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Archaeological dig at new District Leisure Centre site underway

Reference: 
PR/16May16/dig
Date: 
Mon, 05/16/2016

 

The archaeological excavation of the site on Downham Road, where East Cambridgeshire District Council is hoping to build a new leisure facility for the District, will start this week (commencing 16th May).

At the request of the Cambridgeshire County Council Historic Environment Team, the whole 2.8 hectare site will be excavated because it is located in an area of high archaeological potential.

The work is being carried out by Cambridge Archaeological Unit, part of the University of Cambridge and is expected to take 13 weeks.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Archaeological dig at new District Leisure Centre site underway

Recycling rates in East Cambs keep getting better

Reference: 
089/15
Date: 
Thu, 12/03/2015

Residents in East Cambridgeshire are continuing to help the district to climb the league tables after another stellar year of recycling.

The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs has announced the recycling performance for English councils during 2014/15 and for the second year running East Cambridgeshire was the third most improved area with an increase of 11.2% from 2013/14.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Recycling rates in East Cambs keep getting better

East Cambs’ recycling success continues to get noticed

Reference: 
071/14
Date: 
Wed, 11/26/2014

The introduction of the wheeled bin recycling service in East Cambridgeshire has seen the area record the third highest increase in recycling performance of English Councils in the last year.

The statistics from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs show in 2012/13 East Cambridgeshire was ranked 257th out of 320 councils responsible for waste collections with recycling levels of 33.37%.

During 2013/14, when the new service was introduced halfway through the year, East Cambridgeshire shot up to 116th with a recycling rate of 45.48%.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:East Cambs’ recycling success continues to get noticed