With our counterparts, Les Amis du Jumelage, in Petit-Couronne, we are maintaining the permanent bonds of friendship between our Towns that were set up in 1978 b providing exchanges of all kinds for our inhabitants with the aim of fostering through greater understanding, peace and prosperity for all.
Our thoughts are very much with those in Petit-Couronne and Ahlem, who like us are going through the imense challenge of the current fight against Covid-19. We are all in this together. Take care, stay safe and do keep looking out for each other.
We are a group of volunteers working on behalf of Beccles Town Council. We are not a 'membership' organisation and are there to support and enable all those who live, work or are otherwise associated with Beccles, so why not contact us and join in some of our events which run throughout the year.
Contact us at: email@example.com with any queries or to join our mailing list and get the latest information by email.
Like so many other events this year the committee decided at their AGM that we should postpone this years visit from Petit-Couronne and we hope that this will now take place from the 22nd to the 25th October 2021, please contact for more information.
We have now started to play some games of socially distanced petanque down at the Quay, according to strict cross-infection guidelines please email for a copy of these
French chat (all welcome) is being held every Saturday, during the COVID-19 crisis on 'Zoom', for 30 minutes at 10.00am. Please contact us if you would like to be invited to join the group meetings
The Pumpkin seeds and seedlings have all found new homes. Please contact for more information about the project, we still hope that here will be a Pumpkin carving competition in October. Happy gardening
Huge thanks to our friends from Beccles Helping Hands for loaning their Skittle Alley for our first fund raising event of 2020 in February. 26 enthusiastic players of all ages, braved the elements for a fun evening of Skittles and Chips in Blyburgate Hall.
Please see below, a few pictures from 2019
The small group of young people from Beccles who joined the IV Couronnais '2019 October holiday club' in Petit-Couronne had a great time and although they were not able to retain the 'silver plate' for a 4th consecutive year, it will return next October when we will be competing in a different game!
Many thanks to Beccles Men's shed for donating a planter filled with english produce, given as a gift for our hosts and to the Becles Townlands charity trust for contributing towards the hire of the minibus
Last year we also welcomed 4 teenagers to Beccles for their first visit, alongside the deputy mayor of Petit-Couronne and the president of Les Amis du Jumelage, they stayed for 4 days and all helped us to 'swim the channel' on Sunday July 14th
And we did it - 32K in 1 hour and 17minutes and went on to swim a grand total of 56K! With over £945 being raised which will be split between the Lido and the twinning Association
Thank you to everyone who helped with the arrival and sale of Amities Ale at the 2019 Beccles Food and Drink Festival in May, especially Beccles Helping Hands, the Beccles Beer Festival team and the Countess of Light.
A great collaborative effort
Our 'Cake stall' in Exchange square on the 13th April. was also a great sucess, with a total of £141.22p being collected.
Thanks to all who made and bought cakes and especially the organisers for all their hard work ,
And everyone who helped make and sell our 'sell out' French Onion Soup at the 2019 Switch-on event in Beccles - We will make more next year!
Additional photos taken by our friends in Petit-Couronne from time to time and can be seen on their website (by clicking on the 'Les Amis du Jumelage' text at the top of the page).