Welcome to the June online issue. Our 44 page printed version is delivered to Ely homes and businesses and this extended 56-page version includes the extra Groups and Meets Section (pink pages 42-53). We have included a selection in our events pages (36-41) but, short of including the entire Isle of Ely Festival Programme we were never going to get them all in! Hopefully, you will have picked up a programme from around the town or viewed it on the festival website. What a great job Sheila Friend- Smith and her team have done in gathering all the local events together. It really does celebrate the arts and culture throughout East Cambridgeshire.
Some of you may have noticed that the HIVE is now fully functioning on the new Leisure village. If you haven’t been yet, it’s well worth a visit. The whole place is gleaming with a flawless finish, it’s been well thought out and the gym and swimming pool have a spacious, well-equipped feel that is more than functional for the novice keep-fitter or the dedicated 6.30am swimmer and gym-goer. There are a number of fitness classes to choose from, catering for everyone’s level of fitness.
In fact, Ely is a wonderful place for the whole family to visit for the day. If you don’t live here, give us a try; We have the choice of four fantastic supermarkets, a riverside area to embrace in warm sunshine, a wonderful city centre with a bustling marketplace with extended mini markets, not to mention the pubs and restaurants in the City Centre, great new shops immerging and new businesses popping up all over the place.
The new Leisure Village has cleverly embraced the Tennis Club, Golf Course, Rugby and Football clubs and Squash Courts, to mention a few. So, something for everyone.
The Cathedral is holding some wonderful events this year, it’s not only a place to worship but a thriving events centre for the City including the ever popular Flower Festival in June. Expect visitors to arrive by the coach load! We offer all our visitors to Ely this summer a very warm welcome. See you in Ely!
Madeleine & Bridget