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EDITORIAL: Diss is a Norfolk gem

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Drawing up a budget and setting out the council tax bill for the upcoming year cannot be the easiest of tasks.

It was widely reported in the Diss Express earlier this year how the town’s precept – its portion of the council tax bill – was being deliberated on by town councillors in the wake of much-needed repairs to Madgett’s Walk and the drains at the Mere.

Last week we reported how the precept could have risen by up to £10 a year for an average Band D household, to pay for loan repayments as part of the Heritage Triangle regeneration. So it’s great to discover it is only going up by about a fifth of this amount, to accommodate for cost of living, the repayments having been budgeted for.

The regeneration has the potential to improve our town.

We already have a thriving community, with hard working people, a popular museum, a wonderful carnival which has been resurrected and new businesses opening in the high street, all centered around the beautiful Diss Mere. And, should Park Radio be successful, we could have a full-time broadcaster in the town in the near future.

It’s no secret that Diss is a gem in East Anglia.

Zach Ward

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