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A green corridor buffering the
eastern edge of Ely, properly protected from harmful development and
managed for the combined benefit of wildlife and local people.
With its spectacular cathedral,
gentle pace of life, and delightful riverside setting, Ely is a
special place to live. But its rapid growth has put increasing pressure
on the city’s remaining green spaces.
quiet backwaters of Roswell Pits and the nearby wetlands and meadows
along the River Great Ouse are now the
last fragments of nature around Ely. Over 1200 people have joined
Ely Wildspace (originally called LCPRE) to keep these places wild
for the animals, plants and people to whom they matter.
The area is so important nationally
it’s recently been designated as a Site of Special Scientific
Interest. We are now working with agencies,
landowners and our community to safeguard this wonderful place,
enhance its habitats still further, and help people enjoy them in
a sustainable way.
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Elywildspace Autumn Litterpick 26th
11 October 2013 Please join us for this year's autumn litterpick
on Saturday 26th October. We will meet at 2.00 pm by the gate at
the top of Kiln Lane. There will be tea and scones at Ely Sailing
Club afterwards and a chance to catch up on news. Families are very
We will provide equipment for the litterpick.
However, we would appreciate if you could bring a broom to help
us sweep the gravel on Lovers Lane afterwards to make it wheelchair
Schoolchildren go wild
03 July Several school groups have been visiting Ely Wildspace
over the past few weeks as part of our educational programme. On
13 June two year 3 classes from Ely
St John's joined Liz Hunter for environmental art activities,
and on 25 and 27 June Liz ,Ben Green Pam Bullivant and Helen Moore
spent the mornings introducing year 4 children to some of the wonderful
wildlife that lives on their doorstep. Thanks to Mrs Geeson, Ms
Blakeman, Mrs Wills, Mr Firth and the children at ESJ for all their
enthusiasm. Do contact Ely Wildspace (firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you would like to arrange a visit to the Wildspace for your school.