At Community News we love our high streets and champion the many fantastic local businesses you will find when you take a wander around our town centres. The Great British High Street is the backbone of our local economy and plays a vital role in our sense of community. In 2020, Community News marks 50 years of championing our local businesses. And we know we can’t stop – with changing shopping trends, our independent, local, artisan and boutique retailers, producers and suppliers need our support more than ever.

Love Local T his Christmas

So we are asking you to help support your high street this Christmas. There are many great reasons to leave the car at home and shop locally – here are just a few:

f Support the local economy. For every £1 spent at a local independent business between 50p – 70p comes back into the economy. f Create jobs. Small local businesses provide vital local employment opportunities and often pay more than national retail chains. f Independent means interesting and individual. Buying from a small business means you are buying stock that has been hand-selected by the owner – and often made locally. f Online isn’t always better……. or cheaper. Shop around and ask at your local store, you may be surprised at what they are able to offer. You can also see, feel, try on, test whatever it is that you are buying. f Tradition & atmosphere. Heading to town to do a bit of festive shopping is a tradition – people are happy and making the most of the season of good will. Make a day of it and visit some of the superb cafes, pubs and restaurants that our towns have to offer. f Support friends and family. The chances are, you will be related to or know business owners in your town. By shopping locally you are supporting them and their suppliers. Local retailers are more inclined to source local produce and use local suppliers so the businesses you buy from may well in turn buy from your friends or families. On this page you will find a selection of what our high street has to offer. Please do visit – take a look around, don’t be afraid to ask for help and advice. If what you want is not in store the business owners will often gladly order it in or point you in the direction of a local shop where you might be able to find just what you are looking for.

Top tip: make a day of it and arrange to have a lunch break in one of the many eateries, or perhaps have a light lunch and end the day with a glass of something cool and refreshing at your favourite local pub.

Café @ No.4 (Walk through Gary’s Discounts)

Traditional Christmas Lunch Roast Turkey with Pigs in Blankets Roast Potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and Veg ************ Christmas Pudding Or

Boozy Clementine Trifle Main Course £9.50

Main Course & Dessert £11.95

Something different

this Christmas 6 Market St,

Beccles NR34 9AQ

01502 716797

The Fishmonger at No.4 Buy local, buy in Beccles

Open 5 days a wek including Christmas Eve. • Smoked Salmon • Fish Terines

• Oysters • Fish Platers • Fresh Fish to Order Come in and choose or order

we can get most things with 24 hours notice. Call on 01502 713087 to plaice your order

Oliver & J Jewellery

A wide range of Designer, Contemporary, and Fine jewellery. Repairs and Bespoke service.

MADE IN BECCLES At Oliver & J you will find a wide range of designer,

26A Blyburgate, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 9TB T: 01502 717333 E:

contemporary & fine jewellery, from small handcrafted items to individually designed gemstone pieces.


OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm Closed Sunday

We wish you all a merry Christmas!

26A Blyburgate, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 9TB T: 01502 717333


OPENING HOURS Come and join David & Lauren for food and drink

on late night Christmas shopping Friday 29th November to get into the Christmas spirit and see what cracking deals and special offers we have this Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

6A The Walk, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9AJ 01502 218114 BEC 2

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat: 10am-5pm Weds and Sun: CLOSED

GREENGROCERS Fruit basket specialists 9 Blyburgate, Beccles Tel: 01502 717524 NOVEMBER 2019

139961 139415






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