23 Jul GY Today 23rd July 2018
Vote on future of DIY waste charges today
Councillors will today decide whether or not to scrap controversial DIY waste charges in Norfolk. Members from both the Labour and Liberal Democract parties will put forward motions this morning to either scrap or suspend the fees at Norfolk’s recycling centres. There has been thousands of fewer visits to the county’s tips since the charges were introduced in April. Meanwhile, figures show fly-tipping across Norfolk also increased after the fees came in.
Firefighters were called to tackle fires across Norfolk.
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service tackled a number of fires in the open last night. The largest one was in North Walsham, involved 16 bales of straw on North Walsham Road, and took from 9.50pm to 1.20am to put out. Other incidents included an out of control bonfire on Carr Lane in Roughton just after 11pm and on Suffolk Road in Southtown at around 10pm, as well as a field fire in Horsham St Faith at 10.45pm on Church Lane. David Ashworth, Norfolk’s chief fire officer, said it had been a challenging time for firefighters, but that they would “keep going”.
Norfolk looks set for a return to sweltering weather.
Temperatures are being forecast to climb back to or above 30C (86F) for the whole of this week.
Forecasters said there is a chance of hitting 34C or 35C (95F), which could put Britons in line for the hottest day since the mercury hit 34.5C (94.1F) at Heathrow on June 21 last year.
During the current heatwave, UK temperatures have been approximately 10C higher than average for this time of year.
Nearly all parts of the UK are seeing above average temperatures, but it will be hot or very hot in the East of England. Chris Bell, of Norwich-based forecasters Weatherquest, has said: There is no end for the hot pattern and we could carry it on into August.
S club appearance in town at Bongo’s Bingo
Last week saw a guest appearance of former spice girl Melanie C at Ladies Day at the races. This weekend just gone saw former Sclub 7 members Jo , Tina and Bradley reform as a trio and perform on stage at the Ocean rooms in Gorleston. It was an incredible evening and the ocean rooms was full to the brim as Bongo’s Bingo returned to town. Unfortunately former band member and Local Lass Hannah didn’t make the performance but nevertheless the atmosphere was amazing and fun was had by all.
Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat was called to a stricken fishing boat and a missing person.
Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat were launched to help search for a missing vunerable person.
The crew searched from the south pier at Gorleston to Hopton Holiday Park, where they were joined by Lowestoft Lifeboat which had searched from the south. It is understood the missing person had since been found safe.
The lifeboat was then launched again when a fishing boat with four people on board was stranded due to a gearbox failure.
The lifeboat towed the vessel back to its berth at Great Yarmouth.