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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: The Ark, Pound Lane Free Church and St. Andrews Church.  The village has 4 shops: a Co-op supermarket, a Chinese Takeaway, a part time Post Office and a butchers TFM Butchers. There are 3 Public Houses The Rising Sun, The Griffin & The Merry Monk.

On the recreation ground we have a community centre The Beeches, there are also the cricket and football pitches, a Multi Use Games Area MUGA for tennis etc and a 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. The play park opened in 2014 is also available for the children with a good variety of play equipment.

Further to the recent consultation, I am writing to you to inform you that the Public Spaces Protection Order for dog fouling is now in place, making it  an offence to allow dogs to foul in the whole of the district of East Cambridgeshire.

If there are any particular hotspots in your area, please also inform the Envirocrime Team on

Best regards   Julia Atkins    Senior Environmental Health Officer ECDC

Public Spaces Protection Order Dog Fouling Order

What can go into your Blue lidded bin?

Paper and Cardboard

Glass bottles and jars

Food and drink cans

Metal lids from jars and bottles  


Aluminium foil and cartons

Plastic bottles and hard plastic food containers  

Food and drink cartons

No thank you!

Plastic bags or film  


Food or garden waste

Anything not on the list of acceptable items

What can go into your Green lidded bin?

Garden Waste

Grass and hedge cuttings and leaves

Dead plants and weeds

Small branches (less than 7 cm/3 inches diameter)

Natural bedding (hay, straw, sawdust) from vegetarian pets

Food Waste

Fruit and vegetables

Meat and bones

Leftovers, tea bags and egg shells

No thank you!

Plastic bags, flower pots trays

Stones, rubble, soil and turf

Cat litter and animal waste

Poisonous weeds e.g.: Japanese Knotweed and Ragwort

Please do not wrap wet food waste in plastic or corn-starch bags even if degradable

Help us to recycle more

For information please contact the East Cambs Customer Services Team on 01353 665555 or e-mail

Isleham Neighbourhood Plan