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New summer planters added to Diss town centre




Colin Edwards, left, Doreen Collins, Paul Hastings and Heather Hastings with the new planters. Picture Mecha Morton
Colin Edwards, left, Doreen Collins, Paul Hastings and Heather Hastings with the new planters. Picture Mecha Morton

A final set of planters have arrived in Diss, meaning flowers now run through the length of the town, from the Heritage Triangle to end of Mere Street.

Floral Diss – a scheme to help bring the town alive with flower power – is the brainchild of former carnival organiser and town champion Doreen Collins.

Mrs Collins managed to raise more than £4,000 in just three months to get the scheme started.

Five of the planters, which are five-feet long, were positioned outside William H Brown, the old Hemstock’s jewellers shop, the former NatWest bank, Hemstock’s current jewellers shop and in the Market Place at the end of last year.

Another 12 planters are now in place and all now feature a mix of evergreens and summer bedding plants.

Many of the planters are being tended to by businesses with a team of volunteers also on hand to help out.

The project is funded by Diss and District Rotary Club, Diss Town Guide Committee, Diss Town Team, Diss Allotments Charity, the Freemasons and district councillors Keith Kiddie, Graham Minshull and Tony Palmer. Diss Town Council is helping with insurance costs.


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