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.
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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.

    The next meeting of Full Council is scheduled for Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 7.15pm in the Council Chamber at the Corn Hall.  The agenda will be available on the Thursday preceding the meeting.

    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.

    The next meeting of this committee is scheduled for Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 7.15pm in the Council Chamber at the Corn Hall.  The agenda will be available on the Thursday preceding the meeting.

    Click here for previous minutes and agenda packs of the meetings of the Executive Committee.

  • 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.

    The next meeting of this committee is scheduled for Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 7.15pm in the Council Chamber at the Corn Hall.  The agenda will be available on the Thursday preceding the meeting.

    Click here for minutes and agenda packs of previous meetings of the Heritage & Facilities Committee.

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  • 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.

    The next meeting of this committee is scheduled for Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 7.15pm in the Council Chamber at the Corn Hall.  The agenda will be available on the Thursday preceding the meeting.

    Click here to view the previous minutes and agenda packs of the Infrastructure Committee meetings.

  • 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.

    The next meeting of this committee is scheduled for Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 7.15pm in the Council Chamber at the Corn Hall.  The agenda will be available on the Thursday preceding the meeting.

    Click here for previous minutes and agenda packs of the Community Engagement Committee meetings.

  • Sub-Committees

    Planning

    The Planning sub-committee only considers planning applications delegated for committee decision.  If required, meetings are scheduled for 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.

    Click here to view the planning applications received and decisions made for November 2017

    The next meeting of this committee is scheduled for Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 6pm in the Council Chamber at the Corn Hall.  The agenda will be available on the Thursday preceding the meeting.

    Click here for previous minutes and agenda packs of the meetings of the Planning Committee.

    Carnival

    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 will take place on Monday 27th November 2017 at 7pm upstairs at the Diss Youth & Community Centre.

    Click here for previous minutes and agenda packs of the Carnival Committee meetings.

    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 previous minutes and agenda packs of the Christmas Lights Switch-On Committee.