LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 30/07/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 31 July, 2019
INQUEST OPENS ON RICKINGHALL WOMAN WHO DIED IN A ROAD COLLISION
An inquest has heard that an elderly woman suffered multiple injuries, when she was hit by a mail van in Diss town centre.
The inquest on 75 year old Maureen Self, of Water Lane in Rickinghall, has been adjourned for a month, while investigations continue into the incident.
Mrs Self, a pedestrian, was treated by paramedics, but died at the scene of the accident at the junction between Victoria Road and Mere Street, two weeks ago.
KENNELS OWNER FACES HUGE COURT BILL OVER DOG NOISE
The owner of a dog kennels in South Norfolk has been told to pay a legal bill of £93,000 by a court.
62 year old Sharon Tidnam has also been fined with further compensation of £3,000 to a neighbour, after admitting a breach of a court order to stop noise nuisance from the kennels at Low Farm in Topcroft. The neighbour, barrister Matthew McNiff says he had run up the legal bill in using solicitors to bring the case to court.
Thirty villagers attended the hearing in support of Mrs Tidnam, who was told to pay the costs within three months..
SIGNATURES GROW ON OPEN-SPACE PLANNING PETITION
A petition against plans to build on open-space land near Diss town centre has so far been signed by 1,800 people.
The petition was started by the action group fighting a proposed development of 24 retirement homes on The Lawns, also known locally as Parish Fields.
Members of the group say they now hope to meet the chairman of the Diss and district Neighbourhood Planning steering committee for talks on the situation.
Meanwhile, a public consultation, set up by the developers to provide more information and receive feedback about their plans, has now ended.
BUSINESSES RALLY AROUND DEFIBRILLATOR FUNDS EFFORT
A fund-raising effort has been launched to buy another defibrillator for Diss.
The town’s Business Forum wants to put in another machine in the town, as part of its support for the Diss First Responders charity. The aim is to reduce the distance to machines, with the nearest emergency hospital over 20 miles away.
BLUES TO SIGN GOALKEEPER ON LOAN
Ipswich Town look set to sign goalkeeper Will Norris on loan from Wolves for the season, with Bart Bialkowski about to leave Portman Road to join Millwall on loan.