East Cambridgeshire

Festive bin day changes

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Reference:  Date:  Tue, 12/14/2021 Residents in East Cambs are reminded to check their waste collection calendar to find out more about festive bin day changes this Christmas and New Year. All residents will have their waste collected earlier than scheduled ahead of Christmas Day. Following Christmas Day, collection dates will be later than usual.  The…

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Solar panels could light the way for Council renewable energy plan

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Date:  Wed, 11/17/2021 A Littleport business centre could become “a shining light” in the district after being singled out as the ideal location for Council-funded solar panels. At an East Cambridgeshire District Council Operational Services Committee meeting, it was unanimously agreed that, in principle, ESpace North provided the best opportunity for the Council to kickstart…

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Free orchard packs set to help grow greener East Cambs communities

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Reference:  Date:  Tue, 11/09/2021   Green fingered groups are being invited to plant an orchard to help the district become a greener and even greater place to live. East Cambridgeshire District Council has launched a Create an Orchard programme that aims to support community groups, parish councils and schools to grow 26 new – or…

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Last chance for budding young designers to create two new mazes to celebrate Queen’s Green Canopy

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Reference:  Date:  Mon, 08/16/2021 East Cambridgeshire District Council is calling on young people across the district to get involved in their maze designing competition. The Council is looking for two creative plans from budding designers which will then be planted at Ely Country Park using hornbeam trees within the next planting season. The two tree-based…

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Council forges ahead with environmental commitments

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Reference:  Date:  Fri, 06/18/2021 East Cambridgeshire District Council is continuing to show its dedication to the environment by approving their second annual Environmental and Climate Change Strategy Action Plan. The plan, which was unanimously approved at last night’s Operational Services Committee, includes the Council’s top 20 commitments for 2021/2022.

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Recycling success for East Cambridgeshire

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Reference:  Date:  Fri, 03/26/2021 East Cambridgeshire District Council is celebrating the recycling and waste reduction efforts of its residents which has seen the district move from 38th to 27th out of 341 local authorities across the country.   Annual data, which reviews recycling in local authority areas, is published by the Department for Environment, Food…

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Deadline nears for contributions to Council carbon crackdown

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Reference:  Date:  Mon, 02/22/2021 East Cambridgeshire District Council is urging all residents to submit their suggestions to help the council reach net zero carbon emissions before their February 28th deadline. The Ideas Forum, which is the place where residents can submit their comments, has reopened to collect suggestions ahead of the formation of the Council’s…

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Council continues to take strides towards net zero carbon emissions

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Reference:  Date:  Thu, 02/11/2021 East Cambridgeshire District Council’s commitment to reaching net zero carbon emissions has been illustrated by the green goals it has reached this year. Following the declaration of a climate emergency, the Council created an Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan which set out the authority’s top 20 actions for tackling…

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East Cambs adopts new climate change SPD

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Reference:  Date:  Tue, 01/26/2021   East Cambridgeshire District Council added another piece to its armoury to help safeguard the district’s environment by adopting its new Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The implementation follows a unanimous vote by members at the council’s Finance and Assets Committee to formally adopt the Climate Change SPD. Now that…

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Council relaunches Ideas Forum for residents ahead of next Climate Change Action Plan

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Date:  Wed, 01/06/2021 East Cambridgeshire District Council is relaunching its Ideas Forum to give residents an opportunity to submit their thoughts on how the council could reduce their carbon emissions and boost the natural environment. The relaunch allows residents to submit their ideas ahead of the creation of the council’s second annual Climate Change Action…

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