top of page

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, “It was a real privilege to be chosen to hold the honour of Town Mayor, during my tenure I hope to encourage Diss to continue to be a thriving and vibrant town. I would like to thank the outgoing Mayor, Cllr Taylor for all the work he has put into being an outstanding representative for the town and his incredible fundraising efforts for his charities."

The Mayor's Charity is

"My charity is Nelson’s Journey, which is a local charity that supports bereaved families. I know a few people who have been supported by Nelson’s Journey and they are wonderful charity that I look forward to supporting in this coming year." Nelson’s Journey supports children and young people in Norfolk who’ve experienced the death of a significant person. They 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

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
bottom of page