Littleport Leisure Centre Looking back at many New Years’ Eves!

Littleport Leisure Centre Looking back at many New Years’ Eves!

Since we opened in 1994, we have held a New Year’s Eve party every year. On two occasions we have held two events, one for families, and one for adults only. During the life-span of this current Centre, approximately 6,000 people have partied in the new year somewhere within our building. In 2,000 the Millennium celebration night had over 750 people partying until 4 am. It was a great evening organised by an efficient committee…

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Neighbourhood Watch – AGM Speakers Sat 22/10/2016

Neighbourhood Watch – AGM Speakers Sat 22/10/2016

Neighbourhood Watch isn’t busybodies twitching net curtains – it’s civic minded people keeping a watch out for the safe-keeping of their neighbours! Littleport Neighbourhood Watch was represented at the County AGM back in October when Lyn and Cathy Gibb-de Swarte and Kathy Ingram attended. Chair John Fuller welcomed all those attending at Police HQ Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon. Police Commissioner Jason Ablewhite gave us his overview – and interestingly told us that Cambridgeshire is considered a…

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Basketball Cup Finals

Basketball Cup Finals

On Saturday 8th October the second semi-annual Littleport Basketball Cup Finals took place at Littleport Leisure Centre. The event started at 6pm with a third place trophy game between hosts Littleport Zalgiris and Mildenhall High Town Pirates. While the Zalgiris were leading most of the game, the Pirates continued to pressure the hosts and had a one point lead in last quarter. However the Zalgiris men held their composure and managed to claw back the…

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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

Be prepared to be audited! Here at St George’s we have begun discussing how our parish church might be updated internally to make the church building more appropriate for today. This process is a bit complicated, but quite manageable and the result will hopefully be a building fit for the next 100 years (St George’s was last reordered in the 1860s so no, nothing of the interior is what we might call original). In case…

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Millfield School

Millfield School

This is the first edition of Littleport Life this academic year, and since the last edition we have had the summer holidays and the lovely weather. That all now seems an age away and Christmas is on the horizon. At the end of September, our Year 6 children had a fantastic experience on their residential visit at PGL in Caythorpe, Lincolnshire. With 3 members of staff, they spent 2 nights away from home taking part…

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Local Kung Fu Club Gets Grading Success in 2016

Local Kung Fu Club Gets Grading Success in 2016

Your local Kung Fu club ‘Hung Kuen Shaolin Kung Fu’ enjoyed great success at our grading held on Sunday 23rd of October at Littleport Leisure centre – writes Kaira Smith. We promoted eleven students to the grade of first yellow belt, one to second green, one to first blue, and two to the senior level of second blue. The Littleport children did especially well and represented the village excellently in front of the head of…

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Remembering Maureen Cox

Remembering Maureen Cox

8th February 1943 – 19th September 2016 Littleport lost a popular and well-known member of its community in September. Maureen Cox, much loved mother of Darren and Sam, and beloved wife of District and Parish Councillor Paul Cox, passed away after a short illness bravely born. Maureen came to live in Littleport from Southery on her marriage to Paul, and soon afterwards they built the house they have lived in ever since. When their children…

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Littleport Community Primary School Riots!

Littleport Community Primary School Riots!

Yes! This summer in the spirit of commemoration of the people who took to the streets to protest their lot, Littleport Community School pupils re-enacted this important part of their village’s history. Along with other groups, the children in period costume set off from the site of former pub, The Globe. Dozens of angry residents had gathered there for the monthly benevolent club meeting to discuss the hardship being caused by the astronomically rising prices…

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Looking Back at 2016 with the Women’s Institute

Looking Back at 2016 with the Women’s Institute

Since the 2015 celebration of 100 years of the formation of WI, things have been a little quieter this year. This has enabled one of our talented members to address the problems of the village sign. Miriam Farrell, along with a few other members, have been working hard and progressing with the renovation. We have had some very interesting and entertaining speakers, including talks on West Stow Saxon Village, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, home…

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Greater Littleport & District New Spiritualists’ Society

Greater Littleport & District New Spiritualists’ Society

These three winter months mean different things to different people. In the religious sense, while we as basically Christians enjoy Christmas as a celebration of the birth of Jesus and a new light coming into the world 2,016 years ago, Judaism, the religion Jesus was born into, celebrates the festival of light called Chanukah, that Jesus would have enjoyed too. Jesus who grew up to be a miracle worker must have thrilled as a child…

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