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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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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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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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1094 Ely Squadron Celebrate VE Day 75 at Home

On Friday 8th May our Squadron was due to be awarded ‘The Freedom of The City of Ely’ by Ely’s Mayor Mike Rouse on a parade which was to be held on Palace Green in front of Ely Catherdal. With the Freedom of the City Parade postponed for the time being yesterday the Squadron took

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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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Re-opening of Household Recycling Centres

Cambridgeshire County Council is working with its partner Amey to put plans in place to re-open the county’s Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) from Monday 11th May 2020. It is the Council’s intention to open all nine of its sites.  The plans will make sure that visits to the HRC are safe for residents as well as

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The Virtual Sutton Beast 2020

The Tony Robinson 10km and 2.5km Family Fun Run Due to the Coronavirus outbreak this year the official Sutton Beast race which was due to be on Sunday 7th June has been postponed to June 2021. The Sutton Beast are therefore giving the chance for runners to create their own version of a virtual beast

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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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