LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 3/8/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 3 August, 2018
DISS TOWN CENTRE SHOP CLOSES DOWN
Another shop in Diss town centre has closed.
The latest is Fairchild’s tea rooms in St Nicholas Street. The reason for the decision to close the business is not clear.
The vintage-style tea shop had been open for just over four years and was known for having a wide range of loose-leaf teas available.
It follows the closure earlier this week of the Gluten-Free food store in Cobbs Yard, while Toybox Toys toy shop in Mere Street has announced that it’s to shut down next month.
MENTAL HEALTH TRUST TO REMAIN IN SPECIAL MEASURES
Norfolk and Suffolk’s mental health trust is to remain in special measures, despite showing signs of improvement.
The Care Quality Commissions says that it has continued to find ‘on-going concerns’ about the trust, after having rated it as inadequate last year.
The trust has welcomed the report and says it is addressing the issues raised, but some could not be resolved quickly.
UNION WANTS FIRE SERVICE TO REMAIN WITH THE COUNCIL
A local fire brigade’s union has confirmed it wants responsibility for the Norfolk fire service to remain with the county council.
F.B.U chairman Alan Jaye says that the union is happy with the scrutiny being provided by the council, which it feels should be carried out by a panel of people, not just one person.
The Norfolk police and crime commissioner is currently consulting on a plan to bring the fire service under his control, along with the county’s police force.
NEW TOWN COUNCILLOR
Diss has a new town councillor.
She’s 44 year old Kayt Button, who is an organiser of Diss Fest and the operations manager at Unit 23 in the town.
MONEY RAISED FOR ROYDON DEFIBRILLATOR
A defibrillator is being bought for use in Roydon, after cash donations from the Diss Waveney Rotary Club and South Norfolk council.
The grants will be used to pay for the life-saving equipment to be installed at the village hall and for training.
The Rotary Club’s funds came from the Santa sleigh ride around Roydon streets last Christmas.
Football…and the new Championship season for Norwich and Ipswich starts tomorrow.
Town are at home to Blackburn Rovers. Striker Martyn Waghorn is still on the staff at Portman Road, with the transfer deadline just days away.
Meanwhile, Town have signed young midfielder Tayo Edun from Fulham.
City travel to the West Midlands to play Birmingham City with new striker Jordan Rhodes likely to make his debut for the club.