Shaun Crowley


Beccles Lido
Beccles Lido is a fun place to swim next to the River Waveney in Beccles, Suffolk and it's owned and run entirely by the local community under a charitable trust. It's a traditional outdoor swimming pool which has separate toddler and paddling pools as well as the main 30 x 15 mete pool which is heated to 27 degrees C. It's an ideal place for young and old to spend an active day in the open just as it was intended in 1959 when it was constructed.
Only 220 days to go!


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Beccles Lido Toilet Block

Shaun Crowley

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The outdoor swimming pool in Beccles was built in 1959 and closed by Waveney District Council in 2008.  The community rallied, formed a charity Beccles Lido Limited, and acquired the pool and created and now manage Beccles Lido.

The portacabin toilet facilities currently in use were installed on the site under a temporary planning permission in 1995.  They are old, increasingly decrepit, expensive and time consuming to maintain, and fall well short of the standards our users expect.

With the help of local charitable grants we have designed and have planning permission for a modern, fit for purpose new toilet (& changing) block.  We now need to raise £110,000 by September 2017 in order to purchase and install the new toilet (and changing) facilities in time for the start of 2018 summer season.

The majority of this £110,000 will come from major local and national oharities, but first we have to demonstrate the support of the local community, so we have set a challenge to raise the first £10,000 from local small charities, local organisations & businesses, and local individuals.

Please donate whatever you can, large or small, as we know this will quickly mount up.

If you are in a position to make a more significant donation, or would like to offer the services of your company to help with the construction or installation, then please contact us directly on 01502 714911 or email us at

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can make a donation which will be quickly processed and passed to the Beccles Lido charity. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on our behalf if you are eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Recent donors








14.08.17 Met my husband at Beccles Lido 45 years ago so has lots of memories and now take our grandchildren - still love to visit

08.08.17 raffle money raised at our summer BBQ at the Lido

27.07.17 Go Jenny!

21.07.17 Part of Non-uniform collection


19.07.17 Good luck Jenny!


18.07.17 A sponsor for Jenny webber


18.07.17 Jenny , Wow !! 100 lengths of the pool. All for a great cause.

09.07.17 Go Jenny Go. 100 lengths


04.07.17 Well done Jenny Webber!

03.07.17 Good luck with the fund raising - hope you reach your target.

15.06.17 raised during our Knit and Natter

14.06.17 Many thanks to the 39 swimmers who came and practised for the Beccles Triathlon on Thursday 25 May and helped us raise 175 pounds 50p and 1 euro!

25.05.17 Such great memories from my childhood. Good luck!

23.05.17 Good luck with the fundraising!


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Helen Patchett
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