Why Not Shop Local?

Why Not Shop Local?

Littleport is the biggest village in England – by square miles! The population is hovering above 4,000 but with more houses being built, that number is on the increase. It may not be conventionally beautiful and wouldn’t have appeared on any of those old-fashioned chocolate boxes, but it is, as it always has been, a vibrant functioning traditional rural community. But with the burgeoning of out of town superstores, the shops and service providers in…

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Foodbank Update

Foodbank Update

Thanks to our wonderful community it was a busy time for Littleport’s Food Bank last December. We were able to provide full Christmas Dinners for people to cook on Christmas Day and treats like chocolates and festive tins of biscuits. The last Tuesday of the Christmas Term we were invited to LECA, Littleport and East Cambs Academy to collect the food students had donated, and to judge a special competition – the containers the students…

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The Littleport Society

The Littleport Society

Caring for our heritage, our present and our future. What is The Littleport Society? A group of people who voluntarily work together in the interests of the community of Littleport. Founded in 1987 it is a non-political, non-sectarian organisation whose membership is open to residents and non-residents of all ages. Membership is open to anyone who has connections with, or an interest in, Littleport – wherever they might live! We have members as far afield…

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ThePORT Youth Group

ThePORT Youth Group

The Port is Going Strong! ThePort is a social group for all in the current school year 5 and above. Monday’s Year 5/6 – 4.15pm -5.30pm Year 6/+ 5.30pm – 7pm £1.50 Our aim is to let the youth run the group and decide what activities are planned from week to week – Darts, Pool, Tuck Shop, Hot Food, Wifi, Music, TV, Games are just a few activities. With the support of the youth and…

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Remembering the Dead of Littleport

Remembering the Dead of Littleport

Readers of these articles are reminded that these are extracts of research work I did some years ago. The results of the research are available in Littleport Adams Heritage Centre. Anyone may read the research free of charge but there are two conditions: You may not copy any of the material, and you may not remove any material. It cost me a lot of money to visit, and photograph, many of the memorials and headstones…

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Black Horse Drove Phone Box Transforms!

Black Horse Drove Phone Box Transforms!

It was a couple of years ago that the Committee of the Black Horse Drove Community Centre was informed that the East Cambs District Council had provided a Rural Settlement Grant to the hamlet. Discussions were held to try to decide how best to benefit the Community from the available funds and it was decided to convert the old telephone box into a lending library. BT produced 8 different styles of the traditional red phone…

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BBC Children in Need Ramble and funds needed to help a young person in Littleport communicate by her laptop

BBC Children in Need Ramble and funds needed to help a young person in Littleport communicate by her laptop

When BBC’s Countryfile announced that their ‘Children in Need’ charity ramble was coming to Ely, without hesitation I was among 1,999 people who applied instantly to take part and was lucky enough to be picked out of a ballot and win a place to take part in such an amazing event. On the morning of Saturday 7th October, the day of the charity ramble, everyone gradually gathered on the green of the Ely Cathedral site…

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East Cambridgeshire District Council Annual Report

East Cambridgeshire District Council Annual Report

Councillors for Littleport: David Ambrose Smith, Christine Ambrose Smith, Jo Webber and Paul Cox Littleport Annual Parish Meeting, Monday 21st May 2018 1.0 Introduction We set out in 2014 to create a customer driven, efficient Council with a “can do” and “open for business” culture in everything we do. 2014 seems like a very long time ago – that’s testament to the sheer volume of delivery of East Cambs District Council in the last 4…

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Spotlight on the Littleport Society

Spotlight on the Littleport Society

The Spring edition of The Littleport Society Magazine was a Black Horse Drove Special Edition, which detailed the history of the Drove its shops, pub, and school, as well as Carol Driver’s memories of living on the Drove. Every resident of the Drove received a complimentary copy of this 20 page special. If anyone has any anecdotes or stories of living on the Drove please let us know and we can include them in future…

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Parish Council News

Parish Council News

The Community Hub East Cambridgeshire District Council, working in partnership with the Parish Council, are now running a monthly community drop-in event on the first Thursday of every month between 10am and 1pm in the Village Hall. If you need to talk to someone/need advice on debt, alcohol misuse, drug dependency, housing/homelessness, benefits, mental health, domestic violence etc representatives are there for you to talk to. No need to make an appointment, just drop in….

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