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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.

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Cottenham Parish Council offers a number of small donations and grants to enable projects planned by local voluntary and community organisations. The deadline for applications is Friday 26th October 2018.  There is no guarantee of success as we may receive applications for more than our available cash and we also have to ensure that the money is only spent on a variety of lawful purposes. We cannot make donations or grants  Read More...

Notice of vacancy

  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office Councillor for the parish of Cottenham following the resignation on 1st October 2018 of Adam Gledhill. A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days (not counting a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, or Bank Holiday (or a day appointed for public thanksgiving or  Read More...

Battle’s Over – commemorating 100 years since the end of WWI

Cottenham Parish Council, working with other village organisations, is playing its part in Battle’s Over, an international commemoration marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War I. Organised by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Battle’s Over takes place on November 11th 2018, with events throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and at scores of locations overseas, including New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Bermuda, France, Belgium, Canada, the United States and  Read More...

Notice of conclusion of audit

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2018 Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234.)   1. The audit of accounts for Cottenham Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2018 has been completed and the account have been published. 2. The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Cottenham Parish Council on application to: Debbie Seabright,  Read More...

Cambridgeshire Energy Switch

The Cambridgeshire Energy Switch is a scheme that builds on the strengths of Cambridgeshire County Council, the District Councils and residents, and brings them together in order to get a cheaper energy tariff. Taking part in the Cambridgeshire Energy Switch is free and without obligation. The more people that participate in the scheme; the more likely we are able to achieve cheaper energy prices. The Cambridgeshire Energy Switch holds its next energy auction on the 9th of October. The supplier who  Read More...

Oakington Rural Travel Hub

Following on from the last Full Council meeting earlier this month, we've received a copy of the drawing of what the proposed hub at Oakington could look like.  This drawing was produced as part of the Phase 1 feasibility study and as such could (and probably will) change.  We'll publish the proposed Greenways maps separately when received. Oakington_Option_A You can find out more about Rural Travel Hubs here:    Read More...

Neighbourhood Plan – Consultation NOW LIVE

The Pre-submission Neighbourhood Plan consultation (Regulation 14) is now live until 7th August 2018.

How do I view a copy of the Plan?

Hard copies of summary versions of the draft plan are available on request and full reference versions are available in the Library*, Parish Office (open 9.45am-12 noon Mondays or other hours by request) plus all of our Full Council meetings. Alternatively you can also download a full version here: CNP2018 dPS 180531 v4.2

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Notice of public rights & publication of unaudited AGAR

Each year the smaller authority's Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments Ltd. Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year (to 31st March 2018) to which the audit relates. These documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to Debbie Seabright - rfo@cottenhampc.org.uk Annual Return  Read More...

GDPR and our privacy policy

Cottenham Parish Council respects your personal data and only retains the minimum necessary – for example, your email, and possibly your name and postal address and any comments you make - unless we have a legal obligation or your express consent. This policy reflects the high standards established by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Read More...

SCDC 5 year housing land supply update

As of Monday 21 May 2018, South Cambridgeshire District Council considers that it can demonstrate a five-year housing land supply. This means the Council can demonstrate that there is enough land readily available to meet the number of homes that need to be built over that period. Since June 2014, the Council has been unable to demonstrate a five-year housing land supply which has resulted in speculative housing development in villages. The Council has been keeping the situation under close review. As  Read More...