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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Good News from Littleport WI

Good News from Littleport WI

After a good start to our year in January with Heather Gee, this was followed in February by a quiz evening with Quiz Master Peter Allen. After lots of laughs and fun, the winners were the team Ancient & Modern rewarded with a presentation plate and some chocolate. Unfortunately, in March, our scheduled speaker was unavailable to speak at this time, so we decided to stay in house and invite members to talk about their…

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Final figure in for our Poppy Appeal 2016

Final figure in for our Poppy Appeal 2016

What a wonderful year! My final year, writes Garth McGowen. During the Remembrance period 2017 I received the final figure for the Poppy Appeal of 2016; our financial and collection period being from 1 October to 30 September. For 2016 the final total came to £10,779.34 which was, by far, the best total ever achieved in Littleport. The first full year in which I was Poppy Appeal Organiser was 2003 and the appeal raised £4697.51,…

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Littleport Village Hall

Littleport Village Hall

The Littleport Village Hall Management Committee along with the Parish Council have made great improvements to the main Hall. The high ceiling has been completely re-boarded and decorated along with the Walls. The rear of the stage has also been renovated with the small toilet being renewed and the floor being levelled and floor covering laid. This has made the Hall a very bookable venue for anyone to hold a function at very reasonable prices….

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A Message from the Littleport Branch of The Royal British Legion

A Message from the Littleport Branch of The Royal British Legion

Garth McGowan, Littleport Branch committee member, Parade Marshal and Poppy Appeal Organiser, wants to thank everyone who has supported the Legion over the past year, especially for all those helpers who participated in yet another successful Poppy Appeal. The Littleport Branch of the Royal British Legion wish you and yours a happy Christmas and happy and healthy New Year. About the Royal British Legion The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity…

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Pet Groomers A-Plenty

Pet Groomers A-Plenty

Cathy Gibb-de Swarte takes a look at some pet grooming services that advertise in Littleport Life! Cathy Gibb-de Swarte takes a look at some pet grooming services that advertise in Littleport Life! “My dog isn’t the easiest of dogs to groom and cut. In fact, she must be one of the worst to do as she is very nervous and frightened, but Beth has done a brilliant job today for Tilly’s very first haircut. She…

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