Oliver Cromwell House is a ‘Hidden Gem’

Wed, 02/25/2015

The judges have been round, the assessments have been made and the result is Oliver Cromwell’s House in Ely has been awarded the Visit England’s ‘Hidden Gem’ accolade.

The House is only one of two attractions in the eastern region to receive an award in this year’s round of awards.

The Assessor noted the efforts which had been made to improve the visitor attraction since last year from new signage to displays and initiatives to improve the customer experience.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Oliver Cromwell House is a ‘Hidden Gem’

Eastern promise for Soham’s future





Residents are set to have their say on what they think of future development of the Eastern Gateway area of Soham. 

At an exhibition between 2pm and 8pm on Monday 6 December at the Walter Gidney Pavilion in Soham, local people can come along and see different options for the Gateway area and make comments.

The site, identified in the Soham Masterplan Vision and Core Strategy for future development, is currently 30 hectares of mainly farmland.

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The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Eastern promise for Soham’s future

East Cambridgeshire – Resilient with strong community spirit





East Cambridgeshire has been identified in a national survey as well placed to weather the looming public sector cuts but also has a real sense of community.


The Experian research, commissioned by the BBC, has looked at how England's regions may cope with further public sector cuts.


East Cambridgeshire was rated as fourth in the Eastern Region and 45th of the most resilient areas in the country to the cuts based on four key areas of business, community, people and place.


The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:East Cambridgeshire – Resilient with strong community spirit