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Macmillan Mobile Service to Return to Ely

Macmillan have annouced the return of the Green Bus in April and have asked Spotted in Ely to pass on this information. Our service Our small team of specialists provide a free, face-to-face, information and support service to anyone with concerns about cancer helping with for example: Different cancers and their treatments How cancer affects …

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Sending a belated Valentine to this year’s Food and Drink Festival

After thousands of people came out to enjoy Ely’s first Food and Drink Festival as part of the Eel weekend last year, planning is well under way for 2015 – with the first celebrity chef signed up. Valentine Warner – the renowned food writer and cook, famous for his BBC series ‘What to Eat Now’ …

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Charlie and Molly set to entertain Sainsbury’s shoppers

Local singing duo Charlie and Molly will be officially launching their charity CD at Sainsbury’s in Ely tomorrow from 1pm – 3pm. The pair will be performing in the main foyer at the Lisle Lane store to entertain Sainsbury’s shoppers. All proceeds from their debut CD, ‘Wish you were here’, are donated to the Arthur …

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Ely’s first Screwfix store is declared a runaway success

Screwfix is celebrating with its most recent store opening its doors at Lancaster Way Business Park which officially opened on 12th February. The store had a successful launch weekend with hundreds of customers eager to get their hands on a bargain. The Ely Screwfix store is part of the company’s nationwide store expansion plan, which …

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Vicar of Dibley

Fans of classic TV comedy are in for a real treat when “Ely Amateur Dramatic Society performs ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ in February. A stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. With kind permission from Tiger Aspect Productions. Samantha Gallop takes on …

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Ely Hidden Gem

Oliver Cromwell’s House in Ely – the former home of the Lord Protector – is being put forward for Visit England’s ‘Hidden Gem’ accolade. Having again passed the annual Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme Assessment set by the tourist organisation, the House’s high score means it has been nominated for the special accolade. This new award …

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Open Auditions for Fabulous 80s Musical Show

CAT Theatre Company to take Ely back to the 80’s! CAT is hugely excited to announce that their spring musical will be…‘The Wedding Singer’! Based on the 1998 smash hit movie of the same name (starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore) The Wedding Singer, set in the 1980’s, is an extravaganza of shoulder pads, glitter and big hair! Director …

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Cycling for LGP

Kate Potter earlier this year lost her father suddenly, after suffering a fatal heat-attack. Lester Potter was a keen sportsman and cyclist who had started plans to ride from Geneva to Milan in June of this year. Along with Nicola Bell and Finlay MacLean, Kate has taken up his challenge and decided to ride a …

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The electoral registration system is changing this summer

Residents in East Cambridgeshire have made a great response to the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years. Over the summer, homes across the district have received a letter explaining how the introduction of the new, more secure, system of Individual Electoral Registration. Thousands have already responded by registering themselves to …

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Recycling rates in East Cambridgeshire are going through the roof

The wheeled bin recycling service in East Cambridgeshire is making a big difference to recycling levels in the district as the service nears its one year anniversary. In 2012/13, recycling in the district stood at 34 per cent, this provisionally increased to 46 per cent in 2013/14 but current recycling rates for 2014/15 predict a …

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New apprentice learning precision on the job

Press Release from East Cambridgeshire District Council Apprentices in East Cambridgeshire are continuing to help drive forward the district’s economy. The East Cambridgeshire Apprenticeship scheme brought Thomas Barry, aged 19 who attended Soham Village College and Hybrid Laser Tech together. The company, who manufacture and supply precision laser cut ceramic substrates, has been working closely …

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