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.

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 06.04 We will aim to update the information as and when it changes. Last updated 06/04  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...

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 

Statement from SCDC re. Neighbourhood Plan referendum

We took legal advice yesterday afternoon about the possibility of deferring/postponing the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum in light of the spread of Coronavirus. The advice was given by Timothy Straker QC who is the pre-eminent QC for matters related to electoral law.

The advice we received was categoric in stating that there is no legal basis at all for us to postpone a referendum or election once the timetable had been initiated. Timothy was clear that this would only  Read More...

Coronavirus information

Public information from the government on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.

Go to NHS.UK/coronavirus for information about the virus and how to protect yourself.

5 things you can do to protect yourself and your  Read More...

Neighbourhood Plan Drop in events

In the run up to the forthcoming Neighbourhood Plan referendum on 26th March, we will be holding a number of drop in events. Pop along to see us and ask questions about the Plan and referendum. Dates scheduled are:

12th March, 11am-1.30pm - Cottenham Community Centre

23rd March, 11am-1.30pm - Cottenham Community Centre

23rd March - 5pm-6pm - Cottenham Library

If you're unable 

Histon Road – Bus, Cycling and Walking Improvements Project

Greater Cambridge Partnership will begin work on Histon Road, Cambridge from 27 January 2020. The first part of the road that will be affected by the construction works will be the junction with Victoria Road and Huntingdon Road as well as site clearance, where required, along the rest of Histon Road.

When are the works happening and Histon Road becoming one-way?

The table below shows the 

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...

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...

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...