East Cambridgeshire

Council’s carbon emissions down, tree planting up

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Reference:  Date:  Wed, 06/15/2022 The journey to net zero by 2040 and a vision of a landscape thriving with wildlife are on track thanks to a year of action by East Cambridgeshire District Council. Figures published this month show the Council has already started to make cuts to its own carbon emissions, with a massive…

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Jubilee artwork competition winners announced

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Jubilee artwork competition winners announced

Date:  Wed, 05/11/2022   Three fabulous designs by young people in East Cambridgeshire have been selected to help East Cambridgeshire District Council celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Council ran an artwork competition over the Easter Holidays based on the theme “Plant a tree for the Jubilee.” Each winner will get to see their designs…

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Council signs up to become an Investor in the Environment

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Reference:  Date:  Fri, 04/08/2022 East Cambridgeshire District Council has underlined its commitment to going green by signing up to the Investors in the Environment accreditation programme. The Council, which declared a climate emergency in 2019, is the first local authority in Cambridgeshire to sign up to the scheme. It hopes becoming independently accredited as an…

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Bin collection day changes set to reduce emissions and improve efficiency

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Bin collection day changes set to reduce emissions and improve efficiency

Date:  Mon, 02/28/2022 Some bin collection days are to be changed across East Cambridgeshire from 28 March 2022 to improve service efficiency for residents and reduce carbon emissions. Households are being sent a letter informing them of the changes which will involve blue, green, and black sack routes. Some areas will not be affected by…

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East Cambridgeshire in top 25 for recycling household waste

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Reference:  Date:  Wed, 01/26/2022 East Cambridgeshire District Council is one of the top-performing local authorities in the country when it comes to recycling household waste. Figures released by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs show that 56.6% of waste was sent for reuse, recycling or composting the year ending March 2021. This is a…

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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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