Reach village is part of East Cambridgewhire District Council (ECDC) and a lot of our services are provided by them. They have their own website that can be accessed by clicking on this link or the picture which is of their offices in Ely.


The GrangeNutholt Lane, Ely, CB7 4EE Tel: 01353 665555

East Cambridgeshire is a largely rural district which covers an area of almost 65,500 hectares and has a population of approximately 74,600. The population and services are centred on the 3 market towns of Ely, Soham and Littleport.

The district has an outstanding built and natural heritage, including the internationally recognised Ely Cathedral, The National Stud, The July Racecourse, Wicken Fen and Anglesey Abbey. Close to Cambridge, the district enjoys excellent connections to the regional road and rail networks, as well as London Stansted Airport. It is an attractive location in which to live and work, combining the best of town, village and rural life.

Unemployment in the district is low (1.1%) and the quality of life is good, with 84% of residents expressing satisfaction with the district as a place to live.

Financial Accounts

Every year they issue financial accounts and these can be quite interesting to show you how they gain their income and how it is spent. If you go to this page you can then review the documents.

Policy Documents

ECDC has a wide variety of policies that it adheres to and updates appropriately. Reach Parish Council will on many occasions, adhere to ECDC policies rather than producing its own. Those we currently adhere to are:

Village Visions

February 2013 - ECDC is preparing a new "Vision" for Reach. The Draft Vision proposes that Reach is likely to continue to grow at a slow rate with new housing being built on suitable infill sites within the village. No new allocations are proposed on the edge of Reach.

Consultation on the Draft Vision will run for 6 weeks between 11th February and 25th March 2013.

For further information please click here.