Littleport Library – Wednesdays at 1.30 are for young children!

Littleport Library – Wednesdays at 1.30 are for young children!

I’ve always been mad on books, and when I was young I was a regular visitor to the library. When I got older and moved away from home, I can honestly say I hadn’t thought to step into a library again in an age of cinema, TV streaming and Kindle downloads. However, when my son was born 3 years ago, within a few months of his birth I was back in the library. This time…

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ThePORT Youth Group

ThePORT Youth Group

The Port are still open for their Monday for Years 5/6 at the Littleport Ex-Servicemen’s Club at 4.15pm to 5.30pm and Year 6+ is from 5.30pm to 7pm @ only £1.50. Sheraley Marks said it was one of her most exciting experiences in her life when she skydived in June raising £215 for The Port. While later in the month, The Port who are always heavily involved in supporting local community activities were part of…

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Littleport Rangers FC Update!

Littleport Rangers FC Update!

Littleport Rangers Football Club, sadly waved goodbye to Billy Holmes and his U13’s team this year after 9 years at the club. Writes Kate Pendle. The team were promoted last year and competed in the ‘A’ league, finishing fourth. This is a great achievement following being champions of the ‘B’ league the year before season 2017/18. We hosted a successful tournament for the first time in four years at Littleport Leisure’s Fun Day back in…

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Littleport Scouts Group – Aiming High

Littleport Scouts Group – Aiming High

1st Littleport Scout Group have been busy raising funds for a snowy afternoon. You have probably seen members of the 1st Littleport Scout Group out and about at recent local events writes Louise Parfitt. You may well have eaten one of the delicious cakes they have been selling outside the Coop on Main Street numerous times this year or at Crowning Around in May; perhaps they gave you directions at June’s Littleport Leisure Fun Day;…

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YPL Littleport

YPL Littleport

Everyone in Littleport has heard of YPL. If you are a newcomer to the village it wouldn’t be long before you too recognise the initials YPL. It stands for Young People Littleport and is the brainchild of local man Phil Malkin. He could see the need for an organisation that could assist Littleport’s younger population to have something to do with their time that is beneficial. Back in 2007 Phil approached Voluntary and Community Action…

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Christie Hart has designs on tattooing

There are some amazing local youngsters in Littleport. Take 20-year old Christie Hart. Christie didn’t have the best of starts in life when at the age of 17 months she was diagnosed with spinal sclerosis. She underwent operation after operation even having a metal rod fused into her spine. Having overcome all that Christie who has been drawing from the age of 7, has now created an amazing portfolio of her tattoo designs and wants…

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Littleport Scouts Group – Going above and beyond the call of duty!

Littleport Scouts Group – Going above and beyond the call of duty!

Two Littleport residents have received awards for their services to young people in the Scout Movement Husband and wife Mike and Diane Philbey received the Bar to the Silver Acorn and 30 years’ Chief Scout’s Service Award respectively for their work supporting young people and adults in the Scouting movement. “I didn’t expect it, to be honest” says Mike. “It was in recognition of the new sections we have opened here in Littleport.” There are…

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ThePORT Youth Group

This is a social group for all in the current school year 5 and above. Mondays Year 5/6 – 4.15pm -5.30pm Year 6/+ 5.30pm – 7pm £1.50 Our aim is to let the youth run the group and decide what activities are planned from week to week – darts, pool, tuck shop, hot food, Wifi, music, TV and games are just a few of the activities. With the support of the youth and the community…

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Littleport Scouts Group

Littleport Scouts Group

‘Scouting: it’s in my blood!’ When the opportunity came up to start a second Scout Troop in Littleport, Ben Barrett jumped at the chance to be the leader. Here he tells us why. Please can you tell us a little bit about your Scouting background? I’ve been involved with Scouting for about 17 years now. My adventure started as a Cub Scout in Little Downham. As soon as I hit 18, I became a leader…

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Littleport Life Editor Lyn visits YPL Auctions

Littleport Life Editor Lyn visits YPL Auctions

I needed a filing cabinet and was delighted to find one for sale in the YPL auction run by Phil Malkin. When I went along to collect my purchase I must say I was pleased to find it was in as good condition as I would expect in a new one. In fact there were new items in the hall ready for the next auction. These are held twice a week, on a Wednesday evening…

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