A special surprise for a couple celebrating 60 years of marriage!

Victoria Brawn became the lucky winner of a recent Facebook competition, run by the Heritage Triangle Trust, for a  celebratory plaque on the boardwalk overlooking the Mere, worth £250. More than 50 entrants had to like, share and comment on the Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning.

Victoria decided to surprise her grandparents to the plaque as a gift for their 60th wedding anniversary.

John and Margaret Brawn married on September 22nd, 1958, and the new plaque provides a permanent way to commemorate their diamond anniversary.

“Congratulations to you both from us all at Diss Town Council!”

If you would like to enquire about purchasing a celebratory plaque on the boardwalk, simply email dissheritage@outlook.com or contact the Council Offices for more information- 01379 643848.



Cooking oil banks to be removed this month

South Norfolk Council have informed of cooking oil bank removals in the area:

“Rather unexpectedly and regrettably our cooking oil recycling contractor, Living Fuels, have advised us that they are unable to continue to provide a collection service for us. Their main concern has been apparent issues with ‘foreign’ waste being placed in the bins by the public causing handling and transport issues for their staff. This is a great shame as we put in the scheme with support from our partners Anglian Water (AWS) to intercept used cooking oil for recycling and to help reduce sewer blockages which is a serious and expensive problem.

After discussing options with Living Fuels and AWS, it is with regret that the 5 cooking oil banks in our district will be removed by the end of September 2018. They are located at Swan Lane Long Stratton, Tesco Harford Bridge, Bullock Fair Harleston, Weavers Court Diss and Ketts Park Wymondham.

Signs will be placed at all the sites informing residents of the other option available (disposal at Household Waste Recycling Centres) and providing notices that the banks are being removed.

Thank you for your support in introducing the cooking oil banks. We will look to replace the banks with alternative material banks in the near future. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please let me know.

Kind regards

Lisa Fountain
Waste and Recycling Strategy Officer
www.south-norfolk.gov.uk “

Vote for your favourite South Norfolk pub!

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Just over 2 weeks to vote for your favourite South Norfolk pub to win ‘Community Pub of the Year Award’.

For more info and to place your vote visit click here. Voting closes 9th Sept!


ONLINE Follow the link to fill in the online form.

TEXT  ‘PUB’ followed by the pub name, area and category of pub to 87007* (e.g. PUB Muddy Duck, Long Stratton, 4)

EMAIL name, area and category of pub to pubs@s-norfolk.gov.uk

FACEBOOK  southnorfolkcouncil

Like our Facebook page and vote on our competition post to be in with a chance to win a different prize every week!

Voting closes 9 September

*Standard network rate applies. Only one vote per person, per category will be counted.

Which category should your local win?

1.  Outstanding Community Focus

This is the pub who goes over and above what is expected from them within their community.  Whether they host regular events, fund raise for local causes or always makes sure there is room for your community group, this is the pub that is the most community focused.

2.  Best Customer Service

This is the pub where everybody is happy to see you.  They go the extra mile in ensuring you have the best time in their pub.  From a smiley face at the bar, to the extra please and thank you, this is the pub that has the best customer service.

3.  Most Family Friendly

This is the pub that welcomes you all, from the day you were born.  They are ready for you all, with room for the buggy, water for your dogs and quieter areas for you all to chat, this is the pub that is the most family friendly.

4.  Tastiest Food and Drink

This is the pub you always go to for their food or their drink.  They have exactly what you want, when you want it, and it tastes delicious too.  The options may be endless, or they may be just what you want, this is the pub that serves the tastiest food and drink.

Treat a loved one to a special plaque on the Mere Boardwalk

Do you have a special event you’d like to celebrate, or are you searching for a surprise gift for someone? A brass plaque on the Mere Boardwalk or on the decking in the wildlife gardens could be the answer you’re looking for!
Details are loaded in the pictures here.

To order, pick up a brochure from Diss Town Council or various shops in the Triangle, or email dissheritage@outlook.com to enquire further and receive an electronic version of the brochure.

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New 9PM Campaign launched by Norfolk Police

Police promote 9pm routine campaign on social media!

Norfolk Police have launched a social media campaign encouraging residents to get in the habit of completing a #9PMRoutine.
The idea comes after the incredible success of a concept launched in Pasco County, Florida in America, which asks the public to check certain things around their home at a designated time.
Inspector Ed Brown, who suggested adopting the idea, said: “It’s simple really – set a reminder on your phone for 9pm and when it goes off do some checks around the house.
“We know that some criminals are opportunistic, looking for that quick and easy win. By completing the #9PMRoutine residents are making life so much harder for offenders. This will ultimately result in a reduction in crime.”

Residents are asked to conduct the following checks:
• Check your vehicles 
• Shut your windows 
• Lock your doors
• Check your outbuildings

Inspector Brown added: “‘We’ve had a spate of tools being stolen from vehicles across the county and we hope this routine helps remind you to make sure your vehicles are locked and that any valuables are removed’
The social media campaign aims to raise awareness and promote safer habits among residents to prevent unnecessary thefts from vehicles, as well as homes.

To take part in the 9pm routine make sure you message us @NorfolkPolice and use #9PMRoutine.

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