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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 2023/24 is Councillor Kieran Murphy

At the meeting of Full Council on 17th May, Diss Town Council elected councillor Kieran Murphy as Mayor for 2023-2024. Kieran is the youngest ever First Citizen of Diss and was only elected as one of three District Councillors for South Norfolk Council earlier this month. 


On his appointment, Kieran said, “I am truly honoured to have been voted in by my fellow councillors and will strive to do my best by the residents of Diss in my capacity as Mayor and District councillor (also Roydon!)”

The Mayor's Charity is

Nelson’s Journey supports children and young people in Norfolk who’ve experienced the death of a significant person. We provide a range of resources and services, and accept referrals from families and professionals for those who may need our support. Since 1997, Nelson’s Journey has helped thousands of bereaved children and young people in the county. It is thanks to the tremendous support of our local community that our work is possible.

Mayors Charity Nelsons Journey
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