Looking Back at the Littleport Fun Run

Looking Back at the Littleport Fun Run

The yearly Littleport 10k run on July 26th turned out to be a triumph for one particular local man. The seasoned and serious Ely Club runner, Matt Holmes of Holmes Furnishers shop fame had clocked a personal best to finish in 21st place. “It has been my ambition to run under 40 minutes, and I can’t believe I did it in a time of 39 minutes and 12 seconds,” Matt told Littleport Life. And in…

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Kidd’s Kitchen

Kidd’s Kitchen

Littleport Life goes behind the scenes again to take a look at the stories behind the adverts! Local catering business, Kidd’s Kitchen, is run by Debbie at her home in Littleport, and her husband Adrian, who works as a restaurant manager in Cambridge often assists with the icing and decoration of their ever popular homemade speciality cakes etc. It was a business that seemed tailor made for the Kidds having spent their entire working lives…

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Littleport Rotary Club Quarterly Update

Littleport Rotary Club Quarterly Update

July saw the appointment of a new President, Major Bram Holland, known to many, as the leader of the Salvation Army Church, Bram will be well supported by his Deputy, Clive Webber who is also the new Chairman of the Parish Council The new team will ensure that the Rotary Club continues to focus on local issues helping out in whichever way it can, either through fund rais- ing or service. Outgoing President Tony Winchester…

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A Report from Your District Councillors

A Report from Your District Councillors

Now that the election is a distant memory the hard work now begins in earnest. Going forward we will be giving you a regular report on news from across the District, and in particular decisions and projects that directly affect our community. The Littleport Station Gateway We are extremely pleased to report that this project has been made a priority and we are pushing for a resolution to this. The Littleport Schools Planning approval was…

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The Littleport Lesiure Centre – Am I Too Old?

The Littleport Lesiure Centre – Am I Too Old?

Manager of the Littleport Leisure Centre Andy Rutterford replies – No! As I am getting a lot closer to my pension date, I think to myself should I still be participating in sport, is it time for me to sit back and relax? Well when I look at the number of participants who regularly take part in our Mature & Active sessions and I realise that many of them are 10 – 20 years older…

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Littleport Town Team

Littleport Town Team

Market Survey You may recall that we conducted a survey in March 2015 via an article in Littleport Life as well as having the survey available as picks ups in several shops. A total of 76 responded to the survey and the results were as follows: Overwhelming support that Littleport should have a market There was divided opinion as to whether it should be indoor or outdoor The most popular day came out as a…

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Elaine’s Pet Grooming is Changing Hands!

Elaine’s Pet Grooming is Changing Hands!

There are of course some very good dog grooming establishments, both the ones you visit and the ones who can come to you, in the Littleport area. Within a half-mile radius of Main Street there is Cheryl’s Clip & Cut (6 Monkswood, 07887916297) Riverview Mobile Grooming (6 New River Bank, 01353862204) and roughly one mile away, what was Elaine’s Grooming – now Northfen Grooming (01353863006)…All of whom have good reputations and regular clientele writes our…

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Centenary Celebration Year for the WI

Centenary Celebration Year for the WI

The Women’s Institute has had a busy time of late, as this is the Centenary Year of the Women’s Institute in this country. The idea for the WI came from Canada in 1915 and Littleport Women’s Institute started in 1922, writes Pat Ollive To mark the centenary we held a garden party with members of other Institutes in the Ely Federation invited; and it was a lovely day with beautiful weather. We held an exhibition…

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A Message from The Salvation Army

A Message from The Salvation Army

Boundless Did you know that The Salvation Army is in 136 countries round the world? Also did you know that from 1st July to 5th July this year, The Salvation Army celebrated 150 years of ministry and mission. Yes, The Salvation Army worldwide has been in existence for 150 years and in Littleport it has been here for 127 years. The big celebration took place at the 02 Arena in London and thousands of Salvationists…

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Message from St George’s Church

Message from St George’s Church

It was a fine balmy evening and the bells of St George’s were being rung to celebrate St George’s Day when someone heard a distinct knocking sound………”that shouldn’t be happening” – so they investigated. And the news is not good. The bells which were last re-hung about 100 years ago now have so much wear in the headstocks (where they swing) that they all need repairing. As they have to be removed to do the…

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