LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 24/10/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 25 October, 2019
SURVEY ON TRAFFIC IN TOWN’S NARROW STREETS
A traffic survey is to be carried out on roads in the centre of Eye.
The survey will look at the problems caused by an increase in heavy goods vehicles in the narrow streets of the town centre, as well as air quality. Lorries and other large vehicles are said to have hit buildings and parked cars and also driven along pavements.
It’s hoped the survey will lead to a new weight limit for vehicles in Cranley Green Road, Castle Street, Magdalen Street and Lowgate Street. The survey is being organised by the town council and local county councillor Guy McGregor.
MYSTERY OVER THE CAUSE OF MOTORCYCLE RACER’S DEATH
An inquest has failed to confirm the cause behind the death of experienced South Norfolk motorcycle racer, Clive Ling during an event in Belgium last year.
The inquest’s heard that the cause of the accident, when Mr Ling came off his bike at 125 miles an hour, remains unknown. An investigation by Belgian police was stopped after it was decided that no offence had been committed.
52 year old Mr Ling, from Hardwick, suffered multiple injuries when he was thrown off his machine. He had lived in the village for much of his life and was a parish councillor at the time of his death.
INQUEST OPENS ON BABY DEATH
An inquest has opened on a baby, from the Diss area, who died in hospital earlier this year.
13 month-old George Preston died at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, after being found by his mother at their home last June. The medical cause of death is not yet confirmed and the inquest is due to be resumed in January.
POWER OUTAGE CAUSES RAIL DISRUPTION
Train services through Diss have been severely disrupted for most of the day.
Services during the morning were cancelled completely between Norwich and London. Passengers were also told to avoid any travel on the line because of damage to overhead electric wires near Colchester.
Hourly services were resumed in the afternoon, but disruption is expected to continue until late this evening, while work continues to repair the damage.
FOUR SCHOOLS GET BEST IN SUFFOLK ACCOLADE
Four local schools have been rated as outstanding in a review of schools in Suffolk by the county council.
About 30 have been picked out as the best in the county. They are Gislingham and Wortham primary schools, Hartismere academy and Debenham High. A total of 21 were rated as inadequate currently, that’s about four per cent of schools in Suffolk. None of them is local to this area.
TOWN DROP FROM THE TOP
Ipswich Town have been knocked off the top of League One. They suffered their second defeat in a few days, losing 2-0 at home to Rotherham United.