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Reader’s responses: Why you moved to Diss and your tips for newcomers

PUBLISHED: 10:49 07 October 2018

Diss Mere and town sign a welcome sign for those who have moved to the town. Picture: Denise Bradley

Diss Mere and town sign a welcome sign for those who have moved to the town. Picture: Denise Bradley

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We asked the members on our Enjoy Diss More Facebook page what they thought were the best reasons to move to Diss and their tips for anyone loving to the town.

Time to move to Diss? Readers share their tips. The giant backwards clock on Diss Business Park. Picture: Kate RoyallTime to move to Diss? Readers share their tips. The giant backwards clock on Diss Business Park. Picture: Kate Royall

With a host of comments and people sharing their opinions of Diss here are just a few of them.

Joanne Hearle said: “I moved from Norwich 18 months ago to be with my partner full time and our dog. My partner lives here already so it was hard to get started up at first.

“I found Diss Gym and Leisure Centre wonderful to join and visit. Regular trips to supermarkets and coffee shops for conversation; see what’s around locally. Funnily enough all my friends here are from Diss train station and live close by to me in Bressingham.

“Getting involved with friends is highly recommended and doing trips out. Diss is a lovely place to live in.”

Sarah Holloway said: “We moved to Diss a month ago, we fell in love with the town on our first visit, we love that our children are safer walking to school and can have more independence than they used to have where we used to live. I also enjoy the sense of community we have found since moving this way.

“It was a huge move for us and very scary but I have no regrets and look forward to meeting more local people, I can’t wait to see if you all have webbed feet!”

Sharing her tips as a newcomer, Joanne Hearle added: “Be prepared for easy conversation! Diss is a lot different to other towns and cities. Very nice and friendly. Quiet but not too quiet; a little bustle.”

Robert Rogers advised for meeting new people as a Diss newbie: “If retirement age, join the U3A, they have various sub groups as well as the main meeting once a month.

Perhaps not totally serious, Simon Woolterton added: “Buy a bike, because there’s always a road closed somewhere!”

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