Littleport Scout Group: Community Connection

Littleport Scout Group: Community Connection

As this issue is put together, we are all hopeful for a continuing easing of restrictions, and the opportunity for everyone in the village – and the country – to be able to start to come together and resume the activities that we enjoy safely. Scouting is very much embedded in the values of community and outdoors. Although the latter has had to take more of a back seat in the past year, the pandemic…

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Littleport Scout Group: Onwards and outwards!

Littleport Scout Group: Onwards and outwards!

There is a definite theme of the great outdoors running through the online activities offered by the 1st Littleport Scout Group this spring. The Beaver Scouts have been busy gardening, making bird feeders, and designing kites, plus there has also been a spot of indoor den building. ‘Den building is one of the activities we love to do when on camp, so to see the Beavers having fun at home with our adapted activity indoors…

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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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