Peacock’s Meadow: a space in the community.

Peacock’s Meadow: a space in the community.

Well, Winter is now upon us. Time for gardeners to reflect on the passing year, and to plan for next year’s growing season. That’s what we’ve been doing in the Peacocks Meadow community garden. Summer saw a number of lovely community events in the garden. Our volunteers, together with support from Fenland Spirit Services, have cut the grass all through the year. This regular cutting is gradually eradicating the brambles. Youngsters from the PORT youth…

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River View Flowers

River View Flowers

Hello, my name is Jessica. A little about me. I am a freelance florist, wife and a busy mum. I run an independent floral design service from Ten Mile Bank. Growing up in the countryside has been really inspiring, so many beautiful wild flowers all around us in the fens. It truly is a wonderful place to live. With so much nature around it is hard not to feel inspired. The more you look, the…

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From the Littleport Society: Your Village Heritage – Can you help?

From the Littleport Society: Your Village Heritage – Can you help?

The Littleport Society is looking for volunteers to help on Tuesday afternoons at The Barn and/or to join the Committee. We have a fabulous collection of thousands of objects, photographs, film, family history records and an archive, all relating to Littleport. Our volunteers help with cataloguing, exhibitions, social media, admin, databasing, family history research, helping visitors at The Barn, digitising, publications, and looking after the collection. Whatever your interest in your heritage you will be…

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Branching Out

Branching Out

What do we do? We have two contracts with Cambridgeshire County Council to provide day provision services for people who have standard or complex learning disabilities such as autism or a learning disability with other conditions. The wonderful work our team do helps us to provide this for almost 40 people to a very high standard. New team members undertake extensive training lasting 1 year, and then they constantly refresh that training yearly. Typically, a…

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Christmas at Littleport Leisure

Christmas at Littleport Leisure

It’s a Christmas Extravaganza for the whole of December here at Littleport Leisure and we would like to welcome you to enjoy our events. Our Christmas begins on Saturday 7th December with Christmas Party Night for adults. The evening consists of a three-course meal, followed by dancing with Intercity Disco. The cost of the party is £29.95. Great food, great atmosphere and great value! On Wednesday 11th December we would like to invite you to…

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Littleport Rangers FC Update!

Littleport Rangers FC Update!

Under 8s The Under 8s are now getting stuck into their second season of football and are enjoying playing football and developing their skills on a weekly basis. The players and parents travel across the county, early on a Saturday morning, playing against teams in the Cambridgeshire mini soccer league 5v5 format. Back in May the players had the opportunity to play on the pitch at the Abbey, home of Cambridge United, against some of…

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Littleport and District Flower Club

Littleport and District Flower Club

Since the last report we have had our September meeting at which Pat Barton from Attleborough gave a very entertaining evening with her designs title of ‘Where in the World’. Pat was a new Demonstrator for the Club and she proved very entertaining with her six designs from around the world. Her flowers were beautiful and filled the stage with loads of colour as well as her enthusiasm for the places she had visited. October…

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Fenland Spirit offer 5 tips on winter lawnmower maintenace

Fenland Spirit offer 5 tips on winter lawnmower maintenace

Winter is here and we have top tips to prepare your lawnmower for next spring. Clean out debris from underneath your lawnmower. Grass compacts under the deck; scrape it out and give it a dose of WD40 or equivalent – this reduces your deck rotting and grass clogging around the belt. Empty all fuel by running it empty. If you just empty the tank, the fuel in the carburetor can block the tiny jets inside…

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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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