LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 21/11/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 22 November, 2019
FIRE CREWS FROM TWO COUNTIES TACKLE LARGE BLAZE
A large fire has broken out in a unit on the airfield industrial estate at Eye.
Around a dozen fire crews are said to have gone to the blaze in Liberator Way. It broke out earlier this afternoon on the first floor of the building. Crews from both Suffolk and Norfolk fire services are on the scene, including those at Diss and Harleston.
WORK TO RESTORE WALKWAY GETTING UNDERWAY
Work is starting on restoring part of an historic walkway in Diss.
The project will see the walkway on the Parish Fields green-field site, near the town centre, restored as a community asset. The move by the Parish Fields Friends action group follows an agreement between Diss and South Norfolk councils to use the publicly-owned land.
Volunteer teams have already started clearing the walkway on an area of formerly landscaped parkland, with a defined boundary belt of trees.
TOWN SKATEBOARD SET TO BE RE-OPENED
The skateboard park in Eye is to be re-opened.
Town councillors have agreed to open the skate park for use again, after being closed since August. The closure followed prolonged problems there with youngsters and complaints of anti-social behaviour.
The council is also looking to install fencing and CCTV at the site, next to the town’s Community Centre.
NEW SHOP TO BUCK THE TREND OF CLOSURES
A new fashion shop is set to open in Diss in a boost for business in the town centre.
A boutique and dress agency, selling second-hand sustainable clothing, plans to move into a building in Mere Street, currently used for offices. The planned opening comes after several recent closures of shops in the town centre.
RE-VAMP WORK ON PLAY AREA NEARLY COMPLETE
A date has been set for the re-opening of the play area at Diss Park.
The play area has been closed for about a month to carry out work on revamping the facility, including the installation of new equipment. The Mayor of Diss, Sonia Browne will open the area on Saturday, December 7th, on completion of the work, costing around £100,000.