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Biodiversity

Help our Hedgehog Day – Ely, Cambridgeshire, Saturday 11 May 2024

Come to this drop in and find our more about Hedgehogs and how you can help them. Find out more about the East Cambs District Council’s “Hedgehog Recovery Design Guidance” planning document – with a presentation at 11:00 hrs. The East Cambridgeshire District Council recognises that it has a significant role to play in protecting

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Repair Cafe

Ely Repair Cafe is Back – 25 May 2024

The Ely Repair Cafe is back again in Ely Library and will help you save money and reduce your impact on the environment Do you have something that’s broken that you don’t know how to fix but can’t bring yourself to throw away? Something like a toaster, kettle, lamp, bag, toy, jewellery, pair of jeans

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Earth Cafe

Ely Earth Cafe: Reuse, Repair, Recycle – 16 May 2024

  An Earth Cafe event, about resources to avoid waste in our area. Location: Prosper Cafe, Ely Thursday 16th May 2024, at 6:30pm It is tempting to think sometimes that everything we own is disposable and replaceable, but everyday items can take a lot of resources and energy to produce. We can’t keep buying new

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Built Environment

West Curve Care Home Proposal: Potential Threat to Local Wildlife Sites

Feedback is currently being sought for a proposed 67-bed care home to be built on a greenfield site next to the Ely Sailing Club, adjacent to the Roswell Pits Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). An access road will be built through woodland on Prickwillow road. The deadline for feedback is Thursday 11th April.  

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Community Energy

Supporting Communities to Benefit from the Energy Transition – Stakeholder Engagement Workshop – 24 April 2024

As a follow-up to the Community Energy Event held by East Cambridgeshire Climate Action Network in June 2023, the Network is supporting Cambridgeshire County Council’s Stakeholder Engagement Workshop on the 24 April 2024. The workshop is entitled “Supporting Communities to Benefit from the Energy Transition” The aim of the event is to gather stakeholder input

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Biodiversity

Learn about Biodiversity Net Gain – 23 May 2024

On 23 May 2024 the East Cambridgeshire Climate Action Network will be hosting an online Zoom meeting on Biodiversity Net Gain where Amy Robinson, Senior Ecologist at East Cambridgeshire District Council will be talking about the new legislation that came into force on the 12 February 2024. From this date all new planning development applications

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Repair Cafe

Littleport Repair Cafe – 27 April 2024

Littleport Repair Cafe   On a cold day towards the end of April 2024 Littleport and Ely Timebank held their first Repair Cafe in the wonderful Adams Heritage Centre on the Main Street in Littleport, East Cambridgeshire. The seed was sown when Stephen Little, one of the organisers of the Littleport & Ely Timebank, attended

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Repair Cafe

Haddenham Repair Cafe – 23 March 2024

Haddenham Repair Cafe Sat 23 Mar 2024, 2:00pm – 5:00pm The team at Haddenham will hold their second Repair Cafe on the 23rd March. More details to follow closer to the date. LocationArkenstall village centre, 7 Station Road Haddenham CB6 3XD

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Repair Cafe

Soham Repair Cafe – 17 March 2024

Soham Repair Cafe Sun 17 Mar 2024, 10:00am – 2:00pm Soham’s 8th Repair Café, running from 10am – 2pm at Soham Library. Bring along your broken item to repair or pop along for some tea and cake and a chat at this community event. Please pre-book items in for repair, if possible, by contacting sohamrepaircafe@gmail.com. All

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Swishing

Burwell’s First Swish – 23 March 2024

Burwell’s First Swish Sat 23 Mar 2024, 1:15pm – 4:00pm Swap your way to a new wardrobe. Swishes are clothes swap parties, a fun and free way to update your wardrobe without having to buy new clothes. The fashion industry has a huge environmental footprint, leading to more carbon emissions than aviation and shipping combined,

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Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Charging Survey

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has launched a survey asking the public to share their views on electric vehicles (EVs) and how best to meet the need for more charging points across the region.  With the transition away from petrol and diesel vehicles affecting everyone – whether they drive an EV or not –

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Natural Environment

Planting Party: New Wildlife Hedge Created in Mepal

Fiona with representatives from Mepal parish council who made the project happen Planting Party  In March a remarkable 287 Hedge & Tree saplings were planted – by an even more remarkable 40 !! wonderful volunteers   The lines of the Species Rich Hedge & Tree plants have been designed to create 2 large clearings with sheltered glades,

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Climate Change

East Cambs CAN: Monthly Planning Meetings

Alongside our monthly Earth Cafes which act as social and networking events where people can learn more about environmental issues, we hold monthly planning meetings. These are intended for people who want to find out how to get involved with the groups activities. So come along if you are interested in: Helping organise the regular

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Sustainable Food

Sustainable Food Workshop

  Local food expert, Mandy Mazliah willbe running a workshop about sustainable food which is good for your budget,good for your health and good for the planet – Thursday 22 March 2024 Come along if you want to learn more about sustainable cooking. There will be a quiz and a small prize for the winning

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