LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 27/4/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 27 April, 2018
BUSINESS SUMMIT RESCHEDULED FOR 18TH MAY
A new date has been confirmed for a business summit to discuss the Diss and district Neighbourhood plan.
The meeting involving leaders of business and commerce in the area will now take place on Saturday, May 18th.
It will give local business-people a chance to find out more and give their views on the plan to develop the area
in the coming years.
The plan has been initiated by Diss town council and seven neighbouring parish councils.
South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon has agreed to chair the meeting which was originally cancelled some weeks ago, because of weather and road conditions.
SOUTH NORFOLK WORST FOR INDOOR 4G MOBILE SERVICE
A demand’s gone out for Government action, after a survey confirmed that Norfolk has some of the worst mobile phone coverage in the country.
The county has three of the ten worst areas around the UK for an internal 4G service and the worst of those is South Norfolk.
The area finished fourth in the country with a coverage of just over 10 percent while Breckland and North Norfolk were not far behind.
The research was carried out by the Country Land and Business Association, which says the phone operators should be taken to task for failing to provide proper rural coverage.
CRIME IN SUFFOLK UP BY 20 PERCENT
Latest figures show that crime in Suffolk rose by nearly 20 percent last year.
Violent crime, robbery and sex offences all went up by around a third a larger rise than in any other police force
Suffolk also saw the number of drugs offences go up by 28 per cent against a national fall of four percent.
However, the crime rate per person in Suffolk remains much lower than compared to the rest of England and Wales with people in the county less likely to suffer a crime than in two-thirds of police force areas.
HUNDREDS TO TAKE PART IN CHARITY SWIM-A-THON
More than 200 people are taking part in a major swimming event for charity at Stradbroke this weekend.
A record number of 216 swimmers has entered this year’s Swim-a-thon event at the town’s Leisure Centre.
They’ll be swimming distances of between 400 metres and five kilometres to raise funds for Cancer Research and Marie Curie.
Former Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew, now president of the Swim-a-thon organisation, is attending and will hand out awards on Saturday.
Over 600 pools took part last year in the event which has been going for over 30 years and Stradbroke is ranked among the most successful venues.
Football……long-serving midfielder Wes Hoolahan could make his final appearance for Norwich City tomorrow in the game against midtable Leeds at Carrow Road
He’s played over 350 games for the Canaries and is leaving the club after ten years.
Ipswich are away at Reading, who will be looking to confirm their place out of the bottom three in the table.
Caretaker manager Bryan Klug is still waiting for his first win since taking over the job.
And Diss Town will be at March Town United hoping to repeat their away win in midweek.