Diss Carnival co-ordinator to step down from her role

Diss Carnival 2015

Diss Carnival 2015 - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

The co-ordinator of an popular annual event in Diss has said she will step down from her role.

Doreen Collins has said that this June's Diss Carnival will be her last as co-ordinator.

Her announcement that she will not lead the organisation of future carnivals comes in the wake of a slew of retirements from the event's organising committee, with five people leaving last week following the retirement of two other members earlier in the year.

Mrs Collins said: 'I will not be the carnival coordinator next year.

'I have enjoyed my involvement with the carnival but feel that the time is right for new ideas and personnel and wish the new team every success.'

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There are now only four members of the committee left, Diss Museum manager Basil Abbott, retired policeman Horace Bunton, Graham Minshull and county councillor Jenny Chamberlin.

Mr Abbott said he hoped Mrs Collins retirement would not lead to the demise of the carnival and said he hoped Diss Town Council would get involved in helping to run future ones.

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This summer's carnival is on Sunday, June 12. The parade through the town has the theme of celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday and sets off at 12.45pm.

The annual fun day will then be held at the home of Diss Town Football Club. For more information visit www.diss-carnival.co.uk

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