The flooding that has caused such devastation around the country seems to have left the local area better off than most. However, we haven’t escaped entirely.
Jack Sharkey took a few photos of the floods in around Littlethorpe and Narborough and thought we might like to see them.
Easter in Littlethorpe
This year we have two Easter events taking place:Senior citizens’ summer trip
Easter afternoon tea: We are organising an afternoon tea on the afternoon of Friday 27th March where we will be serving hot drinks and cakes. The event will take place 2.30-4.30pm in the village hall on Biddle Road. There will also be a raffle.
Easter Egg Hunt: The annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Good Friday 10th April on Littlethorpe Park; turn up from 10.30am to hunt out the clues. Winners will be drawn at 11.45am, but every child will receive a small egg with bigger prizes for the main winners. Please note that all children must be supervised by an adult. Entries are £1 per child. Refreshments will also be on sale so come along and enjoy the hunt!
This year the trip will be on Wednesday 17th June and is a canal trip near Buxton. Coach travel is included there and back, leaving The Plough. Tickets are £20 per person and include afternoon tea on the canal boat. Places are limited and are on a first come first served basis - for tickets please contact either Liz on 286 5499 or Jackie on 286 4610. Tickets will also be on sale at the Drop-In coffee morning in the village hall.
Blaby Lottery supporting Littlethorpe Community Association
Christmas Santa Run
Littlethorpe Community Association is one of the groups that benefits from the Love Blaby Lottery, a weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in the Blaby District. Tickets cost £1 per line, with prizes up to £25,000. More details can be found and tickets can be bought by going to the following website:
The more people that take part in the lottery, choosing the LCA as their good cause, the more money the LCA receives which can be put back into community events.
Over £300 was collected on the 3 nights of the Littlethorpe Santa Run which has been donated to Leicestershire Air Ambulance. Thank you for your generosity.
If anyone has any ideas to put forward or would like to help with planning future events, please feel free to come along to our LCA meetings. Please contact Tom Bates on 275 2656 for details of the next meeting.
It’s World Reading Day on 5th March, so why not celebrate the joy of reading by getting a new book. Your library is an excellent place to start looking, but we are not only about books and E books !
The next special “Community Collection” of books will be available to borrow from your library from March. This collection is entitled “PRIZE WINNERS” and will be on display on the shelves near the desk. These collections are changed every 3 months.
Volunteers recently had a fun evening at the “Plough Inn” playing skittles followed by supper. The children have enjoyed a crafts session to celebrate Chinese New Year. The Busy Hands Craft group are making bunting ready for VE celebrations. Tea and tech group are still finding solutions to their IT problems and getting to grips with digital media (we will try and help with any IT issues). The “Hob nobs” seniors group continue to enjoy their social sessions.
Our local PCSO Nikolaos Sidiropoulos will be in the library on Saturday 14th March from 11am, call in with any community safety or crime concerns.
Narborough and Littlethorpe Community Library
We are now taking applications for various roles on the management committee. If you are interested please contact Alan Hewerdine at firstname.lastname@example.org for an information pack before March 20th.
I would like thank all our “Friends” who have pledged to support us with a small yearly donation that helps towards bills and activities. Renewals will be coming out shortly. Please get in touch if you would like to be a “Friend”.
Our very popular quiz evening is to be held on Friday 20th March at Narborough Parish Centre. Tickets are on sale now in the library.
Please pop in and see us, we are a community hub and are here to help you!