Fines handed down to Register evaders

Reference:

099/10

Date:

30/09/2010

Seven people in East Cambridgeshire have each been fined 200 plus costs for failing to return their canvass form despite being requested to complete the form over ten times in the past two years.

In each case, the District Council sent a canvass form out in August 2008, which was then followed by three visits from a canvasser during October 2008 with a blank canvass form being left at the property on the third visit. This process was repeated in 2009 and Officers also wrote three letters to each defendant before they were finally sent a summons.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Fines handed down to Register evaders

Council raises the awareness of asbestos

Reference:

100/10

Date:

01/10/2010

On average 4,000 people every year die in the UK due to Asbestos related activities – 25 per cent have worked in the building, maintenance and repair trades at some time during their working lives.

To target the problem, officers from the Commercial Team in Environmental Services at East Cambridgeshire District Council and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be carrying out targeted inspections of businesses within the District in the next few weeks.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Council raises the awareness of asbestos

Don’t let mould dampen your home

Reference:

098/10

Date:

30/09/2010

It has come to that time of the year when people shut their windows and doors to keep the cold weather out but this reduction in natural ventilation can lead to a build up of condensation.

Condensation equals moisture and moisture equals damp, which if left unchecked can lead to black mould taking over walls and furniture warn Council officers.

The Domestic Team, Environmental Services Team at East Cambridgeshire District Council is reminding residents of the problems which condensation can cause in homes if it is left unchecked.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Don’t let mould dampen your home

Praise for the House doesn’t stop

Reference:

101/10

Date:

05/10/2010

Ely’s Tourist Information Centre at Oliver Cromwell House in Ely has been praised by professionals, peers and visitors alike as one of the best places to visit in the region.

While the House had a fantastic August with admissions up by over 300 people in comparison to the previous August, the Tourism Centre in the building was also shortlisted again as a finalist in the TIC Category for the Regional East of England Tourism Awards for Excellence – the award it won last year.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Praise for the House doesn’t stop

Is your Limo licensed?

Reference:

102/10

Date:

05/10/2010

Going on a night out, planning a hen party or thinking of arriving at a Prom in style then check the transport that is hired is properly licensed.

That is the message from East Cambridgeshire District Council who are advising anyone ordering a Limousine to check the vehicle, driver and operator are official.

Using an unlicensed vehicle may place passengers at risk from drivers who have not been adequately vetted or, in the event of an accident; the insurance may not cover injuries to those involved.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Is your Limo licensed?

Fancy taking on a river cruise?

Reference:

103/10

Date:

08/10/2010

The District Council is calling for companies to come forward to run riverside boat trips along the Great River Ouse in Ely.

The Authority owns and manages the Ely Riverside and after the sad passing of the owner of Fenland River Cruises recently, a licence is available for anyone wishing to run boat trips along the river.

At a meeting of the Community Services Committee last night (Thursday 7 October), Councillors agreed to instruct officers to tender a new licence for riverside trips and officers will now be looking for expressions of interest.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Fancy taking on a river cruise?

Communities set to benefit from grant awards

Reference:

104/10

Date:

08/10/2010

Sports Centres and bus passengers are set to benefit from grants approved this week totalling over 35,000.

At Thursday’s (7 October) Community Services Committee, Councillors agreed funding for the following projects from the East Cambridgeshire Community Facilities (Section 106) Fund:

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Communities set to benefit from grant awards

Curbing alcohol abuse in city parks

Reference:

105/10

Date:

08/10/2010

The public will soon be asked whether they would support measures to stop alcohol fuelled anti social behaviour spoiling the public’s enjoyment of the beautiful parks of Ely.

East Cambridgeshire District Council is proposing an order to restrict the consumption of alcohol that causes nuisance, annoyance or disorder at Cathedral Green, Cross Green, St Mary’s Green and Cherry Hill in Ely

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Curbing alcohol abuse in city parks

Ely Markets focussing on the future

Reference:

106/10

Date:

12/10/2010

With new traders joining and Bank Holiday income increasing, Ely Markets are well on the way to having a great year.

At a meeting of the Community Services Committee at East Cambridgeshire District Council, Members heard:

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Ely Markets focussing on the future

Apple day is at the core of city’s celebration

Reference:

107/10

Date:

12/10/2010

It is a little known fact that Alpacas from the Andes love to eat apples so they are in for a rare treat this Saturday as the latest addition to the things to do at the tenth Apple Festival in Ely.

While they won’t be able to enter the longest apple peeling competition or identify apples from just looking at them, they will be providing a bit of adventure by allowing children to walk them around the Green.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Apple day is at the core of city’s celebration