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.

Planned re-surfacing work on the B1049 (Histon Road)

We have received the following information from Cambridgeshire County Council: ‘I am e-mailing you to provide you with advanced notice that Cambridgeshire County Council will be undertaking resurfacing work on the B1049 in Histon & Impington over a six week period commencing on Sunday August 3rd with a road closure at The Green running southwards for a distance of approximately 300m to enable the planing out of the carriageway surface. Weather permitting the following two evenings will see this length of road  Read More...

Connections Bus summer sessions

Year 7 and up?  Looking for something to do on a Tuesday night over the summer holidays? Then why not pop up to the recreation ground where the Connections youth bus will be located from 7-9pm.  Over the holiday period the bus will be with us on Tuesday 29th July, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August.  Sessions are FREE.  The buses have a wide selection of resources including internet linked PCs, games consoles, video/DVD, karaoke, sports equipment, craft activities,  Read More...

Vision Plan Questionnaire

In the August/September edition of the Cottenham Newsletter you'll find a copy of the questionnaire for the Vision Plan.  The working group want to understand residents' views on facilities in the village so that it can put its energy to delivering what people would actually use.  The ambition is to offer something for all ages and abilities - not just sports facilities - and to achieve this with no or minimal additional cost to the village by seeking funding  Read More...

Report from litter pick

Over thirty Cottenham residents and parish councillors took part in the village’s third village litter pick on Saturday 5th July 2014. Numbers were boosted by a Cub Scout pack and their leaders and parent helpers.

The litter grabbers proved particularly popular with both the Cubs and the 4 other young volunteers  Read More...

AmeyCespa Community Newsletter

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.
Further details, including the incident hotline number, are available via their newsletter: AmeyCespa News June 2014    Read More...

Overgrown hedges

We’re receiving a lot of comments regarding overgrown hedges which are overhanging pavements around the village.  It is an offence under the Highways Act 1980 to allow trees/hedges/shrubs to obstruct the highway.  Please can you therefore ensure that hedges bordering your property are trimmed back to remove danger and obstruction to pedestrians.  Additionally please can you ensure that road signs and street names aren’t obscured.  Where members of the public don’t carry out the necessary work then the County  Read More...

Report potholes

You can report issues with potholes, graffiti, fly tipping, overgrown trees/hedges and street lighting by using  Simply add the postcode or area and use the map the pinpoint the location.  For potholes it's useful if you're able to provide accurate information on the size - Highways operate a priority system based on depth/width.  Read More...