Remember It’s Free Parking in Ely City Centre!

Come to Ely and enjoy free parking in the city centre With its world famous Cathedral, renown independent shops and beautiful riverside, Ely is revered across the region – now visitors and shoppers are being reminded they can park for free in the city centre to enjoy the experience. A new promotion of the free […]

Stretham Old Engine Open Days 2015

The Stretham Old Engine Trust have just announced the open days for 2015. For details see

District’s leisure centre moving closer to reality

Councillors at East Cambridgeshire District Council have this week agreed the facilities that will be in the new leisure centre to ensure it meets the needs of residents in the years to come. At Commercial Services Committee, Members approved an option which would mean the leisure centre would have: an 8 lane 25m pool, a […]

Putting in place the funding for the District’s leisure centre

This week, Councillors at East Cambridgeshire District Council are hearing about the progress which is being made to make sure the new leisure centre is affordable. At Corporate Governance & Finance Committee, officers will outline a number of possible funding scenarios for members to decide how the facilities on Downham Road could be paid for. […]

Be Part of Developing Ely’s New Park

Residents in Ely are getting the chance to have their say on how the green space which is part of the new North Ely development will look. East Cambridgeshire District Council and Sheils Flynn are working together to develop the design and layout for the new North Ely Park through a three week consultation. The […]

Restructured Authority For East Cambridgeshire

East Cambridgeshire District Council has completed an extensive restructure to focus on delivering the services which residents need and supporting economic growth. Throughout 2014, the authority has been reorganising its staff, committees and structures to ensure despite cuts to Local Government budgets, the District Council is in shape financially and operationally to function in the […]

Local businesses unite to help 1000 young people

Next week, hundreds of students and businesses will be coming together at the first annual East Cambridgeshire Careers & Skills Fair. The event will give around a 1,000 Year 11 and Sixth Form students from the four secondary schools in the district the chance to talk to 50 of the top employers in East Cambridgeshire […]

Bin your Bra for Charity

Women across Cambridgeshire have the chance to raise money for Breast Cancer research and help women in Africa by donating their old, unwanted or unloved bras starting this October. Local authorities in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership are supporting the charity Against Breast Cancer by launching a ‘Bin your Bra’ campaign during Breast Cancer […]

Ely Southern Bypass – It’s All Go!

With today’s ruling that planning permission for a new Ely Southern Bypass can be given – East Cambridgeshire District Council is calling for the work to begin as soon as possible. As Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, decided not to determine the plans for the 1.7km long road himself […]


Planning permission for a new Ely Southern Bypass can be given by Cambridgeshire County Council the Secretary of State has ruled. Proposals to build the bypass for Ely had been backed unanimously by Cambridgeshire County Council’s Planning Committee this month. But permission could not be granted for the 1.7km long road, linking Angel Drove to […]