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Awards Evening at 1094 Ely Squadron

A wonderful awards evening in Ely for 1094 (City of Ely) Squadron with staff, Civilian Committee members, parents and cadets having a fund raising tea and cakes sale before the awards evening began. The Guest of Honour was Deputy Lord Lieutenant Colin Elsden who was attended by Lord Lieutenants Cadet for Cambridgeshire Flight Sergeant Rory

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CRC Taster Day at Witchford Village College

Year 8 Students have been taking part in a Taster Day. Witchford Village College was selected by Cambridge Regional College to host the event, giving students an insight into the range of subjects that they offer.  Staff and current students from CRC arrived with a range of vocational based activities for pupils to take part

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Council Approves Bus, Cycling and Walking Consultation

A six-week consultation for residents to highlight the key bus services and cycling and walking routes in East Cambridgeshire has been given the go ahead. At the 6th February East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) Finance and Assets Committee, members approved the launch of the district’s bus, cycling and walking consultation which will commence on 9th March 2020.

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Ely Air Cadet Meets The Princess Royal On a Flying Visit

Cadet Flight Sergeant Rory Donoghue from 1094 (City of Ely) Squadron Air Training Corps Royal Air Force Air Cadets met The Princess Royal last Friday at RAF Wyton. In his role as The Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for Cambridgeshire, Flight Sergeant Donoghue was in attendance at the MAGPAS air ambulance base on the runway of RAF

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Ely Photographic Club Punches above its Weight

Ely Photographic Club “punched above their weight” on Saturday night in the 38th St Ives Interprint competition. Competing against 28 other clubs across East Anglia – including many larger clubs – Ely came “runner-up” with their entry of 8 Prints. Their entry of 8 Prints are as follows: Sea Defences, Felixstowe by Martin Smith Great

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East Cambs Budget Setting Freezes Council Tax for Seventh Year

A district council has agreed to freeze their portion of council tax for the seventh year in a row. Councillors at East Cambridgeshire District Council voted in favour of keeping the district council’s portion of council tax the same for the year 2020/21. This means that the council tax for a Band D property will

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Defeat for Tigers in Suffolk, missed conversions prove costly

Ely Tigers travelled across to Suffolk to play Thurston, and like many games this season there was changes to the starting 15, in came Jim Storey, Luke Cornwell, Ryan Clark & Luke Turner, while Tom Green was missing due to injury picked up against Thetford the week before. Like previous weeks the current gusting winds

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Ely Cathedral Volunteer Recruitment Open Morning

On Saturday 28th March we will be holding a Volunteer Recruitment Open Morning.If you are interested in joining our Volunteering team, come along on Saturday 28th March and meet some of our volunteers. Find out about how you can be involved at our wonderful Cathedral, from Welcoming to Tour Guiding and Hospitality to The Flower

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Splash Pad for Ely, Wanted!

An exciting new project, spearheaded by local residents, is gaining momentum in Ely; a ‘Splash Pad’.  Featuring interactive sprinklers, fountains, water jets and much more a Splash Pad is a playground for water play.  Typically zoned into three areas, a Splash Pad caters from babes-in-arms up to thrill-seeking teens making it the perfect active family

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King’s Ely students on top form at Microsoft’s DigiGirlz event

King’s Ely pupils were in their element at Microsoft Research Cambridge’s fun-filled DigiGirlz event – and came back to school with an award! Twelve girls in Year 8 at King’s Ely Junior attended the action-packed event with Daniel Everest, Head of Computing and Digital Innovation at King’s Ely Junior. Microsoft’s DigiGirlz programmes are organised across

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Mental health charity receives bumper cheque from King’s Ely community

King’s Ely has raised more than £1,800 for a charity which supports local people who are struggling with their mental health. The substantial sum was raised through the ‘Memory Baubles Ely’ initiative, which was spearheaded by King’s Ely’s long-serving Head Receptionist, Rosie Holliday, in the run up to Christmas. Rosie launched the initiative to raise

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