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Ghost Tours and Walks Commence in Ely this October

Visit Ely are very excited this Ghostly Season, as they have conjured up some really amazing tours and walks. New to the programme for 2020 we have a Witches and Witchcraft Tour, running every Thursday from October 1st! Every Friday from October 2nd we have a real treat in store! Enjoy a spooky walk after

New Heads of School, Deputy Heads, Prefects and Heads of Houses appointed

Beth Carberry and Ben Marshall have been formally installed as King’s Ely’s new Heads of School. Hundreds of people would usually gather in Ely Cathedral for King’s Ely’s Beginning of Year Michaelmas Term Service but obviously that could not happen due to the current circumstances.  Instead, Year 13 students came together in their ‘safety bubbles’

Council’s Climate Change Plan already showing green shoots.

Work towards East Cambridgeshire District Council’s vision of its operations reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 or earlier is already providing green shoots. Following the welcome approval of the Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan in June, the Council’s Operational Services committee were presented with an update on the progress so far

Drive-Away Success for Ely’s First Drive-In Cinema

On Saturday 12th September over 500 people attended, what’s believed to be Ely’s first ever Drive-In Cinema, at Lancaster Way Business Park. Over the course of the day there were three separate screenings; starting with Moana, where the children also received art activity packs, followed by The Hunger Games and then the evening finale –

Splash Pad for Ely campaign makes waves with Councils

Parents campaigning for a splash pad in Ely have presented their case to the City and District Councils in a bid to improve outdoor recreational facilities for families. A Working Group is now being set up to explore the proposals in more detail. A splash pad is an interactive outdoor water play park where children

Ely to have its first Window Wanderland!

The Stained Glass Museum and Babylon ARTS are calling all Ely residents to make an illuminated window display in their home as part of Ely’s first Window Wanderland.  The two organisations have teamed up to bring this fun family-friendly event, that takes place in towns and villages across the UK, to the city. Window Wonderland

In Business

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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