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.

Carol Concert

The annual Cottenham Carol Concert on the Village Green will be taking place on Tuesday 16th December from 6pm.  Ladybirds will be providing a BBQ and The Chequers will be serving mulled wine and mince pies.  As an added treat Father Christmas has let us borrow a couple of his reindeer.  As usual Cottenham Brass Band will be playing all your festive favourites from 6.30pm. A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors:

  • Abco Construction
  • The Cambridge Building Society
  • CB Creative
  • The Curry Palace
  • Dataracks
  • Dentons 

Histon Road cycle path

Since the surface dressing work back in August we've received numerous complaints regarding the state of the cycle path.  This is something that we have actively been chasing via our County Cllrs.  There are still a huge amount of loose chippings on the cycle path despite the road and path being swept several times since the initial work (they must be done at the same time to make it effective).  We have been informed by County Highways that another  Read More...

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...


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...

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...

Vision Plan Questionnaire

In the August/September edition of the Cottenham Newsletter you'll find a copy of the questionnaire for the Vision Plan.  The working group want to understand residents' views on facilities in the village so that it can put its energy to delivering what people would actually use.  The ambition is to offer something for all ages and abilities - not just sports facilities - and to achieve this with no or minimal additional cost to the village by seeking funding  Read More...