A Dispatch from the Royal British Legion Battle’s Over

A Dispatch from the Royal British Legion Battle’s Over

In August 1914 the then Foreign Secretary made the statement ‘The lights are going out all over Europe. We won’t see them lit again in our time!’ In 2014 the Littleport Branch of the Royal British Legion held a candlelit vigil to commemorate the centenary of the last hour of peace. This year, on Remembrance Sunday, we are holding a second event to commemorate ‘Battle’s Over.’ Battle’s Over is a national event during which beacons…

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Millfield School

Millfield School

As I write this, the school year has come to an end- I would say we have survived the year, but what would be more appropriate would be ‘we have survived the heat!’ It has been another busy term with lots of wonderful enrichment activities taking place that will hopefully give the children lasting memories. Our Year 1 and 2 children had the opportunity to take part in a sleepover in the school hall- very…

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Parish Council News Summer 2018

Parish Council News Summer 2018

Local Policing and CCTV Cameras We are still improving and extending the areas covered by our CCTV system … we currently have a bid in for funding for an additional 6 cameras (along with renewing some of the older ones). These new cameras are infa-red (ie work at night) and have number plate recognition capability. The Police too now have direct remote access into the system and can view not only live footage but can…

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Littleport Judo Club news!

Littleport Judo Club news!

Littleport Judo Club is all set with a very busy autumn schedule coming up which includes a visit and masterclass from British Olympic judo competitor Ashley McKenzie in November, as well as hosting the Eastern Area British Schools Judo Championship in October. Saturday 10th November 2018 – morning ASHLEY MCKENZIE – A JUDO MASTERCLASS We have managed to book Ashley to come along to Littleport and deliver one of his famous judo master class sessions….

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Spotlight on the Littleport Society

Spotlight on the Littleport Society

The Spring edition of The Littleport Society Magazine was a Black Horse Drove Special Edition, which detailed the history of the Drove its shops, pub, and school, as well as Carol Driver’s memories of living on the Drove. Every resident of the Drove received a complimentary copy of this 20 page special. If anyone has any anecdotes or stories of living on the Drove please let us know and we can include them in future…

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Littleport Leisure Officially Opens!

Littleport Leisure Officially Opens!

On July 28th the official opening of Littleport Leisure was made by government Health Minister Stephen Barclay MP. The Minister gave a speech congratulating everyone concerned for their hard work that had brought the amenity to the village of Littleport. Manager Debra Jordan, who is also a parish councillor, did a magnificent job of laying on the morning’s reception and welcoming visitors that included the Mayor of Ely, Michael Rouse, and fellow parish councillors –…

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Littleport Band is steeped in history

Littleport Band is steeped in history

Bill Sharpe, who along with his supportive wife Joan, and their companionable dog Billy, was relaxing in their cosy Littleport home, when I visited. In the course of conversation, talking about his involvement with the Littleport Brass Band, I asked him how he got into music, and who influenced him? His father Sidney, whose nickname was Sam, was an excellent tuba player who worked for the Metropolitan Police force in London and also played for…

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Timebanking in Littleport

Timebanking in Littleport

Before I tell you of our events and projects it is undoubtedly best if I tell you about being a Timebank member. It is probably easiest to imagine a circle of friends where each friend has either a talent or some spare time. From there further imagine you need a small fence that needs a coat of preserver and that one friend offers to do it. That friend earns a “Time Credit” which has no…

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ThePORT

ThePORT

Joanne Coe tells us about all the activities ThePort have enjoyed. ThePORT Youth Group have been super busy over the last few months. We have been to visit residents at Laburnum Lodge, helping to decorate cakes and supported the Open day in August. Youths have also been to The Grange several times helping to serve residents with treats. Weekly activities have continued, increasing during the Summer holidays with a very successful and thoroughly enjoyed day…

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News from Ely Roller Skating Club

News from Ely Roller Skating Club

Littleport Life has sponsored one of the trophies for an event taking place on September 15 and 16. The Ely Roller Skating Club will be holding their first ever competition at the University of Cambridge Sports Centre. The event will be attended by over 200 skaters, competing for 14 clubs coming from all over the country. Skaters will compete in solo freestyle and figure events as well as team figure events. For some skaters this…

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