A revitalised retail and community space in the heart of Diss
Who Are We?
The Diss Commuinity Team is a group of local traders and residents who have come together with the aim of improving and rejuventating our high street.
We believe that Diss has much to offer, and is a great place to live and visit.
What is No 8 Marketplace?
Everyone in Diss has been aware that the former Beales strore has loomed empty and forlorn over the market place in the heart of town.After much discussion with the owners we were able to reach an agreement allowing us to reclaim the space and with a great deal of hard work by volunteers and a select group of independent traders, No 8 Marketplace opened its doors on the 4th of August 2023.
Our plan is to encourage aspiring individual traders to join us.We've also invited the Town Council to expand the outdoor Friday market by offering 100 square metres of covered space to new stall holders, thereby encouraging more people into the town.
Moving forward the upstairs ballroom will become a community space offering events, fairs, workshops, presentations and more
Octagon Arts offers contemporary arts and crafts by some of East Anglia's leading artists and makers.
Ceramics, jewellery, metalwork, textiles, leather and prints are on sale as well as a range of original greetings cards
Shabby Shack Trading
Shabby Shack Trading is a small family business which loves plants.
'We're always here for our customers, and have become partof a special community, helping people achieve their plant goals'
Take Two Preloved Boutique
Take Two is a Dress Agency and Preloved Boutique selling high street and high end clothing at a fraction of the price.'Our shop continues to prove that you can be both fashionable and sustainable at the same time'
Wildflower Records is an independent record shop that aims to serve the local community by bringing music back into the centre of town.'We buy all genres of music such as vinyl, CDs and books'
Criterion Ice cream
Based in Suffolk, we produce traditional, award-winning fresh cream ices, yoghurts and fruit sorbets.'Our passion for excellence has led us to supplying some of the UK's leading establishments'
Marimba World of Chocolate
'We are a local family business and specialise in a signature range of hot chocolate melts and artisan chocolates'
CAFE and Community
Serving coffees, teas, homemade cakes and snacks
and upstairs at No.8
The Green Lounge Community Space
Coming soon - news of future community events, fairs and workshops