Beccles residents are all invited to attend an event to share views about how to make the town more autism friendly.   

East Suffolk Council’s Communities Team have been working alongside Beccles Community Hub and the local Morrisons Community Champion to look at how to make Beccles a friendlier place for people on the autism spectrum. 

As part of wider engagement work, a Coffee and Chat event is being held at Beccles Library on Saturday, November 19 for local people to put forward views about what improvements they would like to see.  

The event will be a drop-in from 11 am to 1 pm and event organisers will be on hand for an informal chat, and refreshments will be available.  

Beccles & Bungay Journal: East Suffolk and Suffolk County Councillor Caroline Topping

Caroline Topping, chair of the Community Hub and East Suffolk ward councillor for Beccles, Worlingham, Barnby and North Cove, said: “We want to encourage residents and businesses to learn more about autism so that we can support autistic people in our community.  

“This could range from simply learning more about what autism is, through to creating quieter spaces or quieter shopping hours to support autistic people in the town in their daily lives.”