The Diss Heritage Triangle Project is a scheme to revitalise the old historic heart of the town. The three main aspects to the project include the renovation and extension of the Corn Hall, the Streetscape Scheme to improve the public spaces in the streets and give more priority to pedestrians and the wildlife garden and boardwalk behind the Town Council offices, from which visitors and residents can get a beautiful view of our iconic Mere.

The Corn Hall project is now complete and the building has reopened to a fantastic new programme of events. For more information visit their webpage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The garden and boardwalk scheme is now also nearing completion.

Find out more about the project on the Heritage Triangle Project facebook page.


The Heritage Triangle Streetscape Scheme is also now complete (new planters will be installed at the beginning of September to put the finishing touches to the scheme).

Now that the Heritage Triangle is complete, new rules have been introduced as follows:

  • 20mph Zone – the whole area is now a 20mph zone, with the new scheme designed to provide visual traffic calming measures; There are new traffic regulation signs at the two entrances to the new zone, one at the top of St Nicholas Street, and one close to the Saracen’s Head on Mount Street. The zone extends around the Triangle and into Church Street as far as the junction with Chapel Street.
  • No Parking – the zone is also a parking controlled zone. This means there is NO parking except in marked bays and for loading and unloading. These are 2 standard bays at the top of St Nicholas Street, along with 1 blue badge bay; 2 blue badge bays outside the White Horse and 2 blue badge bays outside the Museum, both on Market Place.
  • Loading and Unloading is Permitted – Loading is permitted anywhere in the Triangle except where it is causing an obstruction to pedestrians or traffic, or utilising a blue badge space. Loading includes the movement of goods to and from premises, checks on the goods delivered and paperwork. Loading and unloading must be a continuous activity and your vehicle must be moved once it is complete. Even if the delivery only takes two minutes, your vehicle must be moved as soon as the process is over. If you are a blue badge holder, the vehicle you’re using may stop to allow you out or in. Please do not stop to load at a dropped kerb where disabled people need to cross.
  • Pedestrian Priority – the scheme has been designed to reduce the dominance of vehicles and to give priority to the pedestrian by encouraging drivers to behave more accommodatingly towards them. to facilitate this, there are dropped kerbs at multiple new crossing points around the Triangle. These are indicated by lighter imprint across the road, and you are likely to find more people crossing than previously.
  • No Junction Control – There are no Give Way markings at the junction of St Nicholas Street and Mount Street. Please proceed with care at this junction ensuring your route is clear. There are also no markings outside Weavers Restaurant; as previously, note that no route has priority and care should be exercised here too.

Drivers are reminded of the Highway Code but in particular:

Rule 170

Take extra care at junctions. You should

  • watch out for cyclists, motorcyclists, powered wheelchairs/mobility scooters and pedestrians as they are not always easy to see. Be aware that they may not have seen or heard you if you are approaching from behind
  • watch out for pedestrians crossing a road into which you are turning. If they have started to cross they have priority, so give way

Rule 206

Drive carefully and slowly when in crowded shopping streets

The decision to remove the car parking spaces on Market Hill was not taken lightly and followed extensive consultation on parking habits generally in the town and with those who used those spaces. The report on the outcome of the survey can be found here.


Did you know?

Our Heritage Triangle is packed with retailers – many of which are independent! Make sure to visit our many yards and shopping areas while you’re in the town. You can view a handy map of the triangle here.

In our Summer edition of Diss Matters, we launched an exciting article focusing on the Heritage Triangle Traders! Click here to view and find out more…