Ely Folk Festival Tickets Going Fast

Ely Folk Festival looks as though it’s well on its way to selling out again this year. The strong line-up combined with the festival’s reputation as a small family friendly events has proved a winning combination. Although weekend and Saturday tickets have now sold out, there are still tickets available for Friday night and Sunday.
The festival committee is working hard on the final stages of festival preparation. The huge number of entries for the popular Band Competition is currently being assessed and the results should be available soon. The Ely Folk Festival stall at Eel Day proved a popular draw and folk musicians Andy Wall, Matt Kelly and Bof! had the crowds toe-tapping along.

The festival relies on a small army of volunteers helping out over the festival weekend. If you fancy trying your hand at stewarding at this year’s festival, check out the information section on the festival website.

There are still some tickets available for Ely Folk Festival. They can be purchased from the Box Office by phoning 01353 669985 or emailing boxoffice@elyfolk.co.uk.

Remember that early bird tickets are available at a reduced rate before 1st June.

Consultation begins on improving decision making at local council

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14/05/2010

With the pressure on local government to reform and find new ways to offer value for money to Council Tax payers, a consultation on the best way to make decisions in East Cambridgeshire begins this week.

At the moment the Council has a system where the majority of decisions are taken by Committees of Councillors.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Consultation begins on improving decision making at local council

Un petit peu de la France vient a Ely ce weekend

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14/05/2010

The French Market is coming back to Ely this weekend bringing the delights of French cuisine and produce.

Exotic cheeses, delicious baguettes, sumptuous cakes to tempt the taste buds are just some of the delicacies visitors will uncover as 25 traders from Normandy come to East Cambridgeshire on the 14, 15 and 16 May.

The Market will be open from 9am to 4pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday selling cheeses, olives, charcuterie and other Gallic products from a range of craft stalls.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Un petit peu de la France vient a Ely ce weekend

New school getting closer for Littleport

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19/05/2010

Support to build a new secondary school in Littleport is growing following a meeting at the County Council this week.

Over the last few months, Councillors and officers at Cambridgeshire County Council have been reviewing the provision of Secondary Education in East Cambridgeshire. As well as researching the demand for school places in the next 15 years, the work has looked specifically at where a new school should be built.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:New school getting closer for Littleport

Unauthorised tree cutting ends in court

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19/05/2010

Officers working for East Cambridgeshire District Council have served a warning to anyone planning on damaging or cutting down protected trees after a victory in court last week.

The Council’s legal team took Adam Lines of 11 Cambridge Road, Ely to court for the two offences relating to unauthorised works to a Pine Tree protected by the Ely Conservation Area and a Mulberry Tree protected by a Tree Preservation Order.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Unauthorised tree cutting ends in court

Take a step back into the past

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25/05/2010

Visitors to Ely this Whitsun bank holiday can listen to tales of a Civil War soldier or chat to Mrs Cromwell’s servant to find out what her mistress has been up as the 17th Century returns to Ely

On Saturday 29 May from 2pm, the Oliver Cromwell House in Ely will be the place to be to see the Civil War period come alive with craft demonstrations, cookery lessons from the 1600s.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Take a step back into the past

Wander round our Market this Bank Holiday

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25/05/2010

Ely's Bank Holiday Market is fast becoming the place to spend your time and money.

On Monday 31 May, the Ely Bank Holiday Market will again bring the best mix of traders from the Farmers' Market with stalls from the General and Craft & Collectables Markets and a few extra new stalls to add to the variety of goods on offer.

Since the new Market began at Easter, they have been incredibly popular with a wide range of stalls and entertainment

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Wander round our Market this Bank Holiday

Play Areas getting better across the whole District

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25/05/2010

As the sun starts to shine and with summer just round the corner, children and young people across the District are finding new things to do at their local play areas

Parish Councils across East Cambridgeshire have worked with local communities and the District Council to create areas that encourage play for all ages after receiving grants from the Big Lottery Fund, East Cambridgeshire District Council and other sources.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Play Areas getting better across the whole District

Targetting those who avoid paying their council tax

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26/05/2010

Over the last two months, nine people have been targeted by officers for deliberate non-payment of Council Tax in East Cambridgeshire.

Anglia Revenues Partnership working on behalf of East Cambridgeshire District Council has served petitions for bankruptcy on people who have persistently avoided paying Council Tax.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Targetting those who avoid paying their council tax