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    Beccles-Station

    Scroll down to learn more about the facilities and the Beccles Station Project.

  • Welcome to

    Beccles-Station

    Scroll down to learn more about the facilities and the Beccles Station Project.

  • Welcome to

    Beccles-Station

    Scroll down to learn more about the facilities and the Beccles Station Project.

  • Welcome to

    Beccles-Station

    Scroll down to learn more about the facilities and the Beccles Station Project.

  • Welcome to

    Beccles-Station

    Scroll down to learn more about the facilities and the Beccles Station Project.

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Beccles Station is open for business!

The newly refurbished railway station building at Beccles has been officially opened.

After more than two years of work, Beccles Station has finally relaunched. The Crisp family have been working with town and district councillor Graham Elliott and Beccles businesswoman Christine Pinsent on the project, and the building has been leased by local charity the Beccles and District Regeneration Company.

The building has been in the family for around 20 years and sadly Mr Crisp passed away two years ago just as the refurbishment project was getting off the ground. His daughter Jackie Crisp officially cut the ribbon, and welcomed people into the building, joined by her mum Maureen and son James.

She said: “It really has turned out amazing and there are so many local people and businesses who we have to thank. We had to finish it off for my dad so it is quite an emotional day for us. But it is lovely to see it restored and finished as my father always called it the gateway to the town. I think he would be very proud of what we have done. My son James has been here on a regular basis overseeing the work. And we have named the dance studio after him as he loved music.”

The first floor of the building has four offices, which are being let to local businesses, with two large multi-purpose rooms on the ground floor which can be used for meetings or as a studio for yoga or dance. These rooms, along with a third, smaller meeting room can be booked by the hour.

The centre of the project is the café, which will also operate as a visitor information point, and later in the year incorporate cycle hire.

The café will be run as a social enterprise by Cathy Aukland, with paid staff and volunteers. It will serve as a bookings office for the station’s business and community facilities and operate a hatch that opens onto the platform for take-away food and drinks.

BBC Look East presenter Jenny Kirk also attended the opening, and praised the hard work and community spirit in Beccles. After the opening, a special cake was cut to mark the occasion.

Photos by Peter Eyles | www.petereyles.uk

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Since the completion of the Island Platform, there has been a passenger increase of 12% in the first 6 months of use.

The Station Café

At the centre of the Beccles Station Project is the café, which as well as serving delicious food and drinks also operates as a visitor information point, and will later go on to incorporate a cycle hire.

The café is run as a social enterprise by Cathy Aukland, with paid staff and volunteers. It serves as a bookings office for the station’s business and community facilities and operates a hatch that opens onto the platform for take-away food and drinks.

Opening Hours:

6:45am until 2:30pm Monday to Friday
9:00am until 2:30pm Saturday
10:00am until 2:30pm Sunday

Opening hours are subject to extension.

Contact Details:

Beccles Station Cafe, Beccles Train Station,
Station Road, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 9QJ

Telephone: 07544 038313
Email: info@becclesstationcafe.co.uk

Latest News & Events

Weekly Events

MONDAY

  • Bounce Dance Fit: 09:15-10:15 with Alison Dormer
  • Creation Station: 09:45-11:45 with Kirsty Tatum
  • Gentle Beginners Yoga: 11:30-12:45 with Jenny Mercer
  • Kettlecise: 18:00-19:00 with Bev Whyte
  • Advanced Pilates: 19:00-20:00 with Bev Whyte

TUESDAY

  • Yoga: 09:30-10:00 with Hannah
  • Gentle Yoga: 11:00-12:30 with Jenny Mercer
  • Creation Station: 13:30-14:30 with Kirsty Tatum
  • Hatha Yoga Beginners: 17:45-19:00 with Jenny Mercer
  • Pilates Runners & Triathlete: 19:30-20:30 with Bev Whyte

WEDNESDAY

  • Bee Bops 10:00-13:00
  • Qi Gong 18:30-19:30 with Sara Lasham
  • Hatha Yoga Beginners: 17:45-19:00 with Jenny Mercer
  • Beginners Pilates: 19:15-20:15 with Bev Whyte

THURSDAY

  • Pilates for Beginners: 09.30-10.30 with Bev Whyte
  • Pilates Intermediate: 10:30-11:30 with Bev Whyte
  • Baby Sensory: 12:00-15:00 with Zoe Allen
  • Yoga: 18:30-19:30 with Hannah
  • Gi Gong: 18:30-19:30 with Sara Lasham

FRIDAY

  • Legs Bums And Tums: 10:00-11:00 with Rose Stride
  • Children’s Circuits: 18:00-19:00 with Rose Stride

SATURDAY

  • Hatha Beginners Yoga 09:00-10:30 with Jenny Mercer

Rooms are available to rent

Contact Cathy Aukland on 07544 038313 or Christine Pinsent on 07866 070073 or call into the Station Café for more details.

More Events

Pamper Evening – Friday 18th November 2016

Christmas Craft Market – Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th November 2016

Time Life Drawing Art Class – 26th December 10:00am to 12:30pm

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If you would like to volunteer and help at the station please contact 01502 710742

Venue Hire

Beccles Station provides an excellent venue for events, classes, conferences and community meetings. If you’re interested in hiring out one of our community rooms please click on the download links below to see our rates and contact us 01502 710742.

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History of the project

The station has been upgraded with refurbishment of the Island Platform providing an hourly train service that started December 2012.

Since the completion of the Island Platform, there has been a passenger increase of 12% in the first 6 months of use as well as a 92% increase in passengers since the “southern” hourly service started in 2010.

The Beccles Station building is now being renovated to our specification by the local owners; the Crisp family, who are well known builders in the town, supporting the local community and many other projects for the good of Beccles.

Photo: David Bickell

Contact Details

Beccles Station Cafe,
Beccles Train Station,
Station Road, Beccles,
Suffolk NR34 9QJ

Telephone: 01502 710742
Mobile: 07544 038313
Email: info@becclesstationcafe

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