In order to focus on specific areas of business, the Council is divided into three main committees: Executive, Facilities and Infrastructure.  Each committee meets regularly and reports back to Full Council. To find out what each one does, to see minutes and agendas from previous meetings, click the tabs below.

Download our Schedule of Council and committee meetings for 2018 – 2019

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.

    Click here for minutes and agenda packs of meetings of Full Council. It takes place at 7.15pm in the Council Chamber at the Corn Hall.  The agenda will be available on the Thursday preceding the meeting.

  • 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. It also has responsibility for community liaison  (previously overseen by the former Community Engagement committee).

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

    Click here for minutes and agenda packs of the meetings of the Executive Committee. Main committees take place 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 the former Community Engagement Committee.

  • Facilities Committee

    This Committee maintains Council-owned facilities, ensuring they are of a high standard and providing for the needs of the community. It also oversees Town Council managed events including the Carnival and Christmas Lights Switch-On and will manage street lighting.

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

    Click here for minutes and agenda packs of meetings of the Facilities Committee (formerly Heritage & Facilities committee). All main committees start 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 the former Community Engagement 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.

    Click here to view the minutes and agenda packs of the Infrastructure Committee meetings.  Main committees take place at 7.15pm in the Council Chamber at the Corn Hall.  The agenda will be available on the Thursday preceding the meeting.

  • Sub-Committees

    Planning

    The Planning sub-committee only considers planning applications delegated for committee decision and meetings are scheduled to precede other committee meetings / Full Council at 6pm if required.  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

    Click here for minutes and agenda packs of the Planning Committee.  Meetings take place in the Council Chamber at the Corn Hall.  The agenda will be available on the Thursday preceding the meeting.

    Carnival

    A sub-committee of the Facilities Committee, Carnival consists of a combination of councillors and volunteers. It meets once a month to organise the annual Diss Carnival in June.

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

    Christmas Lights Switch-On

    This sub-committee also of the Facilities Committee consists of councillors and volunteers. 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 minutes and agenda packs of the Christmas Lights Switch-On Committee.