How it works

The Council is made up of 13 elected councillors and has four committees, and three sub-committees. The Council aims to find solutions to the issues you raise. Of course, if we don’t know about something, we can’t start the process of getting it fixed. You can contact your councillor directly, or come to the Clerk & Councillor Forum on the Market Place on the last Friday of each month to meet some of the team!

Can I come to Council meetings?

Of course! Decisions that councillors make often affect the lives of those working and living in the town, so as a Council, we have to make sure all decision making is transparent and accountable. All Council meetings are open to the public, with an opportunity for you to discuss items on the agenda.

You will be able to view the agenda at least three clear days before the meeting is held. Check the committees and meetings page to find out more about the different committees, and find out when they meet.

Who is in the Council?

Our councillors all live in and around Diss and are passionate about making positive change in our town. Click here to meet the team and contact your councillors.

Can I become a councillor?

To become a councillor, you must be elected. Our next election will be in 2019, though vacancies do occasionally appear between elections. If you're over 18, a citizen of the UK, EU or Commonwealth, live in or work within three miles of Diss and have a commitment to doing what's best for the town, get in touch.

You can find out lots of useful information about becoming a councillor, and what it is like here.