LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 24/04/19
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 26 April, 2019
DISS COUNCIL WILL STILL OPERATE WITH FEWER COUNCILLORS ON BOARD
Diss town council says that it will still be able to operate from next month, even though only half of its usual number of councillors will be in place.
Only seven members of the council have decided to stay on for the coming year and now up to seven new councillors will have to be co-opted.
In a statement, the council has confirmed that it has sufficient numbers to continue to make decisions and work for the town.
The council’s Sonia French says that any person in the area interested in getting involved in local issues is encouraged to contact them.
Meanwhile, Redenhall and Harleston council will also be uncontested while Eye council is also looking to co-opt several new members.
NATIONAL STORE DENIES IT’S PLANNING TO LEAVE DISS
The Poundland store group has announced that it’s staying put in Diss.
The company has decided to issue a statement denying that it has plans to close its shop in Mere Street.
Rumours about the future of the budget store have been circulating recently on social media.
Poundland moved into the town in 2015, taking over the rented premises previously occupied by Woolworths.
FUNERAL HELD FOR COMMUNITY LEADER
The funeral has been held of a leading community figure in Diss.
Former Diss and South Norfolk councillor, Glyn Walden died at his home in Roydon earlier this month.
Mr Walden was a former Town Mayor on two occasions and former chairman of the Corn Hall trust.
The service took place at Mary’s parish church in Diss.
VOTING IN COUNTY’S FOOD AWARDS IS UNDERWAY
Voting has now started in this year’s Norfolk Food and Drink awards.
Local people can nominate their favourite food businesses in the county until the closing date of June 9th. Categories include restaurant of the year, chef of the year, pub of the year, best coffee or tea shop…. and a new award for beer quality.
Voting forms can be found on the awards website, that’s www.norfolkfada.co.uk