The May 2018 issue is being delivered at the end of this week door to door in Ely – 10,000 copies!
Also available to read online here: https://issuu.com/elyimagazine/docs/may_2018
It is so good to see some sun at last, isn’t it?!We have a packed issue again for you this month. We would like to thank our wonderful advertisers for their ongoing support, which enables us to include the all important info in print as well as online.
We would like to congratulate Mayor Richard Hobbs on a very successful year in office. This is his last article for us as Mayor and we wish him and his wife Pat all the best for the future. Cllr Mike Rouse takes up the reins (or chains!) on May 21st and so it’s all change for us on the volunteer editorial team as Emily at Ely museum has very kindly agreed to take over our regular history slot from June. We look forward to learning more about the heritage of this great city especially as it is such an exciting time for the development of the museum.
We are very happy to celebrate the success of our local independent shops and so we wish a happy first anniversary to all the staff at Kay’s on the high street. There is always an open invitation to our local traders to get in touch if they want a shout out in the magazine. Don’t forget, in spite of the old Oxfam shop renovations, you can still get down High Street Passage to all the lovely shops there. It gets a bit cosy on Thursdays but, hey that’s no bad thing as I have witnessed a marked increase in the good-natured banter of late!
This month Ely Sailing Club put on their annual open day with a chance to have a go at sailing as well as meet the members of this lively, social club. I did it a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s Eel Fest 4th-7th May but we also look forward to several events coming up in the summer; the Arts Unequalled showcase at the Maltings in June, The highly successful Isle of Ely Arts Festival drawing a multitude of local events together under one umbrella and, of course, the epic Cathedral Flower Festival which brought tens of thousands of visitors to the region 5 years ago. and promises to be just as impressive this time around.
Have a great May!
Bridget & Madeleine