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Mike Ellis of Ellis Winters assesses the current housing market A recent article by Zoopla has suggested that owning a property could be the key to happiness, with homeowners reporting a greater [...]

Bin and gone again!

Well they are asking for it’ said one town visitor watching workmen pull out a large commercial bin from the river a The Quayside. Local residents are starting to get fed up with the mess and [...]

Parking problems continue

As the picture below shows even double yellow lines on a roundabout cannot deter some people. Having been mentioned as one of the town’s main problems in the town centre by business owners in a [...]

Rumours around Dolphin

There has been much talk around town that the Dolphin has been sold again. We do know that the restuarant was available to be run as a separate concern and it would appear that discussions are [...]

Have you heard the Buzz?

For the last few weeks there have been less than subtle social media chatter about a new night club opening soon in St Ives. It appears that a local digital media firm have perhaps been [...]

Mayor’s Civic Parade

St Ives Mayor, Cllr Dan Rowe inspects the ‘troops’ last Sunday at the annual Civic Sunday Parade, following a service in the Parish Church. The RAF Wyton Area Voluntary Band led the parade. The [...]

A good news story

Hi there everyone! Heidi here. As you can see I have been promoted to the front page with this tit-bit of a recent incident that we hope will raise your spirits. The editor of this wonderful [...]

Trashing our parkland

Local news services and social media this week are carrying a news item showing damage and mess left behind in the children’s play area in Hill Rise Park. The story reports that our St Ives [...]

Well Dressing

On the weekend of 21-23 June Holywell will celebrate its Well Dressing and Flower Festival. The theme this year is Open the Book (stories from the Bible). Friday 21st is the well blessing service [...]

Update on Fake News

Four issues ago we reported on a good news story from the District Council which said The Council is pleased to announce plans to expand its existing loyalty reward schemes for regular market [...]

A Skiffing good weekend

The Riverporter was on hand to welcome the members of The Skiff Club from Teddington who spent May Bank Holiday weekend skiffing the Great Ouse. Skiffing is sculling with an oar in each hand, [...]

Can it be a coincidence?

The Riverporter has been going 18 months now and judging from the comments the editors have had it has been well received. As we said from the outset we wanted to give publicity to all those [...]

Fun in the sun

Last weekend’s warm weather brought out the crowds in St Ives and throughout Huntingdonshire as ‘flaming’ June heralded the start of the summers activities as our pictures show. unday, in [...]

Summer Concert

St Ives Choral Society’s summer concert on 8th June is inspired by America. Copland’s Old American Songs are settings of American folk tunes collected in the 19th and early 20th centuries, [...]

Award for Ivo teacher

Rob Chambers, head of geography at St Ivo School, will be the recipient of one of only two Ordnance Survey Awards to be presented this year by the Royal Geographical Society. The society’s award [...]

Exhibition is a success

The Mayor of St Ives, Cllr Daniel Rowe (right), opened a ME/CFS Global Awareness exhibition at Time for Health in St Ives on the 12th May. This event was St Ives’ contribution to the Global [...]

7th St Ives Book jam

ACE are proud to present the 7th St Ives Book jam on Saturday 8th June at St Ives Corn Exchange. Amongst the many exciting workshop presenters are Matty Long and Elys Dolan. Matty is an author [...]

Day of Dance

St Ives will be ringing with the stamp of clogs, clash of sticks, jingle of bells and whoops and hollers next weekend as traditional dances are performed by three local sides (teams) on Sunday 2 [...]


Mike Ellis of Ellis Winters assesses the current housing market For the last three years Brexit has been everywhere, from the minute you got up in the morning until last thing at night, but all [...]

Police Swoop

Last Friday saw a number of St Ives social media calls for help when concerned motorists were confronted by a swan that had managed to land on the Harrison Way bridge during rush hour. The poor [...]

Police Aware?

PCSO Beverley Snell held a Police Surgery in town on Wednesday 1st May. The surgery was held at the bus shelter on Station Road, St Ives, from 1 pm to 3pm and local residents and business owners [...]

A Blooming good evening

Sorry about the predictable headline, but nevertheless visitors to the St Ives Corn Exchange had a great evening when the BBC radio 4 Gardeners Question time was recorded here in St Ives on the [...]


Dementia Friendly Community gathers pace Ian Jackson, Chair of the town’s DFC Steering Group reports: • Pauline Mohamed (left), owner of Genesis Hair Company, and her great niece Leigh Anne [...]

Dan’s the man

Dan Rowe was elected Mayor for 2019/20 at the annual Mayor Making ceremony. Dan is well-known in the town, having been a councillor since 2016. The annual ceremony in the Corn Exchange saw Cllr [...]


Mike Ellis of Ellis Winters assesses the current housing market As the temperature has risen over the last few weeks so has the number of property sales, so we think we can safely say the usual [...]

All ahead for ALDI

Plans that will see an Aldi supermarket come to St Ives were approved on Monday. The retailer applied for planning permission for a 1,7844 sq m store in Needingworth Road in August last year, and [...]

With Great Sadness…

Judging by the outpouring of sad social media entries, the news that ‘Little Acre Kitchen’ closed its doors for the last time on Sunday, we consider St Ives has lost one of it real gems. The [...]

Mindless vandalism?

Our weekly police report has notified us that Crown street suffered broken windows last week when the front windows of both Fat Face and the Mountain Warehouse were smashed leaving glass over the [...]

Is Fake News everywhere?

Like publishers everywhere we regularly receive press releases from different groups, the majority of which are informative and help us media people spread the news without too much effort. Of [...]

Flea on the Quay

The New Market Event here in beautiful St Ives Collectables•Curious items Crafts•Objet d’art•Antiques St Ives Quayside10am to 2pm Sunday 31st March 2019 If you would like to have a stall please [...]

Volunteers Needed

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) need volunteers to help at a supermarket collection at Morrisons in St Ives on 28th March! We are looking for pairs of volunteers to cover a 2 hour shift [...]

Bulls bitten by Vipers

St Ives Bulls attempts to gain promotion for the second year running took a knock last Saturday as they too were incapacited by a nest of Vipers. The Vipers in this case were the Vipers Rugby [...]

Volunteer Centre Moves

The St Ives Volunteer Centre and Community Car Scheme have moved to St Ives Town Hall. After 26 happy years at the Free Church we have outgrown our single desk and moved into a front ground floor [...]

Hunts RSPB Local Group

Tony Winchester talks about his experiences as a volunteer for the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust since March 2013. Based at Welney, he is known for his winter swan feed commentary, but can also be [...]

Mysterious appearance!

Late evening last Sunday saw the mysterious appearance of items of clothing wrapped around benches and railings along the St Ives Quayside. We have not been able to get a quote from those [...]

Screen St Ives

Screen St Ives Doors open at 7.30pm and films start at 8pm. Refreshments are available before the screening. All tickets cost only £5, and are available online or in person at the Corn Exchange, [...]

What a fabulous sight

The Royal Air Force is retiring its aging Tornado aircraft following many years of fantastic service to our country. The Tornado first saw service in 1979 and was used extensively in the first [...]

Breaking News

The Old Riverport Jazz & Blues Festival features Blues legend John Verity who found national fame in the 1970s with Argent. John will be headlining the Saturday programme and once again the [...]

Everyone keep CALM

Visitors to town recently may have noticed posters and leaflets being handed around looking for support to launch St Ives as the UK’s first Mental Health Town. The project is called CALM and [...]

Screen St Ives

Doors open at 7.30pm and films start at 8pm. Refreshments are available before the screening. All tickets cost only £5, and are available online or in person at the Corn Exchange, St Ives. [...]

Route Beer!

Local historians and archaeologists working on the new road route network have discovered evidence of ancient beer making in our area potentially dating backas far as 400 BC. Experts found [...]

Speedwatch Re-launch

Speedwatch St Ives was successfully relaunched this month with the first session on St Audreys Lane. In the session which lasted 1.5 hrs the team clocked 640 cars of which 17 exceeded 35 mph in [...]


From our environmental correspondent . . . Heidi N. D’Tries Hi luvvies! Heidi here again. Did you miss me? I’ve been under the duvet – don’t ask. Those lovely people on Holt Island Nature Reserve [...]

Brexit wall

Roberto Zancanato and Daniel Laycock with their Brexit Wall on the Market Square on Saturday 12 January. There was overwhelming support for staying in the EU and a People’s Vote. Time will [...]

CCTV Upgrade

Concerned about a report that the CCTV cameras in St Ives had been out of action, The Riverporter contacted the CCTV Manager of the service run by HDC and Cambs City Council. Mr Eddy Gardner [...]


Recently a friend said he was depressed because he hadn’t achieved much. When I asked why, he said that he thought he was going to change the world and now he is 70 he knows he isn’t. Let’s face [...]

All new sound and vision

Great news for fans of Screen St Ives, the Corn Exchange has a superb new 6.5 metre-wide screen on order and are hoping to have it installed by the end of January. The screen will greatly add to [...]

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