High hopes for Diss centre

Diss, Norfolk. Diss Youth and Community Centre on Shelfanger Road

Diss, Norfolk. Diss Youth and Community Centre on Shelfanger Road

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Councillor Keith Kiddie says he would like Diss-based Park Radio to move into the Diss Youth and Community Centre on a full-time basis.

Mr Kiddie said there was a concept to modify the building, in Shelfanger Road, using unused changing rooms on the top floor, which would allow the station to operate full-time in the centre.

Park Radio stated in November of last year their intention of applying for a five-year broadcasting license from regulator Ofcom.

“Of course they have got to get their licence sorted,” he said. “But we have had site meetings here with the radio station and a structural engineer, and a couple of builders as to what we might be able to do for them.

“We would like to host it. If we could get them as a permanent home here, that way we have a permanent presence up here which is good.

“The aspiration is to find a proper home for Park Radio.”

Mr Kiddie also said there is potential to have solar panels on the roof of the centre which would power the building and turn a small profit for the council.

Diss Town Council agreed to work on a vision for the future of the centre, saved by a mystery benefactor in 2011, last year. A strategy and implementation plan is due to be put forward to the town council this month.

 

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