LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 20/8/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 21 August, 2018
FEWER CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS IN NORFOLK
There’s been a big drop in the number of civil partnerships in Norfolk.
The fall comes after same-sex marriage was made legal four years ago. Since then, there have been just 70 civil partnerships in the county, compared to over 350 in the previous four years.
OLD POST OFFICE BUILDING MAY BECOME A FAMILY HOME
Harleston’s former Post Office building may be turned into a private home.
Plans have been submitted to restore the Grade 2 listed building on Old Market Place.
The Old Post Office building is also thought to have been a bank at one time. More recently, the building had been occupied by a cafe, art gallery and offices, but it’s been empty for some years.
CHURCH WANTS TO MOVE GRAVES FROM OLD CHURCHYARD
An application has been made to transfer graves from a disused churchyard in Diss to allow building on the site.
Diss Baptist Church wants to remove the remains from land at a former church in Croft Lane. Plans to build a bungalow and garage on the land have been submitted by the church.
It says it will pay any costs if relatives want to arrange for the removal of any memorial.
ANTIQUES CENTRE CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS IN OPERATION
Harleston’s antique and vintage centre is celebrating its first successful five years in operation.
The centre started in the town’s former Victorian corn exchange as Cornucopia and it now has a wide range of over 30 shops and galleries. Many of the traders have been there since the start.
The centre is also used for a variety of events, including parties, games evenings and other celebrations.
ROADS TO CLOSE IN DISS TOWN CENTRE
A busy road in Diss is being closed to motorists for most of the week.
Frenze Hall Road will be closed for four days from his morning to allow workmen to connect water mains to a nearby housing development. New pipes are being laid and maintenance work carried out.
And another street in Diss town centre will be closed from next week. Mere Street will be closed for at least eight evenings, starting from August 28th, for drainage works.
TOWN BATTLE FOR A POINT WITH JUST 10 MEN
Ipswich Town picked up a home point against promotion hopefuls Aston Villa in a 1-1 draw at the weekend. It was a battling performance from Town who had to cope with playing with just 10 men for nearly an hour of the game.
Norwich City are still looking for their first win of the season, after losing 2-1 at Sheffield United who scored a late goal to secure the victory.Cit had gone close on several earlier occasions to take the lead.
BAD LOSS FOR DISS TOWN
Diss Town struggled away at Fakenham Town, losing 4-0. It was a comfortable victory for the home side….with Diss putting in a disappointing display, despite two recent home wins.