Mothers’ Union – Christian care for families

This group meets at 7.15 pm on the first Monday evening of each month in the parish room at St. George’s Church. We have thirty members this year. Men and women, married and unmarried, not only mothers, are all welcome to join us. At our November meeting last year the average age of those present was eighty two but we are a lively and friendly group whose members take part in the whole life of…

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Littleport Community Primary School News

Littleport Community Primary School News

Adam Rivett Littleport Community Primary School Headteacher and Director of East Cambs and Fenland Research School gives us an insight into activities during and prior to the C19 pandemic situation It is reassuring to know that in what have been turbulent times, there are certainties. There are sunrises and sunsets; rain and shine; happiness and sadness; and education. Education continues despite schools having been closed across the country – it’s just that the educational landscape…

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WWT – We Opened!

WWT – We Opened!

It’s the moment we’ve been looking forward to since we closed our doors in late March. Welney Wetland Centre opened again on Wednesday 10 June. Lockdown has taken its toll on us all. But the good news is that nature’s paid little heed and our wetlands are absolutely teeming with wildlife that we couldn’t wait to share with you. We’ve worked hard these last few weeks to make a few changes so that everyone can…

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The Littleport Players Pantomime 2020

The Littleport Players Pantomime 2020

Unfortunately our summer musical HAIRSPRAY has been cancelled due to recent events but we promise to be back (fingers crossed) with our next pantomime – name to be announced. Performances – 3-6 December 2020 Venue – Littleport and East Cambs Academy Filled with a host of great characters, upbeat songs and groovy choreography – you seriously don’t want to miss this one. Tickets will be on sale shortly but purchase them quick as we always…

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363MCC Active in Lockdown

363MCC Active in Lockdown

The activities of Littleport’s bikers are legendary – and for all the right reasons! Although the recent lockdown put a temporary stop to their usual pre-summer meetings 363MCC members were still busy. May Day is always celebrated with the Crowning Around Bike Show that this year had to be cancelled. The profits are always given to charity, and the main beneficiary is always East Anglia’s Air Ambulance. Local charities are also awarded a cheque too….

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Carry on Scouting

Carry on Scouting

As with almost every leisure activity, Scouting as we know and love it was suspended from mid-March in line with government advice to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Sleepovers, hikes, games, quizzes and badge presentations were all cancelled – but Scouting did not stop. As with almost every leisure activity, Scouting as we know and love it was suspended from mid-March in line with government advice to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Sleepovers,…

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Parish Council News

Parish Council News

Overview It is a very strange feeling writing this newsletter when the World has changed so much over the last few weeks following the outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Hopefully by the time you read this we will be over the worst and life will be returning to ‘normal’ and we will be able to visit our family and friends and enjoy the summer weather we hope will visit us. COVID-19 Help & Support Littleport…

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Mark Twain, W. H. Barrett & The Ship at Brandon Creek

Mark Twain, W. H. Barrett & The Ship at Brandon Creek

The Ship Inn at Brandon Creek (recently sadly closed) has a long and colourful history, with tales of hangings, witchcraft and (perhaps even stranger) a visit by Cliff Richard. It seems that there was an inn there as early as the 17th century, and it thrived under a succession of landlords and landladies during the 19th and 20th centuries. Walter Henry (“Jack”) Barrett was born on July 23 1891 and spent his formative years in…

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From the Leader of Littleport Parish Council, Clive Webber

From the Leader of Littleport Parish Council, Clive Webber

I would firstly like to say a huge thank you to all the groups that have been supporting our residents, as well as our wonderful NHS and all other key workers that are working so hard in such difficult circumstances. Our community has really come together to support each other and we are seeing neighbours supporting each other in addition to residents volunteering with the Littleport Mutual Aid Help and Support Group, the Council led…

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Millfield School

Millfield School

It’s certainly been a challenging time for us all and here at Millfield we have attempted to keep some sense of normality for those children in school and those working at home. When it looked likely that schools would remain open only for our most vulnerable children and those children of key workers, the Elliot Foundation Trust was swift to act and consider the likelihood of many weeks or months of home learning by creating…

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