Community Connections


Here for each other


A helping hand

It's been a tough few months. There are many groups and organisations in our area who are ready to help.

We feature many on our Community Connections spots on East Suffolk One take a look below and tune in weekdays to hear the latest from those who work and volunteer for them.

Something to share?

In the few months we've connected with groups looking after our environment, those in need in East Suffolk and those who need someone to talk to.

If you are supporting our community, please get in touch so we can share your story with East Suffolk.

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Wrentham Community First Responders

A group of local volunteers who respond to emergency 999 calls have been speaking to us about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their vital fundraising activities. Wretham Community First Responders, who work in partnership with the East of England Ambulance Service, are ideally placed in the community to provide time critical and often life-saving treatment to casualties across East Suffolk. For donation enquiries and to find out more […]

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Beccles Public Hall and Theatre

Beccles Public Hall and Theatre is 'Here for you - Here for Beccles' and has the aim to provide and develop a centrally located facility in the town, where local people can access and enjoy a wide range of activities from events, concerts and performances to special interest groups.Their project looks to provide the Public Hall, for the first time in its history, a management structure that will ensure its […]

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Bonds Meadow Community Association

Our aim is to keep the reserve as when humankind lived and worked in the area as an integral part of nature. This small piece of nature in the heart of town is maintained and supported by local volunteers for the good of all who wish to escape or have an interest in the ecological and social history of Oulton Broad. To find out more clic k here

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Bungay’s Fisher Theatre

Was first opened on 28th February 1828 with a performance of ‘The Belle’s Stratagem’. The theatre was one of thirteen designed and built across East Anglia by David Fisher, serving the circuit of Fisher’s company, ‘The Norfolk and Suffolk Company of Comedians’. Fisher’s company, which was to a great extent made up of members of his own talented family, would visit each theatre in turn for two months, putting on […]

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Friends of Fen Park

Friends of Fen Park is a small group of local residents that live in the Kirkley area of Lowestoft and regularly use the park. Their purpose is to work alongside Lowestoft Town Council, to maintain and improve the whole park for the better of the community, including the water, wildlife, pathways, play area, benches and bins. They will be applying for funding to gain new improvements for the park - […]

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INK – The New Short Play Company

INK’s mission is to give a voice to those rarely heard by inspiring, nurturing and developing skills to create short new plays. You can hear INK's One Minute Monologue's on East Suffolk One every weekday at 10.30am and 2.30pm. Meanwhile, there are few opportunities for individuals whether young, or old, within our region, East Anglia, to take ownership of their ideas and inspire creativity, literacy and teamwork. All too often their […]

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Suffolk Bench Poetry with Dean Parkin

Local writer and poet Dean Parkin is asking for people on Suffolk to get in touch about their favourite 'bench with a view' in the county. Dean is hoping to write a series of poems that highlight what special places they are for those of us that do, or have, used them. Whether it is a bench on a chilly Pakefield cliff overlooking the sea in January - or  a […]

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Supporting Communities in East Suffolk

The Co-op is working to support local causes and community organisations. Areas of support helps build stronger and more resilient communities including: fairer access to food,  mental wellbeing services and education & employment for young people. Listen to Karen Sheen from the Co-op, who talks to East Suffolk One about her work to connect communites in our part of the county.

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The Cut at Halesworth

THE CUT offers Halesworth and the surrounding countryside arts, music, theatre, dance, comedy, cinema, workshops and Art Exhibitions. It has a cafeteria and licensed bar, and food is now available an hour before most evening events.

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