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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.

Public meeting – presentation slides

Below is a copy of the presentation slides which will be used at the public meeting on Tuesday 1st September to discuss the proposed Rampton Road development.  Please note that the meeting is now being held in the main hall at the Village College and will start at 7.30pm prompt.  Hard copies of the presentation will be available at the meeting or by contacting the Clerk. Public meeting - a neutral view    Read More...

Public meeting – venue change

Please note that the public meeting on 1st September at 7.30pm to discuss the Gladman Development planning application will now take place at Cottenham Village College in the main hall.  Read More...

New circular village walk

We're pleased to announce that the new pedestrian gate connecting the Recreation Ground and Les King Wood has been installed.  The gate is mobility-friendly and opens in both directions with two latches, one at wheelchair height plus an upper pull handle style.   IMG_5841 IMG_5843  Read More...

Public Meeting – Tuesday 1st September

Notification is given that there will be a public meeting on Tuesday 1st September at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is for residents to comment on an Outline Planning application by Gladman Developments for 225 houses + 70 care homes on land off Rampton Road. There will be a brief introduction by the Parish Council along with a Q&A session for residents to put forward their views.  The planning application itself will be discussed by  Read More...

Neighbourhood Plan Survey

Street Lighting – are you in the dark?

Cambridgeshire County Council is planning to change the operational times for street lights owned by the County Council. It is planned that from 1st April 2016 many street lights on residential roads and footpaths, which are not located on main traffic routes, will be switched off between the hours of midnight and 6am. Locations in Cottenham that will not even have a dimmed light: Broad Lane Bullfinch Way Church Close Coolidge Close Coolidge Gardens Corbett Street Courtyard Way Cundell Drive Eastlands Close Franklin Gardens Goldfinch Drive Kestrel Close Kingfisher Way Lacks Close Lee Close Males Close Manse  Read More...

Extra Ordinary Council meeting re. potential development off Rampton Road

The following item is to be discussed at an Extra Ordinary Council meeting on Thursday 6th August at 7pm in the Village Hall. Gladman Developments Limited, as expected, has applied for Outline Planning Permission to develop land off Rampton Road, Cottenham. The application requests permission to erect up to 225 residential dwellings (including up to 40% affordable housing) and up to 70 apartments with care (C2), demolition of #117 Rampton Road, introduction of structural planting, informal public open space and children’s  Read More...

Cottenham Post Office

The following item will be discussed at our Full Council meeting on Tuesday 4th August at 7.15pm in the Village Hall: Over recent years, the Post Office nationally has been seeking ways to reduce costs, especially in its network of sub-Post Offices. A key part of its strategy is to merge the counter operations of smaller sub-Post Offices with thriving retail businesses to ensure their long-term sustainability. The three possible retail partner operations  Read More...

Part night lighting – letter from Cambridgeshire County Council

We have received the following letter from the County Council regarding proposals for dimming of street lights.  This matter will be discussed at our next full Council meeting on Tuesday 4th August.

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Street Lighting update

Following further correspondence from Balfour Beatty they have now informed us that the works to update the street lights on Histon Road has been pushed back to 17th August. They are still unable to give us a date as to when all other outstanding issues in the village will be completed. We will continue to follow this up robustly.  Read More...