Hayley Ellis the Eco Warrior

Hayley Ellis the Eco Warrior

Eco Ely is a community group aimed at like-minded residents of Ely and surrounding villages, who are interested in environmental issues, sustainability, recycling and making a difference where we live. It was started up by Hayley Ellis in late spring and has been growing support, and plenty of media publicity, since. There is a Facebook group, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. Hayley set up the organization after attending an event about Eco Churches at Ely…

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Black Horse Drove – Library Bus

Black Horse Drove – Library Bus

The Library Bus visits Black Horse Drove on the third Friday of each month, stopping at the Community Centre between 12.30 – 12.50. It carries over 3,000 items including fiction, non-fiction, large print, books on CD and cassette and books for children of all ages. All are issued for 5 weeks and can be returned to another library if necessary. It is also equipped with a lift for wheelchair access. The service is free to…

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The Electoral Register 2019/20

The Electoral Register 2019/20

At the end of July/early August, every household in the village will have received a Household Enquiry Form issued by East Cambridgeshire District Council. The information it requests is used to prepare the Electoral Register. It is easy to return the information, either via email, text, Freephone or post. Once the form is returned, any new Electors will receive an ‘Invitation To Register’ to complete. At the end of August and mid-September reminders are posted…

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Peacock’s Meadow: a space in the community

Peacock’s Meadow: a space in the community

Autumn is approaching. The time when gardeners everywhere take stock of the year’s changes in their own little green patches. There has certainly been a great deal to reflect on in the Peacocks Meadow community garden this year. Many of you will have seen that the new benches and planters are now in place. Community groups, including the PORT youth club have taken on the challenge of making the planters bloom with herbs, flowers, wildflowers…

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Littleport Judo News

Littleport Judo News

Based at Littleport Leisure, the next couple of events are coming up quickly at Littleport Judo Club. In September the club are hosting The Eastern Area British Schools Regional Championships. This will be on Sunday the 15th of September. The regional schools events are a great build up to the national event held at the English Institute For Sport in Sheffield early in 2020, It is always great for the young judoka to represent their…

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The Littleport Players get backing from Littleport Rotary

The Littleport Players get backing from Littleport Rotary

The Littleport Players have success after success with their productions! This summer they performed Disco Inferno to rapturous reviews and they are looking forward now to the winter pantomime, Sleeping Beauty! The organisers said in April: “We are so grateful to The Rotary Club of Littleport donating £500 to our group towards a much-needed new props shed. Last night we had the presentation and it was great to reminisce about the Players over the many…

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Millfield School

Millfield School

A few issues ago I wrote about the need for Millfield to recruit additional teachers for September due to the growth of Littleport; on just one day we were asked by the LA Admissions team to admit 15 additional children in September, in addition to those who had already been given reception places. We are now welcoming 4 new teachers. The growth of Littleport has also had an impact on our Nursery. Nearing the end…

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Vine Community Church – Bees and Flowers – messages from God?

Vine Community Church – Bees and Flowers – messages from God?

We have beekeepers in our church family at The Vine. Their bees make the most wonderful-tasting honey. Of course they are really God’s bees. Everything we have really comes from God. I’ve been thinking about just how extraordinary bees are. I’m writing this in July, and there are bees of different kinds buzzing around in my garden. They especially seem to like a plant called Lamb’s Ear. I was reading the other day that female…

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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

Church is a movement, not an exhibit… Let me elaborate. There’s a tale from South America about a family and their prize possession, a wonderful old car. They spend so much time polishing the paintwork, dusting the upholstery, generally checking it over; they really love their car. They spend time sat in the car too, telling stories of journeys with all the hazards you might meet, and also, all the exciting things you might get…

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Welney Wetland Centre

Welney Wetland Centre

Welney Wetland Centre has had another successful year with the headstarting work of Project Godwit; a total of 48 hand-reared black-tailed godwit chicks were released into the wild, bringing the total to 112 over the last three breeding seasons. The wild population was boosted by the return of 21 of these headstarted black-tailed godwits, from their wintering grounds, in southern Europe and northern Africa, to the area they were released last year. These birds will…

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