Hayley Ellis the Eco Warrior

Hayley Ellis the Eco Warrior

Eco Ely is a community group aimed at like-minded residents of Ely and surrounding villages, who are interested in environmental issues, sustainability, recycling and making a difference where we live. It was started up by Hayley Ellis in late spring and has been growing support, and plenty of media publicity, since. There is a Facebook group, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. Hayley set up the organization after attending an event about Eco Churches at Ely…

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Peacock’s Meadow: a space in the community

Peacock’s Meadow: a space in the community

Autumn is approaching. The time when gardeners everywhere take stock of the year’s changes in their own little green patches. There has certainly been a great deal to reflect on in the Peacocks Meadow community garden this year. Many of you will have seen that the new benches and planters are now in place. Community groups, including the PORT youth club have taken on the challenge of making the planters bloom with herbs, flowers, wildflowers…

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The Littleport Players get backing from Littleport Rotary

The Littleport Players get backing from Littleport Rotary

The Littleport Players have success after success with their productions! This summer they performed Disco Inferno to rapturous reviews and they are looking forward now to the winter pantomime, Sleeping Beauty! The organisers said in April: “We are so grateful to The Rotary Club of Littleport donating £500 to our group towards a much-needed new props shed. Last night we had the presentation and it was great to reminisce about the Players over the many…

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Littleport Judo News

Littleport Judo News

Based at Littleport Leisure, the next couple of events are coming up quickly at Littleport Judo Club. In September the club are hosting The Eastern Area British Schools Regional Championships. This will be on Sunday the 15th of September. The regional schools events are a great build up to the national event held at the English Institute For Sport in Sheffield early in 2020, It is always great for the young judoka to represent their…

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Welney Wetland Centre

Welney Wetland Centre

Welney Wetland Centre has had another successful year with the headstarting work of Project Godwit; a total of 48 hand-reared black-tailed godwit chicks were released into the wild, bringing the total to 112 over the last three breeding seasons. The wild population was boosted by the return of 21 of these headstarted black-tailed godwits, from their wintering grounds, in southern Europe and northern Africa, to the area they were released last year. These birds will…

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ThePORT Youth Group

ThePORT Youth Group

The Port are still open for their Monday for Years 5/6 at the Littleport Ex-Servicemen’s Club at 4.15pm to 5.30pm and Year 6+ is from 5.30pm to 7pm @ only £1.50. Sheraley Marks said it was one of her most exciting experiences in her life when she skydived in June raising £215 for The Port. While later in the month, The Port who are always heavily involved in supporting local community activities were part of…

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A Great Community Day Out at Littleport Leisure!

A Great Community Day Out at Littleport Leisure!

Saturday 22nd June saw the return of our annual ‘Fun Day’, which this year was renamed as ‘Open Day’. The event was filled with lots of fun and activities the whole community could come along to enjoy. The smiles and laughter that could be seen and heard were testament to a job well done. For the youngsters we had an array of Inflatables, Zorbs, Face Painting, Storytelling, Nerf Wars and everybody’s favourite, the Fun Fair….

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Littleport Rangers FC Update!

Littleport Rangers FC Update!

Littleport Rangers Football Club, sadly waved goodbye to Billy Holmes and his U13’s team this year after 9 years at the club. Writes Kate Pendle. The team were promoted last year and competed in the ‘A’ league, finishing fourth. This is a great achievement following being champions of the ‘B’ league the year before season 2017/18. We hosted a successful tournament for the first time in four years at Littleport Leisure’s Fun Day back in…

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Littleport Life’s Iris Copsey Remembered

Littleport Life’s Iris Copsey Remembered

Iris Copsey was a dedicated member of Littleport Life magazine for many years. Iris was not only a proofreader, spotting any errors that would otherwise get through to the finished magazine, but a regular editorial contributor and also delivered your finished magazine in all-weathers! In 2015, Iris, a member of Elysian Riding for the Disabled, wrote her personal experience of rescuing a horse and helping disabled riders too. We are reprinting that article as a…

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363MCC Ride Again!

363MCC Ride Again!

The 363 MCC Motorcycle Club raised £2,700 after their successful Crowning Around event in May at The Crown Inn. On the evening of the 16th of July, back at the Crown, the 363MCC President, Mark Robinson, along with his fellow bikers presented a cheque of £2,000 to Tammy Swiderski of The East Anglian Air Ambulance and a cheque for £500 to Abigail Abdel-Aal from The Sick Children’s Trust of Addenbrooke’s Hospital. “Over the years since…

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