Branching Out

Branching Out

Susan Wiggans, Branching Out’s General Manager, is pleased to tell Littleport Life that the Branching Out Charity Shop is now open on Sundays between 10 and 4 as a result of feedback from our customers. As a charity serving people with learning disabilities in Littleport and across East Cambridgeshire and the region, we are delighted that our charity shop is now open seven days a week. Shoppers can expect good quality items at bargain prices…

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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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Littleport Life Editor Lyn visits YPL Auctions

Littleport Life Editor Lyn visits YPL Auctions

I needed a filing cabinet and was delighted to find one for sale in the YPL auction run by Phil Malkin. When I went along to collect my purchase I must say I was pleased to find it was in as good condition as I would expect in a new one. In fact there were new items in the hall ready for the next auction. These are held twice a week, on a Wednesday evening…

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Littleport Lions

Littleport Lions

Lions Commonwealth Celebration Mayor of Ely Michael Rouse writes: “Thank you to the Lions Club of Littleport and New Century Alpha Leo Club for inviting Cassie and me to their Charter Party celebrating the Commonwealth at Prickwillow Village Hall today in September”. All the guests were well fed and entertained at a very enjoyable event. The Lions do sterling work within the community for others and they are always looking for new members, as are…

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Focus on Flooring in Littleport!

Focus on Flooring in Littleport!

Enkay Flooring alias Nigel Keith Jacklin continues to put customers first when it comes to his family-run business. In July they opened up a brand-new showroom literally on their doorstep where they live in Wisbech Road. Nigel felt that the village needed a flooring shop/showroom since the village no longer had a carpet shop to call their own. 25 years of experience in the flooring business and having spent 19 years living in Littleport after…

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WWT – Welney Wetland Centre

WWT – Welney Wetland Centre

The North wind doth blow and we shall have swans. Wrap up warm and watch the wildlife this winter at your local Wetland Centre. During this season, the Ouse Washes and WWT Welney become the home of our three species of swans: mute, whooper and Bewick’s. With a range of swan feed events you have a good chance of finding these wonderful waterfowl on the reserve. For the early birds why not book onto one…

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The Gate House Gets Top Award!

The Gate House Gets Top Award!

‘Fantastic B&B I would give it 5 stars thanks for looking after us. The breakfast was great too, loads of choice for everyone. I will definitely stay again when visiting friends in the area,’ commented Paul ‘The Gate House is just fabulous. Edna and Peter are wonderful hosts. They helped with my luggage on arrival and on departure, carrying my bag into my boot. They have really thought of everything, chocolate and biscuits in the…

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Adams Heritage Centre Thriving in Littleport

Adams Heritage Centre Thriving in Littleport

We’ve had a busy and exciting year at the Adams Heritage Centre, we began with organising and displaying some of our beautiful, memorabilia whilst encountering some surprising hidden finds tucked away. Our centre is open to visitors on Tuesdays between 2pm – 4pm, with wheelchair access. Our market’s Christmas Special will be hosting an array of delicious produce on the 1 December, 9am – 1pm. Raffle tickets are being sold now to WIN a tasty…

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Little Betties is open for business in Littleport!

Little Betties is open for business in Littleport!

At Unit 11 in Oak Lane Littleport (sat-nav CB61RS, and mobile for more info: 07984 473168) you will find 23 individual traders plus a huge showroom full of goodies for sale. Candles, enamel signs, upcycled furniture, object d’art, retro, antiques and one of a kind painted furniture pieces amongst other attractions for the collector. Proprietor Philip Martin must be pleased with his new outlet where he says, “There is something for everyone.” The showroom is…

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Port Plumbing Ltd

Port Plumbing Ltd

Port plumbing of Littleport have just completed refitting out their new 3000 sq ft bathroom showrooms. It contains over 16 bathroom settings with other numerous freestanding basin units, mirrors, pans/cisterns etc., all on display. Having now been established in the village for over 12 years, they have decided to expand their bathroom side of the business by having a purpose built showroom showing such things as shower boarding in settings, designer baths, minimalistic and space…

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