On Monday 21st January, the City of Ely Council received the sad news of the death of Cllr John Yates, former Mayor of the City of Ely.

Cllr Yates was a hard-working Councillor, always willing to contribute to the work of this Council with not just ideas and sound advice, but in practical ways too.  There were so many ways in which John helped to make Ely a better place in which to live.  He was an enthusiastic  Rotarian, member of Ely Perspective, former Chairman of Cambridgeshire ACRE and a stalwart of the Church of  St Peter.

He will be missed by all at the Council.  Our thoughts are with John’s family at this sad time.