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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.

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...

S137 Grant applications

Every year Cottenham Parish Council offers a number of small donations and grants to support voluntary and community organisations. Previous recipients have included Rainbows, junior cricket, mobile warden scheme, bowls club, the Toy Library, Fen Edge Archaeology Group, Day Centre and Area Victim Support. The deadline for submission is Friday 24th October.  The applications will be considered in November and are paid out the following April.  There is no guarantee of success as we may receive applications for more than our  Read More...

Extraordinary Council Meeting – 30th September

Notice is hereby given of an Extraordinary Meeting to be held on Tuesday 30th September at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss procurement arrangements relating to the changing rooms project.  The public are welcome to attend as always and there is time specifically at the start of the meeting for the public to comment on the agenda items.  To view the full agenda please follow the link below. Extraordinary meeting Agenda 30th  Read More...

Summer reading challenge

Every year the Library hold a reading challenge.  This year’s challenge theme was ‘Mythical Maze’ -  myths and legends. The reading challenge is co-ordinated nationally every year by The Reading Agency.

The library challenge was to read six books over the summer holidays, one library book a week. All children who took part were given a collector’s folder to record  Read More...

Cottenham Post Office consultation

We have received notification of a consultation into a proposed move to new premises and branch modernisation of the village Post Office.  The new proposed location is Shauns News at 145 High Street.  This change is part of a major programme of modernisation and investment taking place across the Post Office network which will see up to 8000 branches modernised. The consultation lasts 6 weeks until 31st October.  If you would like to comment on the plans you can do  Read More...

County Council Budget Consultation

We have received the following message from Cambridgeshire County Council: "Cambridgeshire County Council is currently reviewing its annual business plan which includes looking at the authority's priorities and setting our budget for the year 2015/16. Please be advised that the CCC Budget Planning  consultation has just started.

 

Before any final decisions are taken by councillors  Read More...

Improving Cottenham’s pavements and roads

This could be your opportunity to improve your local highways, pavements or streets next year, or in later years. Cambridgeshire County Council is offering some cash to qualifying projects suggested by or supported by local community groups. Cottenham Parish Council wants to make sure we win some of County Council cash to improve our community and will offer some cash of our own. We have some ideas but are able to support more - and the more ideas that are submitted by  Read More...

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

THIS WORK HAS NOW BEEN DELAYED UNTIL SEPTEMBER. 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  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...