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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.

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...

Re-opening of Recreation Ground play area

Government guidelines state that playgrounds and outside gym equipment can be re-opened from 4th July subject to the owner confirming their safety. The Parish Council's playground inspectors have carried out a risk assessment of the playground and outdoor gym equipment, and will bring their recommendations to the next Parish Council meeting on 7th July. Please note that the playground cannot be opened without a resolution from the Parish Council, which can only be given at a Parish Council meeting. The  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...

Recreation Ground Tennis Courts

Following the updated government information regarding public spaces and outdoor activities, our tennis courts are now open subject to the following guidelines: Both singles and doubles play is now permitted with people from outside of your household, as long as you remain 2m apart as far as possible - meaning that 4 people from different households can now play doubles. It is recommended that you wear gloves due to touching of the gate/lock/nets etc. or bring hand sanitizer (we'll be installing  Read More...

Covid-19 support for businesses

South Cambridgeshire District Council has produced a detailed list of support available for businesses which is updated regularly. This covers finance and non-financial business support as well as some helpful business newsletters which are updated regularly. You can get the information here. Sources of information and support for businesses The Government has introduced a new ‘support finder’ tool to help businesses and self-employed people to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them during the coronavirus  Read More...

Covid-19 support for residents

South Cambridgeshire District Council has produced a detailed list of support available for residents which is updated regularly. You can get the information here Help is available for the following:

Now we’re talking – coming together in isolation

Organisations across the county have joined forces to launch a wellbeing campaign and additional mental health support for people during the coronavirus outbreak. ‘Now We’re Talking’, encourages people to get talking to combat loneliness whilst self-isolating, and to seek help if they are struggling with their mental health. The campaign, led by the local authority, NHS and third sector also directs people to increased mental health support available including:

  • Lifeline Plus - a mental health and wellbeing helpline for people aged  Read More...

Cottenham Co-Op scheme launched

Co-op has launched a gift card scheme to help volunteers pick up food and other essential supplies for people in your community who have been instructed by the Government to self-isolate at home because they are considered vulnerable in some way, perhaps because of their age or a pre-existing medical condition. Those who are self-isolating and who are therefore reliant on others to do their shopping for them, can call a dedicated Co-op phoneline on 0800 029 4592. The card can  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...

Suspension of Neighbourhood Plan referendum

Message from South Cambridgeshire District Council: The Counting Officer for South Cambridgeshire District Council has decided that the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum for Cottenham, scheduled to take place on Thursday 26 March 2020, should be suspended until further notice.   The current and rapidly escalating situation with respect to the Covid-19 virus means that running the poll next Thursday would present a significant public health risk to staff and voters, and would put voters in a position where they would need to risk  Read More...