Alison Powell

Babylon Arts and The Library Presents Bring the Big Screen Back to Ely

Ely will see it’s first drive-in cinema event, providing residents with their big screen film fix, within the safety and comfort of their cars.  Babylon ARTS, in collaboration with The Library Presents and supported by Lancaster Way Business Park, where the Drive-In Cinema will take place, have organised the event on Saturday 12th September, which …

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Choristers join forces to deliver beautiful virtual recordings

Ely Cathedral Choristers have come together – virtually – to record two wonderful lockdown songs. Missing being able to sing, live and learn together on a daily basis due to Covid-19, members of both the Cathedral’s Girls’ and Boys’ Choirs, all of whom are pupils at King’s Ely, decided to join forces remotely to record …

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Changes to Black Sack Deliveries For Residents in East Cambridgeshire

East Cambridgeshire District Council is urging residents to check their black sack delivery dates as issues with the supplier have caused changes to the schedule. The annual black sack distribution which is undertaken between August and October by East Cambs Street Scene has been delayed after the supplier experienced an increase in demand for personal …

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Final Call for Applications for COVID-19 Business Grants

East Cambridgeshire District Council is urging eligible businesses that have not yet applied for one of the COVID-19 business grants to do so before the funding schemes end. Central government has announced that the COVID-19 Small Business Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Funding programmes will close on Friday 28th August. To date, …

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The Stained Glass Museum Reopens to the Public on Wednesday 5th August

The Stained Glass Museum is delighted to be reopening after a 5 month closure. We are delighted to announce that The Stained Glass Museum will reopen to the public from Wednesday 5th August 2020 with a number of safety measures in place. The Stained Glass Museum has acquired the Visit Britain ‘We’re Good to Go’ …

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Babylon Gallery Reopens with Surprise Donation from Local Residents

On 1st August the Babylon Gallery reopened its doors to the public after being closed for 137 days and to help mark this special occasion the residents of Cardinals Way and Cardinals Terrace, came to present a cheque for £403 to the charity. The donation was the proceeds of a virtual garage sale, which saw …

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Ely Cadets have taken off once again

Whilst lockdown may have temporarily suspended all face to face Air Cadet Activities, our cadets and staff member’s love of aviation hasn’t been diminished in the slightest. With the Goverment restrictions on private flying lifted our cadets have taken off once again (privately of course) Here you can see photos of First Class Cadet Oliver …

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New plans for land of previous outdoor centre at Mepal

An outline business plan to transform a currently unused brownfield site in Mepal into a cutting edge, ecological crematorium has been approved by East Cambridgeshire District Council’s special Full Council yesterday evening. The new plan for the land owned by the District Council includes a crematorium, woodland burial area and pet cemetery, and has been …

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Isabel victorious in Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition

A King’s Ely student is jubilant after winning this year’s South East Cambridgeshire Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition. The competition, now in its sixth year, is organised by local MP, Lucy Frazer, and sees secondary school students from across South East Cambridgeshire battling it out. This year’s competition started off as normal with Mrs Frazer visiting …

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Ely Cathedral is ‘Good to Go’ and re-opens to Visitors this week

On Wednesday 29th July, Ely Cathedral reopened its doors to visitors after over 130 days of closure.   Over 250 visitors came through the doors on the first day to experience the Cathedral which has widely been acknowledged as one of the wonders of the medieval world. Nearly all areas are accessible to the public including …

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Babylon Arts Announce Winning Artists as Voted for by the Public

Ely-based ceramicist Louise Beale and sculptor Mike Hartley have been announced as the two artists winning a £1800 commission for the “Somewhere in Ely” project. The outdoor arts project called “Somewhere in Ely” was launched in the city earlier this year with the support of Babylon Arts, Ely Markets and Ely College.  Artists, makers and …

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King’s Ely Student Joint Winner of Prestigious History Essay Prize

A King’s Ely Sixth Form student has been announced as the joint winner of this year’s Peterhouse Vellacott History Essay Prize. Eleanor Wallace’s winning essay is entitled ‘The Body of a Weak and Feeble Woman’: A Study of Proactive Queenship in the Twelfth Century. The competition is organised by Peterhouse, Cambridge – the oldest constituent …

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Storm Warning at Haddenham Arts Centre

Iconic limited edition prints from the creative forces of Storm Thorgerson and StormStudios 1980s – present day. StormStudios has a long and illustrious history having worked for innumerable bands, from Alan Parsons, Anthrax and Audioslave through to the Wombats, with a sprinkling of Pink Floyd, Steve Miller, Muse, 10cc, etc thrown in for good measure. …

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Funding for Environment and Climate Change Strategy Approved

The Finance and Assets Committee has last night unanimously approved an annual budget of £100,000 to deliver the 20 commitments set out in the councils’ Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Following the declaration of a climate emergency in October 2019, the Council adopted its first Environment and Climate Change Strategy Action Plan as part of …

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Downham Feoffees Primary Academy Awarded for ‘Excellence in Science Teaching’

Downham Feoffees Primary Academy has become one of just 160 schools across the country to be recognised for its excellence in science. The school, which is part of the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT), was awarded a Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) for its teaching and learning in the subject. Downham Feoffees Primary Academy’s Principal, …

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King’s Ely Students Excel in National Science Competition

King’s Ely scientists were on top form in this year’s Cambridge Chemistry Challenge for the Lower Sixth (C3L6) competition. Students achieved three gold awards, three silver awards and five copper awards in the competition, which is organised and supported by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, St Catharine’s College Cambridge and the …

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King’s Ely Student’s Designs Shine in International Fashion Competition

A talented King’s Ely student and young fashion designer has been invited to showcase her creations at next year’s Cracow Fashion Week. Katie Wood, 17, will be exhibiting some of her work at Cracow Fashion Week 2021 after achieving second place in this year’s fiercely contested Polish Talent Support International Fashion Competition, organised by the …

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East Cambridgeshire District Council to Reintroduce Time Restrictions on Free Car Parking

Following the easing of lockdown, East Cambridgeshire District Council will be reintroducing time restriction enforcement in its free car parks from Saturday 1st August. East Cambridgeshire District Council suspended restrictions during lockdown to allow those undertaking essential trips to do so without the worry of enforcement action. This suspension also allowed residents to follow the …

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Updated Corporate Plan Prioritises Support for Housing, the Environment and Town and City Centres

East Cambridgeshire District Council’s updated corporate plan for 2020-2023 has set out clear ambitions to create a cleaner, greener East Cambridgeshire, improve transport and provide further support for housing in the district. The corporate plan was approved at last night’s virtual Full Council meeting. The plan was brought to Full Council following a review of …

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Treasure Island Open Air Theatre This Summer in Ely

Following the recent Government announcement on ‘Outdoor Theatre’, KD Theatre Productions (the company behind Ely’s Annual Pantomime) are delighted to be presenting an open-air production of ‘Treasure Island’ which promises to be fun for all the family this summer!  The production will take place in the beautiful grounds of The Deans Garden, Ely Cathedral from …

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Chicks of threatened species fledge from Fenland wetlands

At WWT Welney, two pairs of black-tailed godwits have managed to fledge three chicks this breeding season.  WWT Welney is one of  three main breeding sites for black-tailed godwits, and this year nesting attempts were made on the Ouse Washes as well as the adjacent Lady Fen wetlands.  Having been created in 2008, Lady Fen’s …

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First shared ownership homes ready despite COVID disruption

East Cambridgeshire District Council’s trading arm, East Cambs Trading Company (ECTC), has released the first phase of shared ownership homes at the former MoD site in Ely, despite disruption caused by the pandemic. Situated at the former RAF housing estate, adjacent to the Princess of Wales Hospital, this first phase sees the release of seven, three-bedroom …

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Babylon Arts announce new opportunity for age 18 – 26 interested in the creative industries

An Ely-based arts organisation is searching for people to take part in a brand new development programme: Babylon Young Curators. Applications are open to anyone age 18 – 26 with an interest in a career in the creative industries. Two young people will be chosen to take part, each receiving a bursary of £1,650. The …

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Two Ely residents have their poems selected to become Comic Book Illustrations

In May 2020, Babylon ARTS launched their Comic Book Windows project, commissioning local Manga Artist, Irina Richards to create a total of 60 new illustrations, one for each of the Babylon Gallery riverside window panes. This exhibition comprised three separate comic ‘strips’, two based on Irina’s own stories and one using poems submitted by the …

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Ely Museum provides Ely Foodbank with craft packs to spark creativity this summer!

During lockdown, when so many are learning, and educating from home, the team at Ely Museum have been busy providing weekly “Museum From Home” crafts and activities online, inspired by the museums collection! You can find all of these on their Facebook page & blog at www.elymuseum.org.uk/blog.  Lockdown has been a challenge for everyone, but …

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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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Health warning has been issued as hot weather strikes Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

People are being warned to take extra precautions as the heatwave makes its way across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The Met Office has declared a Hot Weather Alert in the East of England between Wednesday (24th June) and Friday (26th June) which means there is a high chance that an average temperature of 30C by day and 15C …

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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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Funding approved for A142 Witchford roundabout project East Cambridgeshire District Council

East Cambridgeshire District Council has approved the contribution of £150,000 funding to support the A142/Witchford roundabout project. The funding was approved at its Finance and Assets Committee meeting on 18th June 2020. £150,000 of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding will be provided towards Cambridgeshire County Council’s proposed improvements at the roundabout. Works to improve capacity at …

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Council Gives Go Ahead for Climate Change Action Plan

East Cambridgeshire District Council’s Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan has been unanimously given the green light from the council’s operational services committee. The Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan is a result of a wider climate change motion which was presented and approved at last October’s Full Council meeting. The …

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Calling All Artists – Babylon Gallery to reopen with Summer Open Exhibition

Babylon ARTs, has announced the re-opening of the Babylon Gallery on Ely’s riverside, following its temporary closure due to Covid-19. The first exhibition will be their annual selected Summer Open exhibition, which over the past five years, has showcased hundreds of artists’ works and this year, the charity hopes will be one of their biggest …

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East Cambridgeshire District Council Welcomes Retailers Back to its High Streets

Following guidance from central Government, East Cambridgeshire District Council is gearing up to welcome retailers and shoppers back to its high streets from Monday 15th June. While some shops selling essential items have remained open, Monday 15th June will be the first time retailers selling non-essential items will be open following lockdown.  To ensure that residents’ shopping …

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Did Artwork and Creativity Help You Through Lockdown?

As life in and around the Cathedral starts to look forward in the hope of opening up and being able to start doing things again, we are thinking of holding an exhibition of all the wonderful creative activities that so many people have been undertaking while staying at home. The exhibition will be for anyone, …

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Happy 99th Birthday to the Duke of Edinburgh from 1094 Ely Squadron

Happy 99th Birthday to the Duke of Edinburgh. So many Air Cadets and Adult Staff have benefitted from participating in The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Here is a photo of The Duke speaking with our Officer in Charge Flying Officer J Donoghue RAFAC 36 years ago when 444 (Shoreditch) Squadron won The Sir Alan …

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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales extends his Patronage of The
Stained Glass Museum for a further two years

The Stained Glass Museum is delighted to announce that His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has agreed to extend his role as Patron of The Stained Glass Museum for a further two years from May 2020. His Royal Highness first became Patron of The Stained Glass Museum in 2008 during a major appeal when …

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Promotion for Ely Cadet

Congratulations to Ely Squadron’s newly promoted Cadet Warrant Officer Rory Donoghue who was appointed by Wing Commander Anthony Kelly FCMI RAFAC Officer Commanding Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing following Rory’s successful CWO promotion board interview on Sunday morning. CWO Donoghue has enjoyed a remarkable cadet career over the past 5 years fully embracing all that the …

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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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Ely’s most famous cat takes his popular children’s adventure stories into an audio book

Following on from the great response to What’s That Doing There, last year, Garfield The Sainsbury’s Cat, is now to be featured in an audio version of his book, due for release on 2nd July, the anniversary of his tragic death. A proportion of the profits for the audio-book will be donated to the East Anglian …

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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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King’s Ely student’s ‘Two Point Six Challenge’ in aid of The DofE Award

King’s Ely Sixth Form student Molly Whymark has raised almost £600 for a cause close to her heart by putting her best foot forward during lockdown.  Molly, 17, decided to complete a ‘Two Point Six Challenge’, not only to raise funds for The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award, but to also try and make the …

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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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Virtual Evensong featuring Ely Choristers raises £770k for charity

A star studded live broadcast of Choral Evensong featuring 2 choristers from Ely, has attracted a global audience of 19000 and raised £770,000 for charity. Amongst the 250 singers who took part in the live broadcast on May 19th were Alfie Bottley aged 12, and Mimi Hughes aged 15, both of whom are choristers at …

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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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Babylon Gallery launches search for co-designers and poets for ‘Comic Book Windows’ Exhibition

Babylon ARTS is collaborating with local Manga Artist, Irina Richards, to create 60 new illustrations, one for each of the Babylon Gallery window panes that face onto Pegasus Walk, Ely Riverside. The exhibition will comprise three separate comic ‘strips’, two based onIrina’s own stories and one using a poem and this is where the public …

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East Cambs Bus, Cycle, Walk Consultation – Don’t Leave It Too Late To Have Your Say

East Cambridgeshire District Council is urging residents to submit their thoughts to the Bus, Cycle, Walk consultation before the deadline on May 31st. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, East Cambs District Council extended the deadline to give residents a greater opportunity to respond. The aim of the consultation, which began on 9th March, is to …

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1094 City of Ely Squadron Air Cadets Lockdown Aero-Modelling Club remembers The Dambusters

77 years ago on the 16th and 17th May Nineteen Lancaster bombers from 617 Squadron took off on operation Chastise to bomb the Dams of the German industrial heartland using purpose-built “bouncing bombs” developed by the British engineering genius Barnes Wallis. The operation later became known as the Dam Busters Raid but tragically 56 aircrew …

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Learn How to Manage Yourself and Your Team Through the Coronavirus Crisis

Please join us at 6pm on Tuesday 19th May for a great opportunity to learn how to better manage yourself and your team through the Coronavirus crisis. We are very pleased that Zarine Jacob, Leadership Coach, has generously agreed to run this session for us completely free. Details of the session are below and on this occasion it is essential to …

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Hundreds of PPE face shields donated to frontline workers by King’s Ely

King’s Ely has been able to make and donate more than 800 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) face shields to frontline and key workers in the region. Every single one of the protective shields has been made by Patrick Carberry, who is Head of Design and Technology at King’s Ely. Patrick has worked tirelessly to make …

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Local WVC NHS Fundraiser gathers momentum

Witchford Village College have been at the forefront of an NHS fundraiser since the college closed, just prior to lockdown. The fundraiser for the Addenbrookes Charitable Trust, challenges students, staff and the local community to walk, run or cycle 5K for the NHS and donate to their JustGiving page. Another eight local schools have now …

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East Cambridgeshire District Council calls for business to claim remaining grant funding

East Cambridgeshire District Council is urging businesses to check their eligibility for the small business and retail, hospitality and leisure COVID-19 grants. The Council has so far paid £11,355,000, 72% of available funding and is waiting on responses from the remaining eligible businesses in order to process their applications. The Council is doing its upmost …

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LECA Working on PPE for the Community

Community Support During COVID-19 Littleport and East Cambridgeshire Academy staff and students have been busy over the last two weeks making PPE for NHS, Care Home Staff and front line workers in the Littleport Community and beyond. We’ve hand crafted over 300 visors in one week and have delivered these to St George’s Medical Centre, …

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Soham Station takes a step towards reality

Proposals for a new railway station in Soham have taken a step forward with the submission of an application to East Cambridgeshire District Council for permission to build the station. Network Rail is seeking permitted development rights to build the station following the announcement in September 2019 for a £18.6m funding package from the Cambridgeshire …

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Haddenham Plugged In – Family Entertainment this Weekend

Every year Haddenham Beer Festival raise over £5000 for local charities and this year as the festival has been postponed we are running an Online Festival called “Haddenham Plugged In” on Saturday 2nd May on our Facebook Page. There will be lots of family fun, live acts and competitions throughout the day, all of which …

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Together in Isolation – Creative Postcard Project with Babylon ARTS

Babylon ARTS is inviting everyone to get creative during this lockdown period, by adding their designs and written responses to an exhibition of postcards, which will go online now and will in the future become part of a physical exhibition at the Babylon Gallery.  Florence Rose, Head of Project Delivery explains: “We are looking for …

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Ely Christmas Lights ‘Switch On Event’ Cancelled for 2020

With heavy hearts the City of Ely Council’s Christmas Lights Committee, last night took the decision to cancel the Ely Christmas Lights Switch on event which was scheduled to take place on the 27th November 2020. Members agreed that the event, which has an attendance of around 6000 people could not go ahead this year …

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Prospects Trust Unwraps a Parcel of Joy to Key Workers at Highfield School Ely

Ely’s first zero waste greengrocery and refill larder, Prospects Trust Unwrapped, made a special top of the class delivery to its friends at Highfield Ely this week while on their busy home delivery rounds.  Highfield School learners have been part of the social enterprise since it opened last September and the team at Unwrapped wanted …

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Eel Day 2020 – Community “Colour me in” Eel

Fascinating Fens are collaborating with Visit Ely and Babylon Arts Gallery to bring you a great community event inspired by the Fens and Eel Day 2020.  Sadly, due to current circumstance, we can’t bring you our bright and colourful Eels that parade down the High Street and Forehill, but here’s an idea you may like …

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Cambridgeshire’s first Online Orchestra

Aloha! We’re delighted to unveil the very first performance by Cambridgeshire’s Online Orchestra – in a specially arranged version of the classic TV theme tune for Hawaii Five-0. Cambridgeshire Music received more than 60 video and audio recordings from 50 different musicians across Cambridgeshire and further afield – including one of Cambridgeshire Music’s former students …

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More photography awards for creative King’s Ely students!

Three King’s Ely students have snapped their way to victory in a national photography competition. There were more than 1,500 images submitted in this year’s Beyond the Frame student photography competition, on the theme ‘Through my Eyes’. The contest is organised by Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) and attracts entries from across the UK. …

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New ‘wild’ home learning hub helps parents in East Anglia be fun science teachers

Wildlife charity WWT, which runs Welney Wetland Centre in Norfolk, launches its new online ‘wild’ home learning hub to help hard pressed parents teach their primary school aged children key parts of the science curriculum. New resources, covering different conservation science themes, will be released weekly on a Monday morning during lockdown. WWT has 70 years’ experience in teaching school …

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Is there really Hidden Treasure in Ely? Do you think you could find it…

Visit Ely may not be able to deliver our unique ‘escape room challenge’ right now, but we’ve come up with a fun alternative. Have a go at trying to locate the missing treasure that is still said to be located within the medieval walls of Ely! Download ‘Ely Pilgrim’s Lost Treasure’ for just £5 and …

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Let’s get digital – Council forges ahead with planning committee using video conferencing

East Cambridgeshire District Council is preparing to hold their first ever planning committee meeting via online video conferencing platform, Zoom. The planning committee meeting, which will take place on Monday 20 April at 1pm, is one of the first virtual committees to take place in the East of England. Restrictions put in place by central …

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Council calls for small businesses to utilise available coronavirus funding

East Cambridgeshire District Council is calling for businesses that it has contacted to return their grant applications for support during the coronavirus pandemic. The council has contacted more than 1,300 businesses in the area informing them that they are eligible for financial support and instructing them on what they need to do to apply for …

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King’s Ely wins National Photography Competition for third year running!

Talented King’s Ely Sixth Form student, Paige Newell, has been crowned the winner of this year’s ILFORD PHOTO UK Student Photography Competition – making it the third year running that a King’s Ely student has won the contest. For this year’s competition, photography students from across Britain were invited to choose one word to complete …

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Skilful King’s Ely flautist, Pim, secures DipABRSM

Talented King’s Ely Sixth Form student, Pim Mahikote, has achieved her DipABRSM with the flute. Pim, who is in Year 13, started playing the flute in Year 8 and says she loves how versatile the instrument is. She says achieving her DipABRSM (Diploma of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) with the …

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Ely Cathedral Wins National Eco Church Award

Ely Cathedral has been awarded an Eco Church Silver Award, in recognition of the steps the Cathedral is taking in implementing a more environmentally friendly approach in its day to day operations and ministry. The Silver award is part of the Eco Church scheme created by A Rocha UK, a charity committed to mobilising Christians to care for nature. The award, …

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Haddenham Post Office Re-opens After Refurb of Premises

Haddenham Post Office has re-opened today (14th April) after extensive refurbishment of the Blakemore SPAR premises at, 5 High Street, Haddenham, Ely, CB6 3XA. The branch had to be closed for health and safety reasons during the major refit.  The work took longer than planned due to restrictions on work during the coronavirus pandemic. Press …

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Rackham Primary Sends a Video Message to Students

Staff at Rackham Primary School in Witchford were asked by their headteacher to spread some hope and positivity to the pupil and parent community this weekend. Headteacher, Bridget Harrison said, “I have seen lots of brilliant videos made by teaching staff in other schools over the past few weeks and so sooner or later it …

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East Cambridgeshire District Council supports businesses impacted by COVID-19

East Cambridgeshire District Council has contacted all eligible local businesses to support them in accessing vital funding during the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the government’s COVID-19 support package, a £25,000 cash grant is being provided for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses that are operating from premises with rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000. Businesses …

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Ely College staff and students produce PPE and spread positivity to the community

Despite the current closure, Ely College staff and students have been busy this week, converting the Design and Technology department into a production line for PPE (personal protective equipment).  Students attending the childcare provision still being run on site over this period have also designed a large rainbow banner to spread hope and positivity to …

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No Car Park Penalties During Outbreak

East Cambridgeshire District Council is not enforcing time restrictions in its car parks during the coronavirus outbreak. In order to support the changing needs of residents, key workers and community volunteers during the current crisis, time restrictions within the district’s free car parks are not being enforced and no fixed penalties are being issued. Councillor …

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