Littleport Lions are Going Strong!

Littleport Lions are Going Strong!

Indeed we live in strange times in lockdown, but all of the community of Littleport have done a tremendous job of helping each other, well done everyone. Our club, Lions Club of Littleport is still active, but we are for now not having ‘face to face’ meetings. As part of our lock down efforts we have donated two hundred pounds to Littleport Food Bank, who are a vital service for those who cannot afford meals….

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Littleport Women’s Institute – Still Going Strong Through the Recent Lockdown

Littleport Women’s Institute – Still Going Strong Through the Recent Lockdown

Any group or organisation is as strong as its constituent parts – its individual members. And Littleport WI has demonstrated that in a manner reminiscent of the old World War 2 spirit and its refusal to be down- hearted aftermath! WI Secretary Ms Linda Whytock recounted just some of the huge efforts made by the members during what was for many a truly isolating experience. Not everyone had a significant other with whom they could…

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Littleport’s Amazing Support Network

Littleport’s Amazing Support Network

As soon as the government announced the terrible news of the pandemic reaching the UK, and the measures to try and contain the spread of the virulent C19 and alleviate the projected burden of treating those infected from all those working for the NHS, and isolation for the elderly and otherwise vulnerable, Littleport’s extremely community minded residents swung into action! Back in March one Littleport resident Carol Hockey aired her concerns about how help could…

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Vine Community Church

Vine Community Church

I’ve been in Littleport three years now, and the rooks in the trees a couple of streets away have been my constant companions through the day and through the seasons. What a season this last one has been (and very much continuing as I write). We have all had our own thoughts during lockdown, and not a few challenges. One morning in March, as soon as I woke up, a few words and phrases came…

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Rotary Club of Littleport — Update

Rotary Club of Littleport — Update

As I’m sure readers are well aware we have been living under the threat of Covid-19, which has also impacted on the life of Rotary. We have been in lockdown and our meetings have been Virtual, using Zoom. Earlier we had a live event—Gardeners Question Time in March. At the Anchor Little Downham, on Friday 6th March Littleport Rotary presented, Gardeners Question Time with Tamara Bridge Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS ) Awards—Young Designer of the…

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May Farm Grounds and Biodiversity 2020

May Farm Grounds and Biodiversity 2020

The G’s mushroom farm at May Farm, Littleport has a total area of 27 hectares, 15 of which are regenerated fenland habitat, crossed by waterways and surrounded by a watercourse (the Swale). The farm has an industry leading approach to conservation and is the only mushroom grower globally to have Fair to Nature status. The mushroom facility has been fully operational since 2015, since when a series of ongoing projects have been implemented creating new…

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Littleport Leisure: Update from Manager Debra Jordan

Littleport Leisure: Update from Manager Debra Jordan

Greetings and warm wishes from Littleport Leisure. We have missed you all! As you know, weeks before the lockdown, we had instigated hand cleaning stations, further cleaning of soft play and equipment, plus a complete overhaul of our cleaning practices to disable this horrible germ. These will all be further enhanced to ensure your safety as much as is practicable. We were open for one day in May for blood donors as we felt this…

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Littleport Brass – And the band played on!

Littleport Brass – And the band played on!

So goes the old song writes Lyn Gibb-de Swarte. Littleport Brass was unable to meet for band practice as they would normally do on a Wednesday night, but they have been playing on throughout the past troubles. They gave their first recorded video – a masterpiece in timing organised by MD Ian Knapton audio editing by Joe Winters of JW – with band members playing in their own homes and the mosaic performance was posted…

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An Exciting Academic Year to come for Littleport and East Cambs Academy

An Exciting Academic Year to come for Littleport and East Cambs Academy

Littleport and East Cambridgeshire Academy continues to grow and develop, and our latest recruitment drive has seen us appoint a new Assistant Head and also Heads of Maths, English, Science, Humanities and PE. We will also be recruiting for a wide range of positions across the curriculum, and support staff, so we are ready to start GCSE courses in September. This year a number of new initiatives have begun. These include the Duke of Edinburgh…

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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion

After this time of unprecedented crisis it is still difficult to find something to write about other than the virus. The Royal British Legion has had to take note of the close down and self-isolation rules as has everybody else. We have not been able to hold committee meetings in Littleport but will notify members of our next meeting as soon as possible. The Pop In service in the Barn has also had to have…

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