In order to focus on specific areas of business, The Council is divided into four main committees: Executive, Heritage & Facilities, Community Engagement and Infrastructure.  Each committee meets regularly and reports back to Full Council. To find out what each one does, click the tabs below.
Click here to download a copy of the year’s scheduled meetings.

You can also check our calendar for upcoming meetings, and to download minutes and agendas.

  • Full Council

    Full Council is, quite literally, a meeting of all Councillors. Items on Full Council agendas are often things that have been discussed by individual committees, that then go for final consideration by remaining Councillors. Some items like the budget have to be approved by Full Council legally. Full Council also tends to discuss issues that would come under multiple committees.

    Look for the ‘people’ icon, and light blue Agendas to find Full Council.

    Download the agenda here.

    Click here for minutes and agenda packs of previous meetings of Full Council.

  • Executive Committee

    The Executive Committee looks for ways the Council can save money, drafts the budget and makes sure the Council meets statutory requirements, including making sure we are a responsible employer.

    Look for the ‘cogs’ icon, and dark blue Agendas to find the Executive Committee.

    Download the latest minutes here.

    The next meeting of the Executive Committee is on Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 7:15pm (the September meeting has been cancelled).

  • Heritage & Facilities Committee

    This Committee maintains Council-owned facilities, ensuring they are of a high standard and providing for the needs of the community. They also look for ways that we can improve the services available, and liaise with the Heritage Triangle Trust.

    Look for the ‘binoculars’ icon, and green Agendas to find the Heritage & Facilities Committee.

    Download the latest minutes here.


  • Infrastructure Committee

    The Infrastructure Committee (of which Planning is a sub-committee) represents the interests of the community in planning, development and highways matters including the Neighbourhood Development Plan.

    Look for the ‘buildings’ icon, and yellow Agendas to find the Infrastructure Committee.

    Download the latest minutes here.

    The next meeting of the Infrastructure Committee is on Wednesday 4th October 2017 at 7:15pm (rescheduled from Wednesday 6th September)

  • Community Engagement

    This Committee develops our communications strategy, facilitates community networking, increases engagement at events and finds ways to support the local economy. Sub-committees of Community Engagement are the Carnival and Christmas Lights Switch-On.

    Look for the ‘handshake’ icon, and orange Agendas to find the Community Engagement Committee.

    Download the latest minutes here.

  • Sub-Committees


    The Planning sub-committee only considers planning applications delegated for committee decision.  If required, meetings are scheduled to in the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6pm.  The sub-committee consists of councillors from across the committees but is overseen by the Infrastructure Committee. Visit the Planning Hub for more information.

    Download the latest minutes here.


    One of our largest sub-committees of the Community Engagement Committee, Carnival consists of a combination of councillors and members of the public. It meets once a month to organise the annual Diss Carnival in June.

    The next meeting of the Carnival committee is scheduled for 14th September 2017 at the Diss Youth & Community Centre on Shelfanger Road.

    Christmas Lights Switch-On

    This sub-committee also of the Community Engagement Committee consists of councillors and members of the public. They meet once a month throughout the year to discuss and make arrangements for the Christmas Lights Switch-On event, which takes place on the last Saturday in November.

    Click here for the next agenda.