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.

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...

Vision Plan Questionnaire

An online version of the Vision Plan questionnaire is now available for you to complete.  This is the chance for everyone to tell us what facilities you'd like in the village.  The questionnaire is available by clicking this link. We'll collate the responses during September and publish the results towards the end of the year. NB: A hard copy of the questionnaire will be sent out with the next edition of the village newsletter.  Collection points will  Read More...

Co-option of Parish Councillor

We currently have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor caused by a resignation. If you are interested please apply in writing to the Parish Clerk.  Further information on the role of a Councillor is available on request. NB: To be eligible to apply you must be over 18 and a British Citizen.  Additionally you must be one of the following:

  • A registered local government elector for Cottenham
  • Presided in the parish for the last 12 months
  • Worked in the parish for the last 12  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...

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...