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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Peacock’s Meadow Summer Update!

Peacock’s Meadow Summer Update!

Well, Summer is well and truly upon us and the gardening fairies have been busy in the Peacock’s Meadow community garden. Over the winter months we have planted a new wildlife hedge. And community volunteers, Andy Coe and Stuart Palmer (of Fenland Spirit Services) have nobly trimmed and cut the grass and verges. This regular cutting is gradually eradicating the brambles. Youngsters from The PORT youth club have also put in some very hard work…

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Littleport Town FC’s Will Rolls Picked for International Duty!

Littleport Town FC’s Will Rolls Picked for International Duty!

Centre back Will Rolls is part of the Littleport Town FC team that finished 4th narrowly missing promotion in the 2018/19 season. A key figure in the side that stepped up to the plate to keep the club going after some personnel difficulties at its start with some 1st team players leaving, he is now called up for international duty. Impressing the England Deaf International Team Football Manager, Dean Humphrey, at a cup game between…

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Getting Fit at Littleport Leisure

Getting Fit at Littleport Leisure

Littleport Leisure takes great pride in being able to offer its guests the opportunity to train in a variety of settings and styles. The facility currently boasts three separate training areas, the main gym, a functional training suite, and a terrace, however we will also be offering a fourth training alternative soon in the form of an obstacle course. Each training zone has something different to offer,; be it battleropesbattle ropes, weighted sled, tyre flips,…

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Littleport Scouts Group

Littleport Scouts Group

‘Scouting: it’s in my blood!’ When the opportunity came up to start a second Scout Troop in Littleport, Ben Barrett jumped at the chance to be the leader. Here he tells us why. Please can you tell us a little bit about your Scouting background? I’ve been involved with Scouting for about 17 years now. My adventure started as a Cub Scout in Little Downham. As soon as I hit 18, I became a leader…

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Littleport and District Flower Club

We are coming to the end of a wonderful year at the Club which has seen some wonderful demonstrations from Area Demonstrators old and new. We are coming to the end of a wonderful year at the Club which has seen some wonderful demonstrations from Area Demonstrators old and new. Our year was finished with the brilliance of national demonstrator Tony Brown from Leicester who received a standing ovation for his demonstration of ‘Christmas Joy.’…

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