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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.

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...

Electrical Waste Kerbside Collection Event

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 another collection of Household Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) on Thursday 16th July 2015!  Electrical items will be collected in the morning by WISER vehicles. They will collect any electrical item (including non-working) from  Read More...

Village Litter Pick

When?           2 pm Saturday 11th July 2015 Where?          Meet at the Village Hall (at the Recreation Ground) Afterwards? Tea/squash and cake back at the Village Hall from 5pm Equipment will be provided but wear suitable clothing for weather – we will still go ahead even if it rains. Contact details: Christine Ward on 01954 251813 or the Parish Clerk on 07503 328401 Or email sustainablecottenham@gmail.com Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Involvement is at participants’ risk.  Read More...

Winners of child-designed road sign competition

The winners of the child-designed road sign competition were announce at the FEFF.  Congratulations to: Amelia Mae Ford, Sophia Piran, Rachael Rowley, Felix Miles and Jude Higney. We had a huge response to the competition and our judges, Nicola Dickerson (School Crossing Patrol Officer), PCSO James Fuller and Mike Fishpoole (Watch Commander at Cottenham Fire Station), had a tough time making a final decision.  The signs will now go into production and should appear on our streets by late autumn.   Read More...

Notice of Vacancy

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that Alan Leeks, formerly a Member of the above Parish Council, has ceased to be a Member and that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the said Parish. On receipt of a request in writing from any ten local government electors for the said Parish/Parish Ward, an election to fill the vacancy will be held  Read More...

National Rural Crime Survey

In response to concerns from people living and working in rural areas, the National Rural Crime Network is launching the biggest ever survey of rural policing and crime. In the face of shrinking budgets, it is important for us to better understand your experiences of policing and crime in your area. Have you suffered financial loss, been concerned or worried about safety or feel the focus is generally on urban areas? You don’t need to tell us who you are, you  Read More...

New skatepark is open!

The new village skatepark/wheeled sports facility is now open!  The park has been designed to be suitable for boards, scooters, bmx's, inline skates and even wheelchairs. The official opening event is planned for Sunday 12th July from 12 noon.  There will be a free skate plus skate jam with prizes, bbq, ice creams and local graffiti artist Kilo Sinstars will be coming along to create a tag for the park so please come along and join us for an action  Read More...

Crimestoppers: Tackling crime on your doorstep

The independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is reminding the residents across Cambridgeshire to be aware of doorstep crime during the long days of summer and autumn and to report any suspicious activity. Doorstep criminals typically employ a number of ruses to gain the confidence of victims before defrauding or stealing from them. They will also target the more vulnerable members of our communities. Between May 2014 and April 2015 there were over 500 instances of suspected rogue trading reported to Cambridgeshire  Read More...

Operation Roof Truss!

The roof trusses for the new changing rooms have started to arrive with the first of 3 loads arriving around 9.30 this morning.  The worst part of the operation was the off-loading and the watching the trusses bend whilst listening to the sound of splintering wood wasn't pleasant however we've been assured that everything is fine and the only damage was to a wooden pallet! A big thank you to everyone for steering clear of the car park this morning;  Read More...

Proposed development off Rampton Road

We have been made aware by Gladman Developments will be leafleting 400 houses from today regarding their proposals for a development off Rampton Road.  The proposals are for approximately 250 homes + 70 apartments with care (C2).  We have not met with the developers and the information in the leaflet is the only detail that we have seen.  We do know that Gladman have already met with SCDC Planning Department to discuss an application. Gladman are inviting comments on their  Read More...