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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Scouting

Scouting

Sailing, gliding, diving, hiking, climbing and, of course, camping – just some of the fun activities the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts of 1st Littleport Scout Group have been up to in the past 12 months. Add to this baking, acting, sleepovers, dementia-awareness raising, and community activities such as the Remembrance Day parade, litter picking and delivering Littleport Life, and you’ll see why so many of Littleport’s young people want to join. Back in 2016, the…

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Scouting around in Littleport

Scouting around in Littleport

Sailing, gliding, diving, hiking, climbing and of course camping – just some of the fun activities the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts of 1st Littleport Scout Group have been up to in the past 12 months. Add to this baking, acting, sleepovers, den building, dementia-awareness raising, and community activities such as litter picking and delivering Littleport Life, and you’ll see why so many of Littleport’s young people want to join. Back in 2016, the waiting list…

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Children in Need Disco

Children in Need Disco

Derek Timbers will be hosting the disco at the Ex Servicemen’s Club on SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER. All money raised will be donated to the BBC Children in Need appeal. The FANTASTIC INTERCITY DISCO is supplying the music. This event will start at 6 pm until late. Games and competitions are early on for the kids then music all the way to finish. HUGE RAFFLE! ENTRY ADULTS £5 Joanne Coe says that her youth club, ThePORT’s…

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Cathy Gibb-de Swarte takes a look at YPL

Cathy Gibb-de Swarte takes a look at YPL

YPL is a well-established charity which has been going since 2007 and continues to provide a good service for the Littleport Community. You will find them down Henry Crabb Road housed in an indoor area either busying themselves over yet another popular auction or regularly cooking a hearty meal plus preparing yummy food for anyone who visits their welcoming cafeteria courtesy of chef Dee Moffat. The YPL premises also has an upstairs treasure trove for…

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ThePORT

ThePORT

Joanne Coe tells us about all the activities ThePort have enjoyed. ThePORT Youth Group have been super busy over the last few months. We have been to visit residents at Laburnum Lodge, helping to decorate cakes and supported the Open day in August. Youths have also been to The Grange several times helping to serve residents with treats. Weekly activities have continued, increasing during the Summer holidays with a very successful and thoroughly enjoyed day…

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