LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 23/11/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 23 November, 2018
THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN NORFOLK WITH DIABETES HITS A NEW HIGH
The number of people with diabetes in the Norfolk and Waveney health area has gone over 50,000.
It’s the first time that the figure has climbed so high, with a warning that it could be much more. The Diabetes UK charity points out that there is a high prevalence of the disease in Norfolk.
There’s an increasing number of children being treated for type 2 diabetes, because of poor diet. The total of people registered with diabetes in the county is 52,560, with 10,630 registered in South Norfolk.
NEW CONDITIONS SET BY COUNCIL FOR MUSIC EVENT
The Gig In The Park music event in Diss looks set to be held again next year.
Event organisers have had talks with Diss town councillors and have agreed that changes will be made for next summer. They’ve accepted that noise levels need to be controlled and there will be earlier finishes on both the Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Over 3,000 people attended the event, but it was badly affected by the weather and there was criticism from some local people. The council has now agreed that the event can be repeated next year, subject to new conditions.
PULHAM CHURCH GETS GRANT FOR MAJOR ROOF REPAIRS
Grants of more than £60,000 are being given to churches in Norfolk to fund much-needed repairs.
Several churches in South Norfolk are included in the list of 16 grants from the county’s Churches Trust. The largest amount of £10,000 is going to St Mary the Virgin at Pulham to help cover the cost of around £100,000 to repair the roof and timbers.
POLICE WARNING ABOUT FAKE SCOTTISH BANK NOTES
There’s a warning from Norfolk police about fake Scottish bank notes being used to try to buy goods in shops.
It’s said the counterfeit £50 notes are being handed over to buy low value items. Shop owners and businesses are urged to be on their guard.
PUPILS PERFORM PLAY ABOUT DEMENTIA
Pupils at Diss high school have come up with a unique idea to raise awareness about dementia. The pupils wrote a play about the problems of dealing with dementia…and have been performing it at morning assemblies at their school.
It’s part of a Dementia Youth Awareness project, now being rolled out across South Norfolk and it’s hoped other high schools locally will join in. It’s estimated that over 16 thousand people have dementia in Norfolk.
LAMBERT LOOKING FOR HIS FIRST WIN
Football….and Ipswich Town are in action tonight as they look for their first win under Paul Lambert.
They take on promotion hopefuls West Bromwich Albion at Portman Road, after two draws since the new manager came in.
Norwich City travel to Wales to take on eighth-placed Swansea tomorrow, hoping to keep hold of their placeas league leaders.
HARLESTON HOPE TO EXTEND THEIR TEN-POINT LEAD WITH HOME WIN
Harleston restored their ten-point lead at the top of the league with a fine 5-2 away win in midweek…and are back at home tomorrow when they take on Felixstowe & Walton reserves.
Diss Town are on the road again after their surprise away Cup success at Harleston last weekend. They’re back in league action at Haverhill Borough.