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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.

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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.

Traffic & Transport Working Group update

Here is an update on what has been happening since our meeting in May 2019. As always with highways issues it is frustrating how slowly things progress. The rate is determined largely by the speed at which Cambridgeshire Highways department is able to deliver agreed projects and costs can also be quite high. In addition, Cottenham Parish Council (CPC) has to consider value for money and avoid spending money on speed surveys where the vehicle pattern and road environment  Read More...

Beach Road – update as at 12/08/20

We have been advised by the County Council that emergency repair works to Beach Road will be undertaken overnight between 8pm 14th August and 6am on 15th August. The road will be CLOSED during the period. Our County Cllr, Tim Wotherspoon, has receive the following background information from Highways: "Following the initial heat damage to the road surface, we have requested that plenty of warning signs are placed along the road in both directions to give users of the public highway  Read More...

Let’s S.C.R.A.P. Fly-tipping – SCDC Campaign

Fly-tipping is the illegal disposal of waste. It can be anything from a bag of waste to a truckload. We all have seen abandoned items in the countryside, villages and towns. But leaving items by HRCs, charity shops or by bins are all fly-tipping too. Around two thirds of fly-tips come from households, so it is crucially important that you understand your Duty of Care to avoid £400 fixed penalty notice or an unlimited fine.c Together with other partners in the  Read More...

New community defibrilator

We're delighted that our new community defibrillator is now fully operational.  It is located in the phone box on the corner of the High Street and Denmark Road.  In an emergency, when you dial 999 you will be given the access code for the defibrillator. We are very grateful for FECA for their grant towards this project.  Read More...

Report on 20mph T&TWG meeting May 2019

The options for bringing in 20mph speed limits were discussed at a public meeting of the Parish Council’s Traffic & Transport Working Group on 20 May 2019. Many thanks to those who attended and contributed to the discussion – it is really useful to understand residents’ views for and against. The presentation can be downloaded here.

In the pipeline

Speed reduction measures are already in the pipeline for Histon and Rampton Roads. Features designed to reduce speeds of drivers entering  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...

Reporting crime

There are various methods available to contact the police whether to report crime or concerns:

Online:

Web chat is 24 hour service and can be accessed by clicking the green icon displayed at the bottom right of the screen throughout our website (www.cambs.police.uk/home).  It also works on mobile devices and tablets. You can also report crimes (assault, anti-social behaviour, damage, fraud, harassment or theft) online and receive a response  Read More...

Material Planning Considerations

When making planning decisions we have to respond using material planning considerations.  A list of considerations is shown in the attachment below. MATERIAL PLANNING REASONS  Read More...

Cottenham Community Flood Plan

Cottenham Parish Council’s Drainage Working Party has prepared a Community Flood Plan which identifies areas of the parish most at risk and the resources available to help in the event of a flood. Jonathan Graves has volunteered to be Flood Coordinator and has immense experience of flood planning and monitoring through his involvement with the Old West Internal Drainage Board. In recognition of improving the parish’s preparedness, the Environment Agency has given the Parish Council’s flood team a selection  Read More...

Location of dog bins

As a useful guide for dog owners we've produced a map detailing the locations of all the dog bins in the village.  They are widely placed around the village so there's no excuse for fouling on the streets.  Please report any issues (broken/missing/missing collections) to SCDC. Map of dog bins      Read More...