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Council Moves Forward With Environment Pledge for District

Following the declaration of a climate emergency in October 2019, East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) is moving forward with its environmental ambitions by seeking approval for its climate change strategy and action plan and setting out its bid for COVID-19 funding, to support “pop-up” cycling schemes. The ECDC Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan,

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Fire Service Heroes at Corkers Crisps

Several Fire units were called to Corkers Crisps at around 2.45pm today as reports of a major fire incident at the closed premises. Having spoken briefly to one of the owners, he was pleased to report everyone is safe and this was later confirmed by a member of the Fire Service who told Spotted in

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Cathedral chorister joins star studded line up for Evensong

A young chorister from Ely Cathedral has been chosen to be part of a star studded line up to record a Virtual Choral Evensong, which will be broadcast live on YouTube on Tuesday (May 19th).   Alfie Bottley, aged 12, is one of several choristers from York Minster, Ely, Norwich, Wakefield, Winchester Cathedrals and Westminster Abbey,

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