The Parish comprises of the City of Ely and the villages of Prickwillow, Stuntney, Queen Adelaide, Chettisham and Shippea Hill.
The Council has been in existence since local government was re-organised in 1974 and it was at that time Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth granted Ely its City status.
Councillor Chris Philliips was elected to serve as Chairman of the Council and Mayor of the City of Ely for the year 2023/2024 at the Annual Council Meeting, 15th May 2023.
Visit Ely, as part of the City of Ely Council, operates the Tourism and Town Centre Service.
In relation to the town centre, this covers initiatives including promotion of independent retailers, but matters of rates, street cleaning, graffiti and such assorted functions and any issues with said functions, should be addressed to East Cambridgeshire District Council, who retain these services and can be contacted on 01353 665555 or via email using firstname.lastname@example.org