Scouts and Guides say – We’re back!

Scouts and Guides say – We’re back!

Scouting has resumed in Littleport! Of course, it was a lot of work and planning to ensure the safety of young people and their leaders, so at the time of writing meetings have been held online via Zoom calls – but they have been a hit! “We’ve toasted marshmallows, played bingo, been on safari and held a magic show” says Beaver Scout Leader Susannah Webb, known to the Beavers as Chestnut. “The children have responded…

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The Littleport Society gives you a look into the past glories and fascinating facts about the village!

The Littleport Society gives you a look into the past glories and fascinating facts about the village!

Chair of the Society Roger Rudderham tells us about: Henrick Lindahl And The Littleport Challenge Cup The Littleport Skating Club advertised the first race for their Littleport Challenge Cup for the 23rd December 1892. The Fifty Guinea Challenge Cup was made of solid silver, weighed 100 ounces, and was two feet three inches in height and seventeen inches wide. Anyone winning the cup three times in succession was to be declared outright winner and owner…

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Coping with COVID-19 at Branching Out!

Coping with COVID-19 at Branching Out!

At the end of March when, like everyone else, we were faced with managing a pandemic with implications for our charity shop, eBay Office and very importantly our social care Day Services. The inability to get replacement cleaning products and PPE, plus all the new guidelines being updated daily hit us like a steam train. No sooner had we updated the previous days guidelines and new guidelines were being issued in the evening for us…

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Scout and Guide Hut News!

Scout and Guide Hut News!

There is a building as you go into the grounds of the Littleport Leisure complex on Camel Road just behind the beacon. Its doors face the field and its own car park area, so you may not even really notice it – unless of course you are part of the thriving Littleport scout and guiding activities that take place there! As the autumn drew to a close, the Hut – that’s what it’s fondly called,…

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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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Littleport Fundraiser for East Anglian Air Ambulance Takes Off!

Littleport Fundraiser for East Anglian Air Ambulance Takes Off!

Joolz Gordon tells us about her efforts to raise money for the EAAA in her own words: “A few years ago I decided to start making greetings cards to sell, to raise funds for charity. I wanted to support a charity that not only helped people but had to be something to do with Aviation! This was because my late dad was a pilot for over 40 years and I felt he would have liked…

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Maureen Scott tells us about the unveiling of the Thomas Peacock Blue Plaque Saturday, 4th June 2011

Maureen Scott tells us about the unveiling of the Thomas Peacock Blue Plaque Saturday, 4th June 2011

The day finally arrived when Thomas Peacock, the founder of Hope Brothers factory was officially recognised for all that he did for his home village of Littleport. Thanks are due to the family of his brother William (to whom he was very close) a plaque was presented as a gift to Littleport and unveiled by Valerie Beattie. Thomas was her great, great, great uncle. The Whitfield Group, who purchased the factory after its final closure…

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Successful Black Horse Drove Fundraiser

Successful Black Horse Drove Fundraiser

After six months closure due to the pandemic, the doors of the Community Centre were briefly opened again on 22nd September when Cathy Doswell organised a Macmillan Coffee Morning. Friends had donated a delicious range of home baking including not just cake, but sausage rolls and biscuits too. For a small community such as ours, an incredible sum of £606 was raised and heartfelt appreciation goes to all neighbours, friends and JR Cars who generously…

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Littleport Christian Spiritualists

Littleport Christian Spiritualists

I could say that this message to you is given with my other hat on – but in this case we could say my other collar! Spiritualism arrived in this village with me and my partner Cathy in 1998… What we call a suitcase church was set up in the Village Hall and it soon filled every Thursday with good vibes and many people who were either already Spiritualists, or were interested in finding out…

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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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