High street trader is new mayor of Diss

Mayor Julian Mason and deputy Mike Bardwell ANL-150521-113701001
Mayor Julian Mason and deputy Mike Bardwell ANL-150521-113701001

The new mayor of Diss is Julian Mason, the town councillor who also runs the Larter and Ford hardware store in the town.

He told the Diss Express: “It is an honour to be elected by my fellow councillors. I hope to serve the community and make my time a success.”

He was elected on Wednesday night, with former mayor Mike Bardwell his deputy.