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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The Hangar

The Hangar

It was sometime towards the end of February and beginning of March last year that the idea of a men’s shed for the community popped into my mind. I am not a very practical person, so it was a little unexpected. However, a week or two later the Men Shed ‘movement’ featured on TV and I was amazed! It turned out that others had had this idea a long time ago. In fact, the idea…

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Littleport & District Flower Arrangement Club

Littleport & District Flower Arrangement Club

The Club is coming near to the end of a very good year of demonstrators. There was a very successful workshop in August. This was a new venture and proved very popular. In December we will be having a ‘Practical Evening’ when members are able to have a hands on session of arranging something appropriate for Christmas. January 2019 there is no meeting and in February 2019 we will be having our AGM with the…

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