LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 19/6/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 19 June, 2018
HOSPITAL RATED AS INADEQUATE
The Norfolk and Norwich hospital has been put back into special measures, after being rated as inadequate overall.
The Care Quality Commission has said that it’s concerned about systems and processes, as well as the hospital’s leadership.
It highlights the problem of what it says is a bullying culture at the trust, with staff fearing reprisals if they raise concerns or complaints.
It says the hospital needs to improve on providing effective and caring services as well as proving that its services are safe.
SOUTH NORFOLK WAITING TO HEAR FROM THE TOWN
South Norfolk council has hit out over the future of the Mere’s Mouth toilet block in Diss.
South Norfolk says it’s still waiting for Diss town council to fulfil its obligations over the toilets and announce its plans for the site.
South Norfolk cabinet member Kay Mason Billig says that there has been no recent change in the situation, despite a little recent confusion.
She says the town council is obliged to take on responsibility for the building, after accepting a grant of £400,000 from the district for the Heritage Triangle project.
The agreement also included the town council providing a tourist information service and making the Corn Hall toilets available every day to the public.
The town council is due to meet tomorrow evening when the toilets situation will come up for discussion.
DOG WALKING SCHEME TO START ON SUNDAY
A dog walking scheme has been set up in a South Norfolk village where a pensioner was stabbed to death.
The first walk, organised by police and villagers at East Harling, is due to take place on Sunday.
It’s hoped that future “buddy” walks will be arranged through social media and other means…..
It’s also planned to place a commemorative bench on the heath near East Harling, where 83 year old Peter Wrighton was killed while out with his two dogs last year.
AIRPORT EXPANSION STILL ON HOLD
A second consultation is to take place on increasing Stansted airport’s capacity to over 40 million passengers a year.
The local council there says it wants more information on noise, air quality and access to the site before allowing the changes.
MADDISON MAKES BIG MONEY MOVE
Norwich City midfielder James Maddison has made a big-money move from Carrow Road.
He’s passed a medical, after Norwich City agreed to accept a bid of £20 million from Leicester for the 21 year-old.