363MCC Littleport’s Bikers are the Best!

363MCC Littleport’s Bikers are the Best!

The 363MCC, set up in honour of the Littleport Rioters of 1816, 5 of whom were hanged, are always in the forefront of doing good deeds for others. A rather overcast day in May was made much brighter when the annual ‘Crowning Around’ bikers event took place at the Crown Inn, courtesy of landlord Rob. There were rock bands and DJ’s playing music from the start at 11 am until late night. Stalls of every…

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Beynur’s Tattoos Get Bigger!

Beynur’s Tattoos Get Bigger!

Beynur Kaptan is continuing to make quite an impact in the world of tattooing attracting top artists and picking up prestigious awards year by year. This successful local business has decided to expand. “We are leasing out what was the hairdresser’s shop next door, and joining the two shops together as one amazing studio,” said Beynur, as he showed me round the premises which will incorporate a small retail area selling custom-made jewellery, after-care cream,…

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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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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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Latest from Littleport Community Primary…

Latest from Littleport Community Primary…

It has been a very busy and fun term at Littleport Community Primary School. So much has been happening that I have asked members of staff to help with our contribution to the latest edition of Littleport Life. One of the high points this year, was the news that Brooke Smith in Year 4 had won an Art Competition organised by East Cambs District Council to design a character to promote recycling called ‘Michael Recycle’….

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Littleport and Ely Timebank are official and we are now one entity!

Littleport and Ely Timebank are official and we are now one entity!

With now over 150 members including local organizations, we have really grown exchanging over 4,700 hours in help and time in just less than 5 years. We have a lot of new faces bringing in their own skills and abilities to share with fellow Timebank members in our community from bee keeping, to cookery sharing to gardening, our Timebank has skills on tap to share. Each week we bring you the Timebank news via our…

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The Swan On The River’s New Bed & Breakfast

The Swan On The River’s New Bed & Breakfast

The Swan on the River is currently building five double rooms on the ground floor, fronting on to the river, which they hope to have completed and fully operational by the middle of July. “They will all be accessible to wheelchair users, and one room will be specifically designed to be disabled friendly. All the rooms will be comfortably furnished in a modern, contemporary style, in keeping with the style of the pub as a…

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Littleport Flower Arranging Club is part of the National organisation.

Littleport Flower Arranging Club is part of the National organisation.

This was begun when flower arranging clubs and societies joined together in 1959 and formed the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) with help and advice from the Royal Horticultural Society.  The Association has been a unifying and guiding influence to thousands of men, women and juniors whose love of flowers has opened up a new world of creativity. Within NAFAS there are demonstrators, judges, speakers and teachers of flower arranging and each has…

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Littleport Lions

Littleport Lions

Wherever you live, work or travel across the British Isles, you are likely to come across members of Lions clubs and the projects we support. ‘Lions are ordinary people who do extraordinary things’ Lions are ordinary people who do extraordinary things to help others and support good causes throughout the British Isles. Globally we have more volunteers in more places than any other service club organization and love to help others and make things happen….

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Message from St George’s Church

Message from St George’s Church

Nearly half way through another year and summer is upon us, but just cast your mind back, if you will, to Easter. Easter time is linked with all the new life springing up and blossoming at this time of year, but that of course is because we live in the northern hemisphere; down under, now autumn is in full swing and Easter coincided with dying back and getting ready for the winter rest. For us…

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