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.

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.

Check out these Community Connections


River Waveney Trust

The River Waveney Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to improving and protecting the River Waveney, its tributaries and catchment, making it a better place for people and wildlife. Meandering towards the sea past Suffolk's market town's such as Bungay and Beccles, the river eventually reaches Breydon Water at Great Yarmouth. Proud to be part of the Rivers Trust movement, they are one of 60 local river trusts across the UK […]

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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 […]

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Beccles Bell Tower Team

The team of volunteers at the Beccles Bell Tower are busy - because there is plenty going on over the coming weeks! For starters - and to help get Beccles Carnival weekend underway, the fantastic and popular Treasure  Hunt will be back. Just see the details below on how to get involved in this brilliant and cryptic trail around the town centre. You can also hear more from volunteers Diane […]

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Beccles Choral Society

Beccles Choral Society are a friendly, non auditioning choir based in the lovely Suffolk town of Beccles. They perform a wide variety of choral music and a hugely popular Christmas concert. Details about and how to join the society can be found here. The group, pictured below, are currently practicing for a performance of Handel's Messiah - which will take place at St Michael's Church, Beccles at 7pm on Sunday […]

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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 […]

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Beccles Cycle for Life

Beccles Cycle for Life is an annual charity cycle ride on roads through beautiful countryside from Beccles, Suffolk.This year it takes place on Sunday 14th May - at 10am from the John Leman School in town.Expect a great day out on mostly quiet lanes suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike, so riders of all ages and abilities are welcomed. Routes are clearly marked with signs at junctions. The Rotary Club […]

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Beccles Food and Drink Festival

A great and affordable day out for both foodies and families is on offer with the return of Beccles Food and Drink Festival.   The free-to-attend event is scheduled for Saturday 27th May - and the 60 stalls invited are set to offer an incredible range of the finest artisan food and drink produce from the local area and wider East Anglia.  Among the selection of produce will be cheese, […]

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