Last chance for budding young designers to create two new mazes to celebrate Queen's Green Canopy


East Cambridgeshire District Council is calling on young people across the district to get involved in their maze designing competition.

The Council is looking for two creative plans from budding designers which will then be planted at Ely Country Park using hornbeam trees within the next planting season.

The two tree-based mazes will form part of the Council’s celebration of the Queen’s Green Canopy, as well as helping to combat climate change and boost local nature.

Guidance notes and an entry form which will allow young maze designers to draw their idea onto a plan, for either the main or junior maze, are available on the Council’s website.

The action forms part of the Council’s recently approved Environment Plan and is one of 20 actions that the Council will undertake in 2021/22.

Councillor Julia Huffer, climate change champion at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “As a Council, we are dedicated to doing as much as we can to tackle climate change and boost the natural environment and our action plan, including this competition, is part of that.

“It’s the perfect activity to get involved with over the summer holidays and I would encourage everyone who hasn’t entered yet, to get their creative hats on and submit their entry!”

The Council is accepting entries until 12pm on Wednesday 29th September.

More information about the competition can be found on the Council’s website

Entries can be submitted to the Council office via post or by emailing

Postal entries will need to be addressed to Richard Kay and sent to East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt lane, Ely, CB7 4EE.