"The Steep Island"


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.

Site last updated August 16th 2016 2016 Stuntney in Bloom results..


Again, despite the weather, it was a very enjoyable experience to go around the villages and see the efforts that people have made. There is no doubt that the Villages are looking splendid and the pride that people have really shows. It is hoped that Stuntney in Bloom has contributed to this.

The winners of the competition are:

  • Best overall garden
  •       The Finches, Lower Road (Dr Hughes)
  • Most improved garden
  •       6 Soham Road (Estelle Lankester)
  • Best Floral displays Joint winners
  •       14 and 16 Stewards Close
  • Hard Landscape
  •       32 Lower Road (Mr and Mrs May)
  • Highly Commended
  • Best overall garden
  •       High Hopes, Stuntney Road
  • Most improved garden
  •       27 Stewards Close
  • Best Floral displays
  •       The Forge, Lower Road
  •       3 Hallfield Terrace
    Stuntney and District

    Gardening Club

    Invited you to a


    Sunday July 10th 2016

    Rodney Vincent has taken some photographs in the church, showing the marvellous decorations. Thanks very much, Rod. Relax and watch the slide show.

    The next Coffee Morning

    will be on Wednesday 20th July 2016

    in the Social Club

    at 10.30 am

    Everyone is welcome!

    It is only 2 each for coffee and cakes/biscuits.

    (ALL profits go directly to the Social Club)

    Soil Improver

    As you will have seen in the newsletter we have a very kind offer from G's for free soil improver for Stuntney residents. The soil improver is produced as a by-product at their energy producing plant near Littleport and is usually used on the fields. G's have kindly agreed to donate some to us and delivering it free of charge to the village. It will arrive loose on a lorry so anyone who would like some needs to bring a means of collecting it. Only one thing asked in return and that will be a donation to charity. Before delivery can be arranged we need to know how much interest there is so please let me know either by posting a note (with your contact details) into the Social Club or emailing the webmaster at Once I know the demand I will arrange a delivery date and inform all those who have expressed an interest.

    Estelle Lankester (Chair: Stuntney Village Council)

    NB: (If you have already left a message then this has been noted!)

    Regular Features

    What's Happening?

    There is a website with more details about the proposed bypass - if you missed the meeting on Wednesday OR you weren't sure about some of the points made, this site is for you!


    Stuntney Heroes

    World War One

    This is a brand new page on this website, giving some details concerning those who fought in the Great War - and in particular, those who gave their lives. To view the page, Click Here.

    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.

    Rodney Vincent

    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

    Stuntney Village Council Meeting Minutes

    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.
    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.
    Rodney Vincent.

  • 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.
    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

  • 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 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

  • 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. These 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 here

  • 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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