Littleport Leisure Goes Live and Active Again

Littleport Leisure Goes Live and Active Again

Littleport Leisure re-opened its doors on Saturday 1st August and it was so pleasing to welcome so many members back to the Gym. The Bar and Café area have not re-opened which means we can focus all of our attention on the Gym and Sports Hall users. If you are one of the many people who are wary about returning to exercise then we hope that the following guidelines will reassure you that we are…

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Peacock’s Meadow: A space in the community

Well my goodness, if only I’d got a crystal ball for Christmas! Even if I had I would never have believed that the events of this year would come to pass. This year has turned us all inside out and upside down. And everyone is adjusting to the ‘new-normal.’ Like groups everywhere, the Peacocks Meadow committee have had to postpone some of our plans for 2020. But, thankfully, we live in a brilliantly resourceful community…

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Branching Out

Branching Out

There is quite a lot of talk in the media regarding mental health. This affects many people in the world and if we look closer to home, it also affects some of the adults who attend Branching Out. Our work here is to support not only those with mental health issues but also those with many other challenging conditions. Our highly trained proactive support staff encourage and support our adults with learning disabilities to live…

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Why Not Shop Local?

Why Not Shop Local?

Littleport is the biggest village in England – by square miles! The population is hovering above 4,000 but with more houses being built, that number is on the increase. It may not be conventionally beautiful and wouldn’t have appeared on any of those old-fashioned chocolate boxes, but it is, as it always has been, a vibrant functioning traditional rural community. But with the burgeoning of out of town superstores, the shops and service providers in…

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Focus on an accidental entrepreneur!

Focus on an accidental entrepreneur!

Roving Reporter Cathy Gibb de Swarte visits a special Littleport Gift Shop “Excellent quality candles and melts, aroma fills your house whilst burning, all handmade by a lovely lady and at very reasonable prices, so much better than shop bought”. “Just got new box of 6 sets of 6 different aromas. Some supposed to be for Christmas presents”. “Love the way they were tied with the vintage string on box. It’s little touches like that…

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Mowers Matching into Spring

Mowers Matching into Spring

After the high winds and almost constant rain in January & February, I’m sure I’m not the only one looking forward to longer days and warmer weather. It makes us all feel so much better. It also means we can finally get started on those gardening tasks. A good place to start is tidying the garden by cutting back winter shrubs, pruning trees and raking winter leaves and debris. Clear up anything the winds spread…

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Welney Wetland Centre – Winter beckons

Welney Wetland Centre – Winter beckons

Most of the autumn management has now taken place, and finished not too soon as the wet weather throughout October has resulted in the Earith sluice gates opening early. Fingers crossed we won’t have to take on excessive quantities of water before winter has properly begun, but it all depends how much water comes down the River Ouse. As the Bewick’s swans have begun their migrations, leaving Arctic Russia this month, the first whooper swans…

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New Website for Anvil Cottage Crafts

New Website for Anvil Cottage Crafts

After months of planning, the team at Anvil Cottage Crafts have unveiled their new website. Not only are the company’s artisan pieces available to buy on the site, for the first time there is the option to hire a selection of items for weddings, parties and events. All pieces are handcrafted from new and used horseshoes in the forge on the banks of the river Great Ouse, close to Ely in Cambridgeshire, combining modern day…

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River View Flowers

River View Flowers

Hello, my name is Jessica. A little about me. I am a freelance florist, wife and a busy mum. I run an independent floral design service from Ten Mile Bank. Growing up in the countryside has been really inspiring, so many beautiful wild flowers all around us in the fens. It truly is a wonderful place to live. With so much nature around it is hard not to feel inspired. The more you look, the…

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Branching Out

Branching Out

What do we do? We have two contracts with Cambridgeshire County Council to provide day provision services for people who have standard or complex learning disabilities such as autism or a learning disability with other conditions. The wonderful work our team do helps us to provide this for almost 40 people to a very high standard. New team members undertake extensive training lasting 1 year, and then they constantly refresh that training yearly. Typically, a…

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