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.

Cottenham Village Hall (002)
Cottenham Village Hall (002)

Cottenham Charities Christmas voucher scheme

Christmas vouchers have been given by Cottenham charities for many years to help individuals or families on low income to meet the cost of Christmas. Cottenham Charities and the Fitzwilliam Charity provide the funds for the scheme. Residents in the Parish in receipt of Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit or Pension Credit are eligible but we are not able to consider those receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance. If you, or someone you know, could benefit from a  Read More...

Carols on the Green – 14th December

Our annual Carols on the Green event is back on Tuesday 14th December from 6pm. Music will be provided by Cottenham Junior Brass plus there will also be mulled wine, hot chocolate, sweets, snacks and a craft stall. This year we will be joined by 4 food vans; Lapwing Cafe (crepes), Cottenham Grill Kebab Van and BB Pizza who will provide a variety of tasty treats throughout the evening. And lastly Father Christmas will be paying us a visit (but only if  Read More...

Village Hall Part-Time Caretaker – Temporary contract

Cottenham Parish Council is urgently looking for a reliable, adaptable and trustworthy individual to join our team as Part-time Caretaker, helping us manage our new Village Hall. As Caretaker the successful candidate will:

  • prepare rooms for hire and clear and check afterwards
  • ensure facilities are clean between hires – NB there is a full weekly clean carried out by an external company
  • open and close the village hall at each end of the day although early morning opening on weekdays  Read More...

Luxury new housing development – for swifts!

It was an unusual start to Sunday morning when the crew from Cottenham Fire Station came to the Recreation Ground to help with a biodiversity project providing new summer accommodation for swifts! As part of the Village Hall project we were required to install a swift brick. This idea was taken one step further today with the installation of several swift boxes on the Hall and Pavilion, designed and built by Dick Newell from Action for Swifts. Each wooden box  Read More...

Annual Parish Meeting reports

The annual meeting for the parish of Cottenham is due to take place on Tuesday 27th April at 7.30pm via zoom. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 839 9492 7444 Passcode: 116595 NB: all attendees will be held in a waiting room. In advance of the meeting you can read the reports submitted by the various Councils and some of our village sports clubs, FECA and Covid 19 team. ANNUAL PARISH MEETING 2021 reports The minutes from the 2019 meeting are also available: APM  Read More...

January newsletter

For all of the latest news from the Parish Council please see our digital newsletter: CPC News - January  Read More...

Flooding advice

The Parish Council has an emergency flood plan in place, with 2 Flood Officers - Cllrs Jonathan Graves and Christine Ward.  We have a very limited amount of flood equipment which we are able to issue to residents in an emergency situation. Please contact 07503 328401 or

Sandbags and other help

It is recommended that property owners or businesses at risk of flooding make their own arrangements of sandbags in advance of flooding. Residents can purchase empty sandbags and  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...

Friends Against Scams

We're delighted to sign up to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Against Scams Partnership (CAPASP).  CAPASP is urging people to become a Friend Against Scams. It’s simple to do, will take just 20 minutes of your time and will equip you with the knowledge and awareness to protect yourself and others from the dangers of scams and fraud. Visit Read More...

Cottenham Community Directory

We're delighted to announce that the first formal edition of the Cottenham Community Directory is now available to download.  The Parish Council, in conjunction with South Cambridgeshire District Council, has created this directory of clubs, associations, facilities and events to provide residents with everything you need to know to be able to fully enjoy being part of the Cottenham community. We hope you find the information useful and informative. Cottenham Community Directory – May 2019 NB: the directory will be  Read More...