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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.

Notice of Vacancy

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that Sarah Berenger, formerly a Member of the above Parish Council, has ceased to be a Member and that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the said Parish. A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days (not counting a  Read More...

Public meeting presentation slides

Following on from the 2 recent public meetings please find below a copy of the slide presentation.  If you have any questions or comments please contact us at clerk@cottenhampc.org.uk Public meeting slides  Read More...

2017-18 Budget

At the Full Council meeting on 10th January the Parish Council agreed the budget for 2017-18.  Below is a summary document along with full details plus explanatory notes. Any queries about the budget should be addressed to Debbie Seabright, Finance Officer, rfocottenhampc@gmail.com Budget summary 2017-18 Budget detail 2017-18 Budget notes 2017-18  Read More...

Dog fouling

Following a rise in complaints about dog fouling we're instigating a number of additional measures.  Firstly we have joined the Keep Britain Tidy 'We're Watching You' campaign.  This is an edgy and uncompromising signage campaign. The 'We're Watching You' series are visible after dark, using innovative and cutting-edge materials. The signs 'charge up' during the day and glow-in-the-dark at night. The hard-hitting signs are deliberately impactful, and the campaign aims to provide a realistic, cost-effective solution for local authorities.  We  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...

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...

Guide to the planning process

We're often asked about the Parish input into planning applications and how applications are decided.  Below is a brief guide:

Planning Applications are determined by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Whilst Cottenham Parish Council is entitled to comment on planning applications it cannot make a decision on them.  Current planning applications in the Parish are searchable on the South Cambridgeshire District Council website.  The Agenda for Parish Planning Committee Meetings with details of the planning applications to be discussed can be  Read More...

Emergency Flood Response Contacts

We've received information from Cambridgeshire County Council which may be useful in the event of future flooding: Emergency flood response contacts_v2  Read More...