The City of Ely Allotments Association is run by volunteers on behalf of the City of Ely Council. Our aim is to provide allotment gardens for rent to the residents of Ely and surrounding areas.
East Cambridgeshire is a largely rural district which has a population of approximately 74,600. The City of Ely Council operates as one of the key organisations within the district.
The Ely Society is an organisation for concerned residents of the area which seeks to ensure that development and change will retain and enhance Ely`s distinctiveness into the future and improve the quality of life for those who live in this special place.
The iconic cathedral in the centre of Ely has been a focus of Christian worship in the area since the 11th Century, and was built upon the site of an Anglo-Saxon abbey, founded in 672 AD by St Etheldreda.
The club was originally founded in 1925, and since then has been one of the most successful sporting ventures in the region. The combination of both indoor and outdoor local bowls enthusiasts now stretches to over 500 members.
An academy at the heart of the local community, Ely College provides education for those aged 11-18. Key information about the college, such as performance data, news and curriculum are able to view on their comprehensive website.
Ely Netball Club welcomes people of all ages and abilities. It is a welcoming club who offer the opportunity to play competitive netball within three teams, all of whom compete in the Cambridge and District Netball League.
The Paradise ground has played host to cricket in the area since 1856, and the City of Ely Cricket Club continues to run three adult league teams on weekends, as well as a midweek team, and offer a variety of squads for children in school year 4 and above.
Once Lord Protector of England, Oliver Cromwell lived in Ely for 10 years. A popular tourist attraction, Cromwell’s House has been recreated to depict what life would have been like in the 17th Century.
Needham’s Foundation is a Charitable Trust registered with the Charity Commission, the purpose of which is to provide financial assistance for the advancement of education, to schools and individuals in the City of Ely. The link gives a brief history of the Charity and an application form for individuals, who meet the criteria to apply for a grant.
The Maltings function rooms at the riverside in Ely are ideal for a wide variety of uses including conferences, meetings, exhibitions and weddings. Please contact the Venue Manager if you are interested in making a booking.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire, Mr Jason Ablewhite, is developing a new Crime Plan. He is interested in your views on policing in Cambridgeshire. He would be very grateful if you could spend a few minutes filling in a short survey that can be found by clicking on the above link.