The Beccles Society - promoting a better Beccles for everyone

The Beccles Society is a citizens' membership group concerned with the quality of the built environment in Beccles and its impact on people's daily lives 

The Beccles Society seeks to ensure that Beccles flourishes in a challenging and fast 

changing world, to promote and preserve the unique character of Beccles and its 

surrounding countryside, not only for the people who live here but also for the many 

visitors that come here each year. 

The riverscape has changed somewhat since 

Louis Burleigh Bruhl’s, “On the River at Beccles”

 was painted, none-the-less, there is much that 

has changed remarkably little over time.  

Reconciling current lifestyles with a past that is 

worth preserving is not an easy task.  We would

 all like to see the town develop in a way that 

does not disturb our heritage too much.

The Beccles Society's Aims are :

1.To stimulate public awareness and 

appreciation of the beauty, history and 

character of Beccles and its surroundings.

2.To conserve the architectural 

heritage of the town, its streetscape 

and the conservation area, and to work

 for an enhancement of the town 

environment by encouraging good 


3.To stimulate awareness of the impact

 physical developments have on the 

social, cultural and commercial life of 

Beccles and its surroundings.

    The Beccles Society does this by :

     -  scrutinising planning applications 

   and forwarding comments to Waveney 

    District Council

     -  a programme of awards to

     architects, builders, schools and 

     business people.

     -  meeting to discuss issues that 

      affect the town and its environs.  

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