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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

New district leisure centre planning application submitted

Reference: 
PR/05Apr16/ELC1
Date: 
Tue, 04/05/2016

 

Further progress on delivering the new district leisure centre was made this week with the submission of the reserved matters planning application.

The scheme has been granted outline planning permission under the hybrid planning application for the cinema, but the plans have to go through the Reserved Matters process to agree the design and layout of the site.

The tender processes to procure an operator to run the new district leisure centre and a contractor to build it are also underway.

The new centre will provide:

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:New district leisure centre planning application submitted

Christmas cards turned into cash for Ely Foodbank

Reference: 
PR/22Jan16/Foodbank
Date: 
Wed, 03/02/2016

 

This week, it was announced that 2015’s Christmas Card Campaign saw 1.2 tonnes of cards converted into much needed cash for Ely Foodbank.

The money, which proves it pays to recycle, was raised after Ellgia Recycling teamed up with East Cambridgeshire District Council to create collection points at Ely, Littleport and Witchford, where residents could drop off Christmas cards for recycling, as well as any food they wished to donate.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Christmas cards turned into cash for Ely Foodbank