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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.

Notice of Election

Formal notice is given of the 15 Parish Councillors for Cottenham.  Nomination papers can be obtained from the Parish Clerk or the Elections Office at South Cambridgeshire District Council.  Papers must be delivered in person to the Returning Officer, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6EA between the hours of 9am-5pm on any working day on or after the date of this notice, but no later than 4pm on Thursday 24th April 2014. If the election is contested  Read More...

Goodbye Lambs Lane puddle!

Work has now finished on the resurfacing of the High Street/Lambs Lane junction.  This was the final step in completing the work to rectify the drainage issues at the top of Lambs Lane and the resulting puddle which has been a 'feature' for so many years.  Thank you to everyone for their patience whilst this work was completed.        Read More...

Pelham Way/Close roadworks

We have been informed that work to surface dress Pelham Way and Pelham Close will commence on Wednesday 16th April.  Work is scheduled to last for 3 days.  During the period of the roadworks it will be necessary to close the road however access will still remain for residents.  Letters have been distributed to all houses in the vicinity with further details.  Read More...

The YesterYear Road Run is back!

Sunday 27th April sees the return of this popular event. There will be a spectacular procession of Vintage & Classic Vehicles & Motorbikes plus a Static Display on Cottenham Green. ROUTE (Times Approx) Leave Cottenham Green 9.30 Rampton Green 10.00 Willingham 10.45 Over 11.30 Swavesey Village College (lunch) 12.15 Longstanton 1.45 Oakington 2.30 Histon 3.15 Cottenham 4.00 There will be entertainment and refreshments all day on the village green so why not come along with the whole family. All money raised from the event  Read More...

Report potholes

You can report issues with potholes, graffiti, fly tipping, overgrown trees/hedges and street lighting by using www.fixmystreet.com.  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...

New Skate Park

Over 18 months ago the Parish Council was asked by a committee of teenagers if there was a possibility of upgrading the skate park. A working party was set up consisting of three Parish Councillors, several teenagers and a skate park advisor. The current skate park has not been upgraded for several years and has become outdated and in need of repair. Other towns and villages have continued to invest in new more modern facilities and many of the skate  Read More...

Road improvements

Harlestones Road – this is being put forward for a bid to get the road fully resurfaced. Pelham Way – this is on the provisional list for surface dressing and patching has already taken place. As soon as we get further news on either of these projects we’ll let you know. Histon Road - scheduled for surface dressing over the spring, with patching work already taken place. Denmark Road – the drains have been jetted and tree roots have been discovered.  These will  Read More...

Annual Parish Meeting

The APM will be held on Tuesday 22nd April at 7.15pm in the Village Hall.  The main purpose of the meeting is to enable registered electors to have their say.  Reports will also be given by the Parish Council Chair, District and County Councillors explaining their activities over the past year. If you have any questions for the Council please submit them in advance to the Clerk at clerk@cottenhampc.org.uk by Monday  Read More...

Parish Council Elections

Just a reminder that on 22nd May all of your current Parish Councillors have to step down and the village gets the chance to elect a new Council. A total of 15 seats will be available. In recent years the election has been uncontested because not more than 15 people have stood. If you care about the area that you live in and the issues facing local people you could be a Councillor. For more information about what this voluntary role  Read More...