Littleport & District Flower Arrangement Club

Littleport & District Flower Arrangement Club

The Club is coming near to the end of a very good year of demonstrators. There was a very successful workshop in August. This was a new venture and proved very popular. In December we will be having a ‘Practical Evening’ when members are able to have a hands on session of arranging something appropriate for Christmas. January 2019 there is no meeting and in February 2019 we will be having our AGM with the…

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Spotlight on the Littleport Society

Spotlight on the Littleport Society

In a work written in 1180 by a certain William FitzStephen, a clerk to the Archbishop of Canterbury, is the following passage: “When the great Fenne or moore is frozen, many people play upon the ice; some stryding as wide as they may; some do slide swiftly; some tye bones to their feet and under their heels and shoving themselves by a little staff do slide as swiftly as a bird flyeth in the air…

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Introducing Michelle

Introducing Michelle

Here the newest member of your Littleport Life magazine team tells you a little about herself. So here I am with all my worldly possessions precariously crammed into the back of a Luton. My husband, his crazy uncle and my father sigh a huge sigh of relief as we finally pull down the hatch. I have lived in the East End of London for 30 years at this point. With 3 children in tow I…

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Rita Williams tells us how she was welcomed by Littleport WI

Rita Williams tells us how she was welcomed by Littleport WI

I moved to Littleport 4 years ago to be nearer my son, but I knew not a soul. I had been a WI member many years ago. I rang the then President Mrs June Bird and asked when they met, thinking it would give me some time to steel myself to walk into a room full of ladies I did not know. Her reply was: “We meet tonight my dear, see you about 7”. She…

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Preparing your garden tools for storage

Preparing your garden tools for storage

As you’re putting your garden power tools away for the winter, it’s worth taking some time to ensure they’ll be good to go next year. Use these five tips to prepare your garden tools for storage – and keep them in top condition for spring: Make sure all tools are clean and dry Mud, dirt and old bits of garden plants can cause your tools to work ineffectively. If you’re anticipating that your machines aren’t…

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Littleport Lions

Littleport Lions

Lions Commonwealth Celebration Mayor of Ely Michael Rouse writes: “Thank you to the Lions Club of Littleport and New Century Alpha Leo Club for inviting Cassie and me to their Charter Party celebrating the Commonwealth at Prickwillow Village Hall today in September”. All the guests were well fed and entertained at a very enjoyable event. The Lions do sterling work within the community for others and they are always looking for new members, as are…

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Scouting

Scouting

Sailing, gliding, diving, hiking, climbing and, of course, camping – just some of the fun activities the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts of 1st Littleport Scout Group have been up to in the past 12 months. Add to this baking, acting, sleepovers, dementia-awareness raising, and community activities such as the Remembrance Day parade, litter picking and delivering Littleport Life, and you’ll see why so many of Littleport’s young people want to join. Back in 2016, the…

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Crowning Around Bike Show 2019!

Crowning Around Bike Show 2019!

Yep you guessed it, we got drunk and decided it would be a good idea to have another bike show! So here it is. Put this date in your diary for 2019 for another awesome action-packed show raising money for worthwhile charities. Come show your bike, kick back, relax, have a beer and enjoy yourselves! Saturday May 4th at 11:00 · The Crown Inn Littleport · 34 Main Street, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom  

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WWT – Welney Wetland Centre

WWT – Welney Wetland Centre

The North wind doth blow and we shall have swans. Wrap up warm and watch the wildlife this winter at your local Wetland Centre. During this season, the Ouse Washes and WWT Welney become the home of our three species of swans: mute, whooper and Bewick’s. With a range of swan feed events you have a good chance of finding these wonderful waterfowl on the reserve. For the early birds why not book onto one…

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Parish Council News Autumn/Winter 2018

Parish Council News Autumn/Winter 2018

‘It’s everyone’s business’ Update Following the exceptionally well attended public meeting in August, the Parish Council have been kept updated by the Police about how they have been working to tackle the incidents of anti-social behaviour around the village. Residents will have noticed the increased patrols around the village. Significant progress has been made in respect of identifying criminality and the perpetrators. Arrests have taken place and dispersal enforcement taken. This work is ongoing and…

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