Ely Pub Map Updated!

We have now updated our map showing the locations of pubs (as well as other landmarks) in Ely. See it here!

Have your say on modifications to the Local Plan

A blueprint for the future growth of East Cambridgeshire is set to go out to consultation again following comments from the Planning Inspector regarding the district’s housing supply. The revised document will allow residents, businesses and others to have their say on the proposed modifications to the Local Plan including additional housing sites in Soham. […]

Iconic tree set to be felled on Palace Green

East Cambridgeshire District Council is being forced to remove on a significant tree on Palace Green in Ely. Over the last few years, the District Council has been monitoring the mature Sycamore tree beside the boundary wall of The Old Palace in Ely. In 2012, the tree was reduced in an attempt to retain it […]

New retailers welcome in Ely

With Ely continuing to thrive as a place for shops, cafes and independents to set up – a new Welcome Pack has been created for new retailers coming to the city. The idea came from a series of visits made by members and officers from East Cambridgeshire District Council last year to gain insight into […]

Handy Person Service gets funding

Elderly and vulnerable residents in East Cambridgeshire are set to benefit after funds of up to £15,000 per year were committed to support a Handy Person Service in the district for a period of three years. The money will contribute to a countywide initiative supported by Cambridgeshire County Council, District/City Councils and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough […]

Recycling Rates in East Cambridgeshire

The wheeled bin recycling service in East Cambridgeshire is making a big difference to recycling levels in the district as the service nears its one year anniversary. In 2012/13, recycling in the district stood at 34 per cent, this provisionally increased to 46 per cent in 2013/14 but current recycling rates for 2014/15 predict a […]

Get fit outdoors for free this summer

Active Ely – a free weekly exercise classes and a summer holiday programme aimed at getting everyone active is coming to Ely Country Park from next week. The goal of the project is to raise the levels of fitness in East Cambridgeshire with all the health benefits this will bring. The classes will be led […]

Free soil improver this Compost Week

Residents in East Cambridgeshire are being given the chance to pick up some free soil improver as part of Compost Awareness Week next week. The opportunity has been organised by East Cambridgeshire District Council with the giveaway taking place at two locations: *       Fountain Lane Car Park in Soham on Tuesday 6 […]

Is your business up for the Eel throwing challenge?

As part of Ely’s tenth Eel Festival weekend, businesses across the city are being challenged to compete in the first ever City Centre Eel Throwing Championship. The competition which will involve teams of up to four from companies and shops across Ely throwing eels (don’t worry they are only stuffed toys) to see who in […]