Memories of 2018 at the Women’s Institute

Memories of 2018 at the Women’s Institute

The Women’s Institute ended December 2018 on a happy note with a party at our December meeting, we were entertained by Jaqui Huggins with music, poetry and stories. The evening also included a buffet meal which was most enjoyable. Throughout the year we have enjoyed such a wide variety of meetings, outing, demonstrations, talks and much more. A talk about a Thai orphanage stirred a whole range of emotions as well as talks about the…

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Running For Diabetes UK

Running For Diabetes UK

On Saturday the 28th of April Paul Sycamore will be participating in his 2nd London Marathon. Juggling his own business, a family of 3 young children and a grueling, marathon – training regime can be challenging enough but Paul is also Type 1 Diabetic and therefore this can present an additional set of obstacles for the runner. I spoke to Paul about his training and reasons he is running 26.2 miles of London track in…

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363 MCC Motorcycle Club

363 MCC Motorcycle Club

On the 14th January officers from the motorcycle club went along to East Anglia Children’s Hospice to donate some wonderful art eggs for the children. The club would like to thank all for their donations! May the 4th will see the clubs annual show day at the Crown Inn in Littleport. Expect some awesome action packed shows, along with music and entertainments. Confirmed acts for the day are Phil Crawford, Graham Buxton, Rock Out and…

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The Lions Club of Littleport

The Lions Club of Littleport

Littleport student advances in Lions International Peace Poster contest Alice Gardiner a student at Littleport and East Cambridgeshire Academy has taken the first step to becoming an international recognised artist by winning a local competition sponsored by The Lions Club of Littleport. Her poster will be amongst more than 600,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 31st annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the contest to emphasise the importance of world…

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Marathon Special – Each step for E.A.C.H

Marathon Special – Each step for E.A.C.H

“Each step for E.A.C.H” has been Amy Bailey’s mantra since she began training for the London Marathon in aid of East Anglia Children’s Hospice. The mum of 3 has juggled her usual daily routines alongside a training schedule she can incorporate with her family also. After a late placement from the marathon Amy began her training in January, attending the regular Littleport Park Run each Saturday morning with her 8 year old daughter and signing…

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Keeping Your Garden Secure During Storms

Keeping Your Garden Secure During Storms

With the current climate of strong gales and storms brewing across the UK we spoke to local home and maintenance company Emeralds Home and Garden about their advice on the best ways to secure your garden in the event of a storm. Recently we have seen a great influx in fence, shed and garden repairs due to the storms that have occurred. Here are a few tips for keeping your garden’s safe: Ensure all shed…

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Getting Fit at Littleport Leisure

Getting Fit at Littleport Leisure

Littleport Leisure takes great pride in being able to offer its guests the opportunity to train in a variety of settings and styles. The facility currently boasts three separate training areas, the main gym, a functional training suite, and a terrace, however we will also be offering a fourth training alternative soon in the form of an obstacle course. Each training zone has something different to offer,; be it battleropesbattle ropes, weighted sled, tyre flips,…

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Successful Food and Wine Pairing

Successful Food and Wine Pairing

Our guest feature this Spring is from Kelly Blacklock a local wine connoisseur and event organiser. Find out more about Kelly and her upcoming wine tasting events at www.firstthegrape.com Great food and great wine are synonymous with good time. However, do you always need to choose red wine with meat and white with fish? Not these days, you don’t! If you fancy being adventurous and trying something new here are a few tips: Sweet foods:…

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Neighbourhood Watch – Free Street Signs

Neighbourhood Watch – Free Street Signs

WELL NOT QUITE FREE; the Parish Council have kindly agreed to pay for them. Signs are an important part of any neighbourhood watch scheme. Recent figures for Cambridgeshire show that the risk of burglary is reduced to 1/8th of what it would have been, and other crime is also reduced. This is why many insurance companies give a reduction on your household premium if you are within a neighbourhood watch scheme. If you are within…

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Behind the Scenes at Littleport Food Bank

Behind the Scenes at Littleport Food Bank

I arrive an hour before the doors officially open at 10, warmly greeted by Susan Green and Elaine Law who run the independent Food Bank in Littleport. Situated in the little side room inside St George’s Church, the Food Bank is open every Tuesday and Friday between 10 and 12. A year prior to this I was here but in different circumstances: After moving from East London, my husband a qualified carpenter and myself a…

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