Littleport Judo News

Littleport Judo News

Based at Littleport Leisure, the next couple of events are coming up quickly at Littleport Judo Club. In September the club are hosting The Eastern Area British Schools Regional Championships. This will be on Sunday the 15th of September. The regional schools events are a great build up to the national event held at the English Institute For Sport in Sheffield early in 2020, It is always great for the young judoka to represent their…

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The Littleport Players get backing from Littleport Rotary

The Littleport Players get backing from Littleport Rotary

The Littleport Players have success after success with their productions! This summer they performed Disco Inferno to rapturous reviews and they are looking forward now to the winter pantomime, Sleeping Beauty! The organisers said in April: “We are so grateful to The Rotary Club of Littleport donating £500 to our group towards a much-needed new props shed. Last night we had the presentation and it was great to reminisce about the Players over the many…

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A Great Community Day Out at Littleport Leisure!

A Great Community Day Out at Littleport Leisure!

Saturday 22nd June saw the return of our annual ‘Fun Day’, which this year was renamed as ‘Open Day’. The event was filled with lots of fun and activities the whole community could come along to enjoy. The smiles and laughter that could be seen and heard were testament to a job well done. For the youngsters we had an array of Inflatables, Zorbs, Face Painting, Storytelling, Nerf Wars and everybody’s favourite, the Fun Fair….

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Littleport and District Flower Club – ‘Flowers and Friendship’

Littleport and District Flower Club – ‘Flowers and Friendship’

The first meeting of the new year for the Club was in March when the new Chair Carol introduced the welcome return of Barbara Collins with her demonstration of ‘Past Present and Future’. This was also Membership Night and the Committee were delighted at the end of the evening when the membership rose to 50 members so all the hard work over the past 3 years to gain new membership and rebuild the Club had…

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Littleport Brass – Puts Littleport on the Musical Map

Littleport Brass – Puts Littleport on the Musical Map

We enjoy our band that blow their brass instruments – and trumpets – for Littleport! Littleport Brass is a fantastic Brass band that represents Littleport around the country. Under the Musical Directorship of the renowned Ian Knapton the band takes part in many contests as well as giving concerts. Here are some dates for your diary! Bolsover Entertainments Contest Sunday October 6 2019 (all day) there is a new competition for the Band. They are…

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The 363MCC Does it Again!

The 363MCC Does it Again!

On Saturday May 4th the annual Crowning Around bikers meet with music, stalls, raffle and competitions was a resounding success despite the blustery fen weather! In fact the usual fly-over by one of the RAF’s WW2 aircraft had to be cancelled because of the inclement conditions. As President of the 363 Motor Cycle Club Mark Robinson said after the event: ‘A massive thank you to all who attended Crowning Around Bike Show braving the freakish…

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Littleport Parkrun

Littleport Parkrun

Cathy Gibb-de Swarte tells us some heart-warming human-interest stories from the weekly Littleport Parkrun and how some are running the Littleport 10k for the MS charity on July 28! Parkruns have now become such a phenomenon that the whole world and their dog are taking part every Saturday morning just to experience that ‘get fit fix’ and Littleport is part of that global phenomena. Such a regular event does encourage that community spirit of togetherness,…

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Littleport Brass

Littleport Brass

Ian grew up as part of a musical, brass banding family. His enthusiasm for playing in bands started when he began playing the horn with the Corsham Band in Wiltshire at the young age of 5 years old. When Ian was 14 he took up the solo trombone seat with the band, holding the position for four years until he moved to Barnsley in South Yorkshire to study for his degree in Band Studies. Ian…

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Littleport and District Flower Club

Littleport and District Flower Club

It has been a very positive 2018 for the Club with new members joining and a very good programme of demonstrators new and old entertaining the members at our meetings. The Club’s AGM was held on the 15th February at Littleport Village Hall when 38 members attended, with apologies from a few members who were not able to attend, and the evening started with a meal provided by Fairways Catering of Littleport which started the…

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Littleport Scouts Group – Going above and beyond the call of duty!

Littleport Scouts Group – Going above and beyond the call of duty!

Two Littleport residents have received awards for their services to young people in the Scout Movement Husband and wife Mike and Diane Philbey received the Bar to the Silver Acorn and 30 years’ Chief Scout’s Service Award respectively for their work supporting young people and adults in the Scouting movement. “I didn’t expect it, to be honest” says Mike. “It was in recognition of the new sections we have opened here in Littleport.” There are…

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