LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 24/07/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 27 July, 2019
WORK UNDERWAY AS STORMS CAUSE LOSS OF POWER
Power engineers have been busy working to restore electricity supplies, following overnight thunderstorms.
Homes and businesses on the Norfolk-Suffolk border were affected in various parts, with reports of cuts in the Dickleburgh, Wortwell, Starston, South Lopham and Botesdale areas. The problems have been caused largely by faults on overhead lines.
The mini-heatwave is now expected to continue until Saturday with temperatures getting into the thirties, but with only a low chance of further thunderstorms.
SOUTH NORFOLK SEES A RISE IN CRIME
There’s been a large increase in reported crime in South Norfolk over the past year.
Latest figures show that there was a total of 5,723 offences during the 12 months to last March, a rise of nine per cent. However, South Norfolk’s rate of 42 crimes per thousand residents is less than half of the figure for England and Wales.
There was a fall locally in crime involving theft, burglary and sexual offences.
BOTH FIRE TENDERS TO STAY AT THE READY……FOR NOW
Diss is to retain both of its traditional fire engines -for the time being.
Norfolk Fire Service has confirmed that one of the fire tenders, due to be replaced by a smaller 4 by 4 vehicle, will now be kept for the rest of its working life. A modified SUV will still be allocated to Diss fire station, after originally being planned as a replacement vehicle.
CLOSED RESTAURANT GETS ANOTHER CHECK
A Diss restaurant, that was closed down after a hygiene inspecton, has been visited again by health inspectors. The Diss Tandoori has now been awarded three stars and rated as ‘generally satisfactory’ with ‘good’ food-handling.
The restaurant re-opened some weeks ago, after being closed for a full clean-up to deal with a cockroach infection.