There are two important public consultations in Ely over the next few days. Neither have been particularly well publicised to date.


On Monday 21st March 18.30 – 20.00 (Ely College, Downham Road) there is a public workshop run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on their recently published document ‘Evidence for Change’. This is an early stage document in a review of future needs and shape of health provision in Cambridgeshire. It is particularly important in Ely because of:

  • the fast growing population
  • current pressure on local GP services
  • uncertainty over future services at the Princess of Wales Hospital

You can read Evidence for Change here



On Tuesday 22nd March 1500-1900 (Etheldreda Room, Cathedral Centre, Palace Green, Ely) there is an exhibition on the County Council’s transport strategy for East Cambs.

With the growing number of transport and traffic related issues in the area this should be an important plan. However, at the moment it does not appear to address the needs of the Ely area .The projected growth of out commuting and key local needs are either missed or have only partial solutions proposed. There is an urgent need to provide feedback, to push for a more effective long-term vision and practical ideas that will actually work.

You can find the draft strategy here.


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