Taking Pride in Diss campaign to clean up town

The Taking Pride in Diss movement is urging volunteers to come forward and help carry out a major clean-up of Diss on Sunday, June 8.

From 9am up until 4pm, participants will meet at the Diss Youth and Community Centre on Shelfanger Road to brush up the town’s appearance and cleanliness as the beginning of a busy calendar events in the next few months approaches.

Deputy Town Mayor and District Councillor Keith Kiddie, who is serving as one of the event’s primary organisers and co-ordinators, said: “Please spare an hour of your day to come along and help clean up our wonderful market town ahead of this summer’s events season.

“I am hoping to see more than 50 volunteers this year to beat previous years’ targets.”

Over the past couple of years, the Taking Pride in Diss campaign has held numerous initiatives to maintain the well-kept reputation of the town.

In 2012, more than 50 volunteers, consisting of local residents, councillors and various community groups, turned out to assist in tidying Diss. More than 40 bags of rubbish were collected during the event, in which Town Councillor Oliver Pilsbury-Grant praised the townspeople’s work ethic as “fantastic.”

Mr Pilsbury-Grant added: “Along with seeing residents taking such pride in tidying up their town, one of the most pleasing aspects of the event was people unbeknown to one another coming together and getting along famously.”

For additional information on the Taking Pride in Diss clean-up, contact 07805096345 or send an email to prideindiss@outlook.com