Community Connections


A helping hand

Whatever you have going on, there are 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.

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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.

Check out these Community Connections


Re-Utilise Resource Centre – Lowestoft

Re-Utilise are dedicated to diverting clean waste away from landfill, making it available to be transformed into works of art or creative play. The ‘Scrap Store’ is full of items such as fabric, vinyl, plastic and even leather. These items are perfect for schools, clubs or individuals to transform into works of art, crafts or just let your imagination run wild. Re-Utilise is also part of the national Community RePaint […]

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Apollo Youth Centre, Halesworth

Based in Harrison Lane, Halesworth, the Apollo Youth Centre is a safe place for young people of the town and surrounding areas to go. tt's a place where youngsters can be themselves, discuss their worries and concerns, obtain information and learn to communicate with other young people and adults. The members are continually learning and developing new skills. The young people are involved in the programme planning which enables them […]

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Barsham and Shipmeadow Village Hall

Barsham and Shipmeadow Village Hall is on the B1062 road between Beccles an Bungay. The hall was once the village school and has been serving local communities as a village hall since the 1960s and  and is a venue for events for up to 60 people of all ages.        Pauline Midwinter from the village hall committee talked to East Suffolk One about this important community venue. Hear what Pauline had to […]

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Beccles ‘Bombles’ Litter Pick Team

The Beccles Bombles are a  volunteer group who meet at 2pm every Tuesday - and set about cleaning up litter-strewn areas of the town. They go underground, overground and regularly to the Common. Most of what is found is hard to make good use of, and a lot of it isn't just the things that the everyday folk leave behind. If you can spare just a few minutes, every so […]

todayAugust 19, 2021 131 2


Beccles Bell Tower Team

There are still an event to look forward to with the Beccles Bell Tower team this year. On Thursday 1st December 2022 there doors will be open as a gift shop and Information Centre, this as a part of  the Beccles small business day from 2:00pm until 8:00pm. Meanwhile, the team are ready for Christmas and have made a great job of making the tower look very festive. The Tower […]

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Beccles Community Hub

Beccles Community Hub is a place where people can volunteer or members of our community can contact us for volunteering support. Over recent weeks, the Hub has been a hive of activity as a team of volunteers knit and sew bunting, in readiness for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. On Wednesday 11th May, the Hub welcomed friends from Petit-Couronne - Beccles' twin town. Beccles Town Mayor Richard Stubbings and Assistant […]

todayNovember 20, 2021 224 2


Beccles Public Hall and Theatre

Beccles Public Hall and Theatre is 'Here for you - Here for Beccles' and is ready to welcome you with more great shows and performances.The aim of the Public Hall and Theatre is 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.Keep up to date with a […]

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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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Brainwave Independence Group

Tracey Bowler is the founder of Brainwave Independence Group: “In 2004, My son was in a road traffic accident, where he was ejected through the rear windscreen of a car. He was in a coma for four months & spent the best part of a year in hospital due to the extensive injuries that he had sustained. My son is left with a severe brain injury, he is registered blind/severe […]

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