The Three Horseshoes, 135 High Street, Cottenham, CB24 8SD
Twitter @timtheman1 @timcotramwil
Committees & Working Parties
- Highways Committee
Time moved to Cottenham (close enough to Cambridge and far enough away) in 1990 and has been working on his house and grounds ever since. He is passionate about conservation (of the natural environment as well a our built heritage), and has been taking a painstaking, historically-informed approach to repairing his grade-II listed building, mostly dating from the seventeenth century. It is timber-framed with wattle and daub infill panels. He has been motivated by operating a closed site to the greatest extent possible – that is to say, keeping to a minimum delivery and removal of materials. He has also planted an orchard of local and rare varieties of apple trees, marking a form of agriculture which once dominated the land around the village. As well as working outdoors, he keeps fit by swimming, cycling and hiking. He is an avid reader and enjoys playing the piano when no one is listening.
He was one of the authors of the Cottenham Village Design Statement, both the first edition published in 1994 and the second, adopted as Supplementary Planning Document, in 2007. He has been a parish councillor since 1994, and was a South Cambridgeshire District Councillor from 1998 to 2018 (with a two-year gap), the last ten years on the cabinet, specializing in strategic planning, in particular promotion of the new towns at Northstowe and Waterbeach. He became a County Councillor in 2017. He is Vice-Chairman of the Economy & Environment Committee, Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Flood Risk Management Partnership, and Chairman of the Greater Cambridge Partnership Joint Assembly.