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.

Resurfacing works in Histon

Details regarding the upcoming carriageway resurfacing in Histon:

  • The works will be on the B1049 from the village green in Histon to New Road in Impington.
  • The work will commence on the evening of Friday 17th October 2014 and is planned to last for approximately 4 weeks.
  • It is anticipated that there will be two weeks of carriageway resurfacing most of which will be undertaken using temporary traffic signals during off peak day time hours. There will however be road closures affecting the B1049  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...

Changing Rooms project – update

An Extraordinary meeting was held on Tuesday 30th September to take forward the procurement strategy for the project.  At the meeting the following was agreed. Approve the phased procurement strategy:

  • Lot 1 (foundations to damp proof level) - Durman Stearn to undertake at cost. Work expected to start in November.
  • Lot 2 (the building) - this has now gone to tender.
  • Lot 3 (internal) - the spec has been reduced and this has gone to tender.
  • Lot 4 (facilities) - we will now be using  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...

S137 Grant applications

Every year Cottenham Parish Council offers a number of small donations and grants to support voluntary and community organisations. Previous recipients have included Rainbows, junior cricket, mobile warden scheme, bowls club, the Toy Library, Fen Edge Archaeology Group, Day Centre and Area Victim Support. The deadline for submission is Friday 24th October.  The applications will be considered in November and are paid out the following April.  There is no guarantee of success as we may receive applications for more than our  Read More...

Summer reading challenge

Every year the Library hold a reading challenge.  This year’s challenge theme was ‘Mythical Maze’ -  myths and legends. The reading challenge is co-ordinated nationally every year by The Reading Agency.

The library challenge was to read six books over the summer holidays, one library book a week. All children who took part were given a collector’s folder to record  Read More...

Cottenham Post Office consultation

We have received notification of a consultation into a proposed move to new premises and branch modernisation of the village Post Office.  The new proposed location is Shauns News at 145 High Street.  This change is part of a major programme of modernisation and investment taking place across the Post Office network which will see up to 8000 branches modernised. The consultation lasts 6 weeks until 31st October.  If you would like to comment on the plans you can do  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...

AmeyCespa Community Newsletter

The AmeyCespa Waterbeach Waste Management Park has a range of facilities which treat all types of waste. There are two potential major sources of odour on the site, the In-Vessel Composting (IVC) facility and the Mechanical Biological Treatment Plant (MBT).
The AmeyCespa site operates under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations.
Further details, including the incident hotline number, are available via their newsletter: AmeyCespa News June 2014    Read More...