Oliver Cromwell House is a ‘Hidden Gem’

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 […]

Love your local market this Valentine’s Day

On Saturday 14 February, shoppers, residents and visitors will have the chance to show their love for one of Ely’s most favourite markets. This year it’s Ely Farmers’ Market’s 15th birthday – to be celebrated on Saturday 27 June. To mark the occasion, people are being asked to give their memories of the market on […]

Want to hear about the Council’s financial plans?

Companies are being invited the annual Business Ratepayers’ Consultation Networking Event to learn East Cambridgeshire District Council’s budget plans for 2015/16. The meeting, on Tuesday 3 February at The Grange in Ely from 8.30am to 10am, will explain the key projects for the authority and allow businesses to speak to organisations who can provide grants, […]

Council Tax freeze proposed for East Cambridgeshire

East Cambridgeshire District Council is to unveil a balanced budget for 2015/16 and 2016/17 which will include a proposed council tax freeze for its residents this year. The announcement follows a significant reduction in management costs and the ongoing success of the District Council’s medium term financial strategy which has continued to deliver savings for […]

Making Planning in East Cambs easier to access

Changes have been made to the Planning Duty Service to make it easier to talk to and contact the Planning Team at East Cambridgeshire District Council. From this week (Monday 19 January), the General Enquiries Service is now available via 01353 665555 at the following times: Monday –Thursday 8:45am – 5pm and Friday 8:45am – […]

Ensuring our loos are the best they can be

A review is to take place of the public conveniences owned by East Cambridgeshire District Council and used by residents and visitors in the district. The work will look at how to make the best use of the nine toilets in Ely, Littleport, Burwell and Fordham which currently cost over £200,000 a year to ensure […]

Beware of possible Council Tax scam

Residents in East Cambridgeshire are being warned to watch out for a possible Council Tax scam. The Anglia Revenue Partnership, which deals with council tax payments and benefits on behalf of East Cambridgeshire District Council, is highlighting a recent call they received from a customer in Suffolk. The resident had received an email entitled ‘Your […]

Assessing and working to improve indoor sports in East Cambs

A wide ranging assessment of indoor sports facilities in East Cambridgeshire has highlighted the need to work in partnership to deliver better services for local residents. The research conducted by The Sports Consultancy, looked at all of the indoor sports facilities available in the district, assessing the supply, satisfaction, size and quality of facilities. They […]

Oliver Cromwell House nominated as a ‘Hidden Gem’

Oliver Cromwell’s House in Ely – the former home of the Lord Protector – is being put forward for Visit England’s ‘Hidden Gem’ accolade. Having again passed the annual Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme Assessment set by the tourist organisation, the House’s high score means it has been nominated for the special accolade. This new award […]

Tourism delivering economic benefits in East Cambs

Tourism is having a huge impact on the economic fortunes of East Cambridgeshire as millions of visitors and pounds pour into the area. New research shows in 2013, there were 3.4 million trips to the district worth £182 million to the local economy, with the tourism industry directly employing 3,335 people. The ‘Economic Impact of […]