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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.

Councillor vacancy

We currently have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor; the post is to be filled by co-option.

What matters to you in your local area?

Is it the state of our local recreational spaces, the need for more activities for young people, improving services for older people, housing, making the roads safer, better transport or ensuring that local businesses can thrive? Whatever needs changing in our neighbourhood, you could be just the person to change it by becoming a local councillor. No  Read More...

January newsletter

For all of the latest news from the Parish Council please see our digital newsletter: CPC News - January  Read More...

Christmas Flood Defences

Even when it rains and the odd puddle settles by the roadside most of us forget that we live in a shallow bath-tub from which almost all our rainwater has to escape into the River Ouse through a funnel in the north-east corner of the parish at Chear Fen. Even then “our water” has to compete with water already in the Ouse and coming from the west across the Bedford Levels or from the south-west in the Cottenham Lode.  Read More...

Christmas and New Year Waste Collections


Christmas and New Year Waste Collection dates:
Friday 18th December: black
Tuesday 29th: blue
Tuesday 5th January: black
Monday 11th: 

LEAP – energy & money saving advice

South Cambs District Council has partnered with LEAP (the Local Energy Advice Partnership), which offers a free energy advice service for residents, offering:

  • energy saving advice
  • debt advice
  • free LED bulbs, radiator panels and draught proofing (including fitting for disabled customers)
  • help to understand tariffs and meters, and to find the cheapest energy tariffs (saving an average £250 per year)
  • referrals for funding for home improvements such as loft insulation (even in rented accommodation we can partially fund  Read More...

Gigabit Broadband Vouchers

Message from Connecting Cambridgeshire: The COVID-19 pandemic has made us all more reliant on internet services. It’s vital that people can keep connected when being asked to stay at home and work remotely where possible. But getting fast, reliable internet access can be a challenge – particularly when several people want to go online at the same time. The good news is that there’s still time to apply for funding via the government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme to help residents with  Read More...

Notice of Vacancy

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office Councillor for the parish of Cottenham following the resignation on 2nd June 2020 of Brian Smith.   A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days (not counting a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, or Bank Holiday (or a day appointed for public thanksgiving or  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...