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.

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...

Road closure – Sunday 9th November

Remembrance Sunday this year is on Sunday November 9th. In the morning there will be a service at the War Memorial. The High Street will be closed again this year to allow the parade to leave at about 10.45a.m. from the CBS car park, and the service begins at about 10.55a.m. There will be another service at All Saints Church, Cottenham, at 2.30pm when the full roll call of those who died in each World War will be read  Read More...

Resurfacing works in Histon

Details regarding the upcoming carriageway resurfacing in Histon:

  • The works will be on the B1049 from the village green in Histon to New Road in Impington.
  • The work will commence on the evening of Friday 17th October 2014 and is planned to last for approximately 4 weeks.
  • It is anticipated that there will be two weeks of carriageway resurfacing most of which will be undertaken using temporary traffic signals during off peak day time hours. There will however be road closures affecting the B1049  Read More...


We've received a number of complaints about the increasing amount of posters and advertising signs attached to street furniture around the village. Fly- posting without a permit is illegal under the Highway Act 1980, the Town & Country Planning Act 1990, the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 and the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005. It makes an area messy and untidy and County can issue fines. We would therefore encourage you to use the village noticeboards (located on the green and  Read More...

Changing Rooms project – update

An Extraordinary meeting was held on Tuesday 30th September to take forward the procurement strategy for the project.  At the meeting the following was agreed. Approve the phased procurement strategy:

  • Lot 1 (foundations to damp proof level) - Durman Stearn to undertake at cost. Work expected to start in November.
  • Lot 2 (the building) - this has now gone to tender.
  • Lot 3 (internal) - the spec has been reduced and this has gone to tender.
  • Lot 4 (facilities) - we will now be using  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...

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...