LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 19/02/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 20 February, 2019
SOUTH NORFOLK’S STRATEGY PLAN TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT
South Norfolk council is working on setting up an environmental strategy for the future.
It’s working with Broadland council on a joint approach to protect the natural environment in the two areas. The move was announced after climate change protestors attended a meeting of the council, a week or so after disrupting a Norfolk county council meeting.
The activists asked for the council to join other authorities in declaring a climate emergency, but they were told by the council that this was not the right time for such a move.
LONG WAITS CONTINUE FOR A&E PATIENTS
Patients are continuing to wait for hours to be seen at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital’s emergency department.
Figures for January show that just 60 per cent of patients were admitted, transferred or discharged within a four-hour period. That’s the lowest number in the last five years and well below the national target figure.
People are advised to only attend A and E in an emergency.
DATE FIXED FOR BIG AIR SHOW THIS YEAR
The date’s been set for this year’s popular Old Buckenham airshow. The two-day 2019 show will take place on the weekend of July 27th and 28th.
Organisers are planning a full programme of events….including a visit to the show of a rare icon in the sky, a Sea Fury, which was developed during the second World War. The airshow will also coincide with this year’s Norfolk Day celebration on the 27th.
LATEST ROADWORKS CAUSE MORE DELAYS ON MAIN ROAD
More delays for motorists have been caused by the latest set of roadworks being carried out on the main road through Diss town centre.
There have been hold-ups on the A1066 at Victoria Road with the work due to continue until tomorrow, as well as on Stanley Road, which is due to last until March 3rd. There’s also work on repairing the road at Denmark Hill.