What to do with your old Christmas tree

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Facts and figures show East Cambridgeshire is doing well

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13/01/2012

Last year, a number of key statistics confirmed East Cambridgeshire was continuing to grow despite a tough economic outlook.

At a meeting of the Development and Transport Sub-committee, members heard the results of the Annual Monitoring Report which is sent to the Secretary of State at the end of each year. Some of the highlights include:

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Facts and figures show East Cambridgeshire is doing well

Lockdales Coins and Collectables – 17th February 2012

Date:  Friday, 17 February 2012 – 11:00am – 3:00pm Location The Walter Gidney Pavilion Recreation Ground Fountain Lane, Soham CB7 5ED United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Lockdales Coins and Collectables Free Valuations and Buying-In Event Bring along your coins and collectables for a free, no obligation expert valuation. You will also have the option to consign your goods to our auction or to sell them direct to us for a cash sum. Items that we are able to value are:- Cost:  Free event Contact:  Sharna Simmons Telephone:  01473 218588 Email:  sales@lockdales.com read more

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Concert: One Night Only – 4th February 2011

Date:  Saturday, 4 February 2012 – 7:00pm Location Deans Bar Nutholt Lane Ely CB7 4PE United Kingdom See map: Google Maps 2 live bands , 2 solo musicians and 4 Stand up comedians join together to bring you an amazing night of entertainment. All proceeds go to The Lisa Barnes Memorial Fund which provides invaluable monies to The Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge   Cost:  Tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door. Contact:  Claire Telephone:  0787 3103896 or 01353 653 185 Email:  missvoyant@hotmail.co.uk Website:  www.lisabarnesmemorialfund.org.uk

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Concert: One Night Only – 4th February 2011

Concert: One Night Only – 4th February 2012

Date:  Saturday, 4 February 2012 – 7:00pm Location Deans Bar Nutholt Lane Ely CB7 4PE United Kingdom See map: Google Maps 2 live bands , 2 solo musicians and 4 Stand up comedians join together to bring you an amazing night of entertainment. All proceeds go to The Lisa Barnes Memorial Fund which provides invaluable monies to The Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge   Cost:  Tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door. Contact:  Claire Telephone:  0787 3103896 or 01353 653 185 Email:  missvoyant@hotmail.co.uk Website:  www.lisabarnesmemorialfund.org.uk

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Peter Pan The Pantomime – January 2012

Date:  Friday, 20 January 2012 – 7:00pm – Sunday, 22 January 2012 – 7:00pm Location The Maltings Ship Lane Ely CB7 4BB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Campaign Amateur Theatre, Ely present Peter Pan – a pantomime on 20 Jan at 7.30pm, 21 Jan at 2.00pm & 7.30pm and 22 Jan at 2.00pm at The Maltings, Ely.     Filled with lots of great songs, excellent cast and plenty of slapstick – a delight for all the family. Cost:  Tickets are priced at £9.00 Adults and £6.00 concessions, £25.00 Family Tickets and are available from Burrows Bookshop, Tel (01353) 669759 or www.peterpan.ticketsource.co.uk . Contact:  Burrows Bookshop Telephone:  (01353) 669759 Website:  www.peterpan.ticketsource.co.uk

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Archaeology Talk – 20th February 2012

Date:  Monday, 20 February 2012 – 8:00pm – 9:15pm Location Ely Methodist Church Chapel Street Ely CB6 1TA. United Kingdom See map: Google Maps NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN LOCAL ARCHAEOLOGY By Kasia Gdaniec of Cambridgeshire County Council Cost:  £2.50 for visitors Contact:  Mr Steve Cole Telephone:  01353 669326 Email:  enquiries@elyarchaeology.org.uk Website:  www.elyarchaeology.org.uk

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The Quaker Tapestry Roadshow – February 2012

Date:  Tuesday, 31 January 2012 – 10:00am – Wednesday, 29 February 2012 – 4:00pm Location Lady Chapel Ely Cathedral Ely, Cambridgehire United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The Quaker Tapestry Roadshow has already travelled to more than 150 venues in the UK, Europe, and America during the last 20 years, but this is the first time it has visited Ely. The tapestry exhibition in the cathedral’s Lady Chapel runs from January 31 to February 29; it will also include a film, audio guides, children’s activities, gift shop and opportunities to see embroiderers working. Cost:  Free event but please use the North Door of the Catheral for this event. Opening times are 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sundays! Groups of 15 or more should book in advance and will be given a welcome introductory talk. Please telephone 01539 722975 or email info@quaker-tapestry.co.uk Contact:  The Quaker Tapestry Telephone:  01539 722975 Email:  info@quaker-tapestry.co.uk read more

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What is happening at the Ely Neighbourhood Panel?

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Want to hear about the future of policing in Cambridgeshire, or a new online community for East Cambridgeshire? – then come along to this month’s Neighbourhood Panel in Ely.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:What is happening at the Ely Neighbourhood Panel?

King’s Ely Concert Society : Richard Uttley pianist – 20th January 2012

Date:  Friday, 20 January 2012 – 7:30pm Location The Hayward Theatre The Gallery Ely CB7 4DH United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Richard Uttley, one of the leading pianists of his generation, makes a return visit to Ely on Friday 20 January as guest of King’s Concert Society. Winner of the 2010 Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition, he made his first visit to the city in 2008. Since then he has appeared at the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room in London and also recorded for BBC Radio 3. Cost:  Tickets are £9 (£8 concessions, children free) and are available from boxoffice@kingsely.org or telephone 01353 653931. Contact:  King's Music School Telephone:  01353 653931 Email:  boxoffice@kingsely.org read more

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Ely Craft and Collectables Market

Date:  Repeats every week until Sun Dec 30 2012 . Saturday, 28 January 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 4 February 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 11 February 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 18 February 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 25 February 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 3 March 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 10 March 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 17 March 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 24 March 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 31 March 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 7 April 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 14 April 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 21 April 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 28 April 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 5 May 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 12 May 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 19 May 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 26 May 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 2 June 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 9 June 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 16 June 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 23 June 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 30 June 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 7 July 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 14 July 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 21 July 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 28 July 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 4 August 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 11 August 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 18 August 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 25 August 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 1 September 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 8 September 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 15 September 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 22 September 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 29 September 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 6 October 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 13 October 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 20 October 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 27 October 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 3 November 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 10 November 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 17 November 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 24 November 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 1 December 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 8 December 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 15 December 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 22 December 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, 29 December 2012 – 8:00am – 3:00pm Location Ely Market Square Ely CB7 4NP United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Our Saturday Craft and Collectables Market offers almost a full A to Z of goods and produce – Here's just a whistle-stop tour around the stalls … Contact:  Julia Davis Telephone:  01353 665555 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk read more

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Ely General Market

Date:  Repeats every week until Thu Dec 20 2012 . Thursday, 26 January 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 2 February 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 9 February 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 16 February 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 23 February 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 1 March 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 8 March 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 15 March 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 22 March 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 29 March 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 5 April 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 12 April 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 19 April 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 26 April 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 3 May 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 10 May 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 17 May 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 24 May 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 31 May 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 7 June 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 14 June 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 21 June 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 28 June 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 5 July 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 12 July 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 19 July 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 26 July 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 2 August 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 9 August 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 16 August 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 23 August 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 30 August 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 6 September 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 13 September 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 20 September 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 27 September 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 4 October 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 11 October 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 18 October 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 25 October 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 1 November 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 8 November 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 15 November 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 22 November 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 29 November 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 6 December 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Thursday, 13 December 2012 – 8:00am – 3:30pm Location Ely Market Square Ely Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4NP United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Our weekly Thursday General Market regularly comprises over 60 stalls, here's just some of the goods available: Contact:  Julia Davis Telephone:  01353 665555 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk read more

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Setting a prudent budget for the future

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19/01/2012

After three years of savings, redundancies and cuts to grants, East Cambridgeshire District Council is proposing no new reductions for the next financial year.

The authority is in the middle of a four year financial strategy which was approved last year to save over £2 million pounds by 2015.

This followed cuts of nearly 29 per cent to the Council’s main Government Grant for 2011/12 and 2012/13 without Ministers indicating what will happen over the longer term.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Setting a prudent budget for the future

Will we be Farmers Market of the Year?

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24/01/2012

Ely Farmers’ Market has again been shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘Farmers' Market of the Year Award 2012’ by the National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association (FARMA) Annual awards.

Established in July 2000, the Farmers’ market sees thousands of shoppers visit every 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month to the pick up some of the best food and produce in the region.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Will we be Farmers Market of the Year?

Time to refresh postal vote information

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26/01/2012

Anyone who has voted by post from more than five years is being reminded that they must provide updated details.

In East Cambridgeshire, the District Council has written to all residents who have had a postal, proxy or postal proxy since January 2007. The letter reminds them that they are required to submit a fresh specimen signature by 12 March 2012.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Time to refresh postal vote information

Historical Architecture Guided Tour of Ely – 11th February 2012

Date:  Saturday, 11 February 2012 – 11:30am Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Learn about the wealth of architecture of some of Ely's period, historical buildings. Cost:  £2.50 per ticket Tickets can be pre booked due to limited number of places on the tour and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Telephone bookings and credit card payments accepted (minimum £5) Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Historical Architecture Guided Tour of Ely – 30th March 2013

Date:  Saturday, 30 March 2013 – 11:30am Learn about the wealth of architecture of some of Ely's period, historical buildings with our informative guide. Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Cost:  £3.50 per ticket Tickets can be pre booked due to limited number of places on the tour and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Telephone bookings and credit card payments accepted (minimum £5) Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Ely Guided Historic City Tour – 6th April 2012

Date:  Friday, 6 April 2012 – 11:30am Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps What better way of discovering the history of this magnificent city than being guided around its splendid array of medieval paths and monastic buildings. Discover the origins of the cathedral and the importance of trade in this former Isle of Eels. Cost:  £2.50 per ticket Tickets can be pre booked due to limited number of places on the tour and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Telephone bookings and credit card payments accepted (minimum £5) Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Ely Guided Historic City Tour – 12th February 2012

Date:  Sunday, 12 February 2012 – 11:30am Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps What better way of discovering the history of this magnificent city than being guided around its splendid array of medieval paths and monastic buildings. Discover the origins of the cathedral and the importance of trade in this former Isle of Eels. Cost:  £2.50 per ticket Tickets can be pre booked due to limited number of places on the tour and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Telephone bookings and credit card payments accepted (minimum £5) Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Ely Guided Historic City Tour – 9th February 2013

Date:  Saturday, 9 February 2013 – 11:30am What better way of discovering the history of this magnificent city than being guided around its splendid array of medieval paths and monastic buildings. Discover the origins of the cathedral and the importance of trade in this former Isle of Eels. Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Cost:  £3 per ticket Tickets can/need to be pre booked due to limited number of places on the tour and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Telephone bookings and credit card payments accepted (minimum £5) Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Ely Guided Historic City Tour – 9th February 2013

Ely Guided Historic City Tour – 29th March 2013

Date:  Friday, 29 March 2013 – 11:30am What better way of discovering the history of this magnificent city than being guided around its splendid array of medieval paths and monastic buildings. Discover the origins of the cathedral and the importance of trade in this former Isle of Eels. Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Cost:  £3.50 per ticket Tickets can/need to be pre booked due to limited number of places on the tour and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Telephone bookings and credit card payments accepted (minimum £5) Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Guided Monastic Tour of Ely – 18th February 2012

Date:  Saturday, 18 February 2012 – 11:30am Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Discover and explore the grounds of one of the largest groups of medieval buildings still in use within Western Europe and listen to the tales of monks and royalty. Cost:  £2.50 per ticket Tickets can be pre booked due to limited number of places on the tour and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Telephone bookings and credit card payments accepted (minimum £5) Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Guided Monastic Tour of Ely – 9th April 2012

Date:  Monday, 9 April 2012 – 11:30am Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Discover and explore the grounds of one of the largest groups of medieval buildings still in use within Western Europe and listen to the tales of monks and royalty. Cost:  £2.50 per ticket Tickets can be pre booked due to limited number of places on the tour and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Telephone bookings and credit card payments accepted (minimum £5) Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Guided Monastic Walk – 19th April 2014

Date:  Saturday, 19 April 2014 – 11:30am Join our guide to explore the grounds of one of the largest groups of medieval buildings still in domestic use today in Western Europe. Listen to the tales of monks and royalty as you walk around the historical core of Ely's City Centre.. Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Cost:  £3.50 per ticket Tickets can be pre booked due to limited number of places on the tour and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Telephone bookings and credit card payments accepted (minimum £5) Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Guided Monastic Walk – 19th April 2014

Date:  Saturday, 19 April 2014 – 11:30am Join our guide to explore the grounds of one of the largest groups of medieval buildings still in domestic use today in Western Europe. Listen to the tales of monks and royalty as you walk around the historical core of Ely's City Centre.. Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Cost:  £3.50 per ticket Tickets can be pre booked due to limited number of places on the tour and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Telephone bookings and credit card payments accepted (minimum £5) Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Guided Tour around Ely and its Riverside – 19th February 2012

Date:  Sunday, 19 February 2012 – 11:30am Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps This walk takes in the city centre as well as the picturesque waterside with some stunning riverside views. Cost:  £2.50 per ticket Tickets can be pre booked due to limited number of places on the tour and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Telephone bookings and credit card payments accepted (minimum £5) Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Guided Tour around Ely and its Riverside – 8th April 2012

Date:  Sunday, 8 April 2012 – 11:30am Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps This walk takes in the city centre as well as the picturesque waterside with some stunning riverside views. Cost:  £2.50 per ticket Tickets can be pre booked due to limited number of places on the tour and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Telephone bookings and credit card payments accepted (minimum £5) Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Guided Tour around Ely and its Riverside – 8th April 2012

Guided Tour around Ely and its Riverside – 10th June 2012

Date:  Sunday, 10 June 2012 – 2:30pm Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps This walk takes in the city centre as well as the picturesque waterside with some stunning riverside views. Cost:  £2.50 per ticket Tickets can be pre booked due to limited number of places on the tour and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Telephone bookings and credit card payments accepted (minimum £5) Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Guided Tour around Ely and its Riverside – 10th June 2012

Guided Tour around Ely and its Riverside – 27th August 2012

Date:  Monday, 27 August 2012 – 11:30am Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps This guided walk takes in the city centre as well as the picturesque waterside with some stunning riverside views. Cost:  £3.50 per ticket Tickets can be pre booked due to limited number of places on the tour and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Telephone bookings and credit card payments accepted (minimum £5) Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk read more

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Memories of Childhood exhibition – February 2012

Date:  Saturday, 4 February 2012 (All day) – Wednesday, 29 February 2012 (All day) Location Ely Museum Market Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4LS United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Visit this delightful travelling exhibition which will bring back memories from your childhood.Also see toys from the museums own collection. Opening times: Monday — Saturday* 10.30am — 4.00pm Sunday 1.00pm — 4.00pm *closed on Tuesdays except for school and group bookings Cost:  Normal admission charges: Adults £3.50 Children £1 (under 5s free) Concessions £2.50 Contact:  Ely Museum Telephone:  01353 666655 Email:  admin@elymuseum.org.uk Website:  www.elymuseum.org.uk/events/

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Talk: The future of Ely’s green spaces – 8th February 2012

Date:  Wednesday, 8 February 2012 – 7:30pm Location Ely Methodist Church Chapel Street Ely CB6 1AD United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Talk by Allison Conder on behalf of the Ely Society. Cost:  £2.50 for visitors, members free. Contact:  The Ely Society Email:  elysoc@hotmail.com Website:  www.elysociety.org.uk

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Talk: The future of Ely’s green spaces – 8th February 2012

Meet the Cromwells and explore the Civil War – 14th February 2012

Date:  Tuesday, 14 February 2012 – 11:00am – 12:30pm Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Come to Oliver Cromwell’s House to meet the Cromwells!  Discover unusual object such as hives, urns, couvre feu, leather jugs, forage caps and bumrolls! Have a guess at their purposes and listen to tales of rations & portions ! Are you brave enough to taste some of the unusual flavours that the kitchen maid will present to you? Our historic character in the Civil War room will tell you about events on the battlefields and the shortage of food. Take your own ration book home and compare it with your cupboards! Cost:  Normal admission prices apply, free event for resident pass holders. Contact:  Oliver Cromwell's House Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk read more

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Meet the Cromwells: Herbs, flavours and colours galore during the 17th century!

Date:  Repeats every week until Tue Apr 10 2012 . Tuesday, 3 April 2012 – 10:00am – 12:00pm Tuesday, 10 April 2012 – 10:00am – 12:00pm Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Come to Oliver Cromwell’s House to meet the Cromwells!   Travel back to the 17th Century and discover Mrs Cromwell’s herbal medicine and her beauty parlour! You will find out how flowers and herbs were used for 17th century healing, how colours were brought to life in costumes and textiles. Come and meet our Civil War witness who will explain to you how civil war soldiers were treated on the battlefields! Drop in session with last admission at 11.30 am. Please allow minimum of 1 hour for your visit. Cost:  Normal admission prices apply, free event for resident pass holders. Contact:  Oliver Cromwell's House Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Valenitines Day Champagne Concert Rhapsody at Ely Cathedral on Saturday 11th February 2012

Date:  Saturday, 11 February 2012 (All day) Location Ely Cathedral Ely CB7 4DL United Kingdom See map: Google Maps   Cost:  Event admission price £18 and £10 Contact:  Sallyann Ford Telephone:  01353 660349 Email:  enquires@uk-pianist.com Website:  www.warrenmailley-smith.com/valentines2012ely.html read more

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Valenitines Day Champagne Concert Rhapsody at Ely Cathedral on Saturday 11th February 2012

Valentines Day Champagne Concert Rhapsody at Ely Cathedral on Saturday 11th February 2012

Date:  Saturday, 11 February 2012 – 7:30pm – 9:15pm Location Ely Cathedral Ely CB7 4DL United Kingdom See map: Google Maps For out-and-out romance on Valentines's Eve join British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith for a candlelight and champagne evening of romantic piano music.    Cost:  Event admission price £18 and £10 Contact:  Sallyann Ford Telephone:  01353 660349 Email:  enquires@uk-pianist.com Website:  www.warrenmailley-smith.com/valentines2012ely.html

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Talk: How Ely has changed – 11th April 2012

Date:  Wednesday, 11 April 2012 – 7:30pm – 9:00pm Location Ely Methodist Church Chapel Street Ely CB6 1TA. United Kingdom See map: Google Maps HOW ELY HAS CHANGED! A look back at Ely over the last 50 years by Councillor Mike Rouse on behalf of the Ely Society. Cost:  £2.50 for visitors Contact:  Kevin Evans Telephone:  01353 614892 Email:  elysoc@hotmail.com Website:  www.elysociety.org.uk

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Don’t foul our town

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06/02/2012

Residents in Littleport are saying enough is enough to dog owners who let their animals foul their town without clearing it up and local Councils are doing their bit to help.

The issue of dog fouling is a frequently raised in Neighbourhood Panel meetings and is rated as serious anti social behaviour creating real public health concerns.

In Littleport, concerned residents are appealing to dog walkers to clear up after their animals so they and their children can avoid the health risks associated with dog mess.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Don’t foul our town

Presentation: Pictures of old Ely – 14th March 2012

Date:  Wednesday, 14 March 2012 – 7:30pm – 9:00pm Location Ely Methodist Church Chapel Street Ely CB6 1TA United Kingdom See map: Google Maps PICTURES OF OLD ELY By Pam Blakeman, local historian and author on behalf of the Ely Society. Cost:  £2.50 for visitors Contact:  Kevin Evans Telephone:  01353 614892 Email:  elysoc@hotmail.com Website:  www.elysociety.org.uk

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Talk: Continuity and Tradition in Western Sculpture – 16th February 2012

Date:  Thursday, 16 February 2012 – 7:30pm Location The Hayward Theatre The Gallery Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4DB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The development from Classical Greeks to Anthony Gormley.Talk by Mary Acton on behalf of The Ely Decorative and Fine Arts Society. Cost:  Suggested donation £7 Contact:  Ely Decorative and Fine Arts Society Website:  www.elydfas.org.uk/Default.aspx

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City of Cambridge Brass Band – 9th March 2012

Date:  Friday, 9 March 2012 – 7:00pm Location The Maltings Ship Lane Ely CB7 4AU United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The Rotary Club of Ely presents the City of Cambridge Brass Band. In aid of the Rotary Foundation for the Eradication of polio throughout the world. Cost:  Tickets £12.50 and available from The Maltings or Burrows Bookshop, High Street Passage Ely. Contact:  Burrows Bookshop Telephone:  01353669759 Email:  burrowsbookshop@ymail.com read more

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City of Cambridge Brass Band – 9th March 2012

Cambridge: Bach St John Passion Concert – 15th March 2012

Date:  Thursday, 15 March 2012 – 7:45pm Location St John's College Chapel St John's Street Cambridge CB2 1TP United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Cost:  £20 – £5 Contact:  Caroline Marks Telephone:  01223 339363 Email:  choir@joh.cam.ac.uk Website:  www.sjcchoir.co.uk/StJohnPassion read more

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Barn dance and Auction with David Palmer – 24th March 2012

Date:  Saturday, 24 March 2012 – 7:15pm Location Ely Beet Sports & Social Club Lynn Road Ely, Cambridgehire CB6 1DD United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Barn dance to include light supper, live music and caller, free parking and in the supper break an auction of promises by David Palmer. All proceeds to be given to Teenage cancer trust. Come along have some fun at the same time help the young people in the area with cancer support their new specialist unit in Addenbrookes. Tickets limited. if you wish to pay by card please visit our website. Cost:  £15 Contact:  Mr Neville Williams Telephone:  01353 664 214 Email:  Karen@vitalsparkconsultancy.co.uk Website:  www.rotaryclubely-hereward.org read more

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Taking on unlicensed limousine owners

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020/12

Date: 

07/02/2012

Officers at East Cambridgeshire District Council are warning residents hiring a stretched limousine for a prom night, a day at the races or a birthday party to beware of unlicensed and unscrupulous companies.

The warning comes after a successful court action against the limousine company Skooters and it’s owner Mr Sooty Edwards from Haddenham who were fined  £2,700 and made to pay costs of £3,493 for:

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Taking on unlicensed limousine owners

Jubilee Gardens celebrates 10 years

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022/12

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07/02/2012

Ely’s Jubilee Gardens is celebrating its 10th birthday this week.

The Gardens were opened by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh on 11 February 2002 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee year of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Over the years, the impressive Jubilee Gardens have become a part of Ely with it’s beautiful riverside setting and magnificent Cathedral backdrop.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Jubilee Gardens celebrates 10 years

What are the Cromwells up to this February?

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023/12

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10/02/2012

This half term, visitors to Ely can learn a little more about what life was like in the 17th Century thanks to the experts at Oliver Cromwell House.

On Tuesday 14 February between 11am and 12.30pm, visitors to the House will hear from a historic character will tell them about civil war battles and the scraps of food they had to eat.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:What are the Cromwells up to this February?

Fancy stretching your legs this half term?

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10/02/2012

 

Anyone who wants to see the best of Ely this winter can sign up for two guided walks this February half term.

The walks will involve delving back into the city’s past and learning more about the buildings and landmarks which have contributed to Ely’s historic role. These include:

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Fancy stretching your legs this half term?

Waste and recycling service update

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025/12

Date: 

10/02/2012

Due to adverse weather conditions the waste and recycling service in East Cambridgeshire has been disrupted this week.

The snow and ice has made it very difficult for Veolia, our contracted waste operator, to complete collections in all areas of the district.

Following an assessment of the conditions today, the following decisions have been made:

* Any collections not picked up from Monday 6 February to Wednesday 8 February will now be made on the next due collection day.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Waste and recycling service update

Waste and recycling service update

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025/12

Date: 

10/02/2012

Due to adverse weather conditions the waste and recycling service in East Cambridgeshire has been disrupted this week.

The snow and ice has made it very difficult for Veolia, our contracted waste operator, to complete collections in all areas of the district.

Following an assessment of the conditions today, the following decisions have been made:

* Any collections not picked up from Monday 6 February to Wednesday 8 February will now be made on the next due collection day.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Waste and recycling service update

New bus service to launch in Ely

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026/12

Date: 

10/02/2012

A new bus service is set to launch in Ely this week helping residents to visit family, shop in the city centre or catch up with friends for lunch.

The service provided by Norfolk Green comprises of two orbital routes linking the housing estates on the outskirts of Ely with the City Centre and the new Sainsbury store on Lisle Lane. 

One loop is via Cam Drive while the other loop is via Beresford Road providing an hourly service to those residents and giving a half hourly service to the City Centre and Lisle Lane.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:New bus service to launch in Ely

Elgar’s ‘The Dream of Gerontius’ – 31st March 2012

Date:  Saturday, 31 March 2012 – 7:30pm Location Ely Cathedral The Gallery Ely United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The Dream of Gerontius, is widely regarded as Elgar's finest choral work, and some consider it his masterpiece. The work calls for a large orchestra, double chorus with semi chorus, and three soloists. The performance will be sung by some of Cambridgeshire's finest choral resources combining Ely Choral Society, the Cambridgeshire Choral Society and Ely Consort. With a fabulous group of soloists: Deborah Miles-Johnson – Mezzo Soprano Justin Lavender – Tenor Jeremy White – Bass Ely Festival Orchestra Cost:  Tickets: £25, £20, £15 and £10. U18s £5 Contact:  Ely Cathedral Box Office Telephone:  01353 660349 (Mon.-Sat. 9.30am – 4pm) Email:  box.office@cathedral.ely.anglican.org Website:  www.tickets.elycathedral.org read more

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Ely Aquafest – 1st July 2012

Date:  Sunday, 1 July 2012 (All day) Location Jubilee Gardens Ely Cambridgeshire United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Ely Rotarian Stan Baker visited the Rotary Club of Axminster, when he overheard a conversation about Raft and Canoe racing on the river Ax. This gave him the idea that the Rotary Club of Ely could do the same on the river Great Ouse. So it was in July 1978 that the first Aquafest was put on for the people of Ely and has continued every year, making this year our 34 th anniversary. Cost:  Free event Contact:  Jacqueline Whipp Telephone:  01353 720806 Email:  jawhipp@aol.com Website:  www.elyaquafest.org.uk/programme read more

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Ely Folk Festival – 13th to 15th July 2012

Date:  Friday, 13 July 2012 (All day) – Sunday, 15 July 2012 (All day) Location Ely City Football Club Downham Road Ely CB6 2SH United Kingdom See map: Google Maps With its beautiful cathedral towering majestically above the surrounding countryside, the City of Ely lies in the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fens, famed for spectacular sunsets and the vast open sky. What better location for a weekend of the best in folk music and dance? Cost:  Please contact the Box Office for up to date availability and prices. Contact:  Ely Folk Festival Telephone:  07500 527334 Email:  queries@elyfolkfestival.co.uk Website:  www.elyfolkfestival.co.uk read more

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Ely Apple Festival – 20th October 2012

Date:  Saturday, 20 October 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Location Palace Green (near Ely Cathedral) Ely Cambridgeshire CB7 4EW United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The annual Apple Festival held on Ely´s Palace Green has become East Anglia´s biggest celebration of the great British Apple : Apple and Spoon racing, longest apple peel competition, apple activities and goodies including apple sausages, juices, ciders and cookery demonstrations. Cost:  Free event. Contact:  Aileen Sharp Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  aileen.sharp@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Think you can tell a story?

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27/12

Date: 

14/02/2012

A new community website is looking for a select band of local people who care about where they live to become community reporters for ShapeYourPlace – East Cambridgeshire.

The award winning project which began in Fenland in 2010 is a one stop site for everything to do with the place where people live and is coming to a number of locations in East Cambridgeshire this Spring.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Think you can tell a story?

Talk: New opportunities in local archaeology – 20th February 2012

Date:  Monday, 20 February 2012 – 8:00pm Location Ely Methodist Church Chapel Street Ely CB6 1AD United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Talk by Kasia Gdaniec of Cambridgeshire County Council. She will explain how recent government policies are crating new opportunities for local archeology which in turn will empower local enthousiasts and societies. Cost:  £2.50 for visitors – members free Contact:  Ely and District Archaeolgy Society Website:  www.elyarchaeology.org.uk

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20th Century & Modern Design Collectors Fair – 4th March 2012

Date:  Sunday, 4 March 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Location The Maltings Shiplane Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4BB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps A wide range of dealers covering all areas of 20th Century collectables and curios from Art Nouveau and Art Deco to the Psychedelic 60s and the Retro styles of the 70s Cost:  £1 Contact:  Danny Neill Telephone:  01638 603518 Email:  fruit.tree.antiques@gmail.com Website:  www.fruit-tree-corner.co.uk

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What do you think could make Burwell better?

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028/12

Date: 

21/02/2012

Ideas and concepts of what Burwell could look like 20 years from now are being put out for public debate and scrutiny.

Local residents can see the options which are being considered for the Burwell Masterplan and give their views on how their village can change and improve over the next twenty years at exhibitions being held on:
 
*    Wednesday 29 February, 3pm – 8pm, at the Mandeville Hall, Tan House Lane, Burwell.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:What do you think could make Burwell better?

Helping children understand the joys of cooking

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029/12

Date: 

22/02/2012

This Saturday (25 February), Ely Farmers’ Market will be the place to be for any boy or girl interested in good, wholesome cooking.

This month's Farmers Market's food activity is led by Richard Crozier, a renown ‘Kiddy Cook’ will be running a cooking workshop fro children from 9am to 10.30am.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Helping children understand the joys of cooking

Balanced budget approved to fund the future

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030/12

Date: 

24/02/2012

Councillors in East Cambridgeshire last night agreed a budget to meet the needs of the future.

Despite cuts of nearly 29 per cent to the Council’s main Government Grant for 2011/12 and 2012/13 and three difficult years of redundancies, reductions to grants and enforced savings, the authority has not had to make any new cuts to services or funding to balance the budget.

 

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Balanced budget approved to fund the future

Film Show in Ely – 17th March 2012

Date:  Saturday, 17 March 2012 – 6:30pm Location St Peter's Church Broad Street Ely Ely CB7 4AH United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The film is Life in a Day, a compilation of video shorts taken by people around the world on 20th January 2011, woven together into a feature film by Kevin Macdonald and Ridley Scott. Online reviews include “Mind-blowing”, “Exhilarating”, “Extraordinary”, “Profound”, “Unbelievable”, “Remarkable, emotional and inspiring”. Doors open 6.30; Refreshments and raffle. Film starts at 7.30. Cost:  Tickets £6 each (£5 for students, OAPs and registered disabled); a carer accompanying a wheelchair user gets in free (up to a max. of 5). Tickets from Burrows Bookshop, Ely or T: 01353 741 788. All proceeds to Amnesty. Contact:  Barbara Grafton Telephone:  01353 741788 Email:  info@amnestyely.org.uk

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Anyone noticed an escaped gorilla?

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031/12

Date: 

02/03/2012

Officers at East Cambridgeshire District Council are asking for help after a 12 foot metal gorilla was dumped on a bridleway near Ely this week.

The fly tip was reported to the Council yesterday, Thursday 1 March by a dog walker who spotted the 'ape' when out for a stroll with their dog near Sutton Road in Witchford.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Anyone noticed an escaped gorilla?

Ely and its Eel heritage Walk – 7th May 2012

Date:  Monday, 7 May 2012 – 11:30am Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Discover the importance of the Eel trade and how it shaped the history of this beautiful city. Marvel at the artworks connected to our Eel Heritage along the way. Tickets can be prebooked and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Phone bookings and credit card payments available (minimum charge £5). Cost:  £2.50 per ticket Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Ely and its Riverside Heritage Walk – 10th February 2013

Date:  Sunday, 10 February 2013 – 11:30am Discover the importance of the Eel trade and how it shaped the history of this beautiful city. Marvel at the artworks connected to our Eel Heritage along the way. Tickets can/need to be prebooked and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Phone bookings and credit card payments available (minimum charge £5). Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Cost:  £3 per ticket Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Ely and its Riverside Heritage Walk – 31st March 2013

Date:  Sunday, 31 March 2013 – 11:30am Discover the importance of the Eel trade and how it shaped the history of this beautiful city. Marvel at the artworks connected to our Eel Heritage along the way. Tickets can/need to be prebooked and are available from Ely Tourist Information Centre. Phone bookings and credit card payments available (minimum charge £5). Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Cost:  £3 per ticket Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk

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Diamond Jubilee Guided Walk: Cromwell, King in all but Name – 5th June 2012

Date:  Tuesday, 5 June 2012 – 11:30am Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps A new guided tour of Oliver Cromwell's House in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee. Join this new tour to find out why Oliver Cromwell would not take the title of King and what happened to the Crown Jewels. Learn about Oliver Cromwell's principles, how he governed the country and how King Charles II punished him! Two tours available on the day: 11.30 am departure and 2.30 pm departure. Cost:  £3.90 per adult, £3.60 per concession and £3 per child. 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 Folk Festival 2012 – Free Festival Ticket In Return For Working As A Steward

The line-up for Ely Folk Festival 2012 has been annouced and my goodness what a line-up it is! Featuring some of the biggest names on the British folk and roots circuit and with keenly priced tickets and a family-friendly vibe, it’s no wonder festival tickets are selling out fast. Headline acts include fabulous roots duo Show of Hands, The Blues Band, Jez Lowe, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Scottish band Breabach and cajun band Elvis Fontenot and the Sugar Bees.

Ely Folk Festival will take place 13 – 15 July at the Outdoor Centre on Downham Road. It has been one of the very few folk festivals to make it onto the Sunday Times list of Top 100 Festivals in the last three years. Fantastic music, ceilidhs, opportunities to take part in music and dance workshops, kids entertainment, a real ale bar and a laid-back atmosphere are the ingredients that make for a great day or weekend out at the festival for all the family.

Weekend, day and evening tickets are now available for sale. You can buy a ticket on-line via the website elyfolkfestival.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01353 669985. The festival has sold out in advance for the last four years, so get your tickets early.

Alternatively, if you would like a free festival ticket in return for working as a steward on the festival site for 10 hours over the festival, check out the website for details on how to apply.

To keep up with festival information, check out the website elyfolkfestival.co.uk or follow it on facebook or twitter @ElyFolk.

Jubilee Gardens Summer Riverside Concerts – Summer 2012

Date:  Repeats every week until Fri Sep 07 2012 . Sunday, 13 May 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 20 May 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 27 May 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 3 June 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 10 June 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 17 June 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 24 June 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 1 July 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 8 July 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 15 July 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 22 July 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 29 July 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 5 August 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 12 August 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 19 August 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 26 August 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sunday, 2 September 2012 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Location Jubilee Gardens Waterside Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4BB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Every Sunday afternoon enjoy the sounds of a variety of brass and jazz bands. 13th May 2012: March Brass 200 20th May 2012: Littleport Brass Band 27th May 2012: Freddie and Friends New Orleans Jazz Band 3rd June 2012: City of Ely Military Band 10th June 2012: Cottenham Brass 17th June 2012: Saffron Walden Town Band 24th June 2012: Wicken Coronation Band 8th July 2012: Manea Silver Band 15th July 2012: Somersham Town Band 22nd July 2012: Waterbeach Brass Cost:  Free event. Contact:  City of Ely Council Telephone:  01353 661016 Email:  info@cityofelycouncil.org.uk Website:  www.cityofelycouncil.org.uk read more

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Fordham Car Boot Sales – April 2012

Date:  Repeats every month on the first Sunday and on the third Sunday and on the fifth Sunday until Sun Apr 29 2012 . Sunday, 1 April 2012 – 7:00am – 1:00pm Sunday, 15 April 2012 – 7:00am – 1:00pm Sunday, 29 April 2012 – 7:00am – 1:00pm Location Market Field Collins Hill Fordham, Cambridgeshire CB7 5PD United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Fordham Carboot sale is one of the oldest, largest and longest running carboot sales in East Anglia. Ideally Located between Newmarket and Ely just off the A14 and the A142, we are easily found and also sign posted at every entrance to Fordham. We have free unlimited parking facilities available with reserved easy to access parking for the disabled. Private on-site toilets, child amusements and approved caters are also available throughout the day. Sunday 1st, 15th and 29th of April Sunday 13th & 27th May Cost:  Cars for carboot £8 Contact:  Richard Taylor Telephone:  07836359502 Email:  richardtaylor@fordhamcarbootsales.co.uk read more

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Fordham Car Boot Sales – Summer 2012

Date:  Repeats every month on the second Sunday and on the fourth Sunday until Mon Jul 30 2012 . Sunday, 13 May 2012 – 7:00am – 1:00pm Sunday, 27 May 2012 – 7:00am – 1:00pm Sunday, 10 June 2012 – 7:00am – 1:00pm Sunday, 24 June 2012 – 7:00am – 1:00pm Sunday, 8 July 2012 – 7:00am – 1:00pm Sunday, 22 July 2012 – 7:00am – 1:00pm Location Market Field Collins Hill Fordham, Cambridgeshire CB7 5PD United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Ideally Located between Newmarket and Ely just off the A14 and the A142, we are easily found and also sign posted at every entrance to Fordham. We have free unlimited parking facilities available with reserved easy to access parking for the disabled. Private on-site toilets, child amusements and approved caters are also available throughout the day. Sunday 13th & 27th May Sunday 10th & 24th June Sunday 8th & 22nd July Sunday 5th & 19th August Sunday 2nd, 16th and 30th September Cost:  £8 for Car boot seller Contact:  Richard Taylor Telephone:  07836359502 Email:  richardtaylor@fordhamcarbootsales.co.uk

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Fordham Car Boot Sales – August/September 2012

Date:  Repeats every month on the first Sunday and on the third Sunday and on the fifth Sunday until Sun Sep 30 2012 . Sunday, 5 August 2012 – 7:00am – 1:00pm Sunday, 19 August 2012 – 7:00am – 1:00pm Sunday, 2 September 2012 – 7:00am – 1:00pm Sunday, 16 September 2012 – 7:00am – 1:00pm Sunday, 30 September 2012 – 7:00am – 1:00pm Location Market Field Collins Hill Fordham, Cambridgeshire CB7 5PD United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Ideally Located between Newmarket and Ely just off the A14 and the A142, we are easily found and also sign posted at every entrance to Fordham. We have free unlimited parking facilities available with reserved easy to access parking for the disabled. Private on-site toilets, child amusements and approved caters are also available throughout the day. Sunday 5th & 19th August Sunday 2nd, 16th and 30th September Cost:  £8 per carboot seller Contact:  Richard Taylor Telephone:  07836359502 Email:  richardtaylor@fordhamcarbootsales.co.uk

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Fordham Car Boot Sales – August/September 2012

Art Exhibition – March 2012

Date:  Wednesday, 7 March 2012 – 10:30am – Sunday, 1 April 2012 – 5:30pm Location The Old Fire Engine 25 St. Mary's Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4ER United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The Old Fire Engine House Gallery has monthly exhibitions of work by leading artists, from both East Anglia and further afield. We show work in a wide range of media including, painting, prints, glass and sculpture. Cost:  Free admission Contact:  The Old Fire Engine Telephone:  01353 662582 Email:  info@theoldfireenginehouse.co.uk Website:  www.theoldfireenginehouse.co.uk read more

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Food & Craft Market – Bank Holiday Monday 9 April

Date:  Monday, 9 April 2012 (All day) Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Visit our Bank Holiday Food & Craft Market with a great selection of stalls featuring tasters and a fantastic variety of unique crafts.  Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Food & Craft Market – Bank Holiday Monday 9 April

Continental Market – 7, 8 & 9 April

Date:  Saturday, 7 April 2012 (All day) – Monday, 9 April 2012 (All day) Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Our visiting Continental Market with a great range of continental food and crafts comes to Ely on Saturday 7, Sunday 8 and Bank Holiday Monday 9 April.  The Continental Market will be along Ely High Street on Saturday and on Market Place on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, alongside our Food & Craft Market. Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Continental Market – 7, 8 & 9 April

Continental Market – 25th, 26th and 27th May 2013

Date:  Repeats every day until Mon May 27 2013 . Saturday, 25 May 2013 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, 26 May 2013 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Monday, 27 May 2013 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Our visiting Continental Market with a great range of continental food and crafts comes to Ely on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2013. The Continental Market will be along Ely High Street on Saturday and on Market Place on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, alongside our Food & Craft Market. Location Ely Market Place Market Place Ely CB7 4NT United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Cost:  Free-stroll around the market place. If you are interested in trading on the Flower, Food and Craft market, please contact julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk Contact:  Julia Davis Telephone:  01353 665555 (Julia Davis) Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk/markets

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Continental Market – 25th, 26th and 27th May 2013

Continental Market: 24th – 26th May 2014

Date:  Repeats every day until Mon May 26 2014 . Saturday, 24 May 2014 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, 25 May 2014 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Monday, 26 May 2014 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Our visiting Continental Market with a great range of continental food and crafts comes to Ely on Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Bank Holiday Monday 26th May 2013. The Continental Market will be along Ely High Street on Saturday and on Market Place on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, alongside our Food & Craft Market. Cost:  Free-stroll around the market place. If you are interested in trading on the Flower, Food and Craft market, please contact julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk Contact:  Julia Davis Telephone:  01353 665555 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk/markets Location Ely Market Place Market Place Ely CB7 4NT United Kingdom See map: Google Maps

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Continental Market: 24th – 26th May 2014

Continental Market – 25, 26 & 27 August

Date:  Saturday, 25 August 2012 (All day) – Monday, 27 August 2012 (All day) Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Our visiting Continental Market comes to Ely on August Bank Holiday Weekend from Saturday 25th to Bank Holiday Monday 27th. The Continental Market will be found in Ely High Street on Saturday alongside our regular weekly Craft & Collectables Market and Farmers Market in Market Place and Dolphin Lane. On Sunday 26th the Continental Market will be on Ely Market Place alongside our Sunday Flower, Food & Craft Market. On Bank Holiday Monday, the Continental Market will be on Ely Market Place alongside our Bank Holiday Food & Craft Market. Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Continental Market – 25, 26 & 27 August

Continental Market – 24th, 25th & 26th August 2013

Date:  Repeats every day until Mon Aug 26 2013 . Saturday, 24 August 2013 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, 25 August 2013 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Monday, 26 August 2013 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Our visiting Continental Market comes to Ely on August Bank Holiday Weekend from Saturday 24th to Bank Holiday Monday 26th. Location Ely Market Place Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Cost:  Free-stroll around the market place. If you are interested in trading on the market, please contact julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk Contact:  Julia Davis Telephone:  01353 665555 (Julia Davis) Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk/markets read more

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Continental Market – 24th, 25th & 26th August 2013

Continental Market: 23rd – 25th August 2014

Date:  Repeats every day until Mon Aug 25 2014 . Saturday, 23 August 2014 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, 24 August 2014 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Monday, 25 August 2014 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Our visiting Continental Market comes to Ely on August Bank Holiday Weekend from Saturday 23rd to Bank Holiday Monday 25th. Cost:  Free-stroll around the market place. If you are interested in trading on the market, please contact julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk Contact:  Julia Davis Telephone:  01353 665555 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.visitely.org.uk/markets Location Ely Market Place Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps read more

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Flower, Food & Craft Market – Sunday 27 May

Date:  Sunday, 27 May 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The popular Flower, Food & Craft Market takes place on Sunday 27 May and every last Sunday in the month on Ely Market Place from April to November.  A great selection of seasonal plants and flowers with food and craft stalls from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Flower, Food & Craft Market – Sunday 24 June

Date:  Sunday, 24 June 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The popular Flower, Food & Craft Market takes place on Sunday 24 June 2012 and every last Sunday in the month on Ely Market Place from April to November.  A great selection of seasonal plants and flowers with food and craft stalls from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Flower, Food & Craft Market – Sunday 29 July

Date:  Sunday, 29 July 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The popular Flower, Food & Craft Market takes place on Sunday 29 July 2012 and every last Sunday in the month on Ely Market Place from April to November.  A great selection of seasonal plants and flowers with food and craft stalls from 10 am – 4 pm. Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Flower, Food & Craft Market – Sunday 29 July

Flower, Food & Craft Market – Sunday 26 August

Date:  Sunday, 26 August 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The popular Flower, Food & Craft Market take place on Sunday 26 August 2012 and every last Sunday in the month on Ely Market Place from April to November.  A great selection of seasonal plants and flowers with food and craft stalls from 10 am – 4 pm.   Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Flower, Food & Craft Market – Sunday 30 September

Date:  Sunday, 30 September 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The popular Flower, Food & Craft Market takes place on Sunday 30 September 2012 and every last Sunday in the month on Ely Market Place from April to November.  A great selection of seasonal plants and flowers with food and craft stalls from 10 am – 4 pm. Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Flower, Food & Craft Market – Sunday 28 October

Date:  Sunday, 28 October 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The popular Flower, Food & Craft Market takes place on Sunday 28 October 2012 and every last Sunday in the month on Ely Market Place from April to November.  A great selection of seasonal plants and flowers with food and craft stalls from 10 am – 4 pm. Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Flower, Food & Craft Market – Sunday 28 October

Flower, Food & Craft Market & French Market – Sunday 28th October 2012

Date:  Sunday, 28 October 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm The popular Flower, Food & Craft Market takes place on Sunday 28 October 2012 and every last Sunday in the month on Ely Market Place from April to November.  A great selection of seasonal plants and flowers with food and craft stalls from 10 am – 4 pm. Our monthly Sunday Flower, Food & Craft Market is joined by the visiting French Market with a great selection of French goods from cheese and charcuterie to soaps and lavender. Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Flower, Food & Craft Market & French Market – Sunday 25th November 2012

Date:  Sunday, 25 November 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm The popular Flower, Food & Craft Market takes place on Sunday 25th November 2012 and every last Sunday in the month on Ely Market Place from April to November.  A great selection of seasonal plants and flowers with food and craft stalls from 10 am – 4 pm. Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Flower, Food & Craft Market & Christmas Special – Sunday 25th November 2012

Date:  Sunday, 25 November 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm The popular Flower, Food & Craft Market takes place on Sunday 25th November 2012 and every last Sunday in the month on Ely Market Place from April to November.  A great selection of seasonal plants and flowers with food and craft stalls from 10 am – 4 pm. Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Flower, Food & Craft Market & Christmas Special – Sunday 25th November 2012

Flower, Food & Craft Market – Sunday 25 November – Christmas Special

Date:  Sunday, 25 November 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Our Christmas Special Flower, Food & Craft Market takes place on Sunday 25 November 2012 on Ely Market Place from 10 am – 4 pm.  A great selection of  seasonal plants and flowers with food and craft stalls and Christmas tasters and entertainment. Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Food & Craft Market – Bank Holiday Monday 7 May

Date:  Monday, 7 May 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Visit our Bank Holiday Food & Craft Market on Ely Market Place from 10 am – 4pm with a great selection of stalls featuring tasters and a fantastic variety of unique crafts. Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Food & Craft Market – Bank Holiday Monday 7 May

Flower, Food & Craft Market – Bank Holiday Monday 7 May

Date:  Monday, 7 May 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Visit our Bank Holiday Flower, Food & Craft Market on Ely Market Place from 10 am – 4pm with a great selection of stalls featuring tasters, local foods and flowers plus a fantastic array of unique crafts and gifts. Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Food & Craft Market – Bank Holiday Monday 4 June

Date:  Monday, 4 June 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Visit our Bank Holiday Food & Craft Market on Ely Market Place from 10 am – 4 pm with a great selection of stalls featuring tasters and a fantastic variety of unique crafts. Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Food & Craft Market – Bank Holiday Monday 4 June

Flower, Food & Craft Market – Bank Holiday Monday 4 June

Date:  Monday, 4 June 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Visit our Bank Holiday Flower, Food & Craft Market on Ely Market Place from 10 am – 4 pm with a great selection of stalls featuring tasters, local food and flowers plus a fantastic array of unique crafts and gifts. Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Flower, Food & Craft Market – Bank Holiday Monday 27 August

Date:  Monday, 27 August 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Location Ely Market Place Ely CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Visit our Bank Holiday Flower, Food & Craft Market with a great selection of stalls featuring tasters, local food and flowers plus a fantastic variety of unique crafts and gifts. Contact:  Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  julia.davis@eastcambs.gov.uk

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Helping to improve our communities

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032/12

Date: 

08/03/2012

Residents in Haddenham, Soham and Stretchworth are among those set to benefit from grants totalling nearly £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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What is your vision of the future?

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034/12

Date: 

08/03/2012

Residents in East Cambridgeshire are being given the chance to have a say about the future of the district.

This week, officers are asking members of the public to give their views on a range of topics from the area’s housing targets to employment forecasts and priority areas for funding.

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Easter Holiday Fun at Ely Cathedral – April 2012

Date:  Repeats every day until Wed Apr 04 2012 . Monday, 2 April 2012 – 10:00am – 12:00pm Tuesday, 3 April 2012 – 10:00am – 12:00pm Wednesday, 4 April 2012 – 10:00am – 12:00pm Location Ely Cathedral The Gallery Ely Cambridgeshire United Kingdom See map: Google Maps A warm welcome to children of all ages and their guardians to participate in arts & crafts Easter activities and storytelling within Ely Cathedral! Cost:  Free event, donations welcome. Cathedral Children’s Trail available on the day £1 Contact:  Jan Munt at Ely Catheral Centre Telephone:  01353659668

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Easter Holiday Fun at Ely Cathedral – April 2012

Easter Craft Fair – 31st March 2012

Date:  Saturday, 31 March 2012 – 10:00am – 3:00pm Location Ely Cathedral Centre Palace Green Ely, Cambridgehire United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Over 30 stalls!  Original prints, bath products, stained glass, knitted goods, handmade toys, gifts, cards, jewellery, artwork and much more Cost:  50 pence admission for adults, children under 16 are free Contact:  Claire Mills Telephone:  01353 659668 Email:  c.mills@cathedral.ely.anglican.org

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Easter Craft at Ely Museum – 5th April 2012

Date:  Thursday, 5 April 2012 – 11:00am – 12:30pm Location Ely Museum Market Square Ely CB7 4LS United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Come and join in with our fun Easter Crafts and follow the Easter Trail around the Museum. Suitable for ages 5-11 years, (under 8's must be accompanied by an adult).   Easter Trail will be running every day during the Easter Holidays. Cost:  Tickets £2.50 – numbers limited so please book in advance to guarantee your place. Contact:  Ely Museum Telephone:  01353 666655 Email:  admin@elymuseum.org.uk

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Easter Bonanza at Denny Abbey – 8th & 9th April 2012

Date:  Repeats every day until Mon Apr 09 2012 . Sunday, 8 April 2012 – 10:30am – 5:00pm Monday, 9 April 2012 – 10:30am – 5:00pm Location The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey A10 between Cambridge and Ely Waterbeach CB25 9PQ United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Make your own Easter bonnet or bandana and then take part in ever-popular Easter parade, weave some willow, help paint and complete our giant Easter motif on grass. Finish off by taking part in our eggciting Easter egg trail in a beautiful rural setting. Fun for all the family. Cost:  Adults:                                     £4.50 Concessions*                        £3.50 Children                                   £2.50 Family Ticket                          £12 Children under 5                   FREE Friends of the Museum       FREE Contact:  The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey Telephone:  01223 860988 Website:  www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk/

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Wicken Fen Holiday Fun – April 2012

Date:  Tuesday, 3 April 2012 (All day) – Thursday, 12 April 2012 (All day) Location Wicken Fen Lode lane Wicken CB7 5XP United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Pond Dipping with optional Bug Hunt Tuesday 3 & 10 April- timed sessions from 10.30am Pond dip £1.75, plus 50p for bug hunt. Any Age – Booking essential Myths and Magic Taking inspiration from old fenland stories, follow the magical trail and discover some local mysteries. Wednesday 4 April, 10.30 -12.30 or 2-4pm Suit 5-12years £4.50 booking essential Springtime Arts and Crafts Thursday 5 April , 10.30 -12.30 or 2-4pm Cost:  As mentioned above Contact:  Wicken Fen Telephone:  01353 720274 Website:  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wicken-fen/ read more

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Macmillan Cancer Support Riverwalk 2012 – 6th May2012

Date:  Sunday, 6 May 2012 – 9:15am – 6:00pm Location Cambridge Motor Boat Club Clayhithe Road Cambridge CB25 9HZ United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Join us for a great day out along the banks of the Cam and Ouse for our famous Riverwalk and help improve the lives of people affected by cancer. We have three walks that fundraisers can participate in, two starting from Jesus Green Cambridge and the last starting at the Cambridge Motor Boat Club. Cost:  £10 on the day (free for under 16s) Contact:  Charlotte Darlow Telephone:  07834192229 Website:  www.macmillan.org.uk read more

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Macmillan Cancer Support Riverwalk 2012 – 6th May2012

Exhibition Chris Wood – Light Babylon Gallery – Spring 2012

Date:  Repeats every day until Sat Apr 14 2012 . Saturday, 17 March 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Sunday, 18 March 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Monday, 19 March 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Tuesday, 20 March 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Wednesday, 21 March 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Thursday, 22 March 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Friday, 23 March 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Saturday, 24 March 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Sunday, 25 March 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Monday, 26 March 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Tuesday, 27 March 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Wednesday, 28 March 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Thursday, 29 March 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Friday, 30 March 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Saturday, 31 March 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Sunday, 1 April 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Monday, 2 April 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Tuesday, 3 April 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Wednesday, 4 April 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Thursday, 5 April 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Friday, 6 April 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Saturday, 7 April 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Sunday, 8 April 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Monday, 9 April 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Tuesday, 10 April 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Wednesday, 11 April 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Thursday, 12 April 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Friday, 13 April 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Saturday, 14 April 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Location Babylon Art Gallery Waterside Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4AU United Kingdom See map: Google Maps An exhibition of the work of glass and installation artist, Chris Wood. She works with glass and a variety of optical materials such as dichroic glass, mirror, lenses and lenticular films in order to exploit the aesthetic potential of light. After studying Furniture Design, Chris Wood went on to study glass at the Royal College of Art, where she worked on architectural scale projects dealing with light and space. She lives and works in Cambridgeshire producing commissioned work for both the public and private sector. Cost:  FREE, donations welcome Contact:  Caroline Cawley Telephone:  01353 616991 Email:  caroline.cawley@adec.org.uk Website:  www.adec.org.uk read more

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Exhibition Chris Wood – Light Babylon Gallery – Spring 2012

Management for Wildlife on Middle Level Waterways – 7th June 2012

Date:  Thursday, 7 June 2012 – 7:30pm Location Ely Museum Market Street Ely CB7 4LS United Kingdom See map: Google Maps A talk by Cliff Carson on the Management for Wildlife on Middle Level Waterways – presented by The Friends of Ely Museum. The presentation will be held in the Vernon Cross Room at the rear of the Museum – entrance via ECDC car park. Non members welcome Cost:  Members of Friends of Ely Museum £1.50 non members £2.00 Contact:  Ely Museum Telephone:  01353 666655 Email:  admin@elymuseum.org.uk

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Talk:Prickwillow and Beyond – 3rd May 2012

Date:  Thursday, 3 May 2012 – 7:30pm Location Ely Museum Market Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4LS United Kingdom See map: Google Maps A talk on Prickwillow and Beyond by Chris Jakes, presented by The Friends of Ely Museum. The presentation will be held in the Vernon Cross Room at the rear of the Museum- entrance via ECDC car park. Non members welcome. Cost:  Members of Friends of Ely Museum £1.50 non members £2.00 Contact:  Ely Museum Telephone:  01353 666655 Email:  admin@elymuseum.org.uk

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Talk:Prickwillow and Beyond – 3rd May 2012

Cromwell and Huntingdonshire – 5th April 2012

Date:  Thursday, 5 April 2012 – 7:30pm Location Ely Museum Market Street Ely CB7 4LS United Kingdom See map: Google Maps A talk by Bob Burn-Murdoch on Cromwell and Huntingdonshire presented by The Friends Of Ely Museum. The presentation will be held in the Vernon Cross Room at the rear of the Museum – entrance via ECDC car park. Non members welcome. Cost:  Members of Friends of Ely Museum £1.50 non members £2.00 Contact:  Ely Museum Telephone:  01353 666655 Email:  admin@elymuseum.org.uk

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Ask The Archeaologist – 28th April 2012

Date:  Saturday, 28 April 2012 – 10:30am – 1:00pm Location Ely Museum Market Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4LS United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Have you found something in your garden or while out for a walk? Then bring along your archaeological find for the County Finds Liaison Officer to identify. Cost:  Free entry to event – does not include entry to museum Contact:  Ely Museum Telephone:  01353 666655 Email:  admin@elymuseum.org.uk

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The 2nd Prickwillow Ploughing Festival – 6th & 7th October 2012

Date:  Repeats every day until Sun Oct 07 2012 . Saturday, 6 October 2012 – 10:00am Sunday, 7 October 2012 – 10:00am Location Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum Main Street Prickwillow CB7 4UN United Kingdom See map: Google Maps In conjunction with T W H Clarke and Son of Green Farm. Now over 2 days opening at 10am daily. Heavy Horse and Vintage/Classic Tractor Ploughing , Working Horticultural Machinery Displays, Static Exhibits, Vehicles, Stationary Engines, Traction Engines, Market Stalls, Arts and Crafts, Trade Stands, Music and Entertainment for all the family. Engines running in the museum. Cost:  Adult £5.00, Concession £4.00, accompanined children under 16 FREE. weekend passes available – check with museum for details Contact:  Pauline Dunham Telephone:  01353 688360/720737 Email:  enquiries@prickwillow-engine-museum.co.uk Website:  www.prickwillow-drainage-museum.co.uk

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Rural Crafts and Trades – 19th August 2012

Date:  Sunday, 19 August 2012 – 11:00am – 4:30pm Location Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum Main Street Prickwillow CB7 4UN United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Exhibits and demonstrations of Traditional Rural Crafts and trades including willow weaving, stained glass work, clay sculpture, lace making, cake icing, wood working and more! Hot and Cold Food – Lots to enjoy for all the family – Free parking Cost:  Adult £4.00, Concession £3.00, Child £1.50, Family £10.00 Contact:  Pauline Dunham Telephone:  01353 688360/720737 Email:  enquiries@prickwillow-engine-museum.co.uk Website:  www.prickwillow-drainage-museum.co.uk

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Working to support all our communities

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036/12

Date: 

13/03/2012

Plans to meet the needs of Gypsies and Travellers throughout the county have been supported by Councillors in East Cambridgeshire.

Members at the Development and Transport sub committee heard how a countywide strategy and action plan had been put together to address the identified inequalities which face Cambridgeshire’s largest ethnic minority.

The plan outlines how authorities and emergency services will better co-ordinate their work with the Gypsy and Traveller communities to ensure issues such health, education and planning are tackled

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Concert celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II – 2nd June 2012

Date:  Saturday, 2 June 2012 – 7:30am Location Ely Cathedral The Gallery Ely, Cambridgehire United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Ely Cathedral presents a special celebration concert. The programme will consist of well known choral works as well as popular patriotic music to include favourites such as 'Rule Britannia', 'Land of Hope and Glory' and 'Jerusalem'. The concert will be sung by massed choirs and accompanied by The East Anglian Chamber Orchestra. Cost:  Ticket prices to be confirmed and are available from Ely Cathedral Boxoffice Contact:  Ely Cathedral Box Office Telephone:  01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) Email:  box.office@cathedral.ely.anglican.org Website:  www.elycathedral.org

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Concert celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II – 2nd June 2012

Screening the Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – 5th June 2012

Date:  Tuesday, 5 June 2012 – 10:30am Location Ely Cathedral The Gallery Ely, Cambridgehire United Kingdom See map: Google Maps We will be a screening the Service of Thanksgiving live from St. Paul’s Cathedral. Tables and seating will be provided with a good view of the big screen under the Octagon. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch although refreshments will be available. Cost:  Free event Contact:  Ely Cathedral Telephone:  01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) Email:  box.office@cathedral.ely.anglican.org Website:  www.elycathedral.org

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Diamond Jubilee Party in the Park – 4th June 2012

Date:  Monday, 4 June 2012 – 6:15pm Location Jubilee Gardens Broad Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4AF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The City of Ely Council is proud to announce ‘The Ely Diamond Jubilee, Party in the Park’ a live open air concert to be held in The Park, Cherry Hill, Ely.  The concert will be family inclusive event with a mixed audience of all ages. Food and drink will be available to purchase. Cost:  Free event Contact:  City of Ely Council Telephone:  01353 661016 Email:  info@cityofelycouncil.org.uk Website:  www.cityofelycouncil.org.uk/ read more

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Diamond Jubilee Party in the Park – 4th June 2012

City of Ely Military Band ‘Cycle-Playathon’ – 13th May 2012

Date:  Sunday, 13 May 2012 – 9:20am – 5:00pm Location Palace Green (near Ely Cathedral) Ely Cambridgeshire CB7 4EW United Kingdom See map: Google Maps This is a combined cycle ride and concerts event. Members of the band will be cycling from Ely visiting Wentworth, Haddenham, Little Downham and then back to Ely with concerts held at these venues : Wentworth Hall 10:15am Haddenham School 12:00 noon Little Downham Village Centre 2:45pm Ely Palace Green 4:15pm Money raised from the event will go towards band funds and the local branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Cost:  Free event but donations encouraged for the local branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Contact:  Adrian Scaites-Stokes Telephone:  01353 616456 Email:  adrian.scaites-stokes@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.btinternet.com/~ely.band/

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Barns Jubilee Picnic – 3rd June 2012

Date:  Sunday, 3 June 2012 – 12:30pm – 5:00pm Location High Barns Play Area and the adjacent Larkfields High Barns Avenue Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4RJ United Kingdom See map: Google Maps A family picnic celebration with community activities, five a side football and shooting hoops utilising the new multi use all weather court, a showcase of local groups who meet at the barns. Live Music from local performers, Children's sports, bouncy castle, All for the people of the Barns Area by the people of the Barns. Cost:  Free event Contact:  John Grain Telephone:  01353 667969 Email:  barnsvoice@googlemail.com

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Archaeology Talk – 21st May 2012

Date:  Monday, 21 May 2012 – 8:00pm Location Ely Methodist Church Chapel Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB6 1TA. United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The Witchford Landscape from Domesday Book to the present. By George Jellicoe & Anne Holton-Krayenbuhl Cost:  Members free: visitors £2.50 Contact:  Mr Steve Cole Telephone:  01353 669326 Email:  enquiries@elyarchaeology.org.uk Website:  www.elyarchaeology.org.uk

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When can you recycle your waste this Easter?

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Residents in East Cambridgeshire are being reminded about revised collection dates over the Easter holiday in order to deal with their waste.

East Cambridgeshire District Council has made the following waste and recycling arrangements over the Easter break:
 

Normal Collection Day

Revised Collection

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:When can you recycle your waste this Easter?

New food hygiene system set to launch

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21/03/2012

Anyone ordering food, drinks or simply socialising in restaurants, pubs and cafes in East Cambridgeshire are set to benefit from the introduction of the Food Standards Agency’s national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme next month.

The scheme will build on the success of the ‘Scores of the Doors’ programme to help consumers choose where to eat out or shop for food by providing information about the hygiene standards of the premises.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:New food hygiene system set to launch

Fantastic markets coming to Ely this Easter

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27/03/2012

This Easter, the spirit of Europe can be found live and well in Ely as a Continental Market takes up residence this Easter weekend.

The Continental Market, operated by Savoir Fayre, will have a fantastic array of stalls inspired by our European cousins, which include: olives, sundried tomatoes, paella, dried fruit and nuts, as well as speciality jams, French bread and Danish pastries.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Fantastic markets coming to Ely this Easter

Improving the facilities at the Country Park

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27/03/2012

Work is set to begin to improve Ely Country Park for the benefit of all those who visit the space to play, relax or simply enjoy nature.

The work will cover a number of areas which include:

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Improving the facilities at the Country Park

Burwell Bus Day – 3rd and 4th June 2012

Date:  Repeats every day until Mon Jun 04 2012 . Sunday, 3 June 2012 – 2:00pm – 5:00pm Monday, 4 June 2012 – 2:00pm – 5:00pm Location Burwell Museum Mill Close Burwell CB25 0HL United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Exhibitions to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Burwell and District Coach Cost:  Adults £4 Children £1.50 Under-5s Free Contact:  Kate Lycett Telephone:  01638 742370 Email:  admin@burwellmuseum.org.uk Website:  www.burwellmuseum.org.uk

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Puffin Boat Club Display – 13th May 2012

Date:  Sunday, 13 May 2012 – 2:00pm – 5:00pm Location Burwell Museum Mill Close Burwell CB25 0HL United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Model boat display Cost:  Adults £4 Children £1.50 Under-5s Free Contact:  Margaret Moss Telephone:  01638 610480 Email:  admin@burwellmuseum.org.uk Website:  www.burwellmuseum.org.uk

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Puffin Boat Club Display – 13th May 2012

Improving the service to our residents

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29/03/2012

From this week, moves to provide East Cambridgeshire residents with a one stop shop to deal with all their council and housing needs will begin to take shape.

Work has started on a new reception area at East Cambridgeshire District Council to allow staff from the local authority and major housing landlord Sanctuary Hereward deal with the needs of local people in one place.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Improving the service to our residents

Illuminate your life at e-space

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29/03/2012

For years the e-space business centre in Littleport has been known as a place for businesses to grow but this Spring there will a chance to improve your life too

Illuminate, a charity based in Cambridge will be running life coaching workshop courses from the venue in May.

The free course will run every Wednesday in May for people who are looking to start making changes in their lives. There are only 10 places available and open to men and women.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Illuminate your life at e-space

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at Burwell Museum – 8th & 9th April 2012

Date:  Repeats every day until Mon Apr 09 2012 . Sunday, 8 April 2012 – 2:00pm – 5:00pm Monday, 9 April 2012 – 2:00pm – 5:00pm Location Burwell Museum Mill Close Burwell CB25 0HL United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The ever popular Easter Egg Hunt (look for the bunnies)! Cost:  Adults £4 Children £1.50 Contact:  Kate Lycett Telephone:  01638 741705 Email:  admin@burwellmuseum.org.uk Website:  www.burwellmuseum.org.uk

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Comedy Nobody’s Fool – 20th & 21st April 2012

Date:  Repeats every day until Sat Apr 21 2012 . Friday, 20 April 2012 – 7:00pm Saturday, 21 April 2012 – 7:00pm Location Arkenstall Centre Station Road Haddenham United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Cost:  Tickets £7 (not suitable for children) Tickets now available from Haddenham Galleries & Craft Centre Contact:  Haddenham Galleries & Craft Centre Telephone:  01353 749188 Website:  www.hamdrams.co.uk read more

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East Cambridgeshire has UK’s best quality of life: Ely heads top ten ‘rural’ places to live

East Cambridgeshire has been named as having the best quality of life of any rural area in the UK according to a national survey.

Research conducted for the latest Halifax Rural Areas Quality of Life Survey highlights a number of reasons for the District’s top rating. They include:

* Residents are fit and well with 93 per cent reporting general good health, while it has the joint highest life expectancy amongst rural areas of 82 where life expectancy is four years higher than the UK average.
* The employment rate is high at 79 per cent and many residents enjoy relatively high incomes with weekly average earnings of £707.
* Residents also have the lowest domestic CO2 emissions of all rural local area districts.
* The average house price in the area is 5.3 times local annual gross earnings, which is below the average house price to earnings ratio for all rural areas of 5.9.

Councillor Peter Moakes, Leader at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “The survey by the Halifax confirms what many of us have known for years, East Cambridgeshire is a great place to live. This ranking is a culmination of all the hard work which residents, communities and organisations have put in over the years. From our fantastic countryside to our healthy lifestyles and strong economy, living in our district is a wonderful thing and I count myself very lucky to be an East Cambridgeshire resident.

“Everyone of us wants to live, work and enjoy our district and are determined to achieve great things for East Cambridgeshire. However, we are not complacent with excellent districts like South Cambridgeshire also hunting for the top spot, we must continue to strive to be the best we can be. This is our goal but if this survey reminds us of anything it is the need to stop and reflect that despite the challenges we all face, East Cambridgeshire is a wonderful place to call home.”

ShapeYourPlace is coming to East Cambridgeshire

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03/04/2012

A new community website designed to let local people talk, debate and highlight the issues which matter most to them is launching this week in East Cambridgeshire.

ShapeYourPlace which began in Fenland in 2010, is a one stop site for everything to do with the place people live is going to cover five areas of East Cambridgeshire: Ely, Soham and East villages, Littleport, South villages and West villages.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:ShapeYourPlace is coming to East Cambridgeshire

What will the future of Burwell look like?

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04/04/2012

A packed audience heard how the future of Burwell is moving forward with two scenarios now being further investigated.

Residents at a meeting of the Burwell Masterplan Working Party heard the results of the recent consultation on the various options for the Burwell Masterplan. 

The discussion focused on the level of growth which the community wish to see in the future after hearing over the last decade Burwell has grown at an average rate of 28 dwellings per year.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:What will the future of Burwell look like?

Western link nearly complete

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05/04/2012

Residents living in and around the West of Ely will soon have their long awaited path open and ready to use.

The strip of land along the A10 bypass leading to the roundabout with the A142 has split ownership between East Cambridgeshire District Council and the developer – the Kier Group.

The Council came to agreement with the Developer to complete the route of the footpath/cycleway while the land was being transferred into it’s ownership.

This work is now nearly complete with just the landscaping of the area to be finished.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Western link nearly complete

Soham’s young and old help with cemetery clean up

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18/04/2012

Last weekend, over 40 volunteers of all ages helped to clean up the cemetery in Soham – the home to the graves for hundreds of local residents.

The work had been coordinated by Councillor Julie Webb Vice Chair Soham Town Council and her husband Tim Webb and supported by organisations including the Viva Youth Group and East Cambridgeshire District Council who supplied rubbish bags, gloves and high visibility jackets.

The volunteers tidied graves, removing climbing ivy from gravestones as well as cleaning and de-webbing the public toilet.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Soham’s young and old help with cemetery clean up

Funding our future infrastructure

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19/04/2012

Work to develop a new way of funding future schools, leisure facilities and transport networks has moved a step forward following a meeting in East Cambridgeshire this week.

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is set to replace Section 106 agreements as the main way of securing developer contributions towards the delivery of infrastructure and services which growth requires.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Funding our future infrastructure

Helping to bring empty homes back into use

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20/04/2012

Councillors in East Cambridgeshire have agreed to remove a layer of red tape to encourage more people to bring empty properties back onto the housing market.

East Cambridgeshire District Council runs a Discretionary Renovation Loan Scheme which offers interest free loans of up to £20,000 to help bring an empty home back into use.

To increase the number of people coming forward for the loan, members have decided to remove means testing from the application procedure which has deterred applicants in the past.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Helping to bring empty homes back into use

Helping to improve your business

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23/04/2012

Retailers across East Cambridgeshire have the chance to sign up to a free taster session to help improve their business.

The District Council is sponsoring a free taster session of ‘The Guide to Successful Retailing’ which was inspired by Mary Portas, on Monday 30 April between 5pm and 8pm at The Grange in Ely.

The course has been developed for small and medium sized business owners and managers to offer local retailers a brief insight into the Mary Portas Masterclass programme. 

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Helping to improve your business

Bidding to increase recycling and retain weekly collections

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24/04/2012

An outline bid has been put together by East Cambridgeshire District Council to the Government for money to make it easier to recycle more of the district’s waste while keeping weekly rubbish collections.

The Department for Communities and Local Government announced a £250m scheme last year for local authorities to bid for funds to increase the quality of waste collection and make it easier to recycle.

The District Council has submitted a bid for nearly £5m to deliver the following:

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Bidding to increase recycling and retain weekly collections

Festival is the r-eel deal

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24/04/2012

Ely’s Eel Festival Weekend is returning this May and there are a whole host of activities to get involved in.

The fun begins on Saturday 5 May with all the usual favourites back from eel throwing (don’t worry they are stuffed toys), a carnival procession from the city centre to the river and re-enactments highlighting Ely’s heritage and links with the eel.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Festival is the r-eel deal

Uncovering the impact of migrants in East Cambridgeshire

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24/04/2012

Work to understand the impact of migrant workers, the issues they face and how to support them in the future has been revealed in East Cambridgeshire.

A report into the work undertaken by the Migration Impacts Fund Project in East Cambridgeshire uncovered problems such as housing and language barriers but also ways to resolve the issues.

When the project began in 2010, it aimed to carry out research on the impact of migration, private housing conditions and the effect on communities.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Uncovering the impact of migrants in East Cambridgeshire

Talk: A House of Straw – 11th July 2012

Date:  Wednesday, 11 July 2012 – 7:30pm Location Ely Methodist Church Chapel Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB6 1TA United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The architect and owner of a house which is about to be built in Prickwillow explain some of the innovative features of the construction including the use of straw bales for the walls. Cost:  Members free: visitors £2.50 Contact:  Kevin Evans Telephone:  01353 614892 Email:  elysoc@hotmail.com Website:  www.elysociety.org.uk

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Ely Photographic Club Annual Exhibition – 1st & 2nd September 2012

Date:  Repeats every day until Sun Sep 02 2012 . Saturday, 1 September 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, 2 September 2012 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Location Ely Library The Cloisters Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4ZH United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The 2012 Ely Photo Exhibition and Competition will be held on Sat/Sun the 1st/2nd Sept at Ely Library. Featuring images taken by local professional and amateur photographers. Showcasing a diverse portfolio of award winning photographs including dramatic local landscapes, vibrant natural history, gritty urban shots, eye catching architec-tural pieces and simply beautiful portraits. Entry is free – for more details see www.elyphotographicclub.co.uk . Cost:  Free event Contact:  Richard Nicoll Telephone:  07775818965 Email:  richard@nicoll.co.uk Website:  www.elyphotographicclub.co.uk read more

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Model Railway Exhibition – 12th May 2012

Date:  Saturday, 12 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:00pm Location Ely College Downham Road Ely, Cambridgehire CB6 2SH United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Ely and Disitrict model Railway Club: We create railways in miniature, by helping one another to learn new skills to research the prototype, build base boards, track lay and wiring, landscaping, building buildings, signalling and operating the models. Some exhibition managers are kind enough to invite our layouts to their exhibitions where we present and operate our models for the entertainment of the general public. Cost:  Adults £4 Concessions £3.50 Children £2.50 and under 5's free. Contact:  Ely and District Model Railway Club Email:  crofters@ntlworld.com Website:  www.elymrc.org.uk read more

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Denny Abbey Arts and Crafts Fair – 7th May 2012

Date:  Monday, 7 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:00pm Location The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey Ely Road Waterbeach CB25 9PQ United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Meet artists and makers, see craft demonstrations and hunt for art you’ll love. Enjoy the sounds of local singing group Cantores. There’s also a chance to view our new touring exhibition of ‘In the Frame’ and view and buy original paintings and prints at our second annual Farmland Artist’s exhibition located in the temporary exhibition room. Shop and cafe open. Free car parking. Normal admission and opening times apply Cost:  Adults:                                  £4.50 Concessions*                        £3.50 Children                                £2.50 Family Ticket                        £12 Children under 5                   FREE Friends of the Museum       FREE Contact:  The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey Telephone:  01223 860988 Website:  www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk/

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Beefing it up on the Farmers’ Market with a hint of perfume by Sunday

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26/04/2012

 

This weekend, Ely’s Market Place is the place to be with the Farmers’ Market celebrating Great British Beef on Saturday while on Sunday, the Flower, Food and Craft Market returns.

On Saturday 28 April, local Farmers’ Market producers will be offering some great deals on some of the best Aberdeen Angus beef and Red Poll cattle beef available.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Beefing it up on the Farmers’ Market with a hint of perfume by Sunday

Winners of Ely Folk Festival 2012 Band Competition

Against strong competition from 14 other entries, bluegrass band The Woodberrys are worthy winners of this year’s Band Competition. Formed in 2011, The Woodberrys perform gorgeous three- and four-part harmonies singing mostly bluegrass and original material. They will open the 2012 festival by performing in the main festival marquee on Friday 13th July.

Fancy catching some of the other music acts who will be appearing at this year’s Ely Folk Festival? Get along to Jubilee Park in Ely for the Eel Day celebrations on Saturday 5th May. The festival is sponsoring lively local band Pagan Molly, acapella group Sound Tradition and acoustic folk band Two Coats Colder to perform during the afternoon. The festival is proud to support up-and-coming East Anglian folk acts and events like this provide a great showcase for local talent. Entry to the Eel Day event is free.

Festival ticket sales have been strong since the box office opened in February, so check out the website elyfolkfestival.co.uk if you want to book a ticket. Remember that the early bird period for reduced price tickets finishes at the end of May.

More information about the festival and the acts appearing can be found at elyfolkfestival.co.uk

How Like and Angel – Circa / I Fagiolini – 2nd and 3rd July 2012

Date:  Repeats every day until Tue Jul 03 2012 . Monday, 2 July 2012 – 9:30pm Tuesday, 3 July 2012 – 9:30pm Location Ely Cathedral Palace Green Ely, Cambridgehire United Kingdom See map: Google Maps A Norfolk & Norwich Festival production Director: Yaron Liftschitz Musical Director: Robert Hollingworth Fusing Circa’s exhilarating brand of contemporary circus with the exquisite sound of I Fagiolini’s choral singing, How Like An Angel celebrates the beauty and grandeur of four stunning English cathedrals. Cost:  All Tickets £20, £5 (concessions) available from ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@cathedral.ely.anglican.org Contact:  Ely Cathedral Box Office Telephone:  01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) Email:  box.office@cathedral.ely.anglican.org read more

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How Like and Angel – Circa / I Fagiolini – 2nd and 3rd July 2012

Leading the way to create new jobs

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01/05/2012

To cope with the predicted growth in the district in the next twenty years, plans are being made to lay the foundation for future jobs in East Cambridgeshire.

The economy in the district is mainly based around agriculture, manufacturing, education, retail and distribution and also has five per cent of employment in high tech industries.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Leading the way to create new jobs

Taking a tour of action in Ely

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01/05/2012

Ely become the centre of attention last month as part of an ‘Environment Action Day’.

The day began with a tour of the city by members of the Community Safety Partnership, including Cambridgeshire Constabulary, East Cambridgeshire District Council, City of Ely Council and Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service.

They walked through the city checking for anti social behaviour, graffiti, dog fouling, littering, fly tipping as well as looking at its general appearance.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Taking a tour of action in Ely

NGS Open Gardens Ty Gwyn – Summer 2012

Date:  Repeats every 4 weeks until Mon Jul 16 2012 . Saturday, 19 May 2012 (All day) – Sunday, 20 May 2012 (All day) Saturday, 16 June 2012 (All day) – Sunday, 17 June 2012 (All day) Saturday, 14 July 2012 (All day) – Sunday, 15 July 2012 (All day) Location Ty Gwyn 6 The Borough Aldreth CB6 3PJ United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Description: 1 acre cottage garden in small fenland hamlet. Grass path walks around mature trees, shrubs, perennials and climbers. Wild flower garden, cactus greenhouse, vegetable patch, orchard, fishpond. Free range chickens and ducks including rare breeds. Artes Mundi Fair Trade gift shop onsite. Cost:  Admission: Admission £3, child free Contact:  Sian & Mark Hugo Telephone:  01353 740586 Email:  sianandmark@artes-mundi.co.uk read more

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Ely NGS Open Gardens – 27th May

Date:  Sunday, 27 May 2012 – 2:00pm – 6:00pm Location Different Gardens around Ely Ely, Cambridgeshire Please see NGS website for details United Kingdom See map: Google Maps 12 Chapel Street, CB6 1AD Small town garden with lots of interesting corners. The plants reflect the eclectic outlook of the gardeners towards plants. Themes from alpine to herbaceous border. All linked by a railway! At least, that's the excuse… 26 Chapel Street, CB6 1AD Cost:  £5 (joint gardens) Contact:  NGS Gardens Website:  www.ngs.org.uk/gardens-to-visit.aspx read more

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Talk: Keep Ely moving by Philip Eden – 9th May 2012

Date:  Wednesday, 9 May 2012 – 7:30pm Location Ely Methodist Church Chapel Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB6 1DA United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Lecture on behalf of the Ely Society. Cost:  Free for members, visitors £2.50 Contact:  Kevin Evans Email:  elysoc@hotmail.com Website:  www.elysociety.org.uk

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Raising the awareness of compost

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01/05/2012

Residents in East Cambridgeshire are being given the chance to pick up some free soil improver as part of Compost Awareness Week next week.

The opportunity has been organised by East Cambridgeshire District Council and EARTH with the giveaway taking place at Larkfields Resource Centre, High Barns, Ely on Thursday 10th May from 10am to 3pm.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Raising the awareness of compost

Change to collection days this Bank Holiday

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01/05/2012

Residents in East Cambridgeshire are being reminded about revised waste and recycling collection dates due to the Bank Holiday next week.

East Cambridgeshire District Council has made the following waste and recycling arrangements:

Normal Collection Day   Revised Collection
Monday 7 May              Tuesday 8 May
Tuesday 8 May             Wednesday 9 May

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Change to collection days this Bank Holiday

Investing in our communities

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01/05/2012

Residents in Isleham, Ely and Bottisham are set to benefit from grants totalling nearly £190,000.

At Community and Environment Sub Committee at East Cambridgeshire District Council, Members 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:Investing in our communities

Work progressing well to deliver better services

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03/05/2012

Work to create a one stop shop to deal with residents’ council and housing needs in East Cambridgeshire is on target to be completed this month.

Development of a new reception area at East Cambridgeshire District Council began in April with the aim of providing residents and customers with better facilities – such as new interview rooms, self service computer terminals and a single point of contact for the District Council and Sanctuary Housing.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Work progressing well to deliver better services

Concert: Duke Special – 26th May 2012

Date:  Saturday, 26 May 2012 – 7:30pm Location St Peter's Church Broad Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4AH United Kingdom See map: Google Maps One of Ireland's most successful musical exports, Duke Special, follows a set of stunning and intimate shows in 2010 with a massive UK tour in May 2012. Don't miss this opportunity to see him performing in the beautiful surroundings of St Peter's Church in Ely in what promises to be an intimate and special evening.   Cost:  Tickets, priced £13, are available from www.ripleymusic.co.uk , by calling 07841 881 597 and also from Burrows Bookshop in Ely. Contact:  Audrey Hewerdine Telephone:  07841 881 597 Email:  audrey@ripleymusic.co.uk Website:  www.dukespecial.com/

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Concert: Duke Special – 26th May 2012

Jubilee Concert – 7th July 2012

Date:  Saturday, 7 July 2012 – 7:30pm Location Ely Cathedral The Gallery Ely, Cambridgehire United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Over 300 performers are involved in this special Jubilee Concert, as five separate choirs and members of two orchestras combine to give a programme comprising: Britten: National Anthem (arr.) Elgar: Coronation Ode Berlioz: Te Deum Conductor: Adrian Brown Organ: Julian Merson Soloists: Una Barry – soprano: Janet Shell – mezzo-soprano: Richard Reaville – tenor: Alan Fairs – bass Cost:  £25, £20, £15 & £10 Contact:  Ely Cathedral Box Office Telephone:  01353 660349 (Mon.-Sat. 9.30am – 4pm) Email:  box.office@cathedral.ely.anglican.org

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Jubilee Concert – 7th July 2012

Helping the community doesn’t need to cost the EARTH

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08/05/2012

A local project has just received nearly £1,000 from East Cambridgeshire District Council to help their work with people with disabilities.

EARTH, based at Larkfield in Ely, provides horticultural work experience, training and therapy for people with disabilities, offering respite for carers at the same time.  People learn to grow plants used for hanging baskets and flower beds in and around Ely and maintain a wildlife area.  

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Helping the community doesn’t need to cost the EARTH

59th Soham Carnival & Heavy Horse Show – 4th June 2012

Date:  Monday, 4 June 2012 – 9:00am – 5:00pm Location Recreation Ground Fountain Lane Soham, Cambridgeshire CB7 5ED United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Heavy Horse Show from 9.00am until 1.00pm. Prizegiving & Grand Parade of Horse Show Winners from 12.00pm until 1.00pm. The Carnival Parade of Decorated Vehicles will start at Townsend at 1.00pm and Enter the Recreation Ground at about 1.45pm for Judging & Prizegiving Main Attraction – 'Team Extreme' Urban Sports Display (Four Performances in the Main Arena Plus Tuition Sessions) Vintage & Classic Vehicle Display (Including Cars, Motorbikes, Vans, Lorries & Tractors) Cost:  Adults £3.50, Concessions £2.50 & Children (16 & Under) 50p Contact:  Mr Kim Botting Telephone:  01353 624493 Email:  carnival@soham.org.uk Website:  www.carnival.soham.org.uk read more

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Isleham Village Gala – 7th July 2012

Date:  Saturday, 7 July 2012 – 1:00pm Location Isleham Recreation Ground Isleham CB7 5ST United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Saturday 7th July, 2012 commencing with Parade, including Floats and Glan Morrison Pipe Band from 1pm. Events on recreation ground commencing at 2pm including: Dog Show, Fruit, Veg and Flower Show, Home Baking Competition, Fancy Dress, Fun Run, Children's Rides, Craft Marquees, Teas, Beer Tent and more…… Cost:  Free event Contact:  Steven Rust Telephone:  01638 780104

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East Cambs District Council reception closed

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064/12

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11/05/2012

The reception area of East Cambridgeshire District Council has closed due to urgent construction work.

The closure has also affected the phone lines and builders are working hard to complete the work.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:East Cambs District Council reception closed

East Cambs District Council reception reopening tomorrow

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065/12

Date: 

14/05/2012

The reception area of East Cambridgeshire District Council remains closed until tomorrow (Tuesday 15 May) due to urgent construction work.

On Friday, a structural engineer uncovered the need for immediate remedial work in the Annexe part of the Grange building.

This work relates to the original construction of the office in 1989 and not the building work currently being undertaken to construct a new reception area.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:East Cambs District Council reception reopening tomorrow

Ely Annual Photography Exhibition – 1st and 2nd September 2012

Date:  Repeats every day until Sun Sep 02 2012 . Saturday, 1 September 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Sunday, 2 September 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Location Ely Library The Cloisters Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4ZH United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The 2012 Ely Photo Exhibition and Competition will be held on Sat/Sun the 1st/2nd Sept at Ely Library. Featuring images taken by local professional and amateur photographers. Showcasing a diverse portfolio of award winning photographs including dramatic local landscapes, vibrant natural history, gritty urban shots, eye catching architectural pieces and simply beautiful portraits. Competition Details: Cost:  Entry is free and the winning images will be on display at the exhibition. For more details on how to enter go to www.elyphotographicclub.co.uk . Contact:  Stephen Green Telephone:  01353661732 Email:  elyphotographicclub@hotmail.co.uk Website:  www.elyphotographicclub.co.uk read more

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Ely Art Society Exhibition – Summer 2012

Date:  Monday, 6 August 2012 – 11:00am – Sunday, 19 August 2012 – 5:00pm Location Kings School The Gallery Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4DH United Kingdom See map: Google Maps An exhibition of work by members of the Ely Art Society. Featuring work in various media to suit all tastes. Our members are a mix of professional and amateur artists from the local area. All work is for sale. As well as a large selection of frame works, unframed originals and a large selection of hand painted greeting cards. Cost:  Free event. Contact:  Gary Davis Telephone:  01487 824756 Email:  gary.c.davis@mac.com

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Ely Art Society Exhibition – Summer 2012

Diamond Jubilee: The Great British Party – 3rd June 2012

Date:  Sunday, 3 June 2012 – 8:00pm Location Deans Bar 62 Newnham Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4PE United Kingdom See map: Google Maps In celebration of The Queens Golden Jubilee, join the Team at Deans and be part of this 'Great British Event!' With LIVE MUSIC from 'The Brookband' and our resident DJ playing the best of British Bands this event will bring our community together at this special time.   Cost:  FREE ENTRY 18+ only, ID may be required Contact:  Jen Parramint Telephone:  07825619599 Email:  jennie721@hotmail.com

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Diamond Jubilee: The Great British Party – 3rd June 2012

Talk: Rememberance of things Past – 17th May 2012

Date:  Thursday, 17 May 2012 – 7:30pm Location The Hayward Theatre The Gallery Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4DH United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Talk by Chloe Cockerill MBE MA on English church monuments. Every walk of life is represented in church monuments, from royal and knightly tombs, prosperous merchants and craftsmen to local landowners. Cost:  ADMISSION £7 Contact:  Ely Decorative and Fine Arts Society Website:  www.elydfas.org.uk/Lectures/FutureCalendar.aspx

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Concert ‘Another evening with Charles Timberlake’ – 19th May 2012

Date:  Saturday, 19 May 2012 – 7:30pm Location Ely Methodist Church Chapel Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB6 1AD United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Charles Timberlake: composer and performer of calming, thought-provoking piano music with a spiritual quality. Cost:  £6 including refreshments Contact:  Rev. Barbara Garwood Telephone:  01353 662426

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Concert ‘Another evening with Charles Timberlake’ – 19th May 2012

1940’s Farm and Country Fair – 3rd & 4th June 2012

Date:  Repeats every day until Mon Jun 04 2012 . Sunday, 3 June 2012 – 10:30am – 5:00pm Monday, 4 June 2012 – 10:30am – 5:00pm Location The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey Ely Road Waterbeach CB25 9PQ United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Following on from the success of last year, come and turn back time and experience the Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey in all its former 1940s glory. See traditional craft stalls and demonstrations, real ale, 1940s vintage clothes and hair-styling, dig for victory displays, 1940s handling collection, meet Winston Churchill, vintage classic motor cars, real ale stall and much much more! Normal admission + £1 extra per person Fun for all the family.  Café and shop open. Play area and picnic area. Free car parking. Cost:  Adults £5.50, Concessions £4.50, Child £3.50, Under 5s FREE, Family £16 Contact:  The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey Telephone:  01223 860988 Email:  info@farmlandmuseum.org Website:  www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk/

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Art Exhibition ‘Bill Everett’ and ‘Robin Stemp’- Spring 2012

Date:  Repeats every day until Sun Jun 03 2012 . Thursday, 17 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Friday, 18 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Saturday, 19 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Sunday, 20 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Monday, 21 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Tuesday, 22 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Wednesday, 23 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Thursday, 24 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Friday, 25 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Saturday, 26 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Sunday, 27 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Monday, 28 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Tuesday, 29 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Wednesday, 30 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Thursday, 31 May 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Friday, 1 June 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Saturday, 2 June 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Sunday, 3 June 2012 – 10:30am – 5:30pm Location The Old Fire Engine 25 St. Mary's Street Ely CB7 4ER United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Bill Everett – Still Life and Cambridge Scenes (Oil paintings) Robin Stemp – A view with a room (photographs) Cost:  Free admission Contact:  The Old Fire Engine Telephone:  01353 662582 Email:  info@theoldfireenginehouse.co.uk

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Art Exhibition ‘Bill Everett’ and ‘Robin Stemp’- Spring 2012

Jubilee Gardens 10th birthday – 3rd June 2012

Date:  Sunday, 3 June 2012 (All day) Location Jubilee Gardens Riverside Ely, Cambridgehire United Kingdom See map: Google Maps We shall be celebrating the 10th birthday at the Big Lunch event. Enjoy a free slice of our special cake. Cost:  Free event Contact:  Friends of Jubilee Gardens Website:  www.jubileegardens-ely.org.uk/

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Jubilee Gardens 10th birthday – 3rd June 2012

Stamford Chamber Chorale – 21st June 2012

Date:  Thursday, 21 June 2012 – 1:10pm Location Ely Cathedral The Gallery Ely, Cambridgehire United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Lunch time concert. Director: Stephen M. Sano. Cost:  Retiring Collection Contact:  Ely Cathedral Box Office Telephone:  01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm)

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Stamford Chamber Chorale – 21st June 2012

Etheldreda Parade – 23rd June 2012

Date:  Saturday, 23 June 2012 – 11:30am – 1:30pm Location Jubilee Gardens Riverside Ely, Cambridgehire United Kingdom See map: Google Maps In 673AD, Etheldreda founded a mixed monastery in Ely, of which she was Abbess. If, instead, she had remained in Northumbria as Queen, Ely would probably have remained a Fenland village with nothing special to commend it. Instead it is a city famous for its 'Ship of the Fens' Norman Cathedral, with its world famous Octagon and Lantern Tower. Cost:  Free event Contact:  Jan Munt Telephone:  01353659668 Email:  cathedral.education@cathedral.ely.anglican.org read more

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Etheldreda Parade – 23rd June 2012

Talk: The Witchford Landscape – 21st May 2012

Date:  Monday, 21 May 2012 – 8:00pm Location Ely Methodist Church Chapel Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB6 1AD United Kingdom See map: Google Maps 'THE WITCHFORD LANDSCAPE from DOMESDAY BOOK to the PRESENT' Cost:  Visitors £2.50 – members free Contact:  Ely and District Archaeolgy Society Email:  enquiries@elyarchaeology.org.uk Website:  www.elyarchaeology.org.uk/index.html read more

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Ely Film Society ‘Cinema Paradiso’ – 21st May 2012

Date:  Monday, 21 May 2012 – 7:30pm Location Kempen Room, The Maltings Waterside Ely, Cambridgehire United Kingdom See map: Google Maps We are launching a members-only society dedicated to showing the best of contemporary world cinema and established classics, once a month to modern digital cinema standards. Cost:  Free event Cinema Paradiso (1988) Drama; Italian, with subtitles. Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore  Featuring: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale and Antonella Attili Description: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theatre and formed a deep friendship with the theatre's projectionist. Contact:  Ely Film Society Telephone:  01353 668639 Website:  www.elyfilmsociety.com/

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An audience with Frank Williams – 2nd June 2012

Date:  Saturday, 2 June 2012 – 3:30pm Location St Mary's Church St Mary's Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Frank Williams (The Vicar in BBC TV's Dad's Army) talks abouth his life, faith and career in films, theatre and TV. Strawberry tea and old time sing a long. Cost:  £10 per ticket Contact:  St Mary's Church Office Telephone:  01353 659550

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An audience with Frank Williams – 2nd June 2012

Have your say on infrastructure consultation

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067/12

Date: 

18/05/2012

East Cambridgeshire District Council is reminding residents, developers and businesses to have their say on a consultation to set the future charging levels of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

CIL, which is to replace Section 106 agreements as the main way of securing developer contributions towards the delivery of infrastructure and services which growth requires, is a fixed charge.

The current consultation will help to determine how much developers will need to pay for any of their developments in various parts of the East Cambridgeshire.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Have your say on infrastructure consultation

Want help cleaning up your neighbourhood

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068/12

Date: 

18/05/2012

Communities looking to clean up their local area in East Cambridgeshire can call on the District Council for all the equipment they need to do the work.

The Waste and Recycling team have kits of rubbish bags, gloves, litter pickers and high visibility jackets available for Parish Councils, voluntary organisations and community groups to use.

In recent months areas of Soham, Wicken and Fordham have all benefitted from local people coming together to tidy up commons, cemeteries and play areas.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Want help cleaning up your neighbourhood

Chairman and new Vice Chair to fly the flag for East Cambs

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069/12

Date: 

23/05/2012

At last night’s (Tuesday 22 May) Full Council meeting at East Cambridgeshire District Council, Councillor Tony Parramint was re-elected by his fellow Members to the role of Chairman of the authority.

Cllr Parramint, will be joined by Cllr Tony Cornell as the new Vice Chairman for the remaining year of his Chairmanship.

Cllr Cornell was first elected to the Council in 2007 and represents the Soham North ward.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Chairman and new Vice Chair to fly the flag for East Cambs

Fiddlesticks Northwest Clog Dancers Tour – Diamond Jubilee Weekend 2012

Date:  Repeats every day until Mon Jun 04 2012 . Saturday, 2 June 2012 – 10:00am – 4:45pm Sunday, 3 June 2012 – 10:00am – 4:45pm Monday, 4 June 2012 – 10:00am – 4:45pm Location Ely Cathedral The Gallery Ely, Cambridgehire United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Fiddlesticks Northwest Clog Dancers and Musicians from Norfolk, June Tour SATURDAY 2nd JUNE 2012: Dancing outside The West Door of Ely Cathedral, 10.45-11.15pm Dancing in Bandstand, Jubilee Gardens, Ely 11.45am-12.15pm 2.00-2.30pm Dancing in Bridge Street, St Ives 2.45-3.15pm Dancing outside the Norris Museum, St Ives 4.15-4.45pm Dancing outside the Norris Museum, St Ives SUNDAY 3rd JUNE 2012: Cost:  Free event Contact:  Melody Telephone:  01603-454209 Website:  www.fiddlesticks-clog.org.uk/index.htm read more

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The Ely Royal Jubilee Trail – June 2012

Date:  Friday, 1 June 2012 (All day) – Sunday, 10 June 2012 (All day) Location Oliver Cromwell's House 29 St Mary's Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Walk along this special Jubilee Trail, answer the questions that have regal themes and discover how many royal connections there are with Ely. Collect your copy from Ely Tourist Information Centre or download the trail, bring your friends & family and enjoy discovering Ely. Selfguided trail, duration approx. 1 hour, easy access trail for all mobility equipment. Cost:  Free event Contact:  Ely Tourist Information Centre Telephone:  01353 662062 Email:  tic@eastcambs.gov.uk

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‘King in all but name’

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070/12

Date: 

29/05/2012

In celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee, Oliver Cromwell House is launching a special tour of the Lord Protector’s old home.

On Tuesday 5 June, visitors will be able to go on the ‘King in all but name’ tour and discover the answers to a number of questions:

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:‘King in all but name’

Change to collection days this Jubilee weekend

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071/12

Date: 

29/05/2012

Residents in East Cambridgeshire are being reminded about revised waste and recycling collection dates due to the Jubilee Bank Holiday next week.

All collections will be one day later than normal, with collections on Monday 4 June being picked up on Jubilee Bank Holiday Tuesday 5th June.

East Cambridgeshire District Council has made the following waste and recycling arrangements:

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Change to collection days this Jubilee weekend

Support the Superfast bid

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072/12

Date: 

29/05/2012

People in East Cambridgeshire are being encouraged to sign up to a major campaign to bring superfast broadband to the district and county.

‘Connecting Cambridgeshire’ already has over 5,000 residents and businesses demanding better broadband and residents in East Cambridgeshire are being asked to register their support at  http://www.connectingcambridgeshire.co.uk/.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Support the Superfast bid

The Sound of Music – June 2012

Date:  Repeats every day until Sat Jun 09 2012 . Thursday, 7 June 2012 – 7:30pm Friday, 8 June 2012 – 7:30pm Saturday, 9 June 2012 – 7:30pm Location Needham's Hall, Ely College Downham Road Ely, Cambridgehire CB6 2SH United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Campaign Amateur Theatre Company are proud to present this classic, well loved show, for 3 nights only, from Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th June at 7.30pm, matinee on Saturday 9th at 2.30pm at Needham's Hall, Ely Community College. Cost:  Tickets priced at £10 adults , £8 under 16s from Burrows Bookshop, Ely Passage. Tel: 01353 669759 or from ticket source: www.soundofmusic.ticketsou​rce.co.uk . Contact:  Campaign Amateur Theatre Telephone:  07762 160680 Website:  www.campaignamateurtheatre.com/campaignamateurtheatre.com

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Glyndebourne – The Cunning Little Vixen – 10th June 2012

Date:  Sunday, 10 June 2012 – 6:30pm Location The Maltings Waterside Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4BB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Perhaps the only opera to be inspired by a newspaper cartoon strip, The Cunning Little Vixen features a cast of animal characters in a depiction of rural life that is rich in both humour and humanity. Rising British sopranos Emma Bell and Lucy Crowe make their Glyndebourne Festival debuts as the Vixen and the Fox respectively. Cost:  £16/£15 (Cinema Members) £13 (U16s) Contact:  ADEC Telephone:  01353 616991 Email:  office@adec.org.uk Website:  www.adec.org.uk read more

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Ramsey 1940’s Weekend 18th – 19th August 2012

Date:  Repeats every day until Sun Aug 19 2012 . Saturday, 18 August 2012 – 10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday, 19 August 2012 – 10:00am – 5:00pm Location The Camp Ramsey Huntingdon PE26 2XB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Celebrating our 10th anniversary, this fantastic family weekend will whisk you back in time to the era of lindy hop, Clark Gable and 'keep calm and carry on'.Ramsey 1940’s weekend offers you all the very best of the ‘Make do & Mend’ age. Situated at The Camp in Ramsey, this family fun weekend has something for everyone. Tank rides, musical entertainment, trade stands, vintage civilian and military vehicles, living history displays, Cinema showing films of the era, home front exhibits and much, much more.  Cost:  Daily entry prices are £8.00 adult, £5.00 senior citizen/junior, under 5’s free.  A family ticket for 2 adults plus 2 children or 1 adult plus 3 children is available £22.00. Contact:  Katie Sawyer Telephone:  07881 730047 Website:  www.ramsey1940sweekend.info read more

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Ramsey 1940’s Weekend 18th – 19th August 2012

Exhibition Roadside Britain – July 2012

Date:  Tuesday, 3 July 2012 – 12:00pm – Sunday, 8 July 2012 – 4:00pm Location Babylon Art Gallery Waterside Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4AU United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Cost:  Free event Contact:  Babylon Art Gallery Telephone:  01353 616991 Email:  office@adec.org.uk Website:  www.adec.org.uk read more

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G’s Open Farm Sunday – 17th June 2012

Date:  Sunday, 17 June 2012 – 10:00am – 3:00pm Location G's Social Centre Barway Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 5TZ United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Head down to Hainey Farm in Barway again this year for our annual Open Farm Sunday! There will be the old favourites including farm tractor tours, radish factory tour, machinery display, loads of children?s games & competitions – including face painting, bug corner, & a bouncy castle – and a fantastic BBQ with fresh salad & ice creams for pudding. Cost:  Free event Contact:  G's Marketing Telephone:  01353 727200 Website:  www.gs-fresh.com/newsandpress read more

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Wilburton Theatre Group: Three Plays – 8th and 9th June 2012

Date:  Repeats every day until Sat Jun 09 2012 . Friday, 8 June 2012 – 7:30pm Saturday, 9 June 2012 – 7:30pm Location St Peter's Hall 41 High Wilburton CB6 3RB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps The three plays: The Great Strawberry Jam Mystery by Jean Leo and directed by Vivian Samuel I Never Thought by Michael Newbold and directed by Barry Star Costa Del Packet by Anthony Booth and directed by Tim Brown History of Wilburton Theatre Group Cost:  £7 Adults £5 Concessions Contact:  The Post Office Wilburton Telephone:  01353 740321 read more

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Wilburton Theatre Group: Three Plays – 8th and 9th June 2012

Ely NGS Open Gardens – 10th June 2012

Date:  Sunday, 10 June 2012 – 2:00pm – 6:00pm Location Ely Historic Town Centre Upper Town Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4DL United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Cost:  £5 Contact:  NGS Gardens Telephone:  01483 211535 Website:  www.ngs.org.uk/gardens.aspx read more

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Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at St George’s Church – June 2012

Date:  Friday, 1 June 2012 (All day) – Sunday, 3 June 2012 (All day) Location St George Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire CB6 3HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Mike Petty Talk Mike Petty will be giving a talk on the topic of “Queen Elizabeth II Fenland” on Friday 1st June at 7:30pm at St Georges Church. Tickets £5 including complimentary glass of wine available from John and Ruth on 648819 or Tony and Trish on 649470 or on the door. Flower Festival Saturday 2nd June 10am – 5pm with cream teas and light refreshments. Morning praise Sunday 3rd June at 9:30pm Cost:  Tickets £5 including complimentary glass of wine available from John and Ruth on 648819 or Tony and Trish on 649470 or on the door. Contact:  John and Ruth Telephone:  01353 648819 Website:  www.littlethetford.org/

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Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at St George’s Church – June 2012

Talk: Jack the Ripper – 1st June 2012

Date:  Friday, 1 June 2012 – 7:30pm Location Babylon Art Gallery Waterside Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4AU United Kingdom See map: Google Maps A rare treat for 'Ripperologists', we are delighted to welcome leading crime historian, Stewart Evans, who will give a talk, entitled Jack the Ripper: Influences in Film and Literature , followed by a screening of the 1927 Hitchcock silent film The Lodger; A Story of the London Fog , based on a novel about the Whitechapel murders.  Cost:  Price: £9.50 Contact:  ADEC Telephone:  01353 616991 Email:  office@adec.org.uk read more

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Talk: Jack the Ripper – 1st June 2012

Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte – 14th July 2012

Date:  Saturday, 14 July 2012 – 7:30pm Location The Hayward Theatre The Gallery Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4DB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps Mozart's operatic gem Cosi Fan Tutte is often considered one of the best introductions to Opera and a great audience favourite. The title, Così fan tutte, literally means 'Thus do all women' but it is often translated as 'Women are like that'. Taking the themes of fiance swapping and fidelity, this is a popular and uproarious comic opera. Swansea City Opera are performing in Ely as part of their national tour. Brought to you by East Cambs Arts Festival Society. Cost:  £25 and £21.50 Contact:  ADEC Telephone:  01353 616991 Email:  office@adec.org.uk

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University of Kentucky Women’s Choir – 15th June 2012

Date:  Friday, 15 June 2012 – 1:00pm Location Ely Cathedral The Gallery Ely, Cambridgehire CB7 4DL United Kingdom See map: Google Maps American Spirituals, American Folk, European Classics and New Works Conducted by Dr Lori Hetzel Cost:  Free, retiring collection. Contact:  Ely Cathedral Box Office Telephone:  01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) Website:  www.elycathedral.org/welcome/

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Talk: To Build or not to Build – 13th June 2012

Date:  Wednesday, 13 June 2012 – 7:30pm Location Ely Methodist Church Chapel Street Ely, Cambridgehire CB6 1AD United Kingdom See map: Google Maps To Build or not to Build Katie Child, Principal Forward Planning Officer, ECDC. Talk on behalf of the Ely Society. Cost:  £2.50 Contact:  Kevin Evans Email:  elysoc@hotmail.com Website:  www.elysociety.org.uk

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Talk: To Build or not to Build – 13th June 2012

Cupcake icing made to look easy

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073/12

Date: 

01/06/2012

This Bank Holiday Monday, visitors to Ely’s Market Place are sure to be in for a frosted treat.

At the Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday market, ‘The Gingerbread Lady’ will be demonstrating the art of cupcake icing and decoration as well as selling her delicious individual cupcakes, brownies and sweet treats.

The market will have a number of traders selling a vast range of quality goods from sausages for BBQs to great artisan breads and delicious Hungarian chimney cakes.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Cupcake icing made to look easy

Working together to grow our economy

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074/12

Date: 

01/06/2012

With East Cambridgeshire being identified as a great place to live and work, business leaders, local councillors and organisations have got together to talk about how to develop the district as a business location.

Over 20 local businesses from manufacturers to high tech firms to agriculture as well as local authorities gathered at the event hosted by Quotient Bioresearch in Fordham, winner of a number of business awards locally including Employer of the Year and Business of the Year.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Working together to grow our economy

Keep an eye out for your right to vote

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075/12

Date: 

01/06/2012

Residents in East Cambridgeshire are being asked to look out for important forms arriving on their doormat this June and July giving them the chance to register their right to vote.

Normally registration forms are issued in the August and September each year, but this year canvassers will be out delivering the forms early to enable people to register in time to vote in the new Police and Crime Commissioner Elections taking place on Thursday 15 November.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Keep an eye out for your right to vote

Tracking down the fraudsters

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076/12

Date: 

01/06/2012

Officers working for East Cambridgeshire District Council have notched up another victory over a benefit cheat in the courts.

Mario Oliveira, 39, from Soham pleaded guilty to charges brought by Anglia Revenues Partnership on behalf of the Council.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Tracking down the fraudsters

Ely Independents’ Day

Date:  Wednesday, 4 July 2012 – 10:00am – 2:00pm Location Ely Market Place CB7 4NB United Kingdom See map: Google Maps A chance to support your local independent shops in Ely and East Cambridgeshire. Celebrate national Independents' Day at the Ely Business Showcase event at Market Place, Ely, on Wednesday 4 July from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shops and businesses from across Ely and East Cambridgeshire will take over the Market Place for a day to showcase the fantastic range of independents we have in our city and surrounding area.  Contact:  Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce Telephone:  01223 237414 Email:  tracey.harding@eastcambs.gov.uk Website:  www.cambridgeshirechamber.co.uk read more

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Where should a cinema go?

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078/12

Date: 

12/06/2012

With the private sector wanting to develop a permanent cinema in Ely and with positive support from the public for the idea, the District Council is asking local residents for their opinions on where development should go.

At the Development and Transport Committee at East Cambridgeshire, members discussed a number of site options to be included in a consultation as well as their deliverability.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Where should a cinema go?