Return to Scouting

Return to Scouting

1st Littleport Scout Group leaders and members of the executive committee have been busy preparing for the return of face-to-face Scouting in the autumn. This has involved following the guidance issued by the Scout Association, which is based on the National Youth Agency Guidelines; ensuring risk assessments are completed and approved; and that plans are in place to reintroduce Scouting activities. “We are keeping everything crossed for returning in September, we have all been missing…

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Welney Wetland Centre – Autumn Arrivals

Welney Wetland Centre – Autumn Arrivals

As we approached the end of summer, we looked forward to the arrivals this next season would bring. But over recent decades numbers of some of these species have been declining. The species that Welney are most famous for each winter are the two swans – whoopers from Iceland and Bewick’s from Arctic Russia, but the two populations tell very different tales. Whilst the Icelandic whooper swan population is doing well, seeing a 17% increase…

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Littleport Rangers FC – Kick Off for the 20/21 Season in Fine Style!

Littleport Rangers FC have been back in training and are looking forward the next season. With last season being cut short in March all the players, coaches and parents are looking forward to watching games. We now have 3 U12 teams entering into the Colts District League along with the U13s, all playing on a Saturday morning. The U9s are playing in the mini soccer league playing local teams such as Sutton & Soham. The…

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The Littleport Players Will Be Back Real Soon

Becky Smith, Chair of The Littleport Players reports that due to recent worldwide events all theatre groups including our much-loved The Littleport Players have had to take an enforced rest! Resting of course is what those in the acting profession call not having any work. The Players have performed two or three shows a year for 27 years so to be halted, by albeit necessary rules and regulations in an attempt to keep the population…

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Rotary Club of Littleport

Rotary Club of Littleport

As I’m sure readers are well aware we have been living under the threat of Covid-19, which has also impacted on the life of Rotary. We have been in lockdown and our meetings have been Virtual, using Zoom. Our incoming President Ian Burrows — “We are supporting East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) during this time of crisis.” Four members of our club will carry out a sponsored — 48 mile Fen Rivers Walk from Cambridge…

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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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Ex-Serivces or Civilians who Support the Aims of the Royal British Legion are Welcome to Join Us!

Ex-Serivces or Civilians who Support the Aims of the Royal British Legion are Welcome to Join Us!

I begin this issue with a plea to any retired service persons living in Littleport. If you are not a member of the Royal British Legion please consider joining! The Littleport branch is running low on numbers and it would be a sad thing if next year, our 100th year as a branch, we had to consider closing down or amalgamating with another branch. This branch has a proud history and the present committee want…

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Spotlight on the Littleport Society

Spotlight on the Littleport Society

Since March The Littleport Society has been unable, due to the Covid-19 pandemic to hold any open meetings, or committee meetings, and the Archive & Collection at the Barn has also remained closed. However, the Society has continued to function. We have continued to produce our quarterly magazine, keep our website and Facebook page updated, fulfil book orders, and answer enquiries, and we are pleased to announce a new 2021 Then & Now Calendar will…

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Mothers’ Union – Christian care for families

This group meets at 7.15 pm on the first Monday evening of each month in the parish room at St. George’s Church. We have thirty members this year. Men and women, married and unmarried, not only mothers, are all welcome to join us. At our November meeting last year the average age of those present was eighty two but we are a lively and friendly group whose members take part in the whole life of…

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WWT – We Opened!

WWT – We Opened!

It’s the moment we’ve been looking forward to since we closed our doors in late March. Welney Wetland Centre opened again on Wednesday 10 June. Lockdown has taken its toll on us all. But the good news is that nature’s paid little heed and our wetlands are absolutely teeming with wildlife that we couldn’t wait to share with you. We’ve worked hard these last few weeks to make a few changes so that everyone can…

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