"The Steep Island"
A SMALL EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE VILLAGE.
News, views, events and information about Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, England.
Welcome to the Stuntney Village Website, which sets out to represent all interests in the village
and to present a window to the world.
Stuntney is a very small East Cambridgeshire village situated about one and a half miles south-east
of the cathedral city of Ely.
This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain.
Stuntney Village Council
For the Minutes of the latest Meeting
For the latest edition
(If you would like to see images and articles from previous entries, you will find them by clicking here.)
Officers from East Cambridgeshire District Council will be giving a presentation on the Ely Station Gateway proposals at the Stuntney Village Council Meeting being held in Stuntney Social Club on Wednesday 12th March 2014. The presentation will commence at 7:30 pm - all are welcome.
Mrs Rosina (Rose) Cowley
As you will be already well aware, Mrs Cowley passed away on the 24th January.
By clicking here, you can read about her life and view some wonderful pictures. (Many thanks to Steve Cowley for his assistance in putting this page together.)
Holy Cross Church, Stuntney
Services for February and March
All Sunday Services for February and March will be at 9am and details are as follows:
9th March ............ Morning Prayer
16th March ........ . Holy Communion
23rd March .......... Morning Prayer
30th March .......... Mothering Sunday - details to be confirmed
in the Social Club
Saturday 8th March
Domino and Darts Evening
The next Coffee Morning
will be on Wednesday 19th March 2014
in the Social Club
at 10.30 am
Everyone is welcome!
Sunday 4th May
with the feature movie "Mama Mia"
The latest edition of the Stuntney Newsletter is now on-line - click the link above to read it! My apologies to Jean Spencer - her name was omitted from the list of council members, Mike Fox.
The Proposed Bypass - a personal view
The following article was published in the Letters section of the Ely Standard on 10th October 2013
Amid the euphoria over what appears to be a conclusion to the discussion on the Bypass route some factors seem to have been conveniently overlooked.
What will be the effect on the traffic flow along the A 142? We people living in Stuntney find it hard enough now to make an exit from our village. Make it easier with less delay for HGVs to come via Ely and more will come. Combine this with the development at Soham and for us it's going to get a lot worse.
What are these streams of HGVs that block our roads, are they visiting Ely and helping the Ely economy? Just the opposite I think, the majority are just using our ancient city as a means of getting to the north or Midlands and Ely is simply a time wasting inconvenience.
Of course the bypass should have followed the railway line between Soham and Ely and passed inconspicuously over the river and railway to the A10 roundabout, but that would require more money. The daft thing is that the government always seems to have money to chuck at doubtful foreign adventures and overseas aid that I suspect often gets into the wrong hands anyway.
As a temporary expedient, if means could be found to allow cars and light vans to safely pass HGVs that are waiting at the crossing, the long queues and hold ups would largely disappear.
The Proposed Bypass
We are in possession of all the "official" documentation regarding the Planning Application for the proposed Ely bypass and this is on display in the Social Club. You can visit the Club and view all this data during normal Club opening hours.
Alternatively, all the information is available on-line HERE.
Now it gets messy!!
(Follow the link "Have your say on planning applications")
then click on "Search planning applications and permissions on-line"
In the "Applications Quick Search" box enter the number E/03005/13/CC and with any luck you should find yourself at the start point!
Now click on the highlighted E/03005/13/CC
I am truly sorry about this complicated proceedure - it is NOT my fault!! Good luck!! Mike Fox
The Minutes of the most recent meeting of the Village Council are now on-line. Use the link above or click here.
...... EARLIER ENTRIES ......
A massive thanks to Rodney Vincent for all his fantastic hard work since he started the site in 2004.If you see him about, please thank him! Mike Fox
September 3rd 2011. It's goodbye from him.
July. Stuntney Old Hall enjoyed a busy time during the month with presentations of its role of offering classy Bed & Breakfast accommodation and as a special Event Centre.
In September 2004 I launched this website and after running it for seven years, during which time it has received around 33,000 visits, I think it's now time to hand over to someone else.
This will allow me more time to concentrate on the websites for the East Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch Association and my other interest - the Newmarket Local History Society.
To all my regular viewers I say farewell but my interest and work for Stuntney will remain.
Mike Fox will be the new webmaster and with his long involvement with Stuntney and concern for all aspects of the village I feel sure it will be in good hands.
I have had much reward from creating and running the site and now wish Mike every success in continuing it.
During the weekend 16th/17th July it was a promotion of its unique venue for wedding receptions and on the following weekend it hosted a Charity Tea Party in aid of Romanian Children in Distress, when the large marquee at the rear was filled to capacity.
The Old Hall has features that make it a special place. As well as offering spacious and stylish accommodation it stands on the site of and incorporates features from the original old hall that has connections going back to Oliver Cromwell. Its commanding position gives superb views of Ely Cathedral, just over a mile away, and over the lake and open countryside at the rear.
For more pictures of The Old Hall go to The Old Hall by day and night
Stuntney Old Hall website is at www.theoldhallhotelely.co.uk
Are you concerned about your Broadband Speed?. Here in Stuntney we should be getting a minimum of 2 m/bit (2000 kb/sec) download speed, but some are falling far short of this. You can take the test at http://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/ This test gives the average speed over the test period..
A new website called 'Ely People' gives an opportunity to record and access news about local people and happenings. Quite a lively site and worth a look www.elypeople.co.uk
Stuntney through the seasons slideshow - Go to the Images of the Seasons page.
A number of Stuntney residents have signed up to receive E-Cops messages from the police.
include alerts and general news information. You can go on the list by visiting
For those interested in local history, a graphic description of Ely and its surroundings
in 1698 was
written by the intrepid traveller Celia Fiennes. select
The Milton Children's Hospice does wonderful work but relies heavily on charity for its funding.
From time to time supporting events are held at Milton, which when received will be advertised on the
Events page of this site. To find out more select here
Website created by Rod Vincent (Silver surfer award winner 2004)
and maintained by Mike Fox
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