Date: Repeats every day until Sun Nov 23 2014 . Saturday, 22 November 2014 (All day) Sunday, 23 November 2014 (All day) Christmas Tree Festival at Ely Methodist Church Saturday 22nd November 10am – 3pm Christmas Fair Lunches 12 – 2pm, light refreshments all day Live Music and dance 10.30 – saxaphone Rhy Gwynne 10.45 – church choir 11.15 – vocal soloist Claire Mead 11.45 – Octagon Ballet School 1 – 3pm – Church organists Sunday 23rd November 10.30 – Celebration Service Festival open 12 – 3 Light refreshments 1.30 – 3pm St John's School pupils Cost: £2, children free Contact: Ely Methodist Church Telephone: 01353 662426 Website: Ely Methodist Church Location Ely Methodist Church 13 – 15 Chapel Street Ely CB6 1AD United Kingdom See map: Google Maps read more
This week, Councillors at East Cambridgeshire District Council are hearing about the progress which is being made to make sure the new leisure centre is affordable.
At Corporate Governance & Finance Committee, officers will outline a number of possible funding scenarios for members to decide how the facilities on Downham Road could be paid for.
These options include looking at prudential borrowing, the sale of assets, use of future Community Infrastructure Levy Funds, and grant applications.
The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Putting in place the funding for the district’s leisure centre
Following the recent meeting of the Planning Committee at East Cambridgeshire District Council, the following decisions were made:
1. Residential development, a local centre comprising retail foodstore (A1), uses within Use Classes A1/2/3/4/5, D1 and business units (B1), primary school, pre-school nursery, playing fields, place of worship and/or community hall together with open space, allotments, landscaping, highways, infrastructure and associated works at land at High Flyer farm, North of Kings Avenue, Ely. The applicant is: Church Commissioners for England.
The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Decisions from Planning Committee – November 2014
Work has begun on planting, pruning and removing trees on Ely’s Riverside as part of plans to ensure the area remains a place to relax and enjoy.
Over the last few months, the footpath on Lavender Green has been widened and improved, new duck feeding signs have been introduced and solar lighting installed along the Riverside path to make it safer for people to walk and cycle along the area in the evenings and at night.
The tree work will see a number of old tree stumps and damaged trees removed, as well as replacement trees and flower beds being planted.
The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Tree work begins on Ely’s Riverside
Date: Saturday, 6 December 2014 – 10:00am – 1:00pm Celebrate Christmas in Littleport Visit Santa in Littleport Library See howe many “Stars” you can find in the shops' windows – collect you trail from The Other Shop, 15 Main Street View the creative tree displays in St George's Church at their Christmas tree Festival Pick up some festive gifts at the Heritage Centre's Victorian Christmas Fayre – they will also be serving mulled wine and mince pies Look out for the Festival Food Dealsin some of Littleport's eating outlets Cost: Free Website: Littleport Town Team Location Littleport Town Centre 17 Main Street, Littleport CB6 1LX United Kingdom See map: Google Maps read more
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Celebrate Christmas in Littleport – 6th December 2014
Date: Monday, 17 November 2014 – 8:00pm Zeppelins over the Fens – Ely Area at War 1914 – 18 A lecture by Mike Petty organised by the Ely and District Archaeological Society On 19 January 1915 bombardment came from the skies and the population within East Anglia learned that the Royal Navy could no longer keep the aggressor from their doors. Cost: £2.50 – members free Contact: Ely & District Archaeological Society Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: Ely & District Archaeologcal Society Location Ely Methodist Church 13 – 15 Chapel Street Ely CB6 1AD United Kingdom See map: Google Maps
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Zeppelins over the Fens – Ely Area at War 1914 – 18 – 17th November 2014
Date: Saturday, 6 December 2014 – 7:00pm Handbells at Christmastide A candlelit concert of traditional and popular music annd change ringing performed on handbells and other instuments by 1st Little Thetford Brigade Bottisham Handbell Ensemble Cottenham Handbell Ringers Local change-ringers Refreshments available during the interval Cost: Adults: £5 Under 16s: Free In aid of the Ely Diocesan Association's Recruitment and Training Fund Contact: Peter Binns on 01353 649428 on Jane Dunseath on 01353 649232 Location St James' Church High Street, Stretham Ely CB6 3LD United Kingdom See map: Google Maps
Handbells at Christmastide – 6th December 2014
Date: Saturday, 6 December 2014 – 7:00pm Noel Concert of Carols for Choir and Audience Ely Choral Society present their now traditional annual carol concert in the wonderful surroundings of St. Mary's Church, just a short walk from the Cathedral. As usual, the concert will be in two halves; the second half is a traditional mix of both choir and audience carols, interspersed with seasonal readings. Participation is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged! Cost: £12 (under 18s free) including programme and seasonal refreshments from: Burrows Bookshop, 7 High Street Passage, Ely 01353 669759 or email@example.com or at the door Contact: Ely Choral Society Website: Ely Choral Society Location St Mary's Church St Mary's Street Ely CB7 4HF United Kingdom See map: Google Maps read more
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Noel Concert of Carols for Choir and Audience – 6th December 2014
Councillors at East Cambridgeshire District Council have this week agreed the facilities that will be in the new leisure centre to ensure it meets the needs of residents in the years to come.
At Commercial Services Committee, Members approved an option which would mean the leisure centre would have: an 8 lane 25m pool, a learner pool, a health and fitness suite with 120 stations, two activity studios, a full size 3G artificial grass pitch and a four court sports hall which would have scope to be expanded.
The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:District’s leisure centre moving closer to reality
Date: Saturday, 22 November 2014 – 11:00am – 3:00pm Little Creatures from the Fens at Ely Museum Fun crafts at Ely Museum Two sessions 11am – 1pm and 2 – 3pm Free Event No need to book – just drop in Recommended age 4+ Contact: Ely Museum Telephone: 01353 666655 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: Ely Museum Location Ely Museum The Old Gaol, Market Street Ely CB7 4LS United Kingdom See map: Google Maps