Prickwillow Village Newsletter

September 2023


Wednesday Sept 13, 8.00pm at Hiam S&S Club

All ladies welcome (even if you’ve not read the book).

Recommended books: Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


Stationary Engine and Models Event
September 17 from 11am to 4pm

The engines will be running at this event also on the last Sunday in the month with normal opening admission and times.

Date for your Diary:

Ploughing Match, October 1st 2023. See website for further details.


The following planned road closures have been announced:

Main Street Sep 11-13 road closure with diversion
Ely By-pass Sep 04-06 traffic signals


The rising cost of living is having an impact on everyone and East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) understand that many residents may feel they are struggling to cope.

There are many forms of help available to residents, from benefits and grants, through to discounts, food vouchers and help with managing debt and staying healthy.

Visit the government’s Help for Households website at to see what cost of living support you could be eligible for.

ECDC will keep the information on their website updated with all new developments, but if you feel you would like to speak to someone for advice, please phone 01353 665555, or call into the weekly drop-in sessions at the Council offices, Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm.


As part of Heritage Open Days 2023 Visit Ely has arranged access to the following buildings:

Sept 10 – Silver Street Medieval Cottage

Sep 17 – The Monastic Barn

Sep 17 – The Porta Lodge

Sep 17 – Prior Craven’s Chapel

Entry is free.

Please note that space in all locations is limited and some narrow stairs will need to be negotiated, therefore booking is essential from Visit Ely at

Also, Sep 16 – extended opening at Ely Cathedral with free access 18.30-21.00. A number of tours and workshops will be available; see Cathedral website for details at 


Our Animal Service is a chance to give thanks for the animal companions with whom we share our lives, bring them into our Cathedral, consider how best to care for animals and ask God to bless them.

This joyful service will be joined by various organisations supporting the welfare and flourishing of animals with music from Sing! Together Choir (All in Sound) and the Ely Cathedral Community Choir.

All Animals Welcome. We are aware that some animals and pets can get over anxious. In this situation we would prefer you to bring a photograph rather than subject your pet to a stressful situation. Thank you.

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