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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Littleport Footballer goes to Peterborough United youth team!

Littleport Footballer goes to Peterborough United youth team!

Lennon White is becoming a much soughtafter talent since completing a successful season with Peterborough United’s Under 12 side. The side has only lost 3 matches all season and without hesitation Peterborough rewarded him with a two-year extension to his existing professional contract. And so Lennon will then be playing for Peterborough United’s Under 14’s and one day he may even play for Liverpool, the Premier League team he supports! Lennon’s proud father, Alan, has…

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Citizen of the Year – Maureen Scott

Citizen of the Year – Maureen Scott

Littleport’s very own Maureen Scott, who is a busy archivist for the Littleport Society, and can be found every Tuesday afternoon ready to show interested visitors around all its amazing historical gems, upstairs at the Parish Council’s ‘The Barn’ offices, at the back of the car park in Main Street, could not understand why she had received the Citizen of the Year award, writes Cathy Gibb-de Swarte. “When I received the letter I just put…

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Littleport’s Roller Skaters are Doing Well!

Littleport’s Roller Skaters are Doing Well!

Last year Littleport based Ely Roller Skating Club achieved the best ever tally of medals, beating all records by winning 67 medals from 10 competitions. As well as clinching the title Visitors Club for the best performing club. And the record speaks for itself with a team of 35 and 27 skaters winning at least one medal a year. The Club competes in various levels of competitions from Galas, to National and British Championships, under…

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