Weekly Highlights

19th September 2014

Dear Colleague

The District Council has been highlighted for good work by Eric Pickles in a speech to the Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition at the NEC. In this he refers to East Cambridgeshire’s achievements following introduction of service changes using grant funding. This has seen the district’s recycling rates sour from the 34 per cent just two years ago to projections of a rate of 54 per cent this year.

Over 75 businesses in East and South Cambridgeshire got a unique opportunity to discover the funding and grants which could help their businesses to grow thanks to the South East Cambridgeshire Funding Fair. The special day not only allowed firms the chance to hear what money the Government is providing to access to, but also gave people the chance to get practical help to assist with their business.

In addition to tailored business advice there was also a range of speakers including Sir Jim Paice MP and Grahame Nix OBE who is the Chief Executive of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership. The Economic Development Team at the District Council provides a range of services and support to local businesses including advice on grants and funding. Businesses wishing to access further help should call 01353 665555 and ask to speak to the Economic Development team or e-mail business@eastcambs.gov.uk.

This weekend the streets, paths and historic buildings of Ely were packed as visitors flocked to take part in this year’s Heritage Weekend Programme. A series of events have been organised by the Tourist Information Office at Oliver Cromwell House to form part of East Cambridgeshire’s contribution to the national programme and celebrate the city’s rich and diverse buildings.

As well as free entry into Oliver Cromwell’s House, Ely Cathedral and Ely Museum, there were guided walks and the opportunity to see inside amazing buildings such as Prior Crauden’s Chapel, the Court House and cottages in Silver Street. We would like to thank everyone involved with the weekend this year, by working together with many of our fellow visitor attractions and the Ely Society, the Tourist Information Office in Ely was able to put together a unique programme for the city.”

There is just one meeting scheduled for next week:

Thursday, 25th September 2014 at 4.30pm in the Council Chamber

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

Tony Cornell

Councillor Tony Cornell
CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL