LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 24/8/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 26 August, 2018
REPAIRS NEEDED FOR HERITAGE TRIANGLE PAVING
Work carried out as part of the multi-million-pound Heritage Triangle improvements in Diss is now in need of urgent repairs.
Paving is already showing signs of cracking, only about a year after being completed. Work to replace the paving will start next month and last for about two weeks.
It’ll mean that Market Hill will have to be closed to traffic, but the repairs will be carried out overnight, so that it won’t affect businesses in the area.
FUNDS OFFER TO IMPROVE SHOP-FRONTS
Funds, totalling £350,000, are being offered to shops and businesses in Mid Suffolk.
The district council has put up the money for two improvement schemes for businesses – to improve their shopfronts and to make them more accessible.
The council says that it’s keen to keep high streets attractive and welcoming, in towns like Eye and Stowmarket, as well as villages in the area.
The shopfront scheme will cover 75 per cent of the cost of improvements worth up to £15,000, while the other scheme will offer up to £5,000 to improve access.
NEW HOMES PLAN CAUSES CONTROVERSY
There’s controversy in a South Norfolk village over plans to build nearly 150 new homes there.
Plans have been submitted to build 148 homes and a school on land near the village hall in Brooke.
Some villagers have strongly criticised the development, but the developers from Norwich say they have reduced the number of homes originally planned.
TRAIN SERVICES AFFECTED AFTER ACCIDENT
Trains from Diss to London have been disrupted, after a person was hit by a train around lunchtime.
Passengers were advised to travel to the capital via Norwich and Cambridge, following the incident at Ingatestone.
The lines were re-opened after a few hours, but delays were expected to continue until early evening. The person involved died in the incident.
FORMER STRIKER CALLS IT A DAY
Football….and former Norwich City striker Grant Holt has announced his retirement from playing.
He’ll now return to Carrow Road to work as a coach and also plans to make his debut soon as a pro wrestler.
City are at home again tomorrow after recording their first victory of the season in midweek. Leeds, the unbeaten Championship leaders, are the visitors.
Ipswich Town will look for their first win of the campaign when they travel to Sheffield Wednesday. Skuse and Nolan will miss the game through injury, but Edun is back from suspension.
Diss Town are at home to Felixstowe Reserves and will hope to make up for a heavy midweek loss…. with a third home win so far this term.