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Splash Pad for Ely, Wanted!

An exciting new project, spearheaded by local residents, is gaining momentum in Ely; a ‘Splash Pad’.  Featuring interactive sprinklers, fountains, water jets and much more a Splash Pad is a playground for water play.  Typically zoned into three areas, a Splash Pad caters from babes-in-arms up to thrill-seeking teens making it the perfect active family

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King’s Ely students on top form at Microsoft’s DigiGirlz event

King’s Ely pupils were in their element at Microsoft Research Cambridge’s fun-filled DigiGirlz event – and came back to school with an award! Twelve girls in Year 8 at King’s Ely Junior attended the action-packed event with Daniel Everest, Head of Computing and Digital Innovation at King’s Ely Junior. Microsoft’s DigiGirlz programmes are organised across

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Mental health charity receives bumper cheque from King’s Ely community

King’s Ely has raised more than £1,800 for a charity which supports local people who are struggling with their mental health. The substantial sum was raised through the ‘Memory Baubles Ely’ initiative, which was spearheaded by King’s Ely’s long-serving Head Receptionist, Rosie Holliday, in the run up to Christmas. Rosie launched the initiative to raise

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Ely’s first Boy v Girl Choristers Pancake Race

Ely Choristers will be holding their traditional Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday, 25th February. This is long term tradition at Ely Cathedral but this year the girl choristers will join in the fun so for the first time there will be Boy v Girl Choristers pancake race.  Following the races down the Cathedral’s Nave, pancakes

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Family Funday at Ely Outdoor Sports Association

Looking for something to do this year then come and see what Ely Outdoor Sports Association is doing for the community in Ely. With free live sports demonstrations, stalls, competitions and music all day at our Family Fun Day at Ely Rugby Club on Sunday, 7th June 2020. There will also be a delightful selection of cars,

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1094 Squadron Visit Flight Simulator Centre

Well what a fantastic day we had on Sunday 16th February at the Sim2Do Flight Simulator Centre in Mildenhall. 1094 Squadron has been collaborating with Sim2Do and the Aviation Charity BeeFutureAviators to encourage young people to pursue a carreer within the Aviation industry within one of the many disciplines such as training to be a

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Ely Archers Medals Galore at County Championships

Ely Archers managed to collect a total of 18 medals at the annual Jolly Archers competition at St. Ives on Sunday 9th February. This archery competition also incorporates the Cambridgeshire County Indoor Championships. Ely Archers had 9 archers in attendance with 7 of them coming away with at least one medal. Harry Tapp from Ely Archers

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Ely Tigers v Thetford Match Report

Storm Dennis failed to halt Ely Tigers on Saturday afternoon. However, it did make the kicking to touch interesting, as they welcomed Thetford to the Cambridge Commodities Park, where third played fourth. The game started with neither side able to take charge of the game, Thetford looked to gain some yardage with a straight forward

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Ely Squadron’s Flight Sergeant Shortlisted for Westminster Award

Congratulations to Ely Squadron’s Flight Sergeant Rory Donoghue who has been shortlisted for the Westminster Award and now moves forward to the next stage in selection for this tri service national award. The CVQO Westminster Award is an annual competition designed to recognise and reward the most deserving CVQO learners. CVQO is a UK education

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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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