What to do with your old Christmas tree

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001/12

Date:

05/01/2012

Now that all the turkeys have been eaten, presents opened and crackers pulled – Christmas is sadly coming to an end so residents in East Cambridgeshire are being reminded how they can recycle their real Christmas trees.

The trees should be left out on recycling days next to the brown sacks for collection by the green waste crew.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:What to do with your old Christmas tree

Working to deliver for our residents

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003/12

Date:

05/01/2012

East Cambridgeshire District Council has once again retained its Investors In People quality standard following a review from an Independent Assessor.

The recognition follows a week of interviews with over thirty staff and the Chairman of Personnel & Corporate Services Sub Committee who discussed how the authority worked to improve the lives of all those who live and work in East Cambridgeshire.

The Assessor identified a number of key strengths which include:

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Working to deliver for our residents

Supporting our armed forces

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004/12

Date:

06/01/2012

Councillors at East Cambridgeshire District Council have signed up to the Community Covenant this week.

The initiative led by the Ministry of Defence is designed to encourage mutual support between the civilian community and its local Armed Forces.

The Covenant aims to:

* Nurture public understanding and awareness amongst the public on issues affecting the Armed Forces Community;
* Recognise and remember the sacrifices faced by the Armed Forces Community;

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Supporting our armed forces

Grant approvals set to benefit communities

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005/12

Date:

09/01/2012

Future cricketers, children in search of a play area and anyone using the St Georges Centre in Littleport are among those set to benefit from grants totalling over 120,000.

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:Grant approvals set to benefit communities

Be aware of carbon monoxide dangers

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006/12

Date:

10/01/2012

This January to highlight the dangers of carbon monoxide, East Cambridgeshire District Council and Care and Repair are working together to help those most at risk.

With carbon monoxide responsible for the deaths of around 50 people each year in England and Wales and causing the illnesses in a much larger number of people, the two organisations are launching a project to assist people get their boilers serviced.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Be aware of carbon monoxide dangers

Grants set to change lives

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007/12

Date:

10/01/2012

Two local projects are set to benefit from grants issued from East Cambridgeshire District Council.

East Cambs Family Project, which runs a support programme for women and children who are experiencing difficulties in their day to day lives due to domestic violence and ACE (Association for Children Young People in East Cambs) who provide positive activities for young people in sports, arts and the media are to receive grants totalling 1,970.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Grants set to change lives

Developing a housing service to meet residents needs

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008/12

Date:

11/01/2012

With more and more people finding themselves in financial difficulties and worrying about keeping a roof over their head, East Cambridgeshire District Council has reviewed its Housing Service to better meet the needs of its residents.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Developing a housing service to meet residents needs

Tackle condensation before it ruins your home

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009/12

Date:

12/01/2012

With the average household producing roughly 24 pints of moisture a day, the Domestic Team at East Cambridgeshire District Council is reminding residents how to prevent mould taking over their house.

With people shutting their windows and doors to keep the cold weather out, the reduction in natural ventilation can lead to a build up of condensation.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Tackle condensation before it ruins your home

Make sure you have your say on parking proposals

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010/12

Date:

13/01/2012

Residents, businesses and organisations are being reminded they have until Tuesday 31 January to have their say on the Car Parking Consultation in East Cambridgeshire.

A number of proposals were put out for public consultation in the autumn putting forward various options of annual permits and pay and display tickets in to manage the car parks in Ely.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Make sure you have your say on parking proposals

Planning for housing growth to meet our future needs

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011/12

Date:

13/01/2012

In order to meet the demands and needs of the future, Councillors at East Cambridgeshire District Council have unanimously endorsed a realistic housing target for the next twenty years.

This week, members of Development and Transport sub committee heard how the Government has signalled their intention to abolish Regional Spatial Strategies, allowing local authorities to set their own housing targets.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Planning for housing growth to meet our future needs