Councillors due to discuss end of heritage triangle project and Ensor accountant report
Town councillors are due to discuss the end of the Diss heritage triangle project tonight including an accountant's report, which has prompted a former chairman of Diss Corn Hall Trust to call for resignations.
The heritage triangle programme’s official end date is March 31. Combining five projects, the £3 million project aimed to develop the town’s heritage assets to achieve economic regeneration and community involvement.
These included the restoration of Diss Corn Hall, streetscape works, a new Mere boardwalk and wildlife gardens, developing historic research, and the creation of the Diss Heritage Triangle CIO, a charity to oversee investment and management of the programme.
David Case, former chairman of the Diss Corn Hall Trust, and a key figure and fundraiser in the project however, has accused the town council of acting improperly with regard to an accountant's report it commissioned into the project.
Mr Case also claims the town council put pressure on the Corn Hall Trust, by asking it to possibly act illegally, and made his comments in an email to all councillors earlier this month, calling for the whole council to resign.
It followed a statement released by the council that the accountant’s report was jointly commissioned by both the town council and the Corn Hall Trust, to look at the project in its entirety, which Mr Case alleges is untrue.
The town council meeting will take place tonight (Wednesday) at the Corn Hall at 7.15pm.