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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

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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’

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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

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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 –

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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

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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

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Witchford Village College: The Female Lead

It’s an exciting time for Witchford Village College, as we grow our College community through our connection to The Learning Alliance. The Learning Alliance is a purposeful family of schools, each with its own distinct identity. Each school within the Trust offers academic rigour, excellent extra-curricular opportunities and values the arts and performing arts.  Our

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Welney Wash Road: road closure 2021

Final call to have your say The online survey was first published in March 2020 via the Citizen Space information page on the Ouse Washes Section 10 works  the survey will close on 30th September 2020. As part of the bank raising work we are doing to comply with the Reservoirs Act 1975 we need to provide a robust

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A Virtual Soham Pumpkin Fair 2020

We have regretfully had to take the decision that there will not be a Pumpkin Fair on the Recreation Ground this year. However, we are running a virtual version with certificates and trophies being awarded to winners of our competitions as in previous years. In these exceptional circumstances, we have decided to award extra prizes

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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

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Ely Heritage Weekend 2020

This weekend sees the popular Heritage Open Days in Ely. Discover unique buildings and Ely’s historic past on Friday 11th , Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2020. Visit Ely have come up with a completely COVID-19 secure and compliant programme! Friday 11th September11 am Ely Cathedral Monastic Tour1:30 pm Ely Cathedral Monastic Tour5 –

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