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.

Cottenham Post Office – decision to move to new premises

Following a consultation by the Post Office we have received notification regarding their plans to go ahead with proposals to move the Post Office into Shaun's Newsagents.  Further information can be found in the following link: Post Office decision letter  Read More...

Litter Pick

Almost 30 volunteers cleared litter from Cottenham’s streets on Saturday 23rd January. The weather was kind and an impressive number of litter bags were filled by the end of the afternoon. The most bizarre item collected this time was a mouse in a bottle (previous winner was a wig). Special thanks should go to the Rotary Club members (thanks to Mike Smith) who turned up from neighbouring villages to help, Maisie and helpers who tidied around  Read More...

County Council – development of land in Cottenham

We have been notified that as expected the County Council appears to be joining the bandwagon of speculative developers trying to get permission to build houses on land off Rampton Road; in this instance up to 300 houses on County Farms land. The possibility will be discussed at the next meeting of their General Purposes Committee on Thursday 14th January General Purposes Committee agenda - see report for item 5. Frank  Read More...

Draft budget 2016/17

Further to the meeting of our Finance Committee the following draft budget for 2016/17 will be considered by Full Council on Tuesday 12th January.  The meeting will take place in the Village Hall from 7.15pm and residents are encouraged to attend. Draft Budget 5th Jan 16 v1  Read More...

Community Awards 2016

The deadline for  nominations for South Cambs’ annual Community Awards is Friday 15 January 2016 at 5pm. The Community Awards are the District Council’s way of acknowledging the incredible work done locally by individuals, organisations, and businesses. We are still seeking application in the following categories:

  • Community Hero
  • Parish Councillor of the Year
  • Outstanding Youth Initiative
  • Outstanding Local Service/Amenity
  • Wellbeing Award
  • Environment Award
Please nominate all of the deserving people and initiatives in your village. There is no limit to the number of nominations you can make! Further information  Read More...

Citi8 route changes

Stagecoach have now introduced (as of today, 3rd Jan 2016) a new timetable and the Citi8 now terminates in the City Centre. To get to the Railway Station or Addenbrookes you will now need to change in the City Centre, or take Busway Service A instead. Here is a link to the New Citi8 Timetable (this will download a pdf document) These are also available from here: Stagecoach website These changes are a purely commercial decision by Stagecoach, undertaken despite protestations from both Cottenham  Read More...

Have your say – Milton Road & Histon Road – better bus, cycling & walking trips

Initial consultations on better bus, cycling and walking trips for Milton Road and Histon Road in Cambridge are taking place till  15th  February 2016. The Greater Cambridge City Deal is asking for views on initial ideas, including:

  • new bus lanes,
  • better foot and cycleways,
  • relocation of parking and
  • changes to some junctions along Milton Road and Histon Road.
Full information is available online at   and  A delay has arisen with the publication of the printed consultation leaflets and questionnaires for  Read More...

Neighbourhood Plan Survey – now available!

Hard copies if our NP survey will be available from this afternoon for those eager to get their hands on one!  You're more than welcome to drop into our offices today between 5-7pm to get a copy and have a chat with us. A copy of the survey will be sent to every house in the designated area next week.  You can also complete the survey online using the unique reference code found on your hard copy form. The deadline for  Read More...

Christmas waste & recycling

Please note that the usual bin collection on Wednesday 30th December will be one day later on Thursday 31st December.  The Wednesday 6th January collection will be one date late on Thursday 7th January. Please ensure that bins are put out by 6am on collection day.

Remember to recycle:

Blue bin: Glass bottles & jars Plastic bottles & bottle tops Food & drinks cans Tin foil & foil trays Cartons Cardboard packaging Plastic packaging like sweet tubs Wrapping paper Christmas cards NB: extra blue bin items can be put in a cardboard  Read More...

Post Office consultation

Dear Customer Cottenham Post Office® 230 High Street, Cottenham, Cambridge, CB24 8RZ Proposed move to new premises & branch modernisation I’m writing to let you know that we are proposing, with the Postmaster’s agreement to move the above Post Office branch to – Shaun’s Newsagents, 145 High Street, Cottenham, Cambridge, CB24 8SD. You may recall we started a period of local public consultation last year, proposing a move to the same premises, however the potential new operator was unable to progress with their application  Read More...