Littleport Parkrunners have done their bit for charity during lockdown!

Littleport Parkrunners have done their bit for charity during lockdown!

when it comes to getting out there and running, helping to get everyone motivated as well as raising money for worthwhile charitable causes, you don’t have to look very far. Littleport parkrunners who call themselves the Fab 4, Chelsey Meadows, Julie Murfitt, Andrea Sullivan and Cathy Gibb-de Swarte often seen dressed in brightly coloured tutus and wearing crazy headgear running round Littleport, have been active throughout lockdown. The four runners are always messaging each other…

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The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Black Horse Drove!

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Black Horse Drove!

The sad passing of HRH Prince Philip has brought more attention to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the foundation of which is one of his most notable achievements. The scheme started in 1956 and has been very successful in enhancing the lives of many young people ever since. Open to all 14 to 24 year olds regardless of ability, gender, background or location, the scheme comprises 3 levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each…

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Littleport Parkrunners Won’t Be Beaten

Littleport Parkrunners Won’t Be Beaten

With the easing of some recent lockdown restrictions, a few Littleport parkrunning buddies like the Parkrun run organisers James Lee and Amanda Murfitt have managed to get out and enjoy a few social distancing runs which included a coming together to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of their popular local parkrun on June 27th writes Cathy Gibb-de Swarte. And on that day they also came across their running buddies Jo White, Lizzie Hyslop and Cathy Gibb-de…

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The Skaters Sermon

The Skaters Sermon

The Skaters Sermon given by lay preacher, Rhiny Fletcher in 1900 in the Steam Engine Primitive Methodist Church on the Hundred Foot River. Now all of you know me when I spent my Sundays skating instead of preaching, but that was when I worked for the old Devil, But I gave him notice and now I work for another Master, though that doesn’t go to say I never go skating. What I want to tell…

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Littleport’s Successful Parkruns!

Littleport’s Successful Parkruns!

The need for a Parkrun in East Cambridgeshire has been known for a few years now, but several failed attempts in Ely have proven there simply has not been a suitable venue to meet the needs and requirements. Matt Holmes of Littleport had the idea to set up an event in Littleport in September 2017, and made some initial enquiries, and on the suggestion of myself, applied for a grant from the Parish Council to…

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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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363MCC do it again for Littleport!

363MCC do it again for Littleport!

Every year the 363MCC biker fraternity host a wonderful fundraiser while everybody has fun! This is the famous ‘Crowning Around’ event that is a May Day celebration with a difference! This year the date for your diary is May 5 and 11.00 hours GMT venue; Littleport’s historic Crown Inn on the corner of Crown Lane and Main Street. And there will be a flypast at a time to be advised nearer the date when you…

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Jo Cole’s Healthy Options!

Jo Cole’s Healthy Options!

Jo Cole moved into Littleport 26 years ago. You may have seen her, as she puts it, “pounding the pavements, or at my allotment” as she likes to keep fit. And fitness is something that Jo takes very seriously. After a bout of illness, she decided to amend her diet in order to consolidate her recovery, and so her own business, ‘Nourishing4U’ came into being. Jo says, “The nourishing and fermented foods I began preparing…

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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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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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