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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.

Eco Fair – Saturday 16th March

Sustainable Cottenham is holding an Eco Fair at Cottenham Community Centre on Saturday 16 March 2019. Drop in anytime between 10am and 2pm: ·         for inspiration and products to help you reduce single-use plastic (plastic bottles, clingfilm) ·         to learn how to recycle better  Read More...

Notice of Vacancy

PARISH of COTTENHAM 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 a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office Councillor for the parish of Cottenham following the resignation on 4th March 2019 of David Mudd. A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days (not counting a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, or Bank  Read More...

Babysitting course – age 14+

There are 8 places remaining for young people, in Cottenham, who would like to complete a 10-week Babysitting Course. This course is aimed at those aged 14 plus and provides a basic level of knowledge, understanding and learning in looking after other people's children (babysitting). Run on weekly basis (term time only) starting on Tuesday 30th April from 3.30 -  Read More...

Cottenham Community Catalogue

We've been working with SCDC to produce a welcome pack for new residents.  As part of this process we've been collating details of clubs and organisations in Cottenham.  A few other bits have been added too including doctors, schools, general facilities etc.  The document is still very much in a rough format; there are gaps to fill but as far as the clubs and groups in the village are concerned this is the most comprehensive list available currently. Cottenham  Read More...

Opportunity to tender – car park extension

The project tender for the Recreation Ground car park extension has now gone live. Full details available here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/bcecd33a-cfb4-4826-9c63-00f96b5872f4  Read More...

2019/20 Precept

At the Full Council meeting on 8th January a budget for 2019/20 was set of £175,598.  There is a ‘supplementary precept’ of £123,058 to cover the loan costs towards the new Village Hall and Nursery.  £10k will be used from reserves.  The result is a precept for 2019/20 of £288,656 (equivalent to £121.97 on a Band D home) and a reduction of approximately 10%.  The background details are all in the  Read More...

Reporting crime

There are various methods available to contact the police whether to report crime or concerns:

Online:

Web chat is 24 hour service and can be accessed by clicking the green icon displayed at the bottom right of the screen throughout our website (www.cambs.police.uk/home).  It also works on mobile devices and tablets. You can also report crimes (assault, anti-social behaviour, damage, fraud, harassment or theft) online and receive a response  Read More...

Material Planning Considerations

When making planning decisions we have to respond using material planning considerations.  A list of considerations is shown in the attachment below. MATERIAL PLANNING REASONS  Read More...

Cottenham Community Flood Plan

Cottenham Parish Council’s Drainage Working Party has prepared a Community Flood Plan which identifies areas of the parish most at risk and the resources available to help in the event of a flood. Jonathan Graves has volunteered to be Flood Coordinator and has immense experience of flood planning and monitoring through his involvement with the Old West Internal Drainage Board. In recognition of improving the parish’s preparedness, the Environment Agency has given the Parish Council’s flood team a selection  Read More...

Location of dog bins

As a useful guide for dog owners we've produced a map detailing the locations of all the dog bins in the village.  They are widely placed around the village so there's no excuse for fouling on the streets.  Please report any issues (broken/missing/missing collections) to SCDC. Map of dog bins      Read More...