Littleport Town Team celebrates a year of progress

Littleport Town Team celebrates a year of progress

A new market, community based activities and improved communications are just some of the successes of a year of work by the Littleport Town Team and their partners. After organising events to celebrate Christmas and Easter and distributing newsletters, the small team of volunteers is now looking to help improve the general appearance of the town centre. This will be done via a signage and street furniture review in the New Year while more work…

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The History of Peacock’s Meadow

The History of Peacock’s Meadow

Back in November, a second meeting was convened to discuss ways to go forward with the regeneration of the land at the back of Parsons Lane and Limes Close that belongs to the Sanctuary Housing Association. Sanctuary were looking at building more houses some years ago but decided against it, thus leaving this land as nature intended. A grant was made to enable some fruit trees to be planted but with access becoming difficult for…

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Your District Councillors Report

Your District Councillors Report

ECDC Corporate Plan A new Corporate Plan covering the next four years has now been agreed by the ECDC Full Council. The document builds on the authority’s 100 Day commitment to bring more detail to how the Council will improve the district for residents and businesses in East Cambridgeshire through the following six priorities: Delivering a financially sound and well managed Council Genuinely affordable housing A fantastic place to live Improving local transport Improving infrastructure…

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A Report from Your District Councillors

A Report from Your District Councillors

Now that the election is a distant memory the hard work now begins in earnest. Going forward we will be giving you a regular report on news from across the District, and in particular decisions and projects that directly affect our community. The Littleport Station Gateway We are extremely pleased to report that this project has been made a priority and we are pushing for a resolution to this. The Littleport Schools Planning approval was…

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New Look Littleport Parish Council to March on Ely in 2016?

New Look Littleport Parish Council to March on Ely in 2016?

The Littleport Parish Council election has begun to fade in our memory – but the impact of the 2015 election will continue to make a difference to the way in which citizens of Littleport view and experience their representation by those councillors that they elected to serve them. It would be agreed that all the candidates were worthy to sit on that community body, and the mostly close count of votes cast would prove that…

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New Direction for Old Road

New Direction for Old Road

Parish Council Transport Spokesperson, Councillor Francis J Brown, is pleased with the progress being made at the much discussed Sandhill Bridge junction of the back road between Littleport and Queen Adelaide. Councillor Brown has played a major role in securing the changes at this junction in response to the number of incidents that have occured on that road. At the end of last year work was completed on making the junction safer and more visible…

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Littleport Parish Council Digest

Littleport Parish Council Digest

Littleport Parish Council decided to write an open letter to the East Cambridgeshire District Council highlighting their serious concerns over the cinema and leisure park planned for the outskirts of Ely. Councillors feel that it could have a detrimental effect on Littleport as well as on council tax rates for the rest of the district. At January’s meeting they opined that development could be a ‘death knell for a number of organisations’. In the Minutes…

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Littleport Parish Council Digest

Littleport Parish Council Digest

A review of the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 20th January,17th February and 17th March 2014. Full minutes are available from the Parish Council Clerk and on the Shape your place website http:// littleport.shapeyourplace.org/littleport-parish-council/. The Parish Council sits on the third Monday of the month at 7:30pm at the Barn. All are welcome to attend. District council Jobs will be going at District Council at management level affecting 20 people which will…

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Councillor for Littleport West, Local Man, Neil Morrison

Councillor for Littleport West, Local Man, Neil Morrison

In touch with local issues Most people in Littleport will know Neil Morrison personally or at least by sight as he is often seen around the village although he lives up the road in Ely. He takes his responsibilities to those who live in Littleport very seriously indeed. He told Littleport Life; “As a Liberal Democrat I consider that Littleport has gained much from this country’s partnership in Europe, as well as the fact that…

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Local points to interest you from MP Stephen Barclay

Local points to interest you from MP Stephen Barclay

It is welcome news that Littleport firm Millrose Telecom has reaped the benefits of the new Destination Digital grant scheme, which offers free digital advice and grants for small and medium businesses across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and is run as part of the Connecting Cambridgeshire Scheme. These schemes demonstrate the increasing importance of a reliable broadband connection and the determination of decision makers to ensure that rural areas such as ours are not left behind….

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