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)

Village Hall Open Day and Disco

We're excited to be holding a Village Hall open day on Sunday 24th October:

Anglian Water drop-in sessions

A reminder that the Anglian Water drop-in sessions about the forthcoming High Street sewer upgrade works are taking place today and tomorrow in the Village Hall (ground floor Lounge) from 4-8pm. They will have staff available to show you plans and answer any questions you may have.
NB: the bar will be closed tomorrow night.
For further info about the works please go to:  Read More...

Update on Anglian Water works

We have received the following update from Anglian Water, regarding the upcoming works in Cottenham; Anglian Water have made the decision to postpone the work. Following our conversations, and having listened to the concerns of the residents of Cottenham, we have decided to delay the works. This means that the work (and associated traffic management) will not begin on the 1st September. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for an inadvertent confusion caused by this process. Whilst these  Read More...

Joint statement following meeting with Anglian Water

Representatives from Cottenham Parish Council, and Cllrs Eileen Wilson and Neil Gough met with Anglian Water this morning to discuss the upcoming works in Cottenham. We held a detailed discussion and expressed to Anglian Water the deep concerns raised with us by residents and businesses. They have agreed to review these concerns and provide us with a response by tomorrow evening. Representatives from Anglian Water will be in the village today and tomorrow to speak to residents on the High  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...

The Duke of Edinburgh

We are deeply saddened by the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. He was one of the last of his generation. He served his country on active service during WW2 and for the whole of his married life. We extend our sympathies to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family.

Area to Lay Flowers

Should you wish to lay flowers during the period of mourning, you may do so to the top end of  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...