Graham Catchpole – Mayor 2016-17

I have resided in this ward since I was 18 months old, and lived on Coney Hill for the past 40 years. I went to school at Peddars Lane, Crowfoot & Beccles Middle. I have studied various courses at Norwich & Lowestoft Colleges. Most of my working life was spent at William Clowes Printers where I was a production manager.

Since retiring I now put my energies into being a Town & District Councillor and voluntary work within the town. I am Chairman of Beccles Indoor Bowls Club and a Director of Waveney & Yare Housing Association. I have been a Waveney District Councillor since 2012 representing Beccles South. At Waveney, I am Cabinet Member with the portfolio for Operational Partnerships  and I sit on the Waveney Local Planning Working Group. On Beccles Council, I am Vice-Chairman of the Assets & Environment Committee and a member of the Pride in Beccles sub Committee. I was proud to be elected Mayor of Beccles for 2012/13.

I do not believe there is any room for party politics on Beccles Council. I shall do my best to make Beccles an even better town than it already is and work closely with District & County Councils to get Beccles its fair share of resources.



Contact Details


(United Beccles)
32 Coney Hill Beccles NR34 7AZ
Tel: 01502  712103