Black Horse Drove – Library Bus

Black Horse Drove – Library Bus

The Library Bus visits Black Horse Drove on the third Friday of each month, stopping at the Community Centre between 12.30 – 12.50. It carries over 3,000 items including fiction, non-fiction, large print, books on CD and cassette and books for children of all ages. All are issued for 5 weeks and can be returned to another library if necessary. It is also equipped with a lift for wheelchair access. The service is free to…

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Hayley Ellis the Eco Warrior

Hayley Ellis the Eco Warrior

Eco Ely is a community group aimed at like-minded residents of Ely and surrounding villages, who are interested in environmental issues, sustainability, recycling and making a difference where we live. It was started up by Hayley Ellis in late spring and has been growing support, and plenty of media publicity, since. There is a Facebook group, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. Hayley set up the organization after attending an event about Eco Churches at Ely…

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The Lions Club of Littleport have had a busy summer

The Lions Club of Littleport have had a busy summer

We joined with Timebank and the local scouts to do a litter pick around Littleport, on 16th June, and afterwards we all met at Adams Heritage Centre for refreshments and a chat. On Wednesday 19th June the Lions hosted an afternoon tea at Anchor Court. The entertainment was provided by the Littleport Community Choir with an eclectic mix of music ranging from songs from the shows, folk songs and ending with a medley of music…

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Littleport Women’s Institute – You Are Invited!

Littleport Women’s Institute – You Are Invited!

I am Maureen and would like to invite you to our monthly meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall at 7:15pm. We start by singing Jerusalem followed by the minutes of the last meeting. Then we have our speaker of the month. Let me tell you about our last meeting. Soham Tourist Board presented a hilarious and informative talk on the Tudors. The ladies in costume took us through…

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“Cambridgeshire is leading the way in the fight against scammers”

“Cambridgeshire is leading the way in the fight against scammers”

Residents in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire have been accessing help locally to fight the scammers, thanks to a partnership set up seven months ago. Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Jason Ablewhite made his comment after a new service was launched by Citizens Advice to help victims of online fraudsters. Mr Ablewhite said: “Lot of agencies across our county had noticed increases in complaints from residents about an increasing number of scams – it…

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LifeLab is coming!

LifeLab is coming!

Join us on 27th and 28th September to make new discoveries You’re living in a global centre for new discoveries. In our area, right now, people are finding ways to personalise medicine for each patient, they’re measuring how obesity could affect your children, and discovering new ways to help our bodies fight disease and much more. Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September are your chance to make your own breakthroughs, when LifeLab will transform shopping…

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Rotary Club of Littleport – Update

Rotary Club of Littleport – Update

Rotary Club of Littleport’s second Quiz Night. This took place at the Village Hall, Friday evening 5th Oct. where the Club played host to over 120 guests. Amongst the guests, were the Littleport Players Quiz team, entertained—the Rotary Club members—who in turn, responded by making a donation to the Littleport Players. Littleport Scouts In early April we had an really interesting visit to the club by a couple of people, Julie Double and Darrel Gardiner…

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The MS Society and Littleport Leisure

The MS Society and Littleport Leisure

Since starting the MS Society exercise class at Littleport Leisure 12 months ago, the number of people registered to join us has grown to 16. The session starts with chair-based exercises and progresses to using equipment such as motomed machines, balance bars, boxing gloves and with the help of volunteers Mike and Pauline together with our instructor Adam, we assist people that use wheelchairs and walking aids on to spin bikes, something that they would…

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Spotlight on the Littleport Society – Treasured Memories

Spotlight on the Littleport Society – Treasured Memories

‘The poetry of history lies in the fact that once, on this earth, once, on this familiar spot of ground, walked other men and women, as actual as we are today, thinking their own thoughts, swayed by their own passions, but now all gone, one generation vanishing into another, gone as utterly as we ourselves shall shortly be gone, like ghosts at cockcrow.’ – G.M. Trevelyan This famous historian’s quote underlines the importance of preserving…

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The Story of Fenprobe

The Story of Fenprobe

The story began in the mid 70’s. Tony May, then a young man living in Stretham with his family with a good job as an inspector at Marshals Airport in Cambridge, gradually began to lose his sight. Finally in the late 70’s his sight went completely and he became registered blind. There are many hardships to be faced living with blindness but one he didn’t reckon on was not being able to pick up the…

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