East Cambridgeshire District Community Eyes and Ears Scheme

You may have heard of the East Cambs District Council Community Eyes and Ears Scheme; see East Cambs website www.eastcambs.gov.uk or Littleport Life’s Facebook page for further information. The scheme was developed to help residents report anything they are concerned about, and the booklet has been distributed widely throughout the district. The scheme has been very successful and is now moving on a stage further with a relaunch in October at Ely Cathedral, an updated…

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Real help for the community – Littleport Independent Foodbank

Real help for the community – Littleport Independent Foodbank

We are now in our fourth year of Littleport Independent Foodbank. We operate from St George’s Church every Tuesday and Friday from 10 in the morning until 12 noon. We are always grateful to the church for allowing us to ‘take over’ their vestry, and we do take up quite a lot of space! We are so fortunate to be supported by such a caring community and humbled by people’s kindness. One lady come rain…

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Littleport Library

Littleport Library

Littleport Library offers adult, junior and young adult fiction, nonfiction, large print and audiobooks, a Local Studies section and a Health and Wellbeing area. There is free Wi-Fi and computer access, whilst online there is free access to e-books and e-audiobooks, plus an array of e-newspapers and e-magazines to download and read at your leisure. You can use the Spydus Mobile library app to access your account, request and renew items. We provide help with…

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Branching Out

Branching Out

What do we do? We have two contracts with Cambridgeshire County Council to provide day provision services for people who have standard or complex learning disabilities such as autism or a learning disability with other conditions. The wonderful work our team do helps us to provide this for almost 40 people to a very high standard. New team members undertake extensive training lasting 1 year, and then they constantly refresh that training yearly. Typically, a…

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Rotary Club of Littleport — Update

Rotary Club of Littleport — Update

A tribute to John Crane — Airman, Haulier, Councillor, Rotarian and Gentleman. Sadly John died on the 17th August 2019 age 96 years. John was born in Bicester on 22nd September 1923. John, was very young, when he and his parents moved to Littleport. The family moved into a Granby Street house, which later became Coleby’s. After leaving school John worked with his father in his haulage contracting business. When World War 2 broke out…

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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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