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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.

Planning Committee meeting tonight – change of venue

Please note that the Planning Committee meeting on 23rd June will now be held in the new sports Pavilion on the Recreation Ground at 7.30pm.  Read More...

Draft Neighbourhood Plan Policies

Without some development Cottenham is at risk of becoming an expensive dormitory town for rapidly-growing Cambridge, with through-traffic increasing as commuters live in lower-priced housing further away. Too much development and the character of the village would be lost forever. Distinct development policies apply separately to five areas of the village: 1.  The Cottenham Conservation Area & the Lanes - mostly the buildings along the High Street from just south of the Village Green northwards to the Parish Church and including  Read More...

Area Commander’s Update – speeding

Extract from Area Commander's Update: Speeding is a constant concern in many of our villages. While we have a very active and dedicated group of Special Constables who carry out speed enforcement for us at the roadside, I wanted to be able to do more. I'm pleased to say that I have successfully bid for a small grant from the Road Safety Partnership to put on a 'train the trainer' course in the use of the  Read More...

Annual Return 2015-16

The Council's Financial Accounts are audited annually by an Internal Auditor appointed by the Parish Council and by an External Auditor appointed by the governments' Audit Commission.

The Accounts for the year end to 31 March 2016, have been signed off and are now available for inspection between 6th June to 15th July 2016.

Public rights document 15-16 Section 1 Annual Governance Statement 2015-16 Section 2 Accounting Statement 2015-16 Internal Audit 2015-16  Read More...

Update on Endurance and Gladman outline planning applications

Two items of great concern to Cottenham were considered by the District Council’s Planning Committee on 11th May. Item 6 was the application to build up to 50 dwellings on Oakington Road. Traffic and isolation from the village core were raised by Parish Councillors Nicholas (on behalf of a resident) and Morris, who stressed the impact of cumulative development, as did DC Edwards. The applicant and County Highways agreed the  Read More...

Neighbourhood Plan – options

Thank you to everyone for their feedback so far. The Working Party has been busy setting out options to close the gaps identified in the survey. It's safe to say that some are more radical than others, however it may be that radical solutions are the only way to sort out our traffic and housing challenges. We now need to get some further comments from you about these options.  Please click here to go to the slides and send us your  Read More...

WARG Field

WARG Field, the new public amenity land gifted to Cottenham, is located behind the new houses on the right side of Histon Road as you head out of the village. It has now been fenced and is secure, therefore making it safe for kids to run around or to walk dogs (please remember to tidy up after your dog!) We need to do some work to tidy up the existing trees and then in the autumn will look to start  Read More...

How being in a conservation area can affect you

Although conservation areas mean some extra planning controls and considerations, these exist to protect the historic and architectural elements which make the place special. They are most likely to affect owners who want to work on the outside of their building or any trees on their property. To find out whether your property is within the Cottenham Conservation Area please click here

Your House

Being in a conservation area might mean that your house is affected by special controls (called 'Article 4  Read More...

UK Power Networks: Priority Service Register

In the event of an emergency, whether that is a power cut, issue with UKPN equipment or even roadworks, it is important that people (especially vulnerable residents) have easy access to the UKPN emergency contact details. They run a free Priority Services Register (PSR) for those who may need more support in the event of a power cut. Every resident over the age of 60 would be eligible  Read More...

The Dog Poo Fairy

The Dog Poo Fairy has been out around the village. Following a spike in complaints about dog fouling we will be using biodegradable marker paint to 'highlight' any issues. Please contact either Jo (clerk@cottenhampc.org.uk) or Sam (asstcottenhampc@gmail.com) to report a problem and one of our lovely Dog Poo Fairies will be dispatched as fast as their wings can carry them. We researched using the paint and discussed with other parishes before taking the decision to purchase. For transparency we resolved  Read More...