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.


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.

Carol concert – thank you Cottenham!

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the annual carol concert on the village green last night. It was a fantastic turnout and Cottenham was in fine voice (special thanks to the wonderful CPS choir). We are extremely grateful to our sponsors for their overwhelming support for this event: ABCO Construction, Cambridge Building Society, CB Creative, CI Photography, Cosworth, The Curry Palace, Dataracks, Dentons Carpets, Malary and Target Print. Their generosity enabled the purchase  Read More...

Wheeled sports facility (skatepark) – update

We're delighted to announce that we have been awarded £45k from WREN towards the cost of this project! We will shortly go to competitive tender for a Contract Administrator who, using one of the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) model forms of contract, will track project progress and assess 'earned value' month by month.  There will also be a CDM co-ordinator.  The skatepark contractor will have their own project manager to keep the details on track.  Cllrs Berenger, Collier and Morris  Read More...

Changing Rooms project – update

We are pleased to announce that we have now been given the go ahead by both of our funding bodies, Sport England (£50k) and the Football Foundation (£300k) to start work on this project.  Durman Stearn (groundworks) are expected to commence in January and will last approximately 2 months. CJ Murfitt (builders) will then be in situ for 5 months with an expected completion in August. Wilby & Burnett, our architects, will now send out letters of acceptance of tender. We have appointed a  Read More...

Cottenham Charities Christmas Voucher Scheme

Charities unite to support Cottenham families. Four charities with one goal – to help elderly and young residents of Cottenham to have a Happy Christmas. You may remember that last year three Cottenham charities got together to ensure that individuals or families on low income were able to enjoy Christmas; Cottenham Charities and the Fitzwilliam Charity through their Christmas voucher scheme and The Salvation Army through their Christmas toys appeal. This year Twinkle Star Children’s Trust is joining in so we are  Read More...

Carol Concert

The annual Cottenham Carol Concert on the Village Green will be taking place on Tuesday 16th December from 6pm.  Ladybirds will be providing a BBQ and The Chequers will be serving mulled wine and mince pies.  As an added treat Father Christmas has let us borrow a couple of his reindeer.  As usual Cottenham Brass Band will be playing all your festive favourites from 6.30pm. A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors:

  • Abco Construction
  • The Cambridge Building Society
  • CB Creative
  • The Curry Palace
  • Dataracks
  • Dentons 

Histon Road cycle path

Since the surface dressing work back in August we've received numerous complaints regarding the state of the cycle path.  This is something that we have actively been chasing via our County Cllrs.  There are still a huge amount of loose chippings on the cycle path despite the road and path being swept several times since the initial work (they must be done at the same time to make it effective).  We have been informed by County Highways that another  Read More...

New changing rooms project

Following the tender process for the new changing rooms the Parish Council has voted unanimously to commence work. The headline price of £632k + VAT for the project is higher than we wanted and due to the increase in material costs.  However it was worth noting that the combined bid is now 10% lower.  CPC would need to put up £250k.  We must move quickly and would need to put signatures on contracts in the next couple of weeks.  There  Read More...

Parish Council update

Since the election of a new Parish Council in May, we have focused even more on transparency in everything we do and achieving value for money for residents.  The government has recently changed local authority guidelines on transparency and Cottenham now exceed what is expected from a Parish Council. Our agendas, report packs and meeting minutes are all available on the website and, now that we have adopted a Committee structure, many more of our meetings are held in public. Major  Read More...

Free electrical waste collection – advance notice

Do you have electrical items that you no longer use or want? WISER Recycling can help You, and You can help your Parish Council….

WISER Recycling are a local recycling company based in St Ives and will be conducting a collection of household Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) on Tuesday 6th January 2015!  Electrical items will be collected in the morning by WISER vehicles. They will collect any electrical item (including non-working) from hairdryers, videos, microwaves, to televisions and fridge/freezers  Read More...

Changes to the Ely bus service

If you use the 110 bus service or wish to travel to Ely your service will be changing from Monday 3rd November. The 106 bus service to Ely will no longer serve Cottenham from this date. The 110 bus service will operate on Saturdays in addition to Thursdays to Ely, and will be operated by Lords Travel. Click hereto view the revised timetable.      Read More...