Readers’ letters from this week’s Journal

Beccles town sign. Picture: Nick Butcher.

Beccles town sign. Picture: Nick Butcher.

Archant © 2008

Hit and run car has cost me £100

I would like to thank the driver of a black Range Rover who collided with my car, a silver VW Golf estate on Friday lunchtime at the mini roundabout near the station in Beccles.

I had right of way and you crossed the roundabout hitting the rear of my car and did not stop or check if we were okay. I contacted the police and am awaiting a reply. My rear bumper had paint removed and was damaged, which I will have to now mend. Perhaps you would like to pay my excess of £100?

I hope you feel good about yourself!



Supporters help us raise £3,240

A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported the annual garden opening at Redisham Hall on Sunday in aid of the National Garden Scheme.

You helped raise £3,240.55 - many, many thanks!

We would also like to thank all our helpers for all their hard work serving tea and cakes and washing up; also Marie Young and all her young musicians for the fabulous music in the garden.



People here are so welcoming

I moved to Bungay in May and I would like to thank everyone that I have met in the area for making me so welcome.

I moved from Colchester and the comparison is worlds apart, for a start the shopkeepers here and Beccles are so friendly and helpful, it’s something I have not experienced for many years. So a very big thank you to you all.

Secondly, I have three classic cars and I am looking for long term dry storage, there will be no repairs done there only the putting back of a car that’s currently at the paint shop. Ideally in the Bungay area.

Please contact me on 01986 893252.



Players thanked for their support

The Waveney Valley Dart League held its dinner and dance presentation on Saturday, May 20 at Chinnys in Halesworth.

Fifty-eight people sat down to a hot meal, and after dinner the presentation was made. A cheque was presented to Donna Oakins for £1,000 for All Hallows Healthcare Trust. The music was by Two Js.

The league has been going for 46 years and as secretary I would like to thank all the players for their support over the years.

Any pub or club who would like to enter a team in the league can call Denis on 01986 893722.



Success for garden party

The Friends of All Hallows Hospital in Ditchingham raised over £2,000 at their annual garden party.

The event was held in the grounds of All Hallows Hospital last month, and the sunny weather attracted lots of people supporting the event.

The party included traditional stalls, a bouncy castle, face painting, cakes, raffle, tombolas and more.

Both the Loddon Band and the Lowestoft Signing Choir gave a performance and the Waggy Tails Dog Agility Team gave a demonstration.

This year the Friends included a dog show for the first time, with rosettes awarded for the waggiest tail, shiniest coat, most handsome male dog, prettiest female dog, dog most like its owner and the dog the judge would most like to take home.

The Friends would like to thank everyone who helped, visited on the day, donated items and made donations.

Their next event will take place at All Hallows Nursing Home in Bungay on September 16.



If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Beccles and Bungay Journal. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Beccles and Bungay Journal