17th October 2014
It's been another good week for the East Cambridgeshire economy as we have seen the numbers receiving Job Seekers Allowance fall again to just 459. As a district we continue to help the county drive forward and I have no doubt that we have the talent, knowledge and businesses to succeed in the years ahead.
As I mentioned last week, the East Cambridgeshire Careers & Skills Fair took place yesterday and it was amazing to hear of how well it went with world class businesses being able to talk directly to 1,000 young people. I would like to say massive congratulations to all of those who helped organise such a fantastic event.
With autumn now definitely upon us this Saturday (18 October) sees one of my favourite events of the year - Ely's fourteenth Apple Festival organised and ran by the District Council and Watergull Orchards.
If you need to know what variety of apple grows in your garden, want to enter the record books for the longest apple peel or even take part in an apple and spoon race then get yourself to Palace Green between 10am - 4pm. The full range of activities include:
* Apple identification and display - experts will be on site capable of categorizing the species of fruit simply by sight
* The longest peel competition, apple and spoon races and an apple shy
* There will also be a hog roast, apple related food from burgers to bangers served with apple sauce and a wide selection of apple juices and ciders.
* A variety of stalls containing everything from rural crafts to live folk music and apple related wares for sale.
* There will also be 'Flight of Falcon' static display of Birds of Prey including Kestrel, Hawks, Buzzards and Owls plus a Beekeeper displaying their working bees.
There is one meeting scheduled for next week:
Monday, 20th October 2014 - 4.30pm in Council Chamber
Regulatory & Support Services Committee
With kind regards,