Forthingcoming events at Beccles Library
BINGO! Thursday 26th September, 2pm. We invite you to come along to Beccles Library and play Bingo for fun! A raffle ticket will be given
out for the first full line, and a full house, with the draw of tickets after the December session for delicious Christmas treats!
Bingo is free to play; just
come along and meet new people whilst having fun! Refreshments available. No need to book. Please ask a member of staff
for more information about the following events that we are hosting or are a part of: Beccles Library reading Monday 2nd
September 7pm – 8.30pm. Come along to a friendly, welcoming Reading Group after hours, on the first Monday of each month at 7pm. For more information, please contact Ruth Sainsbury, email@example.com
German Conversation: Tuesday 10th & 24th September, 2pm – 4pm. Come and join us for German conversation on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Beccles Library. If you have some previous knowledge of conversational German, from elementary to native level, we would love to see you. For further details please
contact Chris Greenhill on 01502 715733. French Open Chat Sessions. Saturday 7th & 21st September 10am – 11am. Practise or brush up on your French speaking skills by coming along to an open chat session. Poetry Group. Friday 27th September. The Poetry Group meets at the library on the last Friday of each month, from 2pm – 3pm. New
experienced or otherwise are welcome. Tabletop Crusaders. Every
Friday 6pm-9pm. Join Lawrence for a variety of tabletop games, everything from Magic the Gathering to Warhammer 40k, Pokémon to Kickstarter. Entry £1 donation
to the library. Job Club. Every Wednesday from 1pm. Get help with creating a
CV and with searching and applying for jobs. Events for little ones. Grandparents
Grandchildren Play Group Wednesdays from 10am – 11.30am. Family Playtime Thursdays from 10am – 11.30am. Baby Bounce Fridays from
11am -12pm. Wellbeing Wednesdays.
Every Wednesday from 2pm - 3pm. £2. Join us for wellbeing practices such as mindful colouring, journalling and abundance meditation. Sunday Crafts for Children.
1pm - 2pm every Sunday. A different craft each week. Free to attend. No need to book. Beccles Library Community Garden. Interested
gardening but don't have space at home? Have you always wanted to try gardening but don't know where to start? Would you like to help make your surroundings beautiful? Please register your interest at the Library or email ashleigh. hambling@suffolklibraries. co.uk
. You can choose the garden
patch that you wish to look after, or perhaps raise some seedlings for us!
Ministry of the Mind Teenage Wellbeing Group.
Every Thursday from 4pm - 5pm at Beccles Library A different task every Thursday from yoga to meditation, bullet journaling to art therapy. Informal. Non judgemental. Inclusive.
Free pizza or fruit! New! Knowledge Knights, activities for children aged
7+ every Monday from 3.45pm - 4.45pm. £1 per participant. Book Wizards, Castle Crafters, Dragon Writers, Jesters and more! No need to book, just come along! Opening hours: Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 9.30am-5pm, Friday 9.30am- 7.30pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.
Beccles Weather Report August 2019
THIS summary is compiled from the records of Stephen Bartholomew of Beccles. August 2019
Max Temperature: 31.5C
(88F) on 25th compared with 31.0C (88F) in August 2018. Min Temperature: 8.5C
(47F) on 12th compared with 8.0C (46F) in August 2018. Avg. Max. Temp: 23.95C
(75F) - 2019. 23.01C (73F) - 2018. 22.64C (72F) - Average. Avg. Min. Temp: 13.60C
(56F) - 2019. 13.62C (56F) - 2018. 12.75C (54F) - Average. Mean Temp: 18.77C (65F)
- 2019. 18.31C (64F) - 2018. 17.70C (63F) - Average. Rainfall Total: 0.90” compared with 2.73" in August 2018. (30-Year Average 2.37"). (2019 Total: 38% of
Average). Most Rainfall on one Day: 0.40" on 14th. Wind Direction mainly
from:- South-West 15 days, South-East 6 days, West 5 days and South 3 days. August 2019 overall was warmer, but in common with January, February, April and May this year suffered a shortfall of rain. Last August we had a scorching start to the month which saw the first seven days attain an Average Maximum Temperature of 28.6C, three of these days exceeded 30.0C. Through that month there was a gradual cooling of daytime temperatures. In contrast, this August had
a particularly warm to hot last ten days during which Average Maximum registered 27.2C following a near average first three weeks. Only one day of this spell failed to register a Maximum of 24C or more. The three days of peak temperature, 31.5C on 25th, 31.0C on each of 26th and 27th broadly coincided with the August Bank Holiday weekend. The Absolute Maximum of 31.5C was the hottest August day since 34.0C noted on 18/08/2012 but only the best since on 25th July 2019 (also 31.5C) and 33.1C on the previous day.
Reasons Why You Are Never To Young To Draw Up A Will
Greta Tancred from GOODWIN COWLEY SOLICITORS explains
MANY people think that big birthdays, retirement, an inheritance or grandchildren are the trigger events that should prompt them to get ‘their wills sorted’. However there are many good reasons to put a will in place. One is to avoid intestacy.
Under an intestacy, your assets will be passed on under specific rules, over which you do not have any control. Particularly if you are not married but simply live together, this could easily result in a very nasty surprise for the survivor of you. Another one is the opportunity to appoint executors. They are
the people that will put your will into effect and sometimes matters are so much more straightforward, once you can prove that you are the person who is legally allowed to deal with the deceased’s assets. If there is a next generation
that you are responsible for, you will want to make sure you appoint guardians, who can look after your children if the worst were to happen to you. Or even if you have pets that need to be organised if they were left behind… So, sooner rather than later
is the reasoning for putting a will in place. No one is
invincible and if you were to die unexpectedly, life will be hard enough for those who you leave behind, without leaving your affairs in a state. And the cost of getting this
peace of mind including a face-to-face discussion with a reputable, experienced, local solicitor? £150 for a basic will or £210 for a pair of basic mirror wills at Goodwin Cowley Solicitors, in Beccles (20 New Market) or Lowestoft (3 Regent Road). Do pop in or ring 01502 712 999 (Beccles) or 01502532700 (Lowestoft) to arrange to see Greta Tancred.
Even the lowest maximum of 19.6C was the highest such figure for August since 2009. This was the warmest August since 2013, to round off what has been the second best summer overall following that record breaker in 2018, since 2003. This was another dry
month, the fifth this year, despite eight days actually recording some rain. Two thirds of the 0.90” month’s total was noted during period 14th to 16th inclusive. A familiar pattern of notable dry spells has been present during most months of this year, repeated once again during seventeen days from 17th August to 2nd September when only .06” recorded on two days (19th and 28th). Summer 2019 (June, July, August) Average
Temperature: 22.5C (0.8C above 1981-2010 average). Average
Temperature: 13.4C (1.5C above 1981-2010 average). Mean Temperature: 18.0C
(1.2C above 1981-2010 average). Rainfall Total: 6.43” (92% of 1981-2010 average). Although not as warm as
last summer (equal warmest summer (with 2003) on entire record), there were periods of very warm temperatures
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combined with slightly less notable conditions during parts of June and first half of July at times. There were only nine of
ninety two summer season nights which recorded less than 10C, four of these were in June. In recent years (except for last year), 30C days had been at a premium, when eight were noted, previously just one since 2013 (18th June 2017). This summer there were six such instances (three in July and three in August). There was a total of twenty
two days which recorded 25C or better (compared with thirty four last summer). However, each month exceeded long-term average temperature, June (+1.2C), July (+1.2C) and August (+1.1C). Despite the Met Office releasing a statement telling us countrywide this summer was the seventh wettest on their records dating back to 1910. This does not apply to this part of East Anglia. 2019 rainfall to end August amounts to 13.05”, some 2.90” less than at this stage last year and only just over half of our average annual amount of rainfall (25.60”).
The Beccles Friends of Cancer Research UK
BECCLES Friends of Cancer Research UK would like to invite you to join us for a Cream Tea Afternoon on Wednesday 2nd October at Beccles Public Hall. 2.15pm – 4pm approx (doors open at 2pm). Entertainment from 3pm will be provided by The Beccles Ukulele
Band. Tickets are £6 and are available from Beccles Public Hall or on-line at www.becclespublichall.org
. uk. This very popular event will help us to continue to raise funds for the vital work that is undertaken by Cancer Research UK and we look forward to seeing you there.
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