Littleport Yard Sale Adds to Littleport Life

Littleport Yard Sale Adds to Littleport Life

Joanne Coe organises yard sales that raise hundreds of pounds for deserving charities. Joanne spoke to Littleport Life and said, ”Over the last year my fundraising has become a non – stop marathon of events. Almost £800 was raised in December when more than 360 people attended a Disco & UV puppet show I organised at Littleport Leisure Centre and this was handed over to Littleport Fun Day Committee Littleport Town FC also challenged me…

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Littleport Community Primary School

Littleport Community Primary School

Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all of our children, helping them develop the confidence, skills, curiosity and understanding to grow and progress academically, socially and emotionally. Learning opportunities are created in class, in our wonderful school grounds, around the school, on visits and by guests who come in to work with the children. We pride ourselves in developing the ‘whole child’, and our personalised approach to learning means that children are…

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Time to Bank Some Litter Picking

Time to Bank Some Litter Picking

The Littleport Timebank members wanted to do something positive for the community, and so with this in mind, we decided that undertaking a litterpick was a positive way that everyone could get stuck in, and get involved. With input from Cambridge County Council, Amey Cespa and East Cambs Council, the date and location was set for half term so that even our youngest members could participate. The weather was bright and sunny and volunteers from…

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Coleby’s – The Fisherman’s Friend and a Famous Name!

Coleby’s – The Fisherman’s Friend and a Famous Name!

This is a pet shop with a difference. Colbey’s has been selling angling goods to fishing enthusiasts for many many years. About 11 years ago young couple Gavin Eeles and his wife decided to buy the renowned angling hub and kept the name going. As Gavin remarked to Littleport Life; “ When we came here the street was really busy and Littleport’s village centre was thriving. Since the advent of the big supermarket – as…

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Volunteers wanted for Christmas Lights

Volunteers wanted for Christmas Lights

Last year’s Christmas lights could be the last – unless more practical help from the Littleport community is forthcoming. You will have noticed that there were a few glitches – with some lights not functioning as they should and actually not being in all the old established places they should have been. The absence of the sleigh due to licensing protocols notwithstanding, the festive lights themselves are now at risk from a lack of electrically…

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Goodbye to Our Village Butcher

Goodbye to Our Village Butcher

This April Littleport has to say farewell to its butcher’s shop after it’s been open for 97 years. For 47 of those Mr Andrew Binks has been Littleport’s butcher. He will still be supporting and supplying the cafe run by his wife Jenny in Wellington Street. His cheerful service to the village will be missed.

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Reviewed Bus Service

Reviewed Bus Service

Reviewed bus services progress as new timetable specifications are issued for tender Following a process of community engagement and discussion through a Working Group, several bus services under review are now at the penultimate stage of the process where new timetables have been designed and issued for tender. The following bus services are currently out for tender: 117 (Upware – Soham – Ely) 125 (Wardy Hill/Little Downham – Ely) – includes current service 116 129…

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Not Prehistoric but Modern Day Shopping at Jurassic Bark!

Not Prehistoric but Modern Day Shopping at Jurassic Bark!

In July 2013 Jurassic Bark opened its first pet shop in Downham Market courtesy of Lionel Partridge who founded the company with the intention of providing bulk food to trade customers such as kennels and breeders. Fez, as Lionel is better known, didn’t realise how successful his business would become, and decided to expand, opening a second shop in Littleport off the A10 in the Saxon Business Park in May last year. Jarl Ford who…

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New Horizons for Dance in Littleport

New Horizons for Dance in Littleport

Stephanie Bean runs a couple of classes a week at Littleport Village Hall and told Littleport Life,”We have exciting news that we would love to share with the village. Horizons Dance Academy presented their first ever Showcase to an audience of friends and family at Littleport Village Hall in February. The show was a mix of ballet, tap, Jazz and musical theatre. I was so incredibly proud of every single dancer. For many it was…

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Sharon Gets a Gold!

Sharon Gets a Gold!

A weight loss expert from Littleport has struck gold for the exceptional work she does in helping more than 100 people to lose weight at her local group every week. Sharon, who runs the group every week has been awarded ‘Gold’ status by the national slimming club because of her success in supporting slimmers to reach their dream weight and the super service she provides to those members. The accolade is given to Slimming World…

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