Remembering Littleport and Ely Riots of 1816 – 21st May 2016

Date:  Saturday, 21 May 2016 – 11:00am – 4:00pm Littleport and Ely Riots 1816 Remembering the Riots Ely Courthouse – Witness short re-enactments of the trials of some of the rioters Ely Museum – Meet Littleport Rioters, John Dennis, in his cell at the Old Gaol. Condemned to hang! Telephone:  01353 666655 Website:  Ely Museum Location Ely Museum Market Street Ely CB7 4LS United Kingdom See map: Google Maps

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Remembering Littleport and Ely Riots of 1816 – 21st May 2016

Jason Ablewhite elected as new Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire

Reference: 
PR/06May16/PCCEresult
Date: 
Fri, 05/06/2016

 

Jason David Ablewhite has been elected as Cambridgeshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

The vote took place on Thursday 5th May across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, with the result being declared on Friday 6th May at 17:27.

Jason Ablewhite, the Conservative Party Candidate, beat Dave Baigent, Labour Party, after second preference votes were counted, as neither had managed to get 50% in the first round.

Jason Ablewhite received a total of 81,851 votes, while Dave Baigent received a total of 72,480 votes.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Jason Ablewhite elected as new Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire

Jazz Picnic at the Palace – 5th June 2016

Date:  Sunday, 5 June 2016 – 3:00pm – 5:30pm Jazz Picnic at the Park By kind permission of the King's School, Amnesty International Ely City Group are delighted to announce that, following three sell-out concerts, we are once again bringing members of Ronnie Scott’s All Stars to Ely for a memorable afternoon of brilliant jazz. Heading the line up will be James Pearson, resident pianist and Artistic Director at Ronnie Scott’s famous Soho Jazz Club. Joining James will be other members of his Trio, plus acclaimed singer/songwriter Polly Gibbons. Cost:    Tickets are available from Burrows Bookshop, 9 High Street Passage, Ely, and online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/359788 Website:  Amnesty International Ely City Location The Palace, Palace Green The Gallery Ely CB7 4EW United Kingdom See map: Google Maps read more

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Jazz Picnic at the Palace – 5th June 2016

New access improvements completed at Ely Country Park

Reference: 
PR/09May16/Access
Date: 
Mon, 05/09/2016

 

Further access improvements have been carried out at Ely Country Park to enable more people to enjoy a fantastic day out.

Access improvement works at the sloped footpath connecting Springhead Lane and the wildflower meadow in Ely’s award winning Country Park were carried out on behalf of East Cambridgeshire District Council.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:New access improvements completed at Ely Country Park

Council warns against deadly food supplement

Reference: 
PR/09May16/DNP
Date: 
Mon, 05/09/2016

 

East Cambridgeshire District Council is warning consumers against purchasing any supplements which may contain the chemical commonly known as DNP.

This extremely dangerous and toxic compound is marketed over the internet as a weight loss or body building supplement but, if taken, it can quickly cause kidney failure and even death.

Furthermore, taking this product alongside other performance enhancing drugs such as Clenbuterol can greatly increase the risks of dying. There have been six reported deaths linked to the supplement in the UK and dozens worldwide.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Council warns against deadly food supplement

Sutton Parish Council to host Business Forum

Reference: 
PR/9May16/Forum
Date: 
Mon, 05/09/2016

 

East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) will be supporting a business forum organised by Sutton’s Parish Council on the 19th May 2016.

The Parish Council is working on a joined up Neighbourhood Plan to help shape important developments across Sutton and the local area. Key to this is consulting with its business community to understand their needs and future plans.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Sutton Parish Council to host Business Forum

East Cambs launches 3R campaign to tackle radicalisation

Reference: 
PR/10May16/3Rs
Date: 
Tue, 05/10/2016

 

A campaign to help prevent vulnerable young people in particular from becoming radicalised and drawn into extremism has been launched by East Cambridgeshire District Council.

The 3R campaign stands for “Recognise, Report and Result” and gives partner agencies a simple message about how to support young people at risk of becoming involved in extremist activities.

Partner agencies include secondary schools, Scout and Guide groups, youth clubs, parish councils and other groups working with teenagers and young adults.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:East Cambs launches 3R campaign to tackle radicalisation

East Cambs paving the way for a housing revolution

Reference: 
PR/10May16/CLTs
Date: 
Tue, 05/10/2016

 

With four Community Land Trusts (CLTs) having been established in the District so far, East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) is helping lead the way nationally in terms of community-led development, supporting people who choose to live and work locally. 

CLTs for Soham, Witchford, Swaffham Prior and Stretham & Wilburton have all become legal entities, with support from the ECDC’s CLT scheme. Stretham & Wilburton, in particular, are well on their way to having their first affordable homes available.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:East Cambs paving the way for a housing revolution

Decisions from East Cambs Planning Committee 04/05/16

Reference: 
PlanningComm/04May16
Date: 
Tue, 05/10/2016

 

Following this month’s meeting of the Planning Committee at East Cambridgeshire District Council, the following decisions were made:

 

  1. 15/01325/FUM

Proposed development of 14 affordable semi-detached houses (10 x 2 bed and 4 x 3 bed) including improvements to New Road.

Land to Rear of 1 to 7 Sutton Road, Witchford

Decision: Refused

 

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Decisions from East Cambs Planning Committee 04/05/16

Ely Markets adding heart to Love Your Local Market Campaign

Reference: 
PR/10May16/Markets
Date: 
Tue, 05/10/2016

 

Ely Markets is participating in the national, high profile Love Your Local Market 2016 campaign led by the National Association of British Market authorities with support from the wider markets industry and Government.

Ely Markets is joining over 1200 markets across the country by taking part in the Love Your Local Market campaign and are promoting Ely Markets as a great place to start your business. Vibrant Ely Markets is at the heart of our community and offers a chance to try out your products on one of our great weekly markets. 

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Ely Markets adding heart to Love Your Local Market Campaign