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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Littleport Lions

Littleport Lions

Where There’s a NEED, There’s a LION Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That’s because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy. The World’s Largest Service Club Organisation Our 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members make us the world’s largest service club organisation. We’re also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever…

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Littleport Community First Responders

Littleport Community First Responders

Were you aware that there are people in the village who may turn up to help you should you call for an ambulance? We are known as Community First Responders or CFR’s. What are Community First Responders? We are people who all have an interest in caring and supporting those of you that are experiencing medical emergencies that require an ambulance crew to assess you. From the recent news reports you will be aware of…

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Remembering Maureen Cox

Remembering Maureen Cox

8th February 1943 – 19th September 2016 Littleport lost a popular and well-known member of its community in September. Maureen Cox, much loved mother of Darren and Sam, and beloved wife of District and Parish Councillor Paul Cox, passed away after a short illness bravely born. Maureen came to live in Littleport from Southery on her marriage to Paul, and soon afterwards they built the house they have lived in ever since. When their children…

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New Taxi Firm in Littleport!

New Taxi Firm in Littleport!

It’s always nice to hear about new businesses and services in the village – and to include any extra information about them that comes to light! Well, the new taxi service in Littleport run by David Allen is one such. When someone needed to be conveyed to Littleport Village Hall from Chettisham on a Thursday night to attend the Spiritualist meeting there, this taxi firm came up trumps! The fare in question was disabled curate,…

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