Littleport Library is a Great Service!

Littleport Library is a Great Service!

Littleport Library is open Wed 2-6pm and Fri 10am-2pm. Customers must maintain 2 metre social distancing and, unless exempt, must wear a mask/face covering when visiting a library. We are delighted that so many of our customers have come back to us following the re-opening of our libraries. We are keeping things under continual review and will resume the full service as soon as it is possible to do so safely. Visit https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/libraries-leisure-culture/libraries or call…

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Littleport and District Flower Club

Littleport and District Flower Club

It is a difficult time to put a report in for the Club! With all the problems of Covid we have not had any meetings to look back on, and none at present to look forward to and with the restrictions altering all the time we really at present cannot see any meetings being held until March or April of 2021. The Committee organised a zoom meeting in October at which all of these problems…

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Littleport’s Food Bank is Fantastic!

Littleport’s Food Bank is Fantastic!

Susan Green one of the indefatigable founders and voluntary workers for the community at Littleport’s independent food bank has given us an update. Susan writes: “I am writing this just after the second lockdown has been announced. Sadly this means we will be having more people needing our help. Since the first lockdown our numbers have nearly doubled. Thankfully we live in a caring community who support us so helping their fellow Littleport residents. Without…

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Parish Council News

Parish Council News

The Parish Council would like to send a massive ‘THANK YOU’ to all those fantastic volunteers who have been coming to the aid of all residents of the Parish in various ways; from delivering hot meals on a Friday to those who are vulnerable or living on their own referred to us from other agencies, to shopping, prescription collection, weekly phone calls, random acts of kindness, pocket money stalls (the list is endless to be…

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Littleport Brass is the Best!

Littleport Brass is the Best!

The lockdown and restrictions emplaced by the governing body of brass bands, Brass Band England, severely curtailed the activities of Littleport’s much-loved Littleport Brass. Rehearsals fell foul first, having to be abolished altogether – then subsequently the musicians were able to gather in part, subject to the various regulations on social distancing and so on. Music Director of Littleport Brass Ian Knapton explained to Littleport Life: “The band are keeping an eye on all of…

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you from ThePORT!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you from ThePORT!

There has been so much activity going on at Littleport’s The Port youth group in the lead-up to this winter that it would take up this entire magazine to tell you all about it! Not to mention the fact that accompanied by the responsible adults many of ThePort’s youngsters deliver over a thousand magazines around Littleport every quarter – including this one that you are looking at now! The driving force behind ThePort is Joanne…

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Rotary Club of Littleport – Update

Rotary Club of Littleport – Update

President Ian Burrows — “We are supporting East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices”. Four members of our club carried out a sponsored — 48 mile Fen Rivers Walk, Cambridge to Kings Lynn over 3 days starting on 25th Sept. The walk started into high cold, northern winds. It was a struggle after 14 miles near the confluent of the Cam and the Great Ouse—Tony Winchester, fell, was injured and retired. The efforts of our walkers and club…

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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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