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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.

Community grants

Cottenham Parish Council are now taking grant applications for 2021, the deadline is Friday 23rd October 2020.  To be eligible for the award of a grant an organisation must:


• be established for charitable, benevolent, social, cultural, recreational or philanthropic purposes,

• have a constitution, or set of rules, which define its aims, objectives and operational procedures,

• 

Access to Recreation Ground car park – closure

Please note that access to the car park will be closed on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th October between the hours of 9am - 3.30pm whilst works are ongoing to prepare for tarmac to the corner junction. Emergency and pedestrian access will be maintained. Additionally the access road and car park will be closed 26th -30th October. Emergency and pedestrian access will be maintained. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.  Read More...

Traffic and Transport update

Below is the latest update for the Traffic and Transport Working Group. The next Highways Committee meeting is 20th October 2020. If you are interested in traffic and transport issues in Cottenham why not sign up for updates from CPC’s Traffic and Transport Working Group? Contact Beth Fleetwood

Traffic and Transport Update

As always with highways issues it is frustrating how slowly things progress, not helped by COVID-related delays to highways projects. Nevertheless, there have been some developments in 2020.

Continuing 

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...

Milton Household Recycling Centre

A reminder: From Monday 29 June all residents wishing to visit the Milton HRC have needed to pre-book a time slot. The operatives at the site have been taking a ‘light touch’ approach to enforcement and have still been allowing people who turn up without an appointment, if possible, to dispose of the waste they have brought. Despite an increase in the number of slots available, the numbers of people doing this is now sufficiently high for this to have  Read More...

NHS Test & Trace in Cambridgeshire

  The NHS Test and Trace programme has been launched by the Government to track every single case of coronavirus in our communities to reduce the rate of infection and save lives. The more people that use Test and Trace correctly, the more effective it will be at stopping the spread of the virus, the safer it will be for you and your loves ones and the quicker the lockdown measures can be lifted. From now on, you are being asked to  Read More...

New booking system for tennis courts

We now have a booking system in place for use of the two grass tennis courts at the Recreation ground. To book a court please visit and click on ‘booking’.   Bookings can be made for between 30 minutes and 1.5 hours, up to seven days in advance. The gate code and full terms and conditions will be sent to you upon booking, please ensure you include an email address to receive your booking confirmation. Use of the courts  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...

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 

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...