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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Littleport Women’s Institute – Still Going Strong Through the Recent Lockdown

Littleport Women’s Institute – Still Going Strong Through the Recent Lockdown

Any group or organisation is as strong as its constituent parts – its individual members. And Littleport WI has demonstrated that in a manner reminiscent of the old World War 2 spirit and its refusal to be down- hearted aftermath! WI Secretary Ms Linda Whytock recounted just some of the huge efforts made by the members during what was for many a truly isolating experience. Not everyone had a significant other with whom they could…

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Littleport Lions are Going Strong!

Littleport Lions are Going Strong!

Indeed we live in strange times in lockdown, but all of the community of Littleport have done a tremendous job of helping each other, well done everyone. Our club, Lions Club of Littleport is still active, but we are for now not having ‘face to face’ meetings. As part of our lock down efforts we have donated two hundred pounds to Littleport Food Bank, who are a vital service for those who cannot afford meals….

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Welney Wetland Centre

Welney Wetland Centre

The team at WWT Welney hope that everyone in Littleport has kept safe and well through what have been some very testing times. For this article we will let you know how the reserve and wildlife has fared this spring, giving suggestions for lots of online resources and some ideas for how you can enjoy watching the wildlife in your own gardens. We started March coming out of one of the wettest winters we’ve had…

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The Littleport Society

The litleport Society’s Roger Rudderham tells us about Littleport’s Fishing History! And some medieval poaching stories! The Littleport Society cancelled all its meetings and events due to the advice given during the pandemic, and the Archive & Collection was also closed to visitors. The work of the Society, nevertheless continued and goes on. We are busy with answering many queries coming in via e-mail, preparing the Summer edition of the Magazine, and we have also…

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Littleport’s Independent Food Bank Carries On Regardless

Littleport’s Independent Food Bank Carries On Regardless

Due to the circumstances we have all been living in we have been busier than ever at food bank. Many people have had the rug pulled from beneath their feet. The church building was closed for many weeks and so we began delivering to people’s homes and also collecting donations. Leaving and collecting from their doorsteps. The community has been extremely generous. Deliveries being made once every two weeks unless there has been an emergency…

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Cambridgeshire Skills – Introduction to Horticulture

Cambridgeshire Skills – Introduction to Horticulture

Part of the “growing” list of courses offered by Cambridgeshire Skills. The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the skills a person would find invaluable to grow plants, maintain green spaces and get more from gardening. This introduction is also a gate way to progressing onto further horticultural courses that could be used as a springboard for those wishing to take a past time and turn it into a profession. So…

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Littleport Library

Samba Drumming & Percussion Games Workshop Saturday 14th March, 2-4pm, £6/£3. This high energy all- inclusive experience will get everyone having fun with beats and rhythm. No musical experience needed. Even if you have never touched a drum Anthony Paul will support you to have a go! All the drums and samba instruments are provided. For over 7s, young people and adults. Book in the library or online at www.CambridgeLive.org.uk Storyteller, Storyteller Saturday 6th June,…

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Why Not Shop Local?

Why Not Shop Local?

Littleport is the biggest village in England – by square miles! The population is hovering above 4,000 but with more houses being built, that number is on the increase. It may not be conventionally beautiful and wouldn’t have appeared on any of those old-fashioned chocolate boxes, but it is, as it always has been, a vibrant functioning traditional rural community. But with the burgeoning of out of town superstores, the shops and service providers in…

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