Your Town | Beccles

Population: 10,123

Nearby Towns: Bungay, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft

Beccles is situated inland on the River Waveney, and sits at the southern point of the Suffolk and Norfolk Broads. With its own quay, the town draws in lots of tourists, and provides the perfect setting for a stroll by the river with fantastic views of the countryside and wildlife.

Beccles has been a Fairtrade Town since 2008 and Fairtrade goods can now be bought in all the supermarkets and some of the smaller shops. The main town centre combines independent shops and restaurants with some bigger, national names.

Beccles Lido, the town’s outdoor swimming pool, opens daily throughout the summer months, and is a big hit with local families.

The town has many historical landmarks including Leman House in Ballygate, which is home to Beccles Museum, and was once the local school. It also has the bell tower which stands detached from St Michael’s Church, and at 97ft tall offers spectacular views from the top across the Waveney Valley.

The town hosts a number of big events throughout the year including Beccles Carnival, Harvest Moon Free Music Festival, Beccles Duck Race, Antiques Market and a late night shopping event and Christmas lights switch on.

A woman was taken to hospital following a serious fall.

Read more

Sailing equipment including outboard motors, kayaks and rowing dinghies has been stolen from a boating club.

Read more

A new Co-op Travel store could be about to fill an empty betting shop in Beccles town centre after proposals were approved by planners.

Read more

A children’s home in Beccles is to be sold and a replacement site found because costs for repairs will be too high.

Read more

Greater Anglia’s new trains caused yet more woe for commuters this morning as two main commuter services on the East Suffolk Line were cancelled due to faults.

Read more

A woman appealing a conviction for failing to stop dogs in her kennels barking and annoying her neighbours said the case had had a “terrible” impact on her.

Read more

Calls for a whole town to be under a 20mph speed limit have been backed by councillors and campaigners alike as they try to stop HGVs ignoring a new £7m relief road.

Read more

Joy as optician unveils new practice

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

An independent opticians is marking its 13th year in Beccles with a move to a new, larger practice.

Read more

Department store chain Beales has collapsed into administration - putting the jobs of more than 1,000 people at risk.

Read more

A department store chain with sites across the county has put itself up for sale as it attempts to battle tough high street conditions.

Read more

An artist inspired by the East Anglian countryside is preparing for a fundraising exhibition after completing 100 drawings in 100 days to help a farming mental health charity.

Read more

A Norfolk bull has become the county’s first national Belted Galloway supreme champion – illustrating the growing reputation of this hardy Scottish breed in the East Anglian lowlands.

Read more

A rare chance to tour one of East Anglia’s more unusual farm crops will be on offer at a charity open day this weekend.

Read more

News in Your Town

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Most Read

Latest from the EDP

Weather forecast

Digital Edition


Enjoy the EDP
digital edition