|This article appeared in The Diss
Express on 13 July 2007
School offers food for thought
South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon brings Diss Express readers up to date with some of his recent work in the community
I was delighted to join Diss Infants and Nursery Community School to celebrate their National Healthy School Status.
The school is part of the Free Fruit Scheme for under-sevens whereby every child receives a piece of fruit each day they are at school and the nursery children also receive free milk.
All young children should be encouraged to make healthy eating it a lifetime habit.
I congratulate headteacher Barbara Key in promoting this worthwhile project. It is yet another success to add to the school’s many health and fitness awards.
Business on Show
Diss Business Forum invited me to visit their first business fair, “Diss on View” last Friday. Around 40 local traders and businesses packed the Corn Hall for two days to showcase their expertise and products.
It was good to see the variety of local businesses both large and small which Diss has to offer. There was something of interest for everyone with information on finance, legal matters, transport, food and drink and much more.
The free seminars given on both days were equally varied and informative.
Part of the success of the event was the chance for businesses to network.
I hope the success of “Diss on View” this year will ensure that it becomes an annual event. Congratulations to Diss Business Forum for staging it.
South Norfolk Council’s new campaign to “put our environment first in everything we do” is good news.
There is now a freephone number for reporting environmental crimes in the area such as litter, fly-tipping and graffiti. You can also use the number to report vandalism and anti-social behaviour.
The council’s new graffiti-cleaning machine is also now in use and I watched it in action last week.
The machine is a small trailer unit with its own water tank which supplies a high pressure jet of water. The graffiti is first dabbed with bio-degradable chemicals and then the pressure jet comes into play to remove any offending marks.
If you want to keep South Norfolk free of litter, graffiti and also do your bit to fight anti-social behaviour, the freephone number to call is 0808 168 2999.
|© Richard Bacon 2010|