Joanne Coe – Citizen of the Year!

Joanne Coe – Citizen of the Year!

On May 13th tireless founder and organiser of Littleport’s youth initiative ThePort was presented with the accolade ‘Citizen of the Year’ by the Parish Council at its annual general meeting in the Village Hall. Joanne Coe is much admired and loved by all the youngsters that she helps by providing the weekly activities and special events throughout the year. Joanne said “The constant support I have received from the community and particularly from parish councillors…

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A Message from St John’s Methodist Church

A Message from St John’s Methodist Church

Once again, I am coming to the end of my time working in Littleport. What a wonderful place it is. I have enjoyed working with my Christian colleagues as well as meeting new people through baptism and funerals. All with different experiences of life and yet have shown me so much of what life is about and how they cope. We have been shocked recently by the evil killing of people of faith in the…

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May Holiday Art Exhibition by Littleport Artists

May Holiday Art Exhibition by Littleport Artists

The holiday weekend in late May saw 20 artists all domiciled in Littleport showing their work at the Adams Heritage Centre in Main Street. This was a free exhibition – with all pieces available to purchase, and of course to accept commissions. The Littleport artists exhibiting were: John Lyons (paint and sculpture) Magenta Kang (textiles) David Kennedy (Paint) Suki Hoyle (sculpture) Ian Stevens (leather) Fiona Lidgey-Robinson (Mixed media) Caroline Forward (paint) Mellymade Designs (textiles) Ro…

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Littleport Community Primary School News

Littleport Community Primary School News

There have been a number of inspirational events happening in school recently. I am extremely proud of the work that has been produced by children as well as the efforts of staff who have organised the activities. The children have thoroughly enjoyed all of the learning experiences and it was wonderful to be able to involve parents and the community in a number of the events too. Below is just a flavour of life at…

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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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The MS Society and Littleport Leisure

The MS Society and Littleport Leisure

Since starting the MS Society exercise class at Littleport Leisure 12 months ago, the number of people registered to join us has grown to 16. The session starts with chair-based exercises and progresses to using equipment such as motomed machines, balance bars, boxing gloves and with the help of volunteers Mike and Pauline together with our instructor Adam, we assist people that use wheelchairs and walking aids on to spin bikes, something that they would…

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Black Horse Drove Phone Box Transforms!

Black Horse Drove Phone Box Transforms!

It was a couple of years ago that the Committee of the Black Horse Drove Community Centre was informed that the East Cambs District Council had provided a Rural Settlement Grant to the hamlet. Discussions were held to try to decide how best to benefit the Community from the available funds and it was decided to convert the old telephone box into a lending library. BT produced 8 different styles of the traditional red phone…

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Welney Wetland Centre

Welney Wetland Centre

For wetlands, spring and summer brings new life. Will you discover something new at your local Wetland Centre this season? With a successful spring the efforts of the busily nesting birds will be rewarded with the hatching of their chicks. In early summer watch avocet, lapwing, redshank and common tern chicks as they become more adventurous, feeding in the shallow water. Ducklings and cygnets will be following their parents around the pools and ditches, sometimes…

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Remembering the Dead of Littleport

Remembering the Dead of Littleport

Now that the Centenary of the signing of the Armistice has passed it would be easy to forget the reason for the signing of the Armistice and why we hold Remembrance Sunday. Many years ago my wife and I started to visit the battlefields, cemeteries, and memorials to the dead of the Great War. When I joined the Littleport branch of The Royal British Legion I decided to make an effort to find and photograph…

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