ThePort’s Joanne Coe has been even busier during Lockdown!

ThePort’s Joanne Coe has been even busier during Lockdown!

Joanne Coe isn’t exactly an unsung hero – this hardworking mum has not just been spoken of in glowing terms around Littleport but was honoured with a civic award recognising all her good deeds for the youth of the village in those halcyon days before Covid and lockdown. During this recent difficult time Joanne and her initiatives have continued to lift the spirits of the community in different ways. Joanne said: “It’s been so important…

Read More

Littleport Parkrunners Won’t Be Beaten

Littleport Parkrunners Won’t Be Beaten

With the easing of some recent lockdown restrictions, a few Littleport parkrunning buddies like the Parkrun run organisers James Lee and Amanda Murfitt have managed to get out and enjoy a few social distancing runs which included a coming together to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of their popular local parkrun on June 27th writes Cathy Gibb-de Swarte. And on that day they also came across their running buddies Jo White, Lizzie Hyslop and Cathy Gibb-de…

Read More

Welney Wetland Centre – Autumn Arrivals

Welney Wetland Centre – Autumn Arrivals

As we approached the end of summer, we looked forward to the arrivals this next season would bring. But over recent decades numbers of some of these species have been declining. The species that Welney are most famous for each winter are the two swans – whoopers from Iceland and Bewick’s from Arctic Russia, but the two populations tell very different tales. Whilst the Icelandic whooper swan population is doing well, seeing a 17% increase…

Read More

Littleport Rangers FC – Kick Off for the 20/21 Season in Fine Style!

Littleport Rangers FC have been back in training and are looking forward the next season. With last season being cut short in March all the players, coaches and parents are looking forward to watching games. We now have 3 U12 teams entering into the Colts District League along with the U13s, all playing on a Saturday morning. The U9s are playing in the mini soccer league playing local teams such as Sutton & Soham. The…

Read More

Littleport Leisure Goes Live and Active Again

Littleport Leisure Goes Live and Active Again

Littleport Leisure re-opened its doors on Saturday 1st August and it was so pleasing to welcome so many members back to the Gym. The Bar and Café area have not re-opened which means we can focus all of our attention on the Gym and Sports Hall users. If you are one of the many people who are wary about returning to exercise then we hope that the following guidelines will reassure you that we are…

Read More

VJ Day August 15th 2020

VJ Day August 15th 2020

In the pouring rain Littleport paid tribute to its sons fallen, taken prisoner, enslaved on the Burma Railway, tortured and starved, before Japan surrendered on the 15th August 1945. The Royal British Legion Littleport Branch was mustered by its President Garth McGowen and a memorial ceremony was conducted by St George’s Parish Church at Littleport War Memorial on the green across from the church entrance in the presence of our Cambridgeshire County Councillor, East Cambs…

Read More

Littleport Life explains why the WI is known for ‘Jam and Jerusalem’

In 1915 we set out to give women a voice and to be a force for good in the community. Since then, our membership and our ambitions alike have grown tremendously. Today, we are the largest women’s organisation in the UK and we pride ourselves on being a trusted place for women of all generations to share experiences and learn from each other. Making jam is probably one of the things that the WI is…

Read More

Peacock’s Meadow: A space in the community

Well my goodness, if only I’d got a crystal ball for Christmas! Even if I had I would never have believed that the events of this year would come to pass. This year has turned us all inside out and upside down. And everyone is adjusting to the ‘new-normal.’ Like groups everywhere, the Peacocks Meadow committee have had to postpone some of our plans for 2020. But, thankfully, we live in a brilliantly resourceful community…

Read More

363MCC Keeping Their Shiny Side Up!

363MCC Keeping Their Shiny Side Up!

The old bikers’ greeting and good wishes, ‘Keep your shiny side up, rubber side down’ is embodied by Littleport’s bike club. They have continued to keep spirits high from the start of the lockdown and as soon as it was ok to do so organised rides out. A fun ‘Poker Run’ where 363MCC President Mark Robinson explains that “There are various check points along the route at which you get a playing card. At the…

Read More

Littleport Town Colts Football Club

Littleport Town Colts Football Club

Littleport Town FC Colts’ teams were delighted to be able to return to training this summer, after several months off. “It was great to see all the young people back together again. We’ve all really missed them – and watching them play,” says under-15s coach Chris Slatter. The first week or so was a little different as contact football was not yet allowed, but from August the teams will have been able to play matches…

Read More
1 2 3 38