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Fence plan is just not cricket - claim

PUBLISHED: 10:10 03 October 2008 | UPDATED: 10:42 12 July 2010

Plans to fence off a town cricket ground are to go ahead despite a protest petition.

Diss Cricket Club officials have won the support of town councillors in putting up a barrier around the site at Rectory Meadow to prevent vandalism, dog fouling and anti-social behaviour.

Plans to fence off a town cricket ground are to go ahead despite a protest petition.

Diss Cricket Club officials have won the support of town councillors in putting up a barrier around the site at Rectory Meadow to prevent vandalism, dog fouling and anti-social behaviour.

But the plan has angered neighbours and other townsfolk who have always enjoyed unlimited public access to the site, and believe the fence will be an eyesore.

A 209-name petition was presented to the council's amenities and services committee on Wednesday, and an additional 202 signatures have also been collected.

However, the committee reaffirmed its intent to submit a planning application on behalf of the club, once agreement has been reached on what type of fence is most suitable.

The meadow would still be open to the public, but there would only be one gated access which would make it easier to patrol the area - if the scheme is approved by South Norfolk Council.

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