Littleport – A village with a lot to offer!

Littleport – A village with a lot to offer!

Littleport is a village that is not only the largest square mileage in England, but it must have the largest concentration of industrious and useful people too! So many who run businesses offering goods and services of all kinds that it would take one of those old-fashioned directories to list and describe them all! But we just have a little space in which to mention a couple or three for your interest. And to give…

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Littleport Parkrun

Littleport Parkrun

Cathy Gibb-de Swarte tells us some heart-warming human-interest stories from the weekly Littleport Parkrun and how some are running the Littleport 10k for the MS charity on July 28! Parkruns have now become such a phenomenon that the whole world and their dog are taking part every Saturday morning just to experience that ‘get fit fix’ and Littleport is part of that global phenomena. Such a regular event does encourage that community spirit of togetherness,…

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Littleport Town FC’s Will Rolls Picked for International Duty!

Littleport Town FC’s Will Rolls Picked for International Duty!

Centre back Will Rolls is part of the Littleport Town FC team that finished 4th narrowly missing promotion in the 2018/19 season. A key figure in the side that stepped up to the plate to keep the club going after some personnel difficulties at its start with some 1st team players leaving, he is now called up for international duty. Impressing the England Deaf International Team Football Manager, Dean Humphrey, at a cup game between…

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BBC Children in Need Ramble and funds needed to help a young person in Littleport communicate by her laptop

BBC Children in Need Ramble and funds needed to help a young person in Littleport communicate by her laptop

When BBC’s Countryfile announced that their ‘Children in Need’ charity ramble was coming to Ely, without hesitation I was among 1,999 people who applied instantly to take part and was lucky enough to be picked out of a ballot and win a place to take part in such an amazing event. On the morning of Saturday 7th October, the day of the charity ramble, everyone gradually gathered on the green of the Ely Cathedral site…

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Firefighter David Murfitt has retired!

Firefighter David Murfitt has retired!

There are many unsung heroes in Littleport – and not too many actually ever know about their achievements. David Murfitt for instance who is often seen helping out marshalling regularly at Littleport’s Parkrun. This is a man who has served 25 years with Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service at Littleport fire station. Announcing his retirement only this September, his wife Amanda said: “Today my husband retires from CFRS after exactly 25 years as a retained…

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Focus on Flooring in Littleport!

Focus on Flooring in Littleport!

Enkay Flooring alias Nigel Keith Jacklin continues to put customers first when it comes to his family-run business. In July they opened up a brand-new showroom literally on their doorstep where they live in Wisbech Road. Nigel felt that the village needed a flooring shop/showroom since the village no longer had a carpet shop to call their own. 25 years of experience in the flooring business and having spent 19 years living in Littleport after…

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The Gate House Gets Top Award!

The Gate House Gets Top Award!

‘Fantastic B&B I would give it 5 stars thanks for looking after us. The breakfast was great too, loads of choice for everyone. I will definitely stay again when visiting friends in the area,’ commented Paul ‘The Gate House is just fabulous. Edna and Peter are wonderful hosts. They helped with my luggage on arrival and on departure, carrying my bag into my boot. They have really thought of everything, chocolate and biscuits in the…

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Cathy Gibb-de Swarte takes a look at YPL

Cathy Gibb-de Swarte takes a look at YPL

YPL is a well-established charity which has been going since 2007 and continues to provide a good service for the Littleport Community. You will find them down Henry Crabb Road housed in an indoor area either busying themselves over yet another popular auction or regularly cooking a hearty meal plus preparing yummy food for anyone who visits their welcoming cafeteria courtesy of chef Dee Moffat. The YPL premises also has an upstairs treasure trove for…

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Littleport Band is steeped in history

Littleport Band is steeped in history

Bill Sharpe, who along with his supportive wife Joan, and their companionable dog Billy, was relaxing in their cosy Littleport home, when I visited. In the course of conversation, talking about his involvement with the Littleport Brass Band, I asked him how he got into music, and who influenced him? His father Sidney, whose nickname was Sam, was an excellent tuba player who worked for the Metropolitan Police force in London and also played for…

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Bob Garwood Talks to Littleport Life about Littleport Cricket!

Bob Garwood Talks to Littleport Life about Littleport Cricket!

The 7th of April 2018 saw the dismantling of Littleport Town Cricket Club’s score hut and the end of local cricket as we know it in this village. There were some very touching comments on our social media pages like Littleport Notice Board and Littleport Community Group which prompted Littleport Life to track down one unassuming local gentleman who was quite a force to reckon with in his heyday as a cricketer. Bob Garwood better…

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