Ban on the Release of Sky Lanterns and Helium Balloons

Following a motion passed at a Full Council meeting on 16th July, East Cambridgeshire District Council has banned the release of helium filled balloons and sky lanterns from Council-owned land. The motion, which was passed unanimously, aims to protect the environment and wildlife from litter and other potential problems caused by helium balloons and sky lanterns.

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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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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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Plant a Tree for Free!

Join us in the fight against climate change! Since 2018, we’ve planted over 2000 hedge and tree plans on and around our campsite, and we’d love your help in planting more! Join us on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd Feb between 11am – 1pm to plant your very own tree on our campsite. We’ll also

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Babylon Gallery has been Submerged!

On Saturday 1st February, Babylon Gallery opened their new environmental exhibition, ‘Submerged’ and invited visitors to create their own creatures to add to the underwater scene. The gallery had over 130 visitors in the first weekend and, with submissions from local schools, including the art club at Ely St. Mary’s Junior School, the shoal of

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