Ely’s Craft Fair – 19th November 2011

Date: Saturday, 19 November 2011 – 1:30pm – 4:30pm Location The Maltings Ship Lane Ely CB7 4BB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Featuring crafts made by residents of Ely in their own homes plus a few other carefully selected exhibitors. We promise you exceptional homemade cards, Christmas Decorations. Bunting, Altered Art,, Knitted goods, Jewellery, Cakes, Wooden Toys and more….. Come along to support your local talent and to purchase some amazing crafts. Cost: Free admission or voluntary donation to Asthma UK. Contact: Gemma Evans Telephone: 07588 394758

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Little Downham Christmas Market – 19th November 2011

Date: Saturday, 19 November 2011 – 2:00pm – 4:30pm Location Little Downham Village Hall Main Street Little Downham United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Get your Christmas shopping started early at this great family event! We'll have something for everyone, with stalls selling toiletries, jewellery, books, cards, candles, wooden toys, homewares and lots, lots more! There will even be a chance to win a 50 Boden voucher plus loads of other brilliant prizes in our raffle. Children will be kept entertained with our craft stall, face painting, tattoos and games. And, of course, everyone will enjoy the tea, coffee and homemade cakes Cost: Free admision. Contact: Philippa Gott Telephone: 07748144970

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Oliver Cromwell’s House ‘Switch on Night Open House’ – 25th November 2011

Date: Friday, 25 November 2011 – 11:00am – 7:00pm Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps As part of Ely Christmas Switch on Night, an ideal opportunity to tour this atmospheric house at between 11am – 4pm (special admission price of 2 per person) or alternatively join the guided Haunted Happenings Tour at 5 pm and 5.30 pm (ticket 2 per person). Join us for a glass of mulled wine between 4pm and 7pm to celebrate Ely's Christmas Lights Switch on Evening. Chance to view the shop's Christmas stock which has lots of unusual gift items on sale. Cost: 2 admission fee per person / 2 per ticket for Haunted Happenings Tour Contact: Oliver Cromwell's House Telephone: 01353 662062 Email: tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website: www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk read more

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Ely Christmas Switch on Night – 25th November 2011

Date: Friday, 25 November 2011 – 4:00pm – 8:30pm Location Ely Market Square Market Square Ely CB7 4LS United Kingdom See map: Google Maps In the centre of the Cathedral City of Ely for one evening of the year, we organise a huge event for the Community. The switch on in Ely City Centre has been a successful event for many years. Last year saw over 6000 people enjoying the street entertainment, from the traditional fair, to the many Charity andcraft stalls. Father Christmas always pays us a visit, finding the time to meet the children. Enjoy a trip around Ely in the open top bus, and watch the LIVE fantastic acts that we have lined up for this year. Cost: Free event. Contact: Ian Newstead Telephone: 01353 669090 Website: www.elylightswitchon.webs.com read more

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Developing the Country Park for the community

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Plans to improve Ely Country Park in harmony with nature and for the benefit of the community were heard by Councillors in East Cambridgeshire last week.

Members of the Community and Environment Committee at East Cambridgeshire District Council were taken through plans to enhance the park. These included:

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Developing the Country Park for the community

Communities benefit from grant approvals

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Four projects to support local communities and improve the lives of residents in East Cambridgeshire have received grants totalling nearly 10,000 were agreed this month.

At Community and Environment Sub Committee at East Cambridgeshire District Council, Councillors heard how funding had been agreed 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 benefit from grant approvals

Making the most of the Maltings

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Councillors at East Cambridgeshire District Council have agreed a review to ensure The Maltings on to Ely’s Riverside continues to deliver for residents and visitors.

The building, built in 1868 as the brewery of Ebenezer William Harlock was renovated in 2008 and has been managed by Leiths (Compass Group) since 2009 as a restaurant, conference and entertainment facility.

This contract is due to reviewed in January 2013 and the Council has decided to set up a cross party review to look at making the most out of the building.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Making the most of the Maltings

Gearing up East Cambridgeshire to celebrate 2012

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With the Olympics and the Queen Diamond Jubilee set to make 2012 a year to remember, organisations in East Cambridgeshire are beginning to plan for community celebrations.

To help, East Cambridgeshire District Council and ADeC are to establish a special fund to help local groups and communities develop their ideas into events which will bring the two special occasions to life.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Gearing up East Cambridgeshire to celebrate 2012

Consulting the public on parking proposals

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Proposals to introduce car parking charges in Ely while retaining free on street car parking are set to be put out to public consultation.

The proposals are:

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Consulting the public on parking proposals

Burwell Carnival Comedy Night – 19th November 2011

Date: Saturday, 19 November 2011 – 7:30pm – 11:00pm Location Burwell Village College (Primary) The Causeway Burwell CB25 0DX United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Our Comedy Club has rapidly established itself as a highlight in the village community calendar. With three professional acts plus compere the night offers good value, and a showcase for both rising talent and established comics. Paul T.Eyres (Compere) – “Energetic, highly interactive & yet slightly surreal!” Mark Felgate – “A unique ventriloquist with a wicked daft sense of humour.” Kelly Kingham – “Cheeky, energetic & raunchy!” Cost: 10 in advance / 12 on door (over 18s only) – book a table for your party of 8 at no additional cost Contact: Gill Plowman Telephone: 01638 744279 Email: parade@burwell-carnival.info Website: www.burwell-carnival.info read more

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Burwell Carnival Comedy Night – 19th November 2011