL NEXT WEEK
Train services between Diss, Norwich, Ipswich and London should be back to normal from Monday.
Greater Anglia say repairs to a significant track fault near Liverpool Street station should be completed by then, allowing them to run a normal weekday service next week.
A normal Saturday service is also expected tomorrow, following days of disruption and cancellations this week.
TOWN CENTRE SHOP MOVES TO ROYDON
A long-established shop in Diss is moving out of the town centre.
Diss Antiques is leaving its premises after more than 45 years in the Market Place.
The business was started by the current owner’s father and will move to Roydon at the end of July.
VINTAGE FAIR RETURNS TO HARLESTON
Harleston’s antiques and vintage fair is set to return to the town this weekend.
Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the event on Sunday; the fifth time it’s taken place.
Organisers say that more than 60 antiques stalls will be set up in The Thoroughfare…selling a wide range of goods from furniture to clothes and collectables.
There’ll also be food and entertainment on hand…and some town centre streets will be closed.
NORWICH AND IPSWICH CUP OPPONENTS
Norwich and Ipswich have both drawn League Two opponents in the first round of the Carabao Cup. City will be at home to Stevenage, while Town will travel to Exeter.
The games take place in the week of August 13th.