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Town Mayor

The Town Mayor is elected annually at the Annual Meeting of the Council. The Mayor wears a chain of office when carrying out official engagements. The chain is also worn on ceremonial occasions as part of the official dress.

The Mayor is keen to support all manner of local organisations and events. If you would like to invite the Mayor to an event or function please email your invitation directly to

Our current mayor for 2024/25 is Councillor Kieran Murphy

At the meeting of Full Council on 8th May, Diss Town Council re-elected councillor Kieran Murphy as Mayor for 2024-2025. Kieran is the youngest ever First Citizen of Diss and is also one of three District Councillors for South Norfolk Council.


On his appointment, Kieran said, “It was a real privilege to be chosen to hold the honour of Town Mayor for another year. During my tenure, I hope to encourage Diss to continue to be a thriving and vibrant town."

Charity Fundraising

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Last year, I supported ‘Nelson’s Journey’, a local charity which helps children and young people in Norfolk who’ve experienced the death of a significant person. I know a few people who have been supported by Nelson’s Journey and they are a wonderful charity. In total, I raised £1172.23 through fundraising events during the year. 

I have decided to continue to support this charity for the next Mayoral Year 2024-25 and look forward to supporting them through future fundraising events in the town. 


Nelson’s Journey provide a range of resources and services and accept referrals from families and professionals for those who may need some support. Since 1997, Nelson’s Journey has helped thousands of bereaved children and young people in the county. Kieran is already planning his fundraising campaign to include a car boot sale on 6th August at Diss Park, a civic service and a carol concert in the lead up to Christmas and with bucket collections at other town events.

Past events...

The Mayor with the Cinderella panto cast!
Town Mayor's Carol Concert 2023
Opening of No
In the Hollywood-themed Diss Carnival Parade 11.06.23
Armed Forces Day 2023
Annual Town Meeting 24.05.23
Enjoying the Hollywood photobooth at Diss Carnival!
Mayor of Thetford's Civic Reception / Dad's Army Museum
Trophy Presentation at Diss Carnival 11.06.23
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