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Ely’s Riverside is set to shine

Reference:
053/14
Date:
Thu, 09/25/2014

Ely’s Riverside is in the middle of an evolution to ensure it remains a place to relax and enjoy the best of the city.

Over the last few months, ‘no cycling’ signs have been removed and new duck feeding signs have been introduced to highlight where and what the public should feed ducks and other wildfowl on the river.

Work is also set to begin next week on installing solar lighting along the Riverside path to make it easier for pedestrians to walk safely along the area in the evenings and at night.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Ely’s Riverside is set to shine

Secretary of State praises East Cambs’ recycling success

Reference:
052/14
Date:
Tue, 09/23/2014

The wheeled bin recycling service in East Cambridgeshire has been praised as an example of good work by Eric Pickles – Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. 

In a speech to the Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition at the NEC, he referred to East Cambridgeshire’s achievements after the District Council successfully bid for £5 million from Central Government to fund a new recycling service and retain weekly waste collections.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Secretary of State praises East Cambs’ recycling success

Orbital bus service in Ely given two year extension

Reference:
051/14
Date:
Tue, 09/23/2014

Financial support for the AbsolutELY bus service in Ely is to be extended until February 2017.

The service, which helps residents get to work, shop in the city centre or catch up with friends, was set up on a three year contract between Norfolk Green, East Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council.

With passenger numbers rising year on year – in 2012/13, the annual number of journeys was 40,285 and in 2013/14  this rose to 50,807 – the two authorities have agreed to continue the service.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Orbital bus service in Ely given two year extension