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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.


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.

Recreation Ground Tennis Courts

Following the updated government information regarding public spaces and outdoor activities, our tennis courts are now open subject to the following guidelines: Only one family group at a time OR a maximum of 2 people, each from a different household. It is recommended that you wear gloves due to touching of the gate/lock/nets etc. or bring hand sanitizer (we'll be installing a dispenser shortly). Please remember to wash your hands afterwards. Social distancing should continue to be observed. Please be mindful of others  Read More...

Covid-19 support for businesses

South Cambridgeshire District Council has produced a detailed list of support available for businesses which is updated regularly. This covers finance and non-financial business support as well as some helpful business newsletters which are updated regularly. You can get the information here. Sources of information and support for businesses The Government has introduced a new ‘support finder’ tool to help businesses and self-employed people to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them during the coronavirus  Read More...

Covid-19 support for residents

South Cambridgeshire District Council has produced a detailed list of support available for residents which is updated regularly. You can get the information here Help is available for the following:

Now we’re talking – coming together in isolation

Organisations across the county have joined forces to launch a wellbeing campaign and additional mental health support for people during the coronavirus outbreak. ‘Now We’re Talking’, encourages people to get talking to combat loneliness whilst self-isolating, and to seek help if they are struggling with their mental health. The campaign, led by the local authority, NHS and third sector also directs people to increased mental health support available including:

  • Lifeline Plus - a mental health and wellbeing helpline for people aged  Read More...

Cottenham Co-Op scheme launched

Co-op has launched a gift card scheme to help volunteers pick up food and other essential supplies for people in your community who have been instructed by the Government to self-isolate at home because they are considered vulnerable in some way, perhaps because of their age or a pre-existing medical condition. Those who are self-isolating and who are therefore reliant on others to do their shopping for them, can call a dedicated Co-op phoneline on 0800 029 4592. The card can  Read More...

Bin collection dates

Due to the bank holidays there are a number of changes to the bin collection dates coming up.  The revised timetable is: Monday 20th April - Blue bin Saturday 25th April - Black bin Friday 1st May - Blue bin Monday 11th May - Black bin Saturday 16th May - Blue bin Friday 22nd May - Black bin Saturday 30th May - Blue bin Then back to normal Friday schedule.  Read More...

COVID-19 Help and info

To help you find the latest information about opening of local shops, transport, aid and health advice we have compiled a single document which you can download below. covid information 14.04 We will aim to update the information as and when it changes. Last updated 14/04  Read More...

Suspension of Neighbourhood Plan referendum

Message from South Cambridgeshire District Council: The Counting Officer for South Cambridgeshire District Council has decided that the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum for Cottenham, scheduled to take place on Thursday 26 March 2020, should be suspended until further notice.   The current and rapidly escalating situation with respect to the Covid-19 virus means that running the poll next Thursday would present a significant public health risk to staff and voters, and would put voters in a position where they would need to risk  Read More...

Cottenham COVID-19 Support Team


We will put you in touch with a Cottenham volunteer who can provide support or help you reach the right people.

If you are alone or feel you may need assistance such as deliveries, shopping or friendly chats please contact:

Councillor Neil Gough or Councillor Eileen Wilson so we know where you are:

Neil: 07919 990299 

Statement from SCDC re. Neighbourhood Plan referendum

We took legal advice yesterday afternoon about the possibility of deferring/postponing the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum in light of the spread of Coronavirus. The advice was given by Timothy Straker QC who is the pre-eminent QC for matters related to electoral law.

The advice we received was categoric in stating that there is no legal basis at all for us to postpone a referendum or election once the timetable had been initiated. Timothy was clear that this would only  Read More...