LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 22/11/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 22 November, 2019
HOPE FOR THE LAST HOSPITAL BEDS TO BE RETAINED
It looks like the few remaining NHS hospital beds in Eye will be retained in the future.
An assurance has come from the local NHS foundation trust, after a public meeting called by the Hartismere Hospital League of Friends. League members have been concerned about the loss of the community beds, at Hartismere Place care home, used mainly for the rehabilitation of hospital patients.
The trust says they’re aware of the concerns, but are committed to keeping the five beds and the current contract with Care UK at the home.
WARNING ON BOGUS SALESMEN
A warning’s gone out about bogus salesmen operating in South Norfolk.
Two men are reported to have been going door-to-door in the Dickleburgh area earlier this week, offering a roof cleaning service. Norfolk Trading Standards is urging people not to deal with any cold-callers offering services.
PARISH COUNCIL RAISES DOUBTS ON HOMES PLAN AT STATION SITE
Harleston Town Council has raised a series of concerns about plans to build homes on the site of the town’s former railway station.
The council is in favour of the scheme in principle, but lists problems concerning the density of the 40 homes, flooding, parking provision and maintenance of the listed station building. The town’s Army Cadets force is also concerned that it could lose some of its parade ground on the site, off Station Hill.
XMAS PARKING BOOST FOR SHOPPERS
Free stays are again being offered in some Diss and Harleston car parks, in the run-up to Christmas.
There will be no charges on the three Saturdays before Christmas at South Norfolk council’s eight car parks in Diss and two in Harleston. It’s a repeat of last year’s offer from the council in a bid to encourage seasonal shopping in the market towns.
The Swan Lane car park in Long Stratton and car parks in Wymondham are also included in the free offer.
CITY LOOK TO CLIMB FROM BOTTOM, AS TOWN EYE THE TOP AGAIN
Norwich City need to get their season back on track tomorrow, when they visit Everton, currently in 15th place. City, now bottom of the Premiership table, have picked up just one point in their last five games.
In League One, Ipswich are at home against other promotion contenders, Blackpool.
The visitors are now 5th in the table, with Town eying a return to the top of the table from second.
DISS CHANCE TO CLIMB TABLE, AS TOP TWO MEET IN THE COMBINATION
Diss Town will hope to put their unlucky midweek cup defeat against Thurlow Nunn first division north leaders, Mulbarton behind them tomorrow. They meet Kings Lynn Town reserves at Brewers Green Lane. The visitors are second from bottom and conceded seven goals in their last match.
In the Anglian Combination Premier, the top two clash with leaders Harleston Town travelling to second-placed Waveney. Town need at least a point as the home side are only three points behind, with three games in hand. Scole United take on the challenge of third-placed Mundford in their home match.
TOP THREE OPPORTUNITY FOR DISS FIRSTS
Diss rugby firsts are at home to mid-table Holt in a London North 2 match, with a chance to climb back into the top three. The Saracens travel to Norwich Medics.