LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 22/11/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 22 November, 2018
COUNCIL TO FIGHT AGAINST PLANS FOR NEW HOMES
Councillors in Eye say that they’ll continue to fight against plans to build 126 new homes on the outskirts of the town.
Plans for the development on 14 acres of land between Tuffs Road and Maple Way have been re-submitted to Mid Suffolk council. The town council say they strongly object to the plans, because the site is outside the existing settlement boundary and because of likely traffic problems.
They’re also concerned about the impact on schools and surgeries, with another 300 houses already approved for building locally. The developers say the plans would provide significant benefits to the town.
‘TAKEOVER’ OF COUNTY FIRE SERVICE IS PUT ON HOLD
Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner Lorne Green has put on hold his plan to take over the running of the county’s fire service.
He’s made the decision not to take on control of the fire service from the county council, despite receiving overall backing for the idea in a public consultation.
Mr Green says that the council’s continued opposition meant that now was not the right time to go ahead with the plan, but he will keep it under review. The county council insists that it has a collaborative relationship with the fire service.
SECURITY STEPPED UP ON TRAINS
Greater Anglian is spending more on improving safety and security on its trains.
The railway company has taken on an extra 18 security personnel from the Land Sherriffs group. The focus will be to control and prevent anti-social behaviour on trains, which can cause problems for passengers and delays to journeys.
The main locations will include Norwich and London Liverpool Street, as well as some trains on the main line between the two cities.
LOCAL SCHOOLBOY WINS LEAD PART
A schoolboy from Dickleburgh has been selected for a lead role in a theatre production in Norwich next month.
He’s 12 year old Korben White, a student at Archbishop Sancroft high school, who’s been chosen for the lead child part in a Threshold Theatre production of “Elf The Musical” at Norwich Playhouse. It’s running from December 12th to the 22nd.