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National Show Jumping Championships are calling for Adele and Lulu!

A King’s Ely student and skilful horse rider has qualified for the National Schools Equestrian Association’s (NSEA) Show Jumping Championships. Adele Shaw, who is in Year 10 at King’s Ely Senior, competed in the qualifiers with her pony, Lulu. The duo were on top form, winning the 1m 10cm class, and as a result will

Ely Apple Day 2020

Apple Day is one of Ely’s best loved festivals and sadly this year, Visit Ely can’t deliver the whole event! However what we are bringing to Ely is a ‘mini’ Apple Day, outside Oliver Cromwell’s House, Saturday October 17th from 10 am – 4pm. This year, it maybe tiny in comparison, but we are still celebrating and

Chance to admire work of creative King’s Ely Art and Design students

Talented Art and Design students at King’s Ely are exhibiting their work across the border in Suffolk this autumn.  Members of the public are invited to attend the exhibition, which is being held at the Apex Gallery in Bury St Edmunds from Tuesday, September 22nd to Sunday, October 18th. The exhibition has been organised to

Council forges ahead with climate change commitments following progress on Supplementary Planning Documents

East Cambridgeshire District Council is forging ahead with its commitments to the environment by taking the next steps in progressing its climate change and natural environment supplementary planning documents (SPDs). At last night’s Finance and Assets Committee, all members voted in favour to adopt the council’s new Natural Environment SPD and also approved the Climate

Council seeks views on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

In conjunction with National Inclusion Week, East Cambridgeshire District Council is launching a five-week consultation to gather views on their new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy. The opening of the consultation, which will take place on Monday, follows a unanimous vote by members at last night’s Finance and Assets Committee to progress the policy into

The Great Ely Potato Race 2020 Falls to Covid Virus

The annual relay race which celebrates the humble potato has been postponed for the first time in its eight-year history. The contest, which is organised by Isle of Ely Produce with the help of over 30 local potato farmers, sees teams racing to the Market Place and back to the end of the High Street,

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East Cambs District Council to Assess COVID-19 Impact on Local Business

East Cambridgeshire District Council is launching an online survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in the District. The survey will remain open until 16th October 2020. The purpose of the survey is to capture information about how the pandemic has affected businesses and provide an overview of the predicted long-term effects. The Council

The Orchards – the exceptional new care home in Ely

We are delighted to announce that The Orchards is now welcoming new residents into our beautiful caring community. The stunning home provides the very best possible residential and dementia care to older people in a beautiful, positive and safe environment.  We fully understand people’s anxieties during this worrying time; but want to reassure you that

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