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Your site for information on the Cambridgeshire village of Isleham


Isleham is a rural fen land village lying in the south-east corner of Cambridgeshire in England. It is situated about 6 miles north east of Newmarket, and 8 miles from Ely, and is about 5 miles from Mildenhall. Isleham has a population of about 2,300.

The village has 3 churches: High Street Baptist, Pound Lane Free Church and St. Andrews Church.

The village has 5 shops: a Co-op supermarket, a Chinese Takeaway,  a hairdressers, a Post Office and a butchers TFM Butchers.

 There are 3 Public Houses The Rising Sun, The Griffin & The Merry Monk.  The Bowls club is available for private hire.

On the recreation ground we have a brand new community centre The Beeches there are also the cricket and football pitches, a Multi Use Games Area MUGA for tennis etc and now a new skate park.. There is a pre-school playgroup and a primary school catering for four and a half to eleven year olds from Isleham & surrounding villages. A new play park opened in 2014 is also available for the children with a good variety of play equipment.

What’s on Calendar

27/05/15  Parish Council Minutes updated

23/05/15  Galleries being updated

06/05/15  Site updated

08/02/15  Details on the Big Litter Pick added

07/02/15  Events & Informer information updated

07/11/14   Events updated

27/07/14   Events updated

11/05/14   Events updated

04/04/14   Latest events added

31/03/14   Informer details updated

16/03/14   Latest Isleham Society talk added

11/01/14   Latest Isleham Society talk and Air Ambulance donations details added

09/09/13   Latest news on the wheelie bin service that is being rolled out.

22/08/13   Some menu’s on the website now updated to make access easier

29/06/13   Isleham Youth Football  news updated

24/06/13  The Community Centre page is now accessible directly from the main menu In preparation for  moving to it’s own site                       just prior to the centre opening.

24/06/13  Community Centre Galleries updated

13/06/13  Updates to the Isleham United Adult and Youth football pages.   Additions to the History page.

07/06/13  Becken Disco & BBQ advert date added

18/05/13  Latest programme of events for the Isleham Society now published. Community Centre news updated.

18/04/13  Under 18’s Disco planned for the 20th April  8-11pm has been cancelled due to lack of interest

10/04/13  Community Centre build gallery updated

23/03/13  New page for Isleham United Football club  Information also updated for TFM Butchers

21/03/13  Community Centre build gallery updated

12/03/13  Isleham Angling Society AGM added

07/03/13  Latest Isleham Society event added for 21st March & Newmarket journal news for the Community Centre added

28/02/13  Latest Parish Council meeting agenda & minutes now available

27/02/13  Isleham UTD Youth Football Festival – 18th & 19th May 2013 added to the Groups page

17/02/13  Added a history page with pictures of the Lady Peyton Almshouses

03/02/13  Blog page added for the Isleham Community Skatepark group

06/01/13   Isleham Society Meeting added

04/11/12   Added Becken Christmas fayre to the calendar

03/11/12   Crazy Christmas Crackers added to events

31/10/12   Isleham Youth Football Club Christmas Party added to the calendar 8th Dec

03/10/12   Isleham Angling Club events updated on the Organisations page

27/09/12  Latest letter on the Travellers site proposal

17/08/12  Two new pages added Telephone Boxes & Village seat/benches

16/08/12  Added a page on Footpaths under the Information section also a section under Parish Council on

                 Powers & Duties of a Parish Council

31/07/12  PSCO letter updated

28/07/12  ICA News updated

20/07/12  Added Isleham Party Tents to the services page.

19/07/12  Isleham Angling Society news updated

15/06/12  Isleham Society meeting added

10/06/12  Gala Festival events added.   Skate Park news updated.

03/06/12  Changes & additions on the Events calendar

01/06/12   Ecops updated

30/05/12  Grant  for the new Community Centre received from the Football Foundation.

23/05/12  Talent show entry form now available for download.

22/05/12  East Cambs District Council highlights added to the Council page

21/05/12  Ecops info updated. Latest news on Libraries   Parish Council working parties updated

17/05/12  Isleham Society events programme now updated

13/05/12  Becken Family Farm Funday & Craft Fair details added

09/05/12  New look website uploaded

23/04/12  Parish council minutes updated

03/04/12  Parish Council & minutes updated

01/04/12  Added Panto Cast 2012 Gallery

21/03/12  Added a link to AskSARA on the Help pages

10/03/12  Vernon Place book signing & Becken Yard / Table top sale added

05/03/12  Events updated with Panto details& latest Isleham Society event

29/02/12  Gala Festival dates on the calender. Elgar’s 'The Dream of Gerontius' Saturday 31st March 2012,  7.30pm

                  Ely Cathedral added to non village events

07/02/12  Parish Council “Parish Meeting” date set for 30th April 2012 7.30pm at the Village Hall added.

                  Gala Day Committee details added to the Organisations page

                  Isleham society meeting 16th Feb added to the events page

02/02/12   Isleham Twinning a social evening at the Griffin on 7th Feb & Fun Lotto at the Social centre on

       28th March added. ICS news added to the events page.

20/01/12   Public meeting notice for the New Community Centre on 30th Jan 7.30pm

13/01/12   Isleham Gardeners 2012 Events now published

08/01/12   Added Isleham Society event .....................

06/01/12   Added new Links & also a Football page .....................

16/12/11   Parish Council Agendas & Minutes updated .....................

03/12/11   Added Becken Christmas Fayre & Festival of Light on the events page .....................

15/11/11   Added a link for  “Walk 4 Life” .....................

15/11/11   For all local non emergency calls to the police ring 101 .....................

05/11/11   New events added & Parish Council minutes updated.....................

04/11/11   New Parish Council Web Blog now up & running, follow the link

                   For a full page version go to

04/11/11   New Gardeners Web Blog now up & running, follow the link .........

                   For a full page version go to

24/10/11   New Recycling centre to open at Witchford.........

24/10/11   Vacancies at the “Lady  Frances Peyton Almshouse charity” applications sought from qualifying people .

18/10/11   Quality copies of the “Isleham Angel” are now available to purchase direct from this website via  Pay Pal


05/10/11   Becken charity events for 26th November & 9th December added to the events page & the calender............

21/09/11   Cambridge Clarinet  Choir in concert Wednesday  15th October at St Andrews church details on the events page......

12/09/11   Murder at the Lark. 8th October. An evening of fine dining, mystery & murder put on by the PTA

12/09/11   Busy Bees advert updated & BECKen charity car treasure Hunt on the 25th September.

24/08/11   Bank Holiday open weekend at the Church Social Centre with refreshments, tombola, grand draw on Saturday then on                    Sunday a FUNDAY with cream teas, game stalls, crafts, treasure Hunt results,   pimms and beer, hot dogs.  1 - 4pm                    Something for the whole family!

Isleham Community Association at
Latest Updates

Isleham Sports & Gala Day, Saturday 4th July 2015

Gala is probably the most important day in the year for many people, children and adults alike and this is a reminder to put this into your diary.

Don’t forget that the Children’s Fancy Dress Competition is now judged BEFORE the Parade starts out. Even if children are not riding or walking with a float, they can still take part but must assemble with the floats and walkers. We started out in January with a Committee reduced to six, and only four managing the first meeting. Undaunted, we decided to carry on with plans to go ahead with Gala this year and are delighted that we were soon joined by three more Committee Members. Even more would be good!

We are also delighted that the PTA have organised a Royal Family competition; results of this can be found below. It was a great success, so perhaps in future years more volunteers will come forward to organise the Baby Show etc.  We urgently need sponsorship this year and if anyone has ideas on this, please contact Jack on 01638 780440 or Will on 01638 780701, they will be delighted to hear from you.

Likewise, draw prizes – we need these too. If you have anything suitable that you would like to donate please contact Kat on 07884 582731 or Margaret on 01638 781175 If you would like to hire a pitch, stall or table in the Craft Marquee then contact Barbara on 01638 780373 (leave a message and she will get back to you).

HELP! We need volunteers on the day to help set up stalls and a whole host of other jobs connected to running the Gala Day. We do have a stalwart band who turn up year after year without prompting and we are always delighted to see them arrive and grateful for their help. Any extra help would also be much appreciated - all we can offer in return is a bacon butty and a cup of tea… Please, if you can, help to make Saturday 4th July 2015 another great Gala Day. Isleham Gala Committee (from the Isleham Informer)

“Isleham Boys 1983”

A video to bring back a few memories

(This video will be moved to the clubs section in a few weeks. Many thanks to Asa King

Do something memorable this Father’s Day

Remember. Celebrate. Change lives.

A leading cancer charity has created a special place where people can remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones they have lost to cancer.

Losing someone you love can leave you feeling lost, particularly with Father’s Day approaching. So, Macmillan Cancer Support have created a permanent place where friends and family can come together, share memories and even change lives.

Local fundraising manager, Jessica Levin says “The website allows you to create a lasting legacy for your loved one – a legacy that will help Macmillan support more people with cancer and their families, if someone close to you dies from cancer, Macmillan are here for you. Call the support line on 0808 808 00 00 to help you cope with grief, give you all the practical information you need, and when you’re ready, offer ways to celebrate the life of your loved one.

To find out more about Macmillan tribute funds, visit,

or contact Jessica Levin, Fundraising Manager Cambridgeshire at

The Isleham Royal Family

The Gala Royal Family Disco was well supported and everyone had a great time. The PTA brought the tradition back to the village and had 17 applications for the Royal Family. After a lengthy judging process the King, Queen, Prince and Princess were chosen by Dave Wright (the DJ for the night).

Prince – Miles Leverington, King – Alfie Anderson,   Queen – Mia Leverington,  Princess – Erin Turner

Congratulations to them all! The Royal Family will be leading the Gala Day Parade on Saturday 4th July.

Emma Downey

Classic Motors at The Gala

If you are interested in displaying a classic vehicle, car or motorcycle at Isleham Sports & Gala Day, Saturday 4th July at the Recreation Ground, do please contact Chris Allitt on 07790 969011, email: or Malcom Spiers on 01638 780783 for more information.

We would love to expand on the excellent display we had last year •