Town Mayor

Our current Mayor is Councillor Sonia Browne

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

Personal Message from the Town Mayor

"I would like to express my sincerest sympathies to those who have lost loved ones, and those who have been debilitated by COVID-19; my thoughts are with you all.  

Community, Communication and Kindness - the themes that were the basis for my first year as Mayor are highlighted more now than ever!  I have witnessed first hand over the past few weeks our community spirit, the use of different forms of communication to aid our work and connecting with loved ones, as well as the kindness of strangers through stunning acts of altruism".


Mayor of Diss


Diss Town Mayor marks one minute's silence to honour those affected by the pandemic.

Diss Town Mayor receives COVID-19 vaccination.

Diss Town Mayor praises Tesco Foodshare at the DYCC.

Diss Town Mayor, Sonia Browne, welcomes Kieran Murphy to Diss Town Council.

Update and messages from our Mayor Councillor Sonia Browne, Sonia has been very busy during lockdown working from Home. Sonia has become a virtual mayor through Zoom and is helping local groups to continue their great work.

Invitation to take part in the Norfolk and Norwich Festival

This year marked the 75thAnniversary the Victory in Europe. I am on the Committee which had made

Had a lovely virtual get together with members of our community. I ordered a takeaway from Spice

Diss Town councillors are very fortunate to have the support of Diss Youth Town Councillors. When I first


Councillor Sonia Browne has been elected the Mayor of Diss for the second year in succession. 

Sonia is looking forward to fundraising in aid of Norfolk's Big C Cancer Charity and Leeway Domestic Violence and Abuse Services.  

Councillor Browne has already supported both charities through her work and fundraising and would like to give back to two charities that have been so supportive to her and to so many in our community.

We hope you’ll support Sonia in her chosen fundraising efforts this year!

Her theme for this new mayoral year continues to be that of, 'Community, Communication and Kindness'.



11-12 Market Hill

Diss, IP22 4JZ

Visit the office from 9.30am-1.30pm Mon-Fri


01379 643848

Phone lines open 9.30am-3pm

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