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More projects 'on the way' for Diss

PUBLISHED: 09:49 01 July 2008 | UPDATED: 10:33 12 July 2010

A number of projects have been completed in Diss and more are on the way, the town council says in its annual report.

Earlier this year, the Mercury reported that residents faced the highest annual parish precept in South Norfolk following a 33pc increase to fund projects and urgent repairs to town council-owned facilities.

A number of projects have been completed in Diss and more are on the way, the town council says in its annual report.

Earlier this year, the Mercury reported that residents faced the highest annual parish precept in South Norfolk following a 33pc increase to fund projects and urgent repairs to town council-owned facilities.

According to the report, projects achieved include the installation of railings in Madgett's Walk and Mere's Mouth areas, a tree survey leading to a five-year plan for the maintenance of more than 700 trees, and the restructuring of the town council's committees with the aim of achieving more efficiency.

Projects to be carried out in the next financial year include urgent repairs to the cemetery chapel, resurfacing of the cemetery paths, repairs and maintenance to the athletics track, and resurfacing works at Mere's Mouth and Market Place.

Mayor Simon Olander says that since last May the council has also rescued the town's Christmas lights display from disaster, facilitated the rejuvenation of Diss Carnival, and supported Diss Literary Week.

Speaking about the planned £1.8m project to revamp the Corn Hall into a thriving arts and cultural venue, Mr Olander said: “The Corn Hall working party is now looking to expand to draw in further expertise to assist in continuing the work required to bring this project forward to completion.”

He adds that consultation on proposals for the park regeneration project has been completed and the town council has appointed a landscape architect to produce a design for the park for further consultation.


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