WWT – We Opened!

WWT – We Opened!

It’s the moment we’ve been looking forward to since we closed our doors in late March. Welney Wetland Centre opened again on Wednesday 10 June. Lockdown has taken its toll on us all. But the good news is that nature’s paid little heed and our wetlands are absolutely teeming with wildlife that we couldn’t wait to share with you. We’ve worked hard these last few weeks to make a few changes so that everyone can…

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The Littleport Players Pantomime 2020

The Littleport Players Pantomime 2020

Unfortunately our summer musical HAIRSPRAY has been cancelled due to recent events but we promise to be back (fingers crossed) with our next pantomime – name to be announced. Performances – 3-6 December 2020 Venue – Littleport and East Cambs Academy Filled with a host of great characters, upbeat songs and groovy choreography – you seriously don’t want to miss this one. Tickets will be on sale shortly but purchase them quick as we always…

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363MCC Active in Lockdown

363MCC Active in Lockdown

The activities of Littleport’s bikers are legendary – and for all the right reasons! Although the recent lockdown put a temporary stop to their usual pre-summer meetings 363MCC members were still busy. May Day is always celebrated with the Crowning Around Bike Show that this year had to be cancelled. The profits are always given to charity, and the main beneficiary is always East Anglia’s Air Ambulance. Local charities are also awarded a cheque too….

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Carry on Scouting

Carry on Scouting

As with almost every leisure activity, Scouting as we know and love it was suspended from mid-March in line with government advice to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Sleepovers, hikes, games, quizzes and badge presentations were all cancelled – but Scouting did not stop. As with almost every leisure activity, Scouting as we know and love it was suspended from mid-March in line with government advice to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Sleepovers,…

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Littleport Lions are Going Strong!

Littleport Lions are Going Strong!

Indeed we live in strange times in lockdown, but all of the community of Littleport have done a tremendous job of helping each other, well done everyone. Our club, Lions Club of Littleport is still active, but we are for now not having ‘face to face’ meetings. As part of our lock down efforts we have donated two hundred pounds to Littleport Food Bank, who are a vital service for those who cannot afford meals….

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Littleport Women’s Institute – Still Going Strong Through the Recent Lockdown

Littleport Women’s Institute – Still Going Strong Through the Recent Lockdown

Any group or organisation is as strong as its constituent parts – its individual members. And Littleport WI has demonstrated that in a manner reminiscent of the old World War 2 spirit and its refusal to be down- hearted aftermath! WI Secretary Ms Linda Whytock recounted just some of the huge efforts made by the members during what was for many a truly isolating experience. Not everyone had a significant other with whom they could…

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An Exciting Academic Year to come for Littleport and East Cambs Academy

An Exciting Academic Year to come for Littleport and East Cambs Academy

Littleport and East Cambridgeshire Academy continues to grow and develop, and our latest recruitment drive has seen us appoint a new Assistant Head and also Heads of Maths, English, Science, Humanities and PE. We will also be recruiting for a wide range of positions across the curriculum, and support staff, so we are ready to start GCSE courses in September. This year a number of new initiatives have begun. These include the Duke of Edinburgh…

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Brandon Bank Boaters Unite!

Brandon Bank Boaters Unite!

The boating community at Brandon Bank has always been a close one but the Covid 19 pandemic has definitely brought people even closer together. Clare and Martin Madelin have been part of the boating community for the past 6 years and when the lockdown started causing difficulties, they had the brilliant idea of creating a WhatsApp Group for local residents. Initially the group was set up to help each other with shopping as people were…

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Welney Wetland Centre

Welney Wetland Centre

The team at WWT Welney hope that everyone in Littleport has kept safe and well through what have been some very testing times. For this article we will let you know how the reserve and wildlife has fared this spring, giving suggestions for lots of online resources and some ideas for how you can enjoy watching the wildlife in your own gardens. We started March coming out of one of the wettest winters we’ve had…

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Gardening Under Lockdown

Gardening Under Lockdown

Gardening under the Lockdown conditions caused by the coronavirus crisis has been the one thing for many people which has kept them sane. The plant & seed companies were as busy as the supermarkets with queues just to get onto their websites. Then, when garden centres opened in mid-May, many people flocked to them to buy plants and other products to beautify their gardens. My little front cottage garden is full of colour and my…

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