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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.

Preparing for Storm Doris – message from UKPN

Dear Stakeholder, You may have seen that bad weather is on the way and we are likely to see high winds in parts of the East of England tomorrow (Thursday, 23 February). Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity  Read More...

Changes to bin collection days

From the 27th of February most households across South Cambridgeshire will have a change to the day that their bins are emptied; their collection sequence (the order that bins are collected - black bin first week/blue and green bin second week may switch round); or their collection time (the time of day the bins are usually emptied). You will still have your black bin emptied one week and your blue and green bins emptied the following week. In Cottenham our  Read More...

2017-18 Budget

At the Full Council meeting on 10th January the Parish Council agreed the budget for 2017-18.  Below is a summary document along with full details plus explanatory notes. Any queries about the budget should be addressed to Debbie Seabright, Finance Officer, rfocottenhampc@gmail.com Budget summary 2017-18 Budget detail 2017-18 Budget notes 2017-18  Read More...

Village ballot results

Major Development sites

Nothing much has changed recently on the four major developments sites; they all present serious issues on traffic and its mitigation, impact on our landscape, flood risk etc. but could bring some much needed affordable housing. Some key decisions are likely in the first half of 2017. A chart showing the rough position and status of each of the applications is now available here.  Read More...

Dog fouling

Following a rise in complaints about dog fouling we're instigating a number of additional measures.  Firstly we have joined the Keep Britain Tidy 'We're Watching You' campaign.  This is an edgy and uncompromising signage campaign. The 'We're Watching You' series are visible after dark, using innovative and cutting-edge materials. The signs 'charge up' during the day and glow-in-the-dark at night. The hard-hitting signs are deliberately impactful, and the campaign aims to provide a realistic, cost-effective solution for local authorities.  We  Read More...

The 12 Questions of our Neighbourhood Plan

To help steer us into the last laps of the Neighbourhood Plan, we’ve identified twelve questions that probe around various aspects of the draft plan. Each of the four information sheets below has several questions highlighted in red; those are the twelve questions on which we would like your views. It would be really helpful if you can return your views on these questions by 12th December which will allow  Read More...

Meeting with County Council re. development & recreational land

On 24th August a group of Councillors met with 2 representatives of the County Council.  This was the second meeting with County regarding their development proposals for land off Rampton Road adjacent to Les King Wood; the reason for the second meeting was due to the significant change in their plans (originally 300 houses).  The Parish Council also wished to discuss the possible purchase/lease of additional recreational land off Rampton Road, an idea first put to County in January 2015. Read More...

UK Power Networks ‘105’

On 6th September a new national phone number “105” will be launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area.   Key points to note about this service are:

  • Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.
  • 105 is just one of the  Read More...

EA Newsletter: AmeyCespa

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. Alongside other measures in their Environmental Permit with us, AmeyCespa is obliged to prevent, or where that is not possible, to minimise any odour. In principle it is accepted  Read More...