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Welcome to Cottenham Parish Council

Cottenham is a Fen Edge village approximately 6 miles north of Cambridge. It is a large village of around 2500 households and a population of 6200.

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The Parish Council is made up of 15 Councillors and a Clerk. The Council meet every month for a full Council Meeting and twice a month for Planning Meetings. Notification of meetings plus agenda can always be found on the parish notice boards, at least three days prior to a meeting and on this web site.

New Village Hall & Nursery – survey

In the December/January edition of the Cottenham Newsletter is a survey regarding the proposed new Village Hall and nursery.  The form provides a summary of the project and one key question: Is a new Hall & Nursery worth £1/wk on each home’s Council Tax? YES/NO Responses can be put in collection boxes at the following venues: Community Centre Coffee Shop Coolidge Gardens Community Room Franklin Gardens Community Room Ladybird pre-school Library Parish Council Office Post Office / Shaun’s News Sports & Social Club Stevens Close Community Room Alternatively you can  Read More...

Changes to Citi 8 bus service

We have been advised that from 20th November the city centre stop has changed from St Andrew’s Street, stop S3 to Emmanuel Street, stop E1.   There is no change to times. For full details and copies of the timetables for the Stagecoach services please contact them directly on 01223 433250, Cambridge.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com or www.stagecoachbus.com   Read More...

Meeting with County Council re. development & recreational land

On 24th August a group of Councillors met with 2 representatives of the County Council.  This was the second meeting with County regarding their development proposals for land off Rampton Road adjacent to Les King Wood; the reason for the second meeting was due to the significant change in their plans (originally 300 houses).  The Parish Council also wished to discuss the possible purchase/lease of additional recreational land off Rampton Road, an idea first put to County in January 2015. Read More...

UK Power Networks ‘105’

On 6th September a new national phone number “105” will be launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area.   Key points to note about this service are:

  • Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.
  • 105 is just one of the  Read More...

Concessionary Bus Pass renewal

The County Council is aware that over the next eighteen months the amount of renewals of the concessionary bus passes is going to be potentially very high. It is the responsibility of the pass holder to check when their pass is up for renewal and then to contact the County Council to get a new one. In order to aid the pass holder they  Read More...

EA Newsletter: AmeyCespa

The AmeyCespa Waterbeach Waste Management Park has a range of facilities which treat all types of waste. There are two potential major sources of odour on the site, the In-Vessel Composting (IVC) facility and the Mechanical Biological Treatment Plant (MBT). The AmeyCespa site operates under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations. Alongside other measures in their Environmental Permit with us, AmeyCespa is obliged to prevent, or where that is not possible, to minimise any odour. In principle it is accepted  Read More...

Neighbourhood Plan – options

Thank you to everyone for their feedback so far. The Working Party has been busy setting out options to close the gaps identified in the survey. It's safe to say that some are more radical than others, however it may be that radical solutions are the only way to sort out our traffic and housing challenges. We now need to get some further comments from you about these options.  Please click here to go to the slides and send us your  Read More...

How being in a conservation area can affect you

Although conservation areas mean some extra planning controls and considerations, these exist to protect the historic and architectural elements which make the place special. They are most likely to affect owners who want to work on the outside of their building or any trees on their property. To find out whether your property is within the Cottenham Conservation Area please click here

Your House

Being in a conservation area might mean that your house is affected by special controls (called 'Article 4  Read More...

The Dog Poo Fairy

The Dog Poo Fairy has been out around the village. Following a spike in complaints about dog fouling we will be using biodegradable marker paint to 'highlight' any issues. Please contact either Jo (clerk@cottenhampc.org.uk) or Sam (asstcottenhampc@gmail.com) to report a problem and one of our lovely Dog Poo Fairies will be dispatched as fast as their wings can carry them. We researched using the paint and discussed with other parishes before taking the decision to purchase. For transparency we resolved  Read More...

Neighbourhood Plan presentation & full report

On March 1st the key findings from the Neighbourhood Plan Survey were presented to Full Council, with several members of the public attending.  The presentation and full report on the Survey can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan page of our website. On Wednesday 9th March we will be holding a workshop in the Village Hall from 7.30pm to start looking at the key findings and begin to brainstorm ideas (however crazy they may seem at this stage!)  Please  Read More...