Ely’s Riverside Improvements

Ely’s Riverside is in the middle of an evolution to ensure it remains a place to relax and enjoy the best of the city. Over the last few months, ‘no cycling’ signs have been removed and new duck feeding signs have been introduced to highlight where and what the public should feed ducks and other […]

Ely Oribital bus service in Ely given two year extension

Financial support for the AbsolutELY bus service in Ely is to be extended until February 2017. The service, which helps residents get to work, shop in the city centre or catch up with friends, was set up on a three year contract between Norfolk Green, East Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council. With passenger […]

Secretary of State praises East Cambs’ recycling success

The wheeled bin recycling service in East Cambridgeshire has been praised as an example of good work by Eric Pickles – Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. In a speech to the Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition at the NEC, he referred to East Cambridgeshire’s achievements after the District Council successfully bid for […]

Curiosity is alive and well on Ely’s Market

This month’s Flower, Food & Craft Market on Sunday 28 September is going to welcome some special guests. On Sunday 28 September, alongside the Flower, Food & Craft Market there will be a visiting ‘Curiosities Market’. This comprises of 20 stalls with a variety of goods from handmade crafts to microbrewery bottled beer, recycled denim […]

Helping businesses to access funding in South and East Cambridgeshire

Over 75 businesses in East and South Cambridgeshire got a unique opportunity to discover the funding and grants which could help their businesses to grow thanks to the South East Cambridgeshire Funding Fair. The special day not only allowed firms the chance to hear what money the Government is providing to access to, but also […]

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 […]