Father Christmas gets his sleigh in ship shape for annual visit to Ely

Ely Rotary Santa collection

Ely Rotary Santa collection - Credit: Archant

The Rotary Clubs of Ely will be touring the streets of Ely in the run up to Christmas, escorting Father Christmas on his annual trip around the city.

Santa’s sleigh has been totally refurbished and the old lights have been replaced.

The Rotary Clubs will be supported this year by the Inner Wheel Club of Ely, members of Pos+ability and other volunteers.

A door to door collection will be taken to provide funds to support local charities and good causes.

The sleigh will start its journey at 6pm and travel along the streets approximately in the order shown below – with the last street being reached by around 8.15pm. The routes are available online at www.elyrotary.co.uk

Christmas Collection Routes

Monday, December 8:

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St Marys Street (part); Cromwell Road; Chief Street; West End (part); Little Lane; Hills Lane; Fieldside; St Ethelwold’s Close; Beald Way; Walsingham Way; St Ovin’s Green; West Fen Road (part); Downham Road (part); Egremont Street

Tuesday, December 9:

Downham Road (part); Upherds Lane; West Fen Road (part); Dunstan Street; Priors Court; Kent Close; Benedict Street; St Andrews Way; Merlin Drive; Herons Close; Wren Close; Falcon Drive; Northwold; Elmfield; Arundel; Fleetwood.

Wednesday, December 10:

Lynn Road (part); St Audreys Way; Buckingham Drive; Lynton Drive; Lynton Close; Kings Avenue (part); Canute Crescent; Bentham Way; Philippa Close; King Edgar Close; Williams Close; Lumley Close; Fitzgerald Close; Morton Close.

Thursday, December 11:

The Chase; Yorke Way; Canterbury Avenue; Longfields; St Johns Road (part); Morley Drive; Meadow Way; Briars Pasture; Hereward Street; Debden Green; Hamilton Road; Landsdown Close; West End (part).

Friday, December 12:

The Gallery; Silver Street; Parade Lane; Barton Road; Barton Square; Barton Mews; Back Hill; Dovehouse Close; Potters Lane; Station Road; Castlehythe; Annesdale; Victoria Street; Broad Street; Jubilee Terrace; Cardinals Way; Lisle Lane; Brewery Close; Willow Walk; Willow Close; Waterside; Fore Hill.

Monday, December 15:

New Barns Road (part); New Barns Avenue; Lansdowne Road; Ramsey Road; Clayway; Deacons Lane; Lynn Road (part); The Paddock; Appleby Park; John Amner Close.

Tuesday, December 16:

New Barns Road (part); Bohemond Street; Crauden Gardens; Beech Lane; Prickwillow Road; Mulberry Way; Birch Close; Aspen Close; Juniper Drive; Sycamore Lane; Henley Way; Summer Hayes; Springhead Lane; St Martin’s Walk; Newnham Street; Nutholt Lane.

Wednesday, December 17:

Kings Avenue (part); Bishop Laney Drive; Langham Way; Goodwin Grove; Longchamp Drive; Allen Road; Turner Drive; Merivale Way; Wilford Drive; Felton Way; Compton Fields;.

Thursday, December 18:

St Mary’s Street (part); Cambridge Road; Marriott Drive, Houghton Gardens; The Turnpike; Gateway Gardens; Witchford Road; Pilgrims Way; Norfolk Road; Bedford Close; Suffolk Close; Warwick Drive; Northampton Close; Leicester Close; Hertford Close; Tower Road; Elysian Close.

Friday, December 19:

Columbine Road; Teasel Drive; Mallow Close; Cam Drive; Stour Green; Wensum Way; Chelmer Way; The Medway; Welland Place; Nene Road; Wissey Road.

Monday, December 22:

Beresford Road starting at St Johns Road end.