Monthly Archive: April 2008

Ely Wildspace SpringClean: a load of rubbish!

30 April, 2008 In glorious spring sunshine more than sixty people took part in a Spring Clean of Ely Wildspace on Saturday 26th April. Teams of litter pickers spread out across Ely Common, around Roswell pits and along both banks of the river. Along the way they collected the usual cans and bottles plus a sofa, a trampoline, a motor, a microwave oven complete with its own box and a can of creosote. The total weight of the rubbish removed was almost a ton, excluding the sofa. The Litter pickers’ afternoon ended with tea and scones on the Sailing Club lawn.
LCPRE worked with The Wildlife Trust to organize this Clean Up and were delighted with the response from young and old alike. Many thanks to all who took part. We are hoping to organize similar events through out the year so that this well loved and much used area of Ely can be kept litter free.
A special thanks to Veolia, Boots, Superdrug, Travis Perkins, Pecks and Tesco and The Ely Pound Shop for their support.

Enforcement notice served on Roswell Pit owner

07 April, 2008 East Cambridgeshire District Council have served an Enforcement Notice on the owner of Roswell Pit. The notice comes into effect on the 19th May, and it requires the owner to permanently remove the hardcore, hardstanding and installed services which have been put on the site. The Enforcement Notice states that the development at Roswell Pit is contrary to Policies 52,53, 54, 67 and 102 of the East Cambridgeshire District plan 2000. To see the Enforcement Notice, click here. To see ECDC’s press release, click here.

The Ely Wildspace SpringClean – Saturday 26th April

07 April 2008 LCPRE are inviting members and non-members to join in with a much needed litterpick across the Ely Wildspace area. The event will take place in the early afternoon on Saturday 26th April. We will meet at 2.15 p.m. at the top of Kiln Lane (off Prickwillow Rd – for a map, click here) and finish at the Ely Sailing Club at Roswell Pit, where tea and scones will be available. Equipment will be provided.