LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 28/08/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 29 August, 2019
CHILDREN’S CENTRE DECISION SET TO BE CONFIRMED
A decision to save the children’s centre in Diss is expected to be rubber-stamped next week.
Norfolk county councillors are set to approve a deal to transfer the lease of the centre, based at the town’s infant and nursery school. The council has agreed that the Action for Children charity should take on the running of the centre.
Diss is one of 15 centres around the county to be retained, but there’s no information yet regarding the centre in Harleston. It’s still set to close, along with 38 others, in October.
APPEAL OVER FAILURE TO STOP COLLISION
Police are appealing for information after a hit and run incident at Bressingham earlier this week.
The incident happened on the A1066 early on Monday afternoon, when a motorcycle collided with a vehicle towing a caravan. The vehicle, towing the caravan, failed to stop and police are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the collision.
The motorcyclist suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.
CONSULTATION HELD OVER PLAN FOR NEW HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY
A public consultation is taking place today into plans to build a new development of homes for the elderly in Diss.
About 80 apartments are planned for land off Nelson Road. The consultation is taking place until 8 oclock this evening at the Diss Youth and Community Centre.
The homes are aimed at people who want to live independently, but need some care on hand.
FIRST TIME EVENT RAISES FUNDS FOR CHARITIES
Last month’s Fun in the Sun event has raised hundreds of pounds for charity.
The event took place on Diss Park for the first time, organised by Diss and District Rotary Club and Park Radio. Four charities will now share a total of £800.
It’s unlikely to be repeated as it was aimed at filling a gap in the events calendar in Diss this year.
STILL HOT, BUT THE RECORDS STAY FOR NOW
There were no more weather records broken in the Waveney Valley yesterday, but temperatures still reached around 30 degrees.
The really hot weather ends from today, with temperatures in the mid-20s before dropping into the teens at the weekend.
NO CUP RUN FOR MUCH-CHANGED CANARIES
A much-changed Norwich City team went out of the E.F.L Cup competition last night, going down at mid-table League Two side, Crawley Town. City lost their second round tie by the only goal, despite being in control for most of the match.
DISS LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING RUN
Diss Town will be looking for more points to climb the Thurlow Nunn first division north table tonight. They’re at mid-table Great Yarmouth where a win would take the Tangerines back into the top three.