Littleport Scouts Group – Aiming High

Littleport Scouts Group – Aiming High

1st Littleport Scout Group have been busy raising funds for a snowy afternoon. You have probably seen members of the 1st Littleport Scout Group out and about at recent local events writes Louise Parfitt. You may well have eaten one of the delicious cakes they have been selling outside the Coop on Main Street numerous times this year or at Crowning Around in May; perhaps they gave you directions at June’s Littleport Leisure Fun Day;…

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LifeLab is coming!

LifeLab is coming!

Join us on 27th and 28th September to make new discoveries You’re living in a global centre for new discoveries. In our area, right now, people are finding ways to personalise medicine for each patient, they’re measuring how obesity could affect your children, and discovering new ways to help our bodies fight disease and much more. Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September are your chance to make your own breakthroughs, when LifeLab will transform shopping…

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Littleport Brass – Puts Littleport on the Musical Map

Littleport Brass – Puts Littleport on the Musical Map

We enjoy our band that blow their brass instruments – and trumpets – for Littleport! Littleport Brass is a fantastic Brass band that represents Littleport around the country. Under the Musical Directorship of the renowned Ian Knapton the band takes part in many contests as well as giving concerts. Here are some dates for your diary! Bolsover Entertainments Contest Sunday October 6 2019 (all day) there is a new competition for the Band. They are…

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YPL Littleport

YPL Littleport

Everyone in Littleport has heard of YPL. If you are a newcomer to the village it wouldn’t be long before you too recognise the initials YPL. It stands for Young People Littleport and is the brainchild of local man Phil Malkin. He could see the need for an organisation that could assist Littleport’s younger population to have something to do with their time that is beneficial. Back in 2007 Phil approached Voluntary and Community Action…

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The Queen has fun at the WI

The Queen has fun at the WI

In January this year Her Majesty the Queen, President of Sandringham WI, joined members of her local Women’s Institute in a live game of ‘Pointless’ hosted by Alexander Armstrong and was on the winning team. The Queen joined the Sandringham branch in 1943 when she was still Princess Elizabeth and visits WI members at West Newton village hall every year as part of her winter stay on her Sandringham estate in Norfolk. Armstrong, host of…

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Branching Out

Branching Out

Susan Wiggans, Branching Out’s General Manager, is pleased to tell Littleport Life that the Branching Out Charity Shop is now open on Sundays between 10 and 4 as a result of feedback from our customers. As a charity serving people with learning disabilities in Littleport and across East Cambridgeshire and the region, we are delighted that our charity shop is now open seven days a week. Shoppers can expect good quality items at bargain prices…

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The 363MCC Does it Again!

The 363MCC Does it Again!

On Saturday May 4th the annual Crowning Around bikers meet with music, stalls, raffle and competitions was a resounding success despite the blustery fen weather! In fact the usual fly-over by one of the RAF’s WW2 aircraft had to be cancelled because of the inclement conditions. As President of the 363 Motor Cycle Club Mark Robinson said after the event: ‘A massive thank you to all who attended Crowning Around Bike Show braving the freakish…

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Christie Hart has designs on tattooing

There are some amazing local youngsters in Littleport. Take 20-year old Christie Hart. Christie didn’t have the best of starts in life when at the age of 17 months she was diagnosed with spinal sclerosis. She underwent operation after operation even having a metal rod fused into her spine. Having overcome all that Christie who has been drawing from the age of 7, has now created an amazing portfolio of her tattoo designs and wants…

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Littleport Women’s Institute

Littleport Women’s Institute

Littleport Women’s Institute is a tiny part of the largest women’s organisation in the country. We are a section of the Isle of Ely Federation of Women’s Institute, this in turn is affiliated to the National Federation of Women’s Institutes which has its office in London. The list of activities and aims etc., is very long. Our meetings are held once a month on a Tuesday evening in the village hall, and consist of a…

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Littleport Brass

Littleport Brass

Ian grew up as part of a musical, brass banding family. His enthusiasm for playing in bands started when he began playing the horn with the Corsham Band in Wiltshire at the young age of 5 years old. When Ian was 14 he took up the solo trombone seat with the band, holding the position for four years until he moved to Barnsley in South Yorkshire to study for his degree in Band Studies. Ian…

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