Soham gateway gets £40,000 to help masterplan

With the draft Soham Masterplan Vision out for consultation, East Cambridgeshire District Council has been successful in its bid for £40,000 of Government funding to help develop the town.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Soham gateway gets £40,000 to help masterplan

District supports new school for Littleport

Councillors in East Cambridgeshire District Council strongly support a new secondary school in Littleport following a meeting last week.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:District supports new school for Littleport

Council to help those who fight for Country

War pensioners and disabled servicemen and women returning from fighting for their country will now get a fairer deal on their Council Tax in East Cambridgeshire.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Council to help those who fight for Country

Have your say on making our community stronger

Establishing strong communities is one of the key issues for East Cambridgeshire and a local partnership is asking the public what they would like to see in their future.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Have your say on making our community stronger

Boxing Finals come to East Cambs

This year the cream of the region’s boxers are coming to East Cambridgeshire to star in the Amateur Boxing Association of England Ltd (ABAE) Eastern Counties final.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Boxing Finals come to East Cambs

Wok down to our market this Saturday

Visitors to Ely this Saturday can taste some of the best Thai food in the county as a new trader comes to the Farmers Market.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Wok down to our market this Saturday

Record Ticket Sales For 2010 Ely Folk Festival

In the first week following opening of its box office, Ely Folk Festival has experienced record ticket sales far outstripping sales in a similar period previous years. Its reputation as one of the top folk music events in the country combined with a strong performer line-up for the 2010 festival has guaranteed huge interest and lots of festival-goers are ensuring they buy their tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Andy Wall, Chairman of the Festival Committee said “We are thrilled to have sold over £20,000 worth of tickets in our first week. We are confident that the 2010 festival is going to be the best yet and a great event to celebrate the festival’s 25th anniversary.”

This year’s festival line-up includes Oysterband, The Demon Barber Roadshow, Faustus, New Essex Bluegrass Band, Vin Garbutt and Lau – winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2010.

Festival tickets can be purchased from the Box Office by phoning 01353 669985 or emailing boxoffice@elyfolk.co.uk, alternatively book on-line at www.elyfolk.co.uk. Early bird tickets are available at a reduced rate before 1st June.

Ely Living History Day – 6th May 2012

Date: Sunday, 6 May 2012 – 11:00am – 4:00pm Location Oliver Cromwell's House St Mary's Street Ely United Kingdom See map: Google Maps An ideal opportunity to travel back in the past and explore the days of Oliver Cromwell and the Civil War. Explore the encampment on St Mary's Green, listen to their tales and admire their skills and costumes. Come and meet the characters at Oliver Cromwell's House, enjoy your guided tours and find out unusual facts during our craft demonstrations! Please allow minimum of 1 hour for this tour. (Last admission 3.00pm) Cost: Visit to encampment free. Normal admission prices apply for Oliver Cromwell's House. 4.50 adult, 4.00 concession, 3.10 child and 13.00 family (2 adults+up to 3 children under 16) Free entry to Oliver Cromwell's House for resident pass holders /children under age of 6. Contact: Aileen Sharp Telephone: 01353 662062 Email: tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website: www.visitely.org.uk

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Ely Living History Day – 25th May 2014

Date: Sunday, 25 May 2014 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Ely Living History Day – 25th May 2014 An ideal opportunity to travel back in the past and explore the days of Oliver Cromwell and the Civil War. Explore the encampment on St Mary's Green, listen to their tales and admire their skills and costumes. Come and meet the characters at Oliver Cromwell's House and find out unusual facts during our craft demonstrations! Please allow minimum of one hour for this tour. Cost: Visit to encampment free. Normal admission prices apply for Oliver Cromwell's House. Free entry to Oliver Cromwell's House for resident pass holders Contact: Oliver Cromwell's House Telephone: 01353 662062 Email: tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website: www.visitely.org.uk Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps

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Ely Living History Day At Oliver Cromwell’s House – 25th May 2014

Date: Sunday, 25 May 2014 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Ely Living History Day At Oliver Cromwell's House – 25th May 2014 An ideal opportunity to travel back in time to the Seventeenth Century with our Costumed Guides and explore the days of Oliver Cromwell and the Civil War. Sample some lavender cake from Mrs Cromwell's Kitchen and chat with her about her baking days. Learn how to spin wool and hear about the life of a Roundhead. Explore the encampment outside on St Mary's Green, listen to the historical re-enactors' tales and admire their skills and costumes. Cost: Visit to encampment free. Normal admission prices apply for Oliver Cromwell's House. Free entry to Oliver Cromwell's House for resident pass holders Contact: Oliver Cromwell's House Telephone: 01353 662062 Email: tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website: www.visitely.org.uk Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps read more

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