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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Christmas at Littleport Leisure

Christmas at Littleport Leisure

It’s a Christmas Extravaganza for the whole of December here at Littleport Leisure and we would like to welcome you to enjoy our events. Our Christmas begins on Saturday 7th December with Christmas Party Night for adults. The evening consists of a three-course meal, followed by dancing with Intercity Disco. The cost of the party is £29.95. Great food, great atmosphere and great value! On Wednesday 11th December we would like to invite you to…

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Littleport – A village with a lot to offer!

Littleport – A village with a lot to offer!

Littleport is a village that is not only the largest square mileage in England, but it must have the largest concentration of industrious and useful people too! So many who run businesses offering goods and services of all kinds that it would take one of those old-fashioned directories to list and describe them all! But we just have a little space in which to mention a couple or three for your interest. And to give…

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A Great Community Day Out at Littleport Leisure!

A Great Community Day Out at Littleport Leisure!

Saturday 22nd June saw the return of our annual ‘Fun Day’, which this year was renamed as ‘Open Day’. The event was filled with lots of fun and activities the whole community could come along to enjoy. The smiles and laughter that could be seen and heard were testament to a job well done. For the youngsters we had an array of Inflatables, Zorbs, Face Painting, Storytelling, Nerf Wars and everybody’s favourite, the Fun Fair….

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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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