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Column: Beccles mayor looks back at summer successes

PUBLISHED: 16:11 08 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:11 08 September 2018

Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw is the new Mayor of Beccles.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw is the new Mayor of Beccles. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Today marks the end of the summer holidays in our household and others across Beccles, the children are back to school, the nights are starting to draw in.

Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw is the new Mayor of Beccles.
Picture: Nick ButcherElfrede Brambley-Crawshaw is the new Mayor of Beccles. Picture: Nick Butcher

The air is cooler in the mornings and it feels like September has arrived!

A very busy summer has passed for Beccles - we’ve enjoyed the Carnival, Harvest Moon Festival and Beccles Duck Race and many other carefully planned events and activities.

We’ve also had a few things to celebrate!

Beccles Skatepark Community and Beccles Town Council have successfully bid for the final funding required to start building the new, state of the art, concrete skate park.

The skatepark should be completed by November and will replace the old dilapidated structure. Beccles Skatepark Community held homage to the old park on September 2 and I’d like to personally thank them for are their hard work on this project!

This month we’ve also had the opportunity to welcome a new councillor onto Beccles Town Council, after the departure of Cllr Sam Kenward. Sam was a popular member of the council and is missed by us all, he was the youngest ever councillor and our first youth champion. He was an advocate of youth engagement and a vocal supporter of the Skatepark project.

It is therefore very fitting that Ashley Lever, a major force in the Skatepark Community group, has taken his seat around the table.

Welcome Cllr Ashley Lever, you will be an asset to the town council.

I’ve been keeping myself busy planning for our next large fundraising project, which is to replace the very old play equipment at Beccles Quay.

This project is part of my mayoral appeal and I’ve been really touched by the amount of people who have come forward to help support it.

If you like cake and want to support us we will be having a cake sale outside the Kings Head in Beccles from 10am on Friday, September 14.

All donations and raffle ticket sales from our celebration of 100 years of women voting will also be contributed to the Mayor’s appeal, so come and join us on Saturday, October 13 from 11am until 4pm in Blyburgate Hall.

Watch this space for more events in the future…

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