Littleport Leisure Centre

Littleport Leisure Centre

The new year has started in the new venue, with an explosion of activity. Many first time users and many regulars are visiting the centre for the new and the ever popular classes. We are all looking forward to the return of the Trikes at the end of May, and the 10K run in July looks to be bigger, better but fortunately, not longer! The Nerf gun parties are proving to be a ‘hit’ with…

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Shops Swap around in Littleport!

Shops Swap around in Littleport!

There’s been some shop swapping in Littleport to good effect! I thought why not take a glance at how some of our modern shops have come to be where they are! For instance, The Old Butcher’s Shop Café on the corner of White Hart Lane and Station Road, became the Bijou Kitchen run by the owner of Wok This Way, after its proprietors retired. Many a cooked breakfast is still enjoyed there though! In Main…

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Eating Out in Littleport Spoilt for Choice!

Eating Out in Littleport Spoilt for Choice!

We have so many eateries in this village we really are spoilt for choice with something like 19 venues. Writes Cathy Gibb-de Swarte. There are pubs, cafes, restaurants and centres that provide cooked food, including Woodies Café that’s housed in Delaynies furniture shop in Saxon Park run by the Woodruff family, and the Bijou Kitchen on the corner of White Hart Lane which replaced AJ Caterers, is managed by Steve Wong of Wok This Way…

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What’s new for the Littleport Adams Community Farmers Market

What’s new for the Littleport Adams Community Farmers Market

There are lots of new activities taking place at our community market writes Clair’Marie Mackness. Keep an eye out for the market’s window displays; a magical theme will be coming for December, and in February 2018 the launch of a monthly Competition. Answer 5 questions for a chance to win a fab prize! Check out the latest information on their Facebook page @ littleportadamscommunitymarket or Instagram littleportcommunitymarket It’s all exciting and something not to miss!…

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Pet Groomers A-Plenty

Pet Groomers A-Plenty

Cathy Gibb-de Swarte takes a look at some pet grooming services that advertise in Littleport Life! Cathy Gibb-de Swarte takes a look at some pet grooming services that advertise in Littleport Life! “My dog isn’t the easiest of dogs to groom and cut. In fact, she must be one of the worst to do as she is very nervous and frightened, but Beth has done a brilliant job today for Tilly’s very first haircut. She…

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YPL’s Bike Shop Keeps Andy Busy!

YPL’s Bike Shop Keeps Andy Busy!

Andy Ross has been living in Littleport for about 3 years now. Like many incomers he has added to the well-being of people living in the village with the skills he brought with him. From 9-5, Tuesday to Saturdays, you can find him at the YPL bicycle shop down Henry Crabbe Road, advising members of the public about all things to do with bicycle maintenance and doing repairs and restoration on second hand bikes. These…

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New to the area, Clair’Marie makes cakes – Just 4 You!

New to the area, Clair’Marie makes cakes – Just 4 You!

In March 2017, Just 4U Cakes, moved to the outskirts of Pymoor. Since 2014, Clair’Marie has run a successful cake business, gaining much credibility for her delicious, fresh bakes and artistic talent. She has won four International Awards to date and has received an overwhelming, positive response from local customers since opening her doors here in April. Clair’Marie grew up in the small village of Kempston, Bedfordshire and was encouraged to bake for local competitions…

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Beynur’s Tattoos Get Bigger!

Beynur’s Tattoos Get Bigger!

Beynur Kaptan is continuing to make quite an impact in the world of tattooing attracting top artists and picking up prestigious awards year by year. This successful local business has decided to expand. “We are leasing out what was the hairdresser’s shop next door, and joining the two shops together as one amazing studio,” said Beynur, as he showed me round the premises which will incorporate a small retail area selling custom-made jewellery, after-care cream,…

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New venture for new couple in Littleport

New venture for new couple in Littleport

It is always a brave gamble to take on a new venture like running a café or coffee shop, but the new proprietors of the Sharmans Coffee Shop, Martin and Trina Johnson, felt it was a risk worth taking as Littleport Life Magazine caught up with this hardworking couple. Martin’s catering background was working in management for a top pizza establishment in Peterborough, while Trina has been baking delicious cakes at home for many years…

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The Swan On The River’s New Bed & Breakfast

The Swan On The River’s New Bed & Breakfast

The Swan on the River is currently building five double rooms on the ground floor, fronting on to the river, which they hope to have completed and fully operational by the middle of July. “They will all be accessible to wheelchair users, and one room will be specifically designed to be disabled friendly. All the rooms will be comfortably furnished in a modern, contemporary style, in keeping with the style of the pub as a…

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