About Your Council
Diss Town Council is the first tier of local government for the historic market town of Diss in Norfolk. It was formed in 1974 at the time of the dissolution of the Diss Urban District Council. The Town Council retained responsibility for many of the facilities from that time. It also inherited the logo from the Urban District Council.
The Council consists of 13 Councillors who are elected every four years. The Council meets the third Wednesday on a two-monthly basis in the Council Chamber which is situated at Diss Corn Hall. Meetings usually start at 7:15pm.
The main work of the Council is carried out by its Committees. The Council currently has seven standing Committees, which are:
- Amenities & Properties Committee
- Tourism Leisure & Communities Committee
- Highways Committee
- Planning Committee
- Policy & Finance Committee
- People & Performance Committee
- Staff Appeals Committee
For a full schedule of committee meetings, click here
The Council operates from its offices at 11-12 Market Hill in Diss which are open to the public from 9:30am to 1.30pm Monday to Friday and for telephone enquiries 9.30-4.00pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday and 9.30 - 3.00pm Tuesday & Thursday For full contact details, please click here
The Town Mayor
The Council is lead by the Town Mayor who is appointed each year at the annual Council meeting in May. The Town Mayor chairs all meetings of Full Council and also attends civic engagements and other functions as the Council's representative.
The Town Council employs a number of administrative and maintenance staff led by the Town Clerk, Deborah Sarson. Town Council staff will be pleased to assist with all general enquiries relating to the functions of the Town Council, but also South Norfolk District Council and Norfolk County Council in Diss.
The Town Council has a number of functions within the town. First and foremost, it is a representative body of the electorate of Diss. Councillors make decisions which affect the lives of all those living and working in the town and it is therefore important that they are in touch with the views of those who have elected them. If you have any issue which you would like to discuss with one of your local Town Councillors, please see the contact details elsewhere on this site.
The Council also owns and/or operates a number of facilities within the town. These include the Corn Hall, Sports Ground, Park, Mere, Mere's Mouth, Market Place, Cemetery, St Mary's Churchyard, Rectory Meadow, The Lows, The Entry and the Manorial Rights. Full details of all these facilities are available under the Public Facilities section of the website.