Two new members for Diss Town Council
Two new people have joined Diss Town Council.
Sue Kiddie and Mark Gingell were unanimously co-opted on to the council on Wednesday, bringing membership up to 11.
The council needs another three people to fill its 14 positions.
Mrs Kiddie, who runs Tatters Boutique in Mere Street, said: “I’ve lived in Diss for the best part of 25 years.
“My children went to school here and I have run businesses in Diss since 2009.
“I have been actively involved in the traders’ forum, I am a committed member of Diss Carnival, I have been chairman of a PTA when my children attended and I have a direct interest in what happens in the town and the wellbeing of Diss in general.”
Mrs Kiddie is married to Keith Kiddie, a former town mayor who sits on South Norfolk Council and is also deputy chairman of Norfolk County Council.
Mark Gingell, who lives in Shelfanger, is a retired teacher and has lived in the area for more than 25 years.
He now volunteers for Citizen’s Advice as a benefits specialist, and is also a qualified cricket and table tennis coach.
He said: “I would like to use my skills, knowledge and experience in a different setting. I have worked in the private sector, the public sector and voluntary sector for the majority of my life.
“My key trait is that of honesty and transparency and this has served me well throughout my career and life in general.”