The group of volunteers who successfully saved Beccles’ popular outdoor swimming pool are set to repeat the trick after plans were unveiled for Beccles Lido Limited to take over the running of Beccles Public Hall.
The Hall, which hosts live entertainment and community events, was threatened with closure after council funding was cut, but now, fresh from their successful reopening of the outdoor pool, Beccles Lido Limited are set to bring their dedicated community spirit to bear.
Councillor Stephen Ardley, Conservative, told the BBC: “The lido group’s robust financial planning and proven ability to deliver grant funding places the long-term future of the hall in very safe hands.”
The Lido group issued a statement saying that it would “deliver a prime, quality, accessible and well maintained leisure service in Beccles for the benefit of all”.
With many community assets under threat due to lack of funding, voluntary groups are taking up the slack, helping to maintain unique facilities like Beccles’ Lido and now the Public Hall. To get in touch with Beccles Lido Limited and see if you can help, visit their site at www.beccleslido.com