Puddingmoor - May to September
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Beccles Lido is a traditional outdoor heated swimming pool next to the River Waveney in Puddingmoor. It is run by community charity Beccles Lido Limited. Many of the staff are unpaid volunteers who saved the swimming pool, which opened in 1959, after the local district council closed it in 2008. After raising over £300,000 for an extensive refurbishment programme, Beccles Lido re-opened in 2010 and has won numerous awards for tourism, sustainability and community involvement. In 2011 Beccles Lido was awarded Prime Minister David Cameron’s Big Society Award.