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)

Approved Contractor List

Cottenham Parish Council is inviting contractors based in Cambridgeshire to apply to be Approved Contractors for providing the following services on an ad hoc basis:

  • Plumbing services
  • Electrical services
  • Graphic design and printing
  • Computer repair/maintenance
  • General building services/maintenance/repairs
You may apply either: The deadline for the receipt of applications is midday 30 September 2022. The Council will consider further applications  Read More...

Village Hall bar – get involved!

There’s been a real buzz at the Village Hall bar recently: the Jubilee, family discos, screening sports events such as Wimbledon finals and private events such as weddings. It's fast becoming the go-to family venue in Cottenham. We've already got several events planned for the autumn – see below. The bar and events team consists of members of the Parish Council and other community-minded residents. As well as providing a valuable meeting place for the community, any profit goes towards  Read More...

Community Directory – updates

We are in the process of updating the Cottenham Community Directory which is produced in conjunction with SCDC. The directory is produced to hand out to residents moving to the new estates and is also published online. The current version can be found below. Thank you to everyone who has already been in contact with updates. If your club/group is missing or you'd still like to make an amendment please contact Jo - by 15th July. Community Directory  Read More...

Councillor vacancies

Are you passionate about your community? Do you want to help make a long-lasting change? Do you have innovative ideas for the council? Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it? If this is you, then we need you. We need people from all backgrounds and experiences who reflect their community to put themselves forward for election. Make a change and become a councillor. Local councils can only be as helpful, connected  Read More...

Toddler playground update

We have now received the tenders for the proposed toddler playground, with 5 designs submitted from various companies. The working party, in conjunction with our consultant, will be meeting to discuss the tenders in more detail and make a decision on which supplier to put forward to full council for approval (minor tweaks may be needed to the design). The designs are now available for residents to view below. Alternatively you can come along to the Village Hall between 3-4.30pm  Read More...

Household Support Grant

In March the Government announced the extension of the scheme, which initially ran between November and March, awarding Cambridgeshire an additional £3.58million to support children, families and pensioners struggling to pay for essential items, food and utility bills. Government guidance for this round is slightly different, so as a result, the County Council will be offering the following schemes using the funding:

  • £1.96m for the provision of food vouchers with a value of £15 per child per week, for the  Read More...

Jubilee – A Thank you!

A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the Cottenham Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations so fantastic. Special thanks to our amazing bar volunteers who worked tirelessly all weekend, Ella Mckenzie (our beacon lighter) from the Sandy Hill Community Project Centre, The Curry Palace, Biscuiterie Mobile Creperie, C5, Daphne & Clarissa, Disco Dave, our stall holders, Barbara & Paul Phillips, Christine & Simon Ward, Jez, Jo, Bea & Sam Brook, Dave & Gemma Bailey, Deanna  Read More...

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee events

A full line up of events in Cottenham across the Jubilee weekend.

Thursday 2nd June - Jubilee Beacon from 7pm

Cottenham Recreation Ground

The Beacon will be lit on the evening of Thursday 2nd June and is one of thousands being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend. All official elements of the event will take place at the same  Read More...

3 new councillors

Following an uncontested Parish Council election, we are pleased to welcome Anne Moller, Rachel Myer and Alison Wedgbury to the Council. They will be joined by Tim Jones (our new Chair), Gemma Bailey, Nigel Bolitho, Rex Collinson, Jonathan Graves, Peter Hewitt, Tracy Hutchison (our Vice Chair), Mary Kidston, John Loveluck, and Christine Ward. We thank Peter Hewitt for taking the helm over the past year; he can now look forward to spending a bit more time on his allotment!  Read More...

Toddler playground consultation

As part of our budget for 2022/23 we have set aside some money towards the provision of a new toddler playground. We have hired a specialist playground consultant to help us get the tenders together but in the meantime we need feedback from residents as to what they'd like. Please take a couple of minutes to complete the consultation form Additionally to support grant applications we need letters of support from residents stating why we need the playground. Please  Read More...