Branching Out

Branching Out

Susan Wiggans, Branching Out’s General Manager, is pleased to tell Littleport Life that the Branching Out Charity Shop is now open on Sundays between 10 and 4 as a result of feedback from our customers. As a charity serving people with learning disabilities in Littleport and across East Cambridgeshire and the region, we are delighted that our charity shop is now open seven days a week. Shoppers can expect good quality items at bargain prices…

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The 363MCC Does it Again!

The 363MCC Does it Again!

On Saturday May 4th the annual Crowning Around bikers meet with music, stalls, raffle and competitions was a resounding success despite the blustery fen weather! In fact the usual fly-over by one of the RAF’s WW2 aircraft had to be cancelled because of the inclement conditions. As President of the 363 Motor Cycle Club Mark Robinson said after the event: ‘A massive thank you to all who attended Crowning Around Bike Show braving the freakish…

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Christie Hart has designs on tattooing

There are some amazing local youngsters in Littleport. Take 20-year old Christie Hart. Christie didn’t have the best of starts in life when at the age of 17 months she was diagnosed with spinal sclerosis. She underwent operation after operation even having a metal rod fused into her spine. Having overcome all that Christie who has been drawing from the age of 7, has now created an amazing portfolio of her tattoo designs and wants…

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Littleport Women’s Institute

Littleport Women’s Institute

Littleport Women’s Institute is a tiny part of the largest women’s organisation in the country. We are a section of the Isle of Ely Federation of Women’s Institute, this in turn is affiliated to the National Federation of Women’s Institutes which has its office in London. The list of activities and aims etc., is very long. Our meetings are held once a month on a Tuesday evening in the village hall, and consist of a…

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Littleport Brass

Littleport Brass

Ian grew up as part of a musical, brass banding family. His enthusiasm for playing in bands started when he began playing the horn with the Corsham Band in Wiltshire at the young age of 5 years old. When Ian was 14 he took up the solo trombone seat with the band, holding the position for four years until he moved to Barnsley in South Yorkshire to study for his degree in Band Studies. Ian…

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Update on The Lions Club of Littleport

Update on The Lions Club of Littleport

The club is growing and we hope to enrol our 20th member very soon. We meet at the Adams Heritage Centre in Main Street, in Littleport, usually on the first Sunday of each month. Our Easter event at the Almonry in Ely was very successful, lots of children enjoyed hunting for Easter eggs and crafts with a Tombola for the adults and refreshments were enjoyed by all. On a more sombre note, our headquarters in…

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Littleport and District Flower Club

Littleport and District Flower Club

It has been a very positive 2018 for the Club with new members joining and a very good programme of demonstrators new and old entertaining the members at our meetings. The Club’s AGM was held on the 15th February at Littleport Village Hall when 38 members attended, with apologies from a few members who were not able to attend, and the evening started with a meal provided by Fairways Catering of Littleport which started the…

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Summer Fire Safety Tips

Summer Fire Safety Tips

As the weather brightens up and the sunshine starts brightening our weeks, we welcome the longer, brighter nights and the opportunity to enjoy summer days and nights in the garden. When powering up your BBQ’s and putting out the garden furniture for the summer season, be sure to take note of our top tips to ensure you have a fun and safe summer in the garden. If cooking outdoors, always check BBQs over after winter…

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Joanne Coe – Citizen of the Year!

Joanne Coe – Citizen of the Year!

On May 13th tireless founder and organiser of Littleport’s youth initiative ThePort was presented with the accolade ‘Citizen of the Year’ by the Parish Council at its annual general meeting in the Village Hall. Joanne Coe is much admired and loved by all the youngsters that she helps by providing the weekly activities and special events throughout the year. Joanne said “The constant support I have received from the community and particularly from parish councillors…

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May Holiday Art Exhibition by Littleport Artists

May Holiday Art Exhibition by Littleport Artists

The holiday weekend in late May saw 20 artists all domiciled in Littleport showing their work at the Adams Heritage Centre in Main Street. This was a free exhibition – with all pieces available to purchase, and of course to accept commissions. The Littleport artists exhibiting were: John Lyons (paint and sculpture) Magenta Kang (textiles) David Kennedy (Paint) Suki Hoyle (sculpture) Ian Stevens (leather) Fiona Lidgey-Robinson (Mixed media) Caroline Forward (paint) Mellymade Designs (textiles) Ro…

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