Climate & Environment Committee


To nurture pride in the City of Ely by facilitating a clean, healthy and attractive local environment in co-operation with the citizens of Ely, local businesses and other organisations.


The Committee has responsibility for: street furniture including dog waste bins, notice boards, benches, flower containers, signs, some lamp posts and lights, and bus shelters; some trees and green areas;  floral displays, and the memorial bench scheme.


On behalf of the City of Ely Council, the Committee has powers that it exercises through considering and recommending ways to environmental improvements through co-operative working in the following areas:

  • Litter clearing; street cleaning; removal of graffiti; de-cluttering of streets; maintenance of signs and road markings; parking; provision of cycle ways; changes to street lighting; traffic calming measures; care of commons, footpaths, bridleways, ditches and ponds, public clocks, and war memorials.
  • Policing, crime reduction, and reduction in anti-social behaviour.
  • Highways
  • Climate Change
  • CCTV

Structure of the Committee

The Climate & Environment Committee comprises six council members and two substitute members. Five of the members also sit on the Planning Committee.

The committee will discharge its responsibilities by:

  • Meeting six times a year and reporting to Full council.
  • Regularly inspecting, renovating and replacing existing street furniture where needed.
  • Undertaking a regular audit of street cleanliness, lighting and pavement obstructions.
  • Planning and budgeting for new street furniture on existing and planned housing and business developments where there are deficiencies.
  • Inspecting and maintaining trees and green areas on a regular basis.
  • Planning and budgeting for additions to the tree stock and green areas, and their maintenance, on existing and planned housing and business developments.
  • Maintaining the current level of floral displays within the City.
  • Receiving updates from the CCTV and Outdoor Sport & Leisure Working Groups and the Allotments Association.

It will use its powers in facilitating and championing environmental matters affecting the City of Ely by:

  • Regular consultation with the local community
  • Participation and representation at other relevant meetings and groups
  • Regular liaison with East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC), Cambridgeshire County Council, the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Combined Authority and the ECDC Access Group
  • Scrutiny and timely response to all relevant policy reviews and consultations
  • Participation on planning committees
  • Participating in the development of plans for infra-structure changes that will result from future housing and business development within Ely that will be funded by the Parish share of the Community Infrastructure Levy

Upcoming Events

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