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Ely Markets to reopen on 11th June 2020

Ely Markets will reopen on Thursdays and Saturdays from 11th June. Initially, these markets will include a small number of stalls selling fruit, vegetables, eggs, cheese, bread, meat, fish and plants. There will be social distancing and safety measures in place to help ensure the wellbeing of traders, staff and members of the public. The

Ely’s Community Star Quizmaster needs your help!

Local Ely Quiz Master Ian McKendrick has put out an appeal for help from the community to continue his entertaining online quizzes after his aging MacBook died during last nights quiz. During lockdown Ian has been hosting quizzes most evenings, even running a family friendly Foodbank fundraising quiz on Sunday afternoons. Community Star Ian said

47th Haddenham Steam Rally Postponed

This is the announcement that we had hoped not to make. We are sure it will come as no surprise to you that we have made the difficult decision to officially postpone the 47th Haddenham Steam Rally & Heavy Horse Show until 2021. This is really disappointing for all of us, we know that it

Cambridgeshire Music’s Second Online Orchestra Challenge

Hot on the heels of the success of Cambridgeshire Music’s first Online Orchestra, we’re pleased to bring you news of the music education hub’s second Online Orchestra challenge! For the first challenge, you may recall that Cambridgeshire Music transported everyone to the sunny beaches of Hawaii with a heart-warming performance of the classic theme tune

King’s Ely student’s ‘Two Point Six Challenge’ in aid of The DofE Award

King’s Ely Sixth Form student Molly Whymark has raised almost £600 for a cause close to her heart by putting her best foot forward during lockdown.  Molly, 17, decided to complete a ‘Two Point Six Challenge’, not only to raise funds for The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award, but to also try and make the

CMAT are preparing to welcome Children back to Schools

Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) runs five primary schools in the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire area. Mark Woods, CEO of CMAT, said: “As a Trust, we are continuing to closely follow the guidance being provided by the Government in relation to the reopening of schools. “We are working hard to be prepared to welcome more students

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East Cambridgeshire District Council calls for business to claim remaining grant funding

East Cambridgeshire District Council is urging businesses to check their eligibility for the small business and retail, hospitality and leisure COVID-19 grants. The Council has so far paid £11,355,000, 72% of available funding and is waiting on responses from the remaining eligible businesses in order to process their applications. The Council is doing its upmost

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