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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.

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  Read More...

Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan

The independent Examiner has sent us his final report in which, subject to a number of relatively small changes, he recommends that it is put to a referendum in the parish of Cottenham. We will now edit the Submission Plan to absorb his recommendations and South Cambridgeshire District Council will arrange the referendum, probably in February. If a majority of you vote for it, it will be a significant part of local decision-making on planning applications.  Read More...

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...

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...

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...

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...