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Lucille’s Roller Skating Challenge for ACT

Lucille Burke has set herself a challenge to roller skate around Little Thetford 100 times in 50 days to raise money for Addenbrookes charitable trust. The charity is very close to her heart as her mum works in Addenbrookes Hospital and has worked throughout lockdown. She is so proud of her and would like to

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Play areas in the district to re-open

Following guidance from central Government, East Cambridgeshire District Council will be re-opening its outdoor play areas on Saturday 4th July. East Cambridgeshire District Council maintains 19 play areas throughout the district and provides a range of facilities for a variety of ages from toddlers, to juniors and youths. The council has undertaken a thorough inspection of all play

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The show must go on for CMAT Arts Festival – with celebrity endorsement!

The show goes on for Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust’s (CMAT) Arts Festival after initial plans were changed due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Staff and students across CMAT have taken the opportunity to move their talents to the virtual stage, with the online festival already receiving endorsement from celebrities including Matt Allwright, star of The One

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Success for skilful King’s Ely designers

Talented Fashion and Textiles students from King’s Ely are celebrating success in two exciting competitions. Year 12 student, Paige Newell, and John-Oswald Crichton, who is in Year 11, have both been highly commended in this year’s Young Fashion Designer UK contest. Paige and John-Oswald submitted some outstanding fashion design ‘mood boards’ with supporting text, where

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Five Artists to pitch ideas before a public vote in Ely

Residents from across the Ely area are invited to vote for two new outdoor art projects that will take place in October. A new creative opportunity has been launched in the city by Babylon Arts and supported by Ely Markets and Ely College called “Somewhere in Ely”. Earlier this year artists, makers and creators were

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Sponsored Beard Shave for Vital Charity

With major fundraising events like Eel Day and Aquafest cancelled due to Covid-19, the Ely Hereward Rotary Club have been looking for new fundraising events during lockdown. Club member Mike Anthony has come up with the idea of having his beard shaved off for charity. Mike, who lives in March, has been living separately from

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Ely Rotary Continues

Rotary is still active during this difficult period.  What a blessing Zoom is!   Robert Barnes has been inducted in as the new President for 2020/2021 and the Club is looking forward to working under him this coming year.  They have been aware of local causes during this time, especially the foodbank, which it is under

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King’s Ely students record beautiful virtual tribute to NHS workers

Musicians from King’s Ely have joined forces (virtually!) to record a song in honour of the work being carried out by NHS and frontline workers. Around 60 pupils from King’s Ely Junior and King’s Ely Senior feature in the recording of ‘Like A Rainbow Shining’, a song written by British composer, Will Todd. Students recorded

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Council approval for Ely and Soham plans takes next step to unlock crucial funding

Plans outlining opportunities to boost Ely and Soham have moved one step closer to unlocking funding from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA). Yesterday East Cambridgeshire District Council’s (ECDC) Finance and Assets Committee approved to progress the plans for Ely and Soham and submit them to the CPCA board for adoption. An important element

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