Dr. Rupert Read, the lead Green Party candidate for the Eastern Region in the forthcoming European elections, visited Beccles on Saturday as part of a tour of Suffolk to see the work of Green Party Councillors within the County.
Rupert, who arrived in Beccles by train, was particularly interested in the promotion of rail travel in eastern Suffolk by the provision of a passing loop at Beccles. Rupert said “It is excellent to see local Green Party Councillor, Graham Elliott, making progress on this important infrastructure project. It will make a real difference to Beccles and will promote more sustainable travel across the whole of eastern Suffolk.”
Rupert then went on to visit the open air swimming pool in Beccles to offer support to the newly formed Beccles Lido Limited which is hoping to take over ownership and management of the pool in the very near future. Rupert Read adds “This is an ambitious community project that will have a real impact on the town and the surrounding area. It was very encouraging to hear the enthusiasm and vision of Beccles Lido Limited and to see what local Green Councillor, Graham Elliott, has been actively supporting over the last two years.”
The future of Beccles Lido will be debated at an Extraordinary meeting of the “Community Safety, Health & Wellbeing Scrutiny Sub-Committee” of Waveney District Council in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Lowestoft on Monday, 27 April 2009 at 2.00pm