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It’s Destination Digital for Millrose Telecom
IN BRIEF MAY 2014 Bollywood comes to Ely Zahid Ahmed, from Sylhet Tandoori Restaurant in Ely, donated a delicious lunch to hundreds of visitors at Ely’s first Bollywood Fair to help raise £383.00 for two charities; the mayor’s charity fund and the GEN Initiative - an organisation working in the poorest villages of India to alleviate poverty. The charity event featured Indian dancing, workshops, stalls, Indian music and singing. Over 300 visitors attended, raising over £600.00.
Ouse Washes area secures funding THE Heritage Lottery Fund recently awarded the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme (OWLP) over £900K to invest in the Ouse Washes area, located between Downham Market and St. Ives. Cambridgeshire ACRE is leading on the scheme, together with 25 partner organisations. The partnership aims to promote the unique landscape of the Ouse Washes area and get local people, organisations and businesses involved in doing so. Between April 2014 and March 2017 a large number of projects will be delivered in and around the Ouse Washes area. These will include community events and the planned Festival Fortnights in July 2015 and 2016 will also provide opportunities for local businesses to get involved. n
MILLROSE Telecom is one of the first businesses to benefit from the new Destination Digital grant scheme. Millrose Telecom provides business and domestic telephone system solutions, in addition to structured network cabling. The funding from the scheme has allowed Millrose Telecom to invest in further high level training and equipment to deliver a specialised fibre optic internal cabling service. Keith Evans, owner, said: “We are delighted to be the recipients of a grant from the Destination Digital scheme. Millrose Telecom is now listed as a supplier on the Destination Digital website and our eligible business clients can also benefit from gaining funding towards upgrading their telephone systems.” n
Labour-tech provide advice to employees of the future IN JANUARY Labour-Tech had a stand at the Ely Schools Partnership event at Ely College which was attended by the Mayor of Ely, Elaine Griffin-Singh. The team interacted with the students and offered careers advice. Steve Copeland, Business Development Manager, said: “We believe it’s important to be involved in the local schools career days and see the students as employees of the future. It is important to provide them with career guidance.” n
One of Yarn on the Square’s creations
The unique Ouse Washes landscape. Image © Bill Blake Heritage Documentation.
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Evie Heard, Elaine Griffin-Singh the Mayor of Ely, Steve Copeland and Dhyana Cremer