Councillors to receive an update on the Mere’s Mouth toilet block at full town council meeting

PUBLISHED: 15:51 19 June 2018

The next full town council meeting will take place on Wednesday June 19. Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018

The next full town council meeting will take place on Wednesday June 19. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018


An update on a controversial public toilet block, on-street parking and an on going housing development are just some of the issues on the agenda at the next Diss Town Council meeting.

On Wednesday, June 20, members of Diss Town Council will meet in the The Corn Hall council chambers. Amongst the items councillors are set to discuss are updates on the Mere’s Mouth public toilet block and the town’s streetlights - both of which are assets the town council is taking over responsibilty for from South Norfolk Council (SNC).

At the last full council meeting held on Wednesday, May 16, councillors were presented with a petition against the council’s previous decision to allow the toilet block to be demolished, after it was deemed to be structurally unsound. Presenting the 900 signature petition to the council Birgritte Mager, the owner of The Diss Publishing Bookshop gave an impassioned speech requesting the council reverse its decision. At the time mayor Trevor Wenman explained why the council had taken its decision, citing the desire to provide a toilet block that would last and meet the town’s needs as the main reason. “The toilets that are there now are not good enough for Diss,” he said. “We want something that is going to last 40 years and is worth spending the money on.”

Other items due to be considered by the council include the possibility of a part funding a consultation process for the introduction of a resident’s parking scheme in the town. Councillors are being asked to respond to request from SNC to see if they feel there is a parking problem in the town due to visitors using on-street parking spaces and preventing residents from parking near their own homes. The district authority are requesting the council consider how great the problem is in Diss and whether or not the council is willing to contribute towards the cost of setting up a residents parking scheme. The council meeting will start at 7.15pm in The Corn Hall Diss. To view the agenda and associated documents visit the council’s website

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