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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.

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...

Crime Prevention event

Cambridgeshire Constabulary invites residents to come along to meet your local policing team and receive security advice on how to protect your home. The event will be at Cottenham Community Centre on 31st January between 3:30-5.30pm. Home security products will be on sale and the chance to get a home security survey.  Read More...

Village ballot results

Major Development sites

Nothing much has changed recently on the four major developments sites; they all present serious issues on traffic and its mitigation, impact on our landscape, flood risk etc. but could bring some much needed affordable housing. Some key decisions are likely in the first half of 2017. A chart showing the rough position and status of each of the applications is now available here.  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...

The 12 Questions of our Neighbourhood Plan

To help steer us into the last laps of the Neighbourhood Plan, we’ve identified twelve questions that probe around various aspects of the draft plan. Each of the four information sheets below has several questions highlighted in red; those are the twelve questions on which we would like your views. It would be really helpful if you can return your views on these questions by 12th December which will allow  Read More...

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...