Replacement pump needed for Diss fountain

The iconic fountain in the centre of Diss Mere has been removed following the breakdown of its pump.

Engineers examined the stricken fountain at the end of last week after initial testing of power cables on land failed to pinpoint the fault which was causing the switch to blow every time it was turned on.

Deborah Sarson, clerk at Diss Town Council, said the pump is unable to be fixed and must be replaced. A replacement is likely to cost about �4,500.

She said the council is now trying to find ways of funding a new pump without having to dip into its reserves.

The fountain was installed in June 2005 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Diss and District Rotary Club. It was donated to the town council which maintains it.