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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Beccles Public Hall and Theatre

Beccles Public Hall and Theatre 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 wide range of events coming up by […]

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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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Bungay Museum

Bungay Museum will be opening during the winter months - every Saturday from 10am until 1pm. Established in 1963, Bungay Museum displays items relating to the heritage, society and businesses of the Suffolk town. Lorna Richardson spoke to us at East Suffolk One about some of the work going on at the museum. Have a listen to what Lorna had to say... Contact Bungay Museum

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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 a […]

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Christmas Concert with the Screamin’ Seagulls, Lowestoft

The Screamin' Seagulls are a Lowestoft based choir, they practice at Lowestoft Telecom Sports and Social Club in Clapham Road - and anyone is welcome to join them.Led by Neville Rowell, the choir is now getting ready for its Christmas Concert:Listen now to hear Neville and Chrissie from the group, who visited East Suffolk One's Lowestoft studio for a chat about the choir and its Christmas Concert:

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Community Project: Kessingland Men’s Shed

Kessingland Men's Shed is very much a community project open to all of those in the local area.It is  a workshop and social meeting place for Kessingland residents and during this month, 'The Shed' will be up and running - but there is still plenty to do on the building.However, they are there for all of the community and they can now start making, repairing, creating anything (within reason) they […]

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Congratulations to the Warren School Appeal

A dedicated group of parents and staff who are raising much needed funds for a school in Carlton Colville, received a huge financial boost on Tuesday (30th November 2021).The Warren School’s “special playground for a special school” project, received £50,000 of funding as part of the Building Futures scheme - run by Persimmon Homes and in conjunction with the British Olympic Association.The funding will go towards money already raised by […]

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