Leisure concepts show potential to get whole district fit

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066-10

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05/07/2010

Artist's impressions and concept drawings of the new leisure complex for the whole of East Cambridgeshire have been unveiled.

The ideas of what the environmentally friendly and sustainable building may look like includes proposals for:

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Leisure concepts show potential to get whole district fit

Solutions to A142 gridlock under investigation

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067-10

Date:

05/07/2010

Work to tackle road congestion around Ely's Railway station is to progress with investigations set to establish the full extent of the problem and what can be done in the short and long term to relive the pressure.

District Councillors are set to ask officers to clarify the impact that the closure of the level crossing has on a daily basis – as well assess the effect of the proposed increase in rail freight traffic through Ely station in the future.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Solutions to A142 gridlock under investigation

Using grants to improve the place we live

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068-10

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05/07/2010

Young and old people throughout East Cambridgeshire will benefit from grants approved this week totalling nearly 3,000.

At Monday's (5 July) Community Services Committee, Councillors heard how applications for funding had come from a charity looking to help older residents and a not for profit company needing help to provide help running an after school club.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Using grants to improve the place we live

Oliver Cromwell’s House doing better than ever

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Date:

05/07/2010

With admissions up, gift shop sales up and guided tour income up, Oliver Cromwell House in Ely is attracting more visitors than ever to the district.

The House was set ambitious targets last year to increase visitor numbers and income and despite the recession and budgetary restraints more people than ever are visiting the famous site.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Oliver Cromwell’s House doing better than ever

Happy Birthday Ely Farmer’s Market

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065-10

Date:

05/07/2010

Ely's Farmers’ Market is celebrating its tenth birthday on Saturday 10 July with celebrations everyone can enjoy.

Since launching as a monthly event in July 2000 with 21 stalls, the Farmers’ Market has become an integral part of the city.

The Market is now a regular fixture, taking place every second and fourth Saturday, with residents and visitors coming to Ely specifically for the high quality local produce.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Happy Birthday Ely Farmer’s Market

Ely Folk Festival Sells Out

For the second year running, Ely Folk Festival has sold out in advance of the festival weekend. A strong line-up and great reputation for good music have ensured strong ticket sales this year. Andy Wall, chairman of the festival’s organising committee said “It’s great news that the festival has sold out again this year. It reflects the hard work the committee has put into selecting great performers and putting together a varied programme of activities to ensure that there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the festival.”

The Mayor of Ely, Councillor Brian Ashton will visit the festival site on Friday evening to have a look at the activities taking place and to meet some of the hard-working volunteers who are responsible for making the festival happen.

The annual morris dancing procession will kick off at 11am on Saturday morning, proceeding along the High Street, Ely to the market square. This year 14 morris dance sides will take part. The morris sides will dance in various spots around Ely city centre during the afternoon.

Please note that NO tickets will be available for sale at the Box Office on the festival site over the weekend.

The 25th Ely Folk Festival Review Coming Soon

The 2010 Ely Folk Festival was the festival’s twenty fifth birthday and celebrated in style with some fantastic performances and possibly the hottest weekend the festival had ever seen.

Ely Online’s traditional Ely Folk Festival review is forthcoming. In the meantime take a look at a few of our home video’s we shot during the heatwave that was Friday July 9 – Sunday July 11.

httpvp://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=CB1F8B7EDD85EABF

Free Swimming to End

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13/07/2010

Free swimming sessions for people aged under 16 and over 60 in East Cambridgeshire are to end.

From August, normal charges will apply at the Paradise Pool in Ely and Bottisham Swimming Pool.

The Government announced it was to stop funding this activity due to the current financial situation and research which they claimed showed the majority of free swimmers were swimming already and would have paid to swim anyway.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Free Swimming to End

More Recycling Banks for East Cambridgeshire

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13/07/2010

To make it easier for residents to recycle their waste in East Cambridgeshire, new recycling points and banks are being introduced.

Along with a new site in Littleport to recycle glass and plastic, the District Council has reintroduced Tetrapak carton banks at the following locations:

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:More Recycling Banks for East Cambridgeshire

Options for Growth in East Cambridgeshire

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13/07/2010

As one of the fastest growing districts in the country, the District Council is presenting a range of options for growth over the next 15 years in order to deliver the right development in the right place.

Residents will be able to look at site options for housing and employment growth, town centre improvements as well as the infrastructure improvements for East Cambridgeshire as part of the Local Development Framework process.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Options for Growth in East Cambridgeshire