We have assembled here some links to other websites that we find useful or interesting.
The Diss Heritage Partnership has launched its appeal to raise £100,000 from the local community. These funds will be a vital make-or-break contribution toward the town’s £3 million Heritage Triangle project which could transform Diss.
The site contains more information about the Heritage Triangle project as well as updates and news on fundraising progress and about the project itself.
The plan is to transform the Heritage Triangle, the town’s historic centre which encompasses St Nicholas Street, Market Hill and the Market Place, into an exciting place to visit and shop. A new aspect of the Mere would also be opened up, providing a boardwalk across the water from Mere Street and Kings Head Yard, leading to a landscaped path up to Market Hill.
This website aims to give more information about the Heritage Triangle project as well as updates and news on fundraising progress and about the project itself.
The charming market town of Diss is located on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk at the gateway to the lovely Waveney Valley.
The Keeper’s Daughter are a professional theatre company resident at Diss Corn Hall Arts who use theatre and storytelling to stimulate imagination and nurture creative development within East Anglian Communities and beyond.
Diss Town Council website. Lots of information about Diss and the Town Council. Regularly updated
Using money raised through the National Lottery, HLF aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, it invests in every part of our diverse heritage.
Supporters and capital funders of Diss Corn Hall
The Diss Express is a weekly tabloid newspaper published on a Friday and sold in and around the town of Diss in south-eastern Norfolk and in nearby towns and villages on the Norfolk-Suffolk boundary along the River Waveney including Eye, Harleston and East Harling.
It was founded in 1864. It’s published by Anglia Newspapers, part of the nationwide Johnston Press group of regional newspapers’ Midland Division.
The editorial offices are in Diss.
Address: Diss Express
Norfolk and Suffolk House
Tel: 01379 642264
Fax: 01379 650110
Sister newspapers are the Lynn News and the Bury Free Press.
The Diss Mercury was launched in 1984, emerging in place of the old South Norfolk News. Published weekly on a Thursday, the Mercury is delivered free to more than 15,300 households every week in Diss, Harleston, Long Stratton and several villages nearby.
The Eastern Daily Press (EDP) is printed six days a week, with up to five editions printed each day and a total print run for the week of over 465,000 copies. Copies are distributed throughout the Eastern Counties of England.
When Archant Print Centre was opened in 1994, the EDP was its first title.
It also has a vibrant website: edp24
We aim to produce an interesting and relevant free local magazine, featuring news, information and articles that you will want to read. We produce 18,000 copies of the YLM magazine every month. These are delivered free to the homes and businesses in and around South Norfolk and Suffolk.
Park Radio - your station, your music - serving Diss and the surrounding area on 87.7FM and on-line.
Iceni Post FREE Online Magazine for Norfolk and Suffolk:
Promoting Events, Tourism, Arts, Theatre, Business, Wildlife, Movies, Then & Now . . .
The counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, along with the Waveney Valley region that overlaps them, are steeped in history and heritage, with a vibrant community, and contains some of the most beautiful landscapes, coastlines and diverse wildlife in England.
This Iceni magazine brings together the many aspects of our region, with the posting of daily news and events in Norfolk and Suffolk, and at the same time records social events as historical content as the publication grows, already amassing well over 8,000 pages, many content supplied, and some self generated from as far back as 2007.
Every post is socially networked to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In etc, and our RSS feed is used and promoted by many other web publications. All posts are indexed and searched by all the major search engines.
We also send out email news of events approx. twice a month to over 8,000 subscribers!
To take advantage of our growing popularity we have very reasonable rates set for Business Advertisers.
So please email us if you would like to be a sponsor of any of our content, and we will happily publicise your business to our subscribers.
Formed in 2008, the Waveney Springs Art Collective is a group of artists living and working around Diss
Based in South Norfolk, the Mere Players have been performing costume dramas, hilarious farces, plays, musical revues, pantomimes and full length musicals for over 30 years.
Britain's What's On Event Guide as promoted on Daily Telegraph.co.uk and BBC Radio 5 Live.
Diss Museum is situated in the Market Place in a building called The Shambles, formerly two butchers' shops. There are a variety of displays, frequently changed, about the history of the town
Always on display are the Old Rectory Doll's House, old photos and jottings from the Memory Bank.
The place to go for electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers and accessories as well as expert guitar setup and restoration and guitar tuition.
Located at 7 Will’s Yard, Chapel Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4AN or, browse a range of products in their online shop.
Live music, stand-up comedy, festivals, clubbing, theatre, family days out, or cinema- you'll find events of all kinds listed on Ents24.com
Table Tennis is fun, challenging, competitive and it will keep you fit. It
is played by all age groups from 3 to 93. The D & DTTL holds a practice evening every Tuesday night at Diss High School. It is open to everyone, beginners and experienced players alike. You do not have to be a member of a league club. If you need some Table Tennis advice or just want to ping pong. Come along and you will not be disappointed. A small charge is made to cover the cost of the hall. If you want more serious Table Tennis, contact the league through the website.
Stayin Norfolk Tourist & Accommodation Guide is the ideal place to learn more about this wonderful part of England. If you are planning a holiday or short break in Norfolk then you will find lots of information, things to do and places to stay for you, your family and your friends.
A website giving a comprehensive listing of everything happening on the music scene (and more) in Norfolk. Plus useful lists of venues, groups, recording studios and reviews.
The online guide to the Folk, Roots and Acoustic Scene around the UK, providing information on events, festivals, workshops, venues, reviews and artists.
Guitarist and ukulele player of many years’ experience. As well as performing in many bands I also teach guitar and ukulele on a one-to-one basis and run coaching sessions for bands and groups of musicians.
I play guitar with jazz groups Interplay, the Dave Warren JazzQuartet and the JazzDuo featuring John Seeley on sax, am having a go at playing double bass in the David Dael Quartet and I also play lead ukulele in the band D’Ukes.
We are a family-founded, grant-making trust which has been supporting charities across the UK for over 50 years. From small community groups to large national institutions, our aim is to support organisations that have effective solutions to helping those most in need.
The Foundation supports a broad range of organisations and activities that share a commitment to making a positive impact to the lives of the communities in which they work, and that are driven by a desire to achieve excellence.
We make grants across the UK to organisations in the following categories:
Arts; Education; Youth; Health; Community; Environment; Religion; Welfare
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation was established in 1961 by Ian Fairbairn as a memorial to his wife Esmée. Today it is one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK.
The Pilgrim Trust gives grants totalling approximately two million pounds each year to charities and other public bodies.
Sixty percent of funding is directed towards the preservation projects aimed at preserving the fabric of architecturally or historically important buildings, or project working to preserve historically significant artifacts or documents.
Forty percent of funding is allocated towards social welfare needs, we currently focus our support on projects that help women and girls, our interest is in supporting early interventions that address their needs before these become too deep seated.
New Anglia Growth Hub's Growing Business Fund awards grants of between £5,000 and £500,000 for Norfolk and Suffolk companies embarking of capital projects or investments. To discuss eligibility, speak to a Growth Hub Adviser.
New Anglia Growth Hub also awards grants to support low energy or carbon reduction measures, grants for non-mandatory training and vouchers to boost broadband.
Our mission is to support people in local communities to take action and to take control of vital services that are important to them that might otherwise disappear.
Since May 2015, we have provided over £6m of grant funding to community led businesses that are tackling challenges in their local area, including shops, railways, farms and community centres.
Our Community Business Programme will open in April. It will continue to provide revenue and capital funding for existing community business. We will also open up opportunities for earlier stage community businesses through programmes later in 2016.
The Foyle Foundation is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities. The Foundation does not support applications from individuals.
Since it became operational in November 2001, The Foundation has disbursed £73.5M in grants (up to 31st December 2015).
The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation is an independent grant-making charity.
We give funds to charities registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales within a set of carefully considered guidelines.
Our objective is to apply the income of the trust fund to such charity or charities or for such charitable purposes as the Trustees in their discretion determine.
THE CHARITY'S OBJECTS ARE TO APPLY CAPITAL AND INCOME IN FAVOUR OF CHARITABLE OBJECTS CONCERNED WITH THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE ARTS. THE APPLICATIONS ARE AT THE ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE TRUSTEES. THE TRUSTEES WILL ONLY ACCEPT WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE BY REGULAR MAIL.
THE TRUST HAS WIDE CHARITABLE OBJECTS AND THE TRUSTEES HAVE UNCONTROLLED DISCRETION TO APPLY BOTH CAPITAL AND INCOME OF THE TRUST FUND FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES. PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO NORFOLK BASED CHARITABLE CAUSES OF ANY KIND PROVIDED THEY ARE LEGALLY CHARITABLE. DONATIONS WILL NOT NORMALLY BE MADE TO INDIVIDUALS.
The Trust is a general charitable trust allowing the trustees to apply the income for such charitable purpose or purposes or in the furtherance of any such charitable objective or objects as they shall in their absolute discretion from time to time think fit.
The Trust favours charitable projects and activities in or benefiting the people of Nottinghamshire or Norfolk.
Blythweb Ltd are the company responsible for creating and supporting the Diss Corn Hall website.