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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Littleport Royal British Legion

Littleport Royal British Legion

I need to start his article on a sad note. On Friday 7 July 2017 Rex Strawson passed away. Rex was, for many years, the Branch Chairman of Littleport Royal British Legion. At a time when recruiting new members, in particular committee members, was difficult Rex played a vital part in keeping the Legion alive in this community. On behalf of the current committee members I would like to pay tribute to his work and…

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New venture for new couple in Littleport

New venture for new couple in Littleport

It is always a brave gamble to take on a new venture like running a café or coffee shop, but the new proprietors of the Sharmans Coffee Shop, Martin and Trina Johnson, felt it was a risk worth taking as Littleport Life Magazine caught up with this hardworking couple. Martin’s catering background was working in management for a top pizza establishment in Peterborough, while Trina has been baking delicious cakes at home for many years…

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Littleport Village Defibrillator

Littleport Village Defibrillator

A defibrillator has been purchased for Littleport Village. It is attached to the wall of the Village Hall on Victoria Street. The defibrillator was formally unveiled at 11am on Saturday 11th March 2017, in the Village Hall. The defibrillator and cabinet is the first of three being purchased for the village. It has been funded by: Littleport Parish Council, Townlands Charity, Wood Fen Lodge, 363 Motor Cycle Club, Littleport Riots 200 committee, and the customers…

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Steve and Vanessa celebrate 15 years running Riverside Caravan and Camping Park.

Steve and Vanessa celebrate 15 years running Riverside Caravan and Camping Park.

Vanessa tells Littleport Life how it all started! ‘We moved into Riverside in April 2002, taking an absolute flyer on making a living from running a caravan and camping park. Whilst we had caravanned and camped for many years, running our own business was a different story! We thought that being a customer for so many years would be good experience for us to know what customers want when they’re camping. But first we had…

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