Monthly Archive: October 2008

Have your say on Ely Country Park!

The consultants charged with developing a plan for ECDC’s proposed Country Park are holding a public workshop to get feedback on their ideas, from 10-5 on Thursday 13 November, at Ely Library. There will be another public event in January, but this is really your chance to have a say at an early stage. The LCPRE view, developed from discussions about the Ely Wildspace at our March members’ meeting, is that a Country Park may be a good idea, but that compared with the ECDC’s early plans for the Park, ECDC should place more emphasis on wildlife conservation alongside informal recreation; that the Park must include Roswell, Ely Common, the river flood meadows, and Queen Adelaide Pits; and that through these changes, the Park could gain greater community support, potentially lowering long-term running costs. We don’t yet know how far these suggestions will be taken up in the consultants’ plan, so please go along, see for yourselves, and let the Council know what you think.

Enforcement Notice Hearing on 28 October

The formal hearing into ECDC’s Enforcement Notice against the owner of Roswell Pit and his appeal against the Notice will take place in ECDC Council Chambers, from 10am on Tuesday 28 October. LCPRE will make a presentation, but this is a public meeting, so do please come along in person to hear what is said. If you do plan to come, please notify Mrs J Human or Mrs Gawthrop at ECDC offices (01353 665555) at least two days beforehand, to ensure enough seating is available.

A rubbish weekend!!

Many thanks indeed to everyone who braved the wet and windy weather to take part in the joint LCPRE/Wildlife Trust litter pick around the Ely Wildspace last Saturday. Altogether we collected more than 30 binliners of rubbish (not to mention discarded roadsigns, a tyre, and car battery) and raised well over £200 for LCPRE’s campaign to save Ely Common and for the Wildlife Trust’s appeal for buying Chettisham Meadow. Thanks to everyone who sponsored us.

Sponsored litterpick

03 October 2008 LCPRE has joined forces with the Wildlife Trust for another litterpick around Ely Wildspace, and this time it’s a sponsored event. The plan is to meet at 2pm at the top of Kiln Lane, then clean up along your chosen route, before a weigh-in and tea and cakes at the Sailing Club around 4pm. You can download a sponsorship form here, but do please come along even if you’re not being sponsored.