The Mayor’s Engagements

Cllr Richard Hobbs is the current Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Ely.  As Mayor, he is invited to attend many civic events and receptions and wherever possible, he will engage with local people and champion worthy causes.

Summer Reading Challenge

Cllr Hobbs was invited to present the awards for the Ely Library Summer Reading Challenge on 21st September 2017.

Ely Triathlons

On Sunday 20th August the Mayor attended the Ely Triathlons organised by Monster Racing.  The Middle Triathlon involved a 1.9km swim, a 92.8km bike and a 21km run.  Cllr Hobbs was there to officially start the racing and to cheer everyone on.

Ely Porta Language School Awards Ceremony

On the 24th July 2017 the Mayor presented awards to students of the Ely Porta Language School.  He is pictured with the winning house.


Private John Cook Remembrance Service – 23rd July 2017.

The Royal British Legion Riders Branch held a memorial service to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Private John Cook.  The group of 12 have been visiting the graves of servicemen of the Cambridgeshire Regiment, who died during WW1. Private John Cook died 21st July 1917.  His death was honoured by a service of remembrance attended by the Mayor and other local dignitaries.


Dedication of Nigel Clarke’s Memorial Bench

On the evening of the 18th July, the family, friends and old colleagues of the late Nigel Clarke gathered to dedicate a new bench in his memory.  Nigel had been a City Councillor for many years and also volunteered for the Christmas Lights and Ely in Bloom Committees.

Old Comrades Service

Cllr Hobbs was  invited to attend the Royal Anglian Regiment Association Cambridgeshire annual reunion and parade on 16th July.


St John’s School

On 14th July, Cllr Hobbs joined staff and pupils at St John’s School to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

St Mary’s Potato Growing Competition

On 7th July, Cllr Hobbs visited St Mary’s School for the results of the potato growing competition.  Here, he is pictured with Mr and Mrs Holden from Ely Horticultural Society and 2 of the Year Three winners.

Roslyn Court Development

On 4th July 2017 Cllr Hobbs was invited to “lay the first brick” of the new McCarthy & Stone assisted living development that is being constructed on the old G & J Peck site on Lisle Lane, Ely.

Tony Wilkinson, Site Manager, McCarthy & Stone with Cllr Richard Hobbs, the Right Worshipful Mayor of Ely