New weekly Sunday Market to launch in Ely

On Easter Sunday 5 April, shoppers and visitors to Ely’s Market Place can witness the beginning of something new. Ely’s Markets are expanding with a new Weekly Sunday Market which will take place every Sunday throughout the year (except Remembrance Sunday and seasonal adjustments around Christmas and New Year). The new market, which opens at […]

Find the best places to shop and eat in Ely

A new guide has been launched to encourage local day trippers and visitors to make the most out of a visit to Ely. The Ely Shopping and Eating Guide highlights the fantastic restaurants, independent stores and activities people can experience in the city this spring and summer. The Guide is another of the initiatives borne […]

Community Land Trusts in East Cambs

The progress of Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in East Cambridgeshire is moving forward at pace – demonstrating how communities and councils can work together to help local people get an affordable home. In Swaffham Prior, the local CLT is currently overseeing eight homes being built as the project looks to tackle the rapidly rising house […]

More money to support recycling in East Cambs

With recycling rates in East Cambridgeshire projected to go over 54 per cent this year, the District Council has won more money from Government to help promote recycling further. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) announced East Cambridgeshire District Council was one of 46 successful bids to receive funding through its Recycling Reward […]

Giving Ely a spring clean

On Sunday 29 March, residents in Ely can come and join a host of organisations as they work to give the city a spring clean. As part of a week of action in Ely to tackle speeding, parking and anti-social behaviour, the East Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership, City of Ely Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council, […]

Inspector approves future plans for East Cambs

After many months of work, consultation and examination the Local Plan, which manages growth and development in East Cambridgeshire for the next 20 years, has been approved by a Planning Inspector. The Local Plan, which seeks to ensure development in the district is ‘sustainable’ by looking at how much, where and when development should take […]

Act fast to get a grant to improve your home

Residents in East Cambridgeshire are being encouraged to put Monday 16 March in their diaries to apply for a home energy efficiency grant through the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. The Government have announced the third release from the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) worth up to £70 million. From midday, Monday 16 March, […]

Balanced budget approved for East Cambridgeshire

Members at East Cambridgeshire District Council have voted for a Council Tax freeze as part of the balanced budget for 2015/16. Councillors at Full Council heard how the ongoing success of the District Council’s medium term financial strategy and the restructure of the authority last year had helped to strengthen the organisation’s budget. As part […]

Ely Food and Drink Festival

Sending a belated Valentine to this year’s Food and Drink Festival. After thousands of people came out to enjoy Ely’s first Food and Drink Festival as part of the Eel weekend last year, planning is well under way for 2015 – with the first celebrity chef signed up. Valentine Warner – the renowned food writer […]

Service Station guilty of hygiene offences

A local Service Station has been fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £1,500 costs for breaching food hygiene regulations. Rozina Limited which managed the Jet Service Station on Ely Road, Witcham Toll pleaded guilty to eight breaches of food hygiene regulations last week at Cambridge Magistrates. The case followed a customer complainant which was investigated […]