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Established in 2003, Ely Soham Dial-a-Ride helps overcome transport problems for those in the community with disabilities, frailty or simply where they live. We provide a convenient and affordable door-to-door minibus service allowing access to local amenities. Our main goal is to ensure that the, already excellent, service provided by ESDAR staff is maintained and, where possible, enhanced. Further details can be seen on our web site

Contact us
Unit 3 Newham Park
Common Road
01353 661161

The society covers an area which includes Little Downham and provides talks on archaeology and visits to sites. Further details can be seen on our web site

Trading Standards are for the benefit of local residents. On our pages we provide information about how to get advice on a consumer issue and how to report concerns to us; it provides advice on the most common problems we come across including scams and rogue traders, and tells residents about the issues we are currently tackling, linking to our most recent articles to help them avoid the problems that other people in the County are encountering. You can find us at

We also have business pages which provide information on how to seek business advice on trading law issues which might be relevant to small businesses operating locally at

Cambridgeshire's adult social care website is 'Your Life, Your Choice' and information about adult social care in Cambridgeshire can be found at

Individuals seeking social care information for the first time, service users and carers can access Your Life, Your Choice in places such as libraries and Citizen's Advice Hubs or directly via the Your Life, Your Choice website.

St Leonard's church has it's own website for contact details and

For stories, chat and history about Little Downham and beyond

Local Air Cadets

For young people of 13 1/2 and upwards the local area Air Cadets are based behind the Hospital in Ely and are open Monday and Thursday evenings. To find out more go to

Infocam is the Cambridgeshire Community Information database which contains details of over 4000 local community, voluntary and self help groups, clubs and societies, along with other local resources and facilities such as halls for hire.

Help With Local Campaigns

East Cambridgeshire District Council would like to draw your attention to a new free internet service that can help Little Downham residents when campaigning locally. allows groups or individuals to set up their own fully-fledged web site to promote small-scale local campaigns, either to raise funds for local projects (eg, for the local primary school) or on local issues of any kind (eg, to save the local post office or prevent unwelcome property development).

You can visit the central site at There you will be able to find out more about us and about our free service. is simple to use. If you can browse the internet you should be able to set up and maintain your own web site using It takes just a few minutes to set up a basic web site. Thereafter you are free to edit and develop your web site at any time.

We believe provides an effective way to increase community participation in local affairs. We are offering a good service (for free) and we want people to put it to good use. We think residents in Little Downham and elsewhere in Cambridgeshire can help us do that! We would love to see Little Downham organisations making good use of

E-Space Business Centres, Ely and Littleport

E-space is part of East Cambridgeshire District Council and consists of two business centres one in Ely and one in Littleport. Both centres offer serviced offices for start up companies, individuals that run their business from home and established small to medium businesses.

Whether you are starting a new business, working from home, looking for room to grow or seeking a short term office solution E-space puts the needs of your business first. With 50 units across the two centres, ranging from 150 to 650 sq ft, E-Space offers maximum flexibility with easy in, easy out, one-month rolling contracts, at a cost effective price.

Conference facilities and training rooms available.

Visit the E-space website to find out more about the centres, check current availability and get in contact with the e-space team at E-space business Centres or tel (01353) 865300

E-Space is a low cost service provided by East Cambridgeshire District Council to the local community in order to help people start up new businesses.


ShapeYourPlace is an exciting new community website (run by Cambridgeshire County Council) where you can:

This is a unique and ground-breaking tool in that if you post an issue or concern the relevant service provider (council, police, fire service, highways commission, amongst others) will reply to your comment within 10 days!

Any post or subsequent comment will always be moderated before being put up live on the website and no personal information will be published so there can be no concerns about an individual or groups being targeted for abuse. This makes the website user-friendly to all ages (including young people).

SYP are looking for community bloggers/journalists to go out into their community and report issues from the front, if you are interested in getting some free training on how to become a community reporter, or if you have any questions about the website, please contact:
Beth Green on (07769) 304 163
or email her on

Ely Cycling Campaign

We welcome new members and invite you to study our aims

It is also possible to get involved in the forum and contribute to debates without paying for membership. Although we have been established for less than a year, we are beginning to have some impact, as you can see from our project pages. One of these projects concerns the possibility of a shared path between Little Downham and Ely

We hope we can get a discussion going about this and we would also be interested in any improvements for cycle provision that you would like to see in your parish.

For more information contact