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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.

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...

Report on Cottenham litter pick 27 April 2019

Despite the very high winds blowing litter and plastic sacks about, we still managed to deal with quite large amounts of litter in the village while a small team (of 6) cleaned and cleared the Histon Road cycle path.   Help came particularly from the Beaver, Cub and Scout groups and their leaders and accompanying parents - a big thank-you must go to them. There was  Read More...

Recyling Champions (SCDC)

Are you a champion recycler? Then why not become a recycling champion? The Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service, which SCDC share with Cambridge City Council, is looking for volunteers to help spread the word about recycling within the community. You don't need any experience or previous knowledge, you just need to believe that recycling is important, be friendly and approachable and be willing to convey your enthusiasm about helping the environment to others. Training will be provided. Come along and  Read More...

Stronger for Longer MOTs

During May, Cambridgeshire County Council are relaunching their Stronger for Longer campaign. Find out more at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/be-well/your-health-and-wellbeing/stay-stronger-for-longer/  As part of this, our Physical Activity Coordinator, Ellen Bridges, is offering free Stronger for Longer MOTs in Histon, Girton and Gamlingay. The sessions include simple tests such as sit to stands and sit and reaching for your toes. Other information, such as helping residents make their homes safer, will also be available. For more information about the sessions please visit www.scambs.gov.uk/sport-health-andwellbeing/keeping-you-healthy-in-later-life/  Contact:  Read More...

Save the date for Parklife 2019

On Sunday 19 May, Parklife, SCDC's free family fun day in partnership with Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust returns to Milton Country Park. Every year, Parklife brings together thousands of people for free activities and entertainment. It’s a great chance to try something new and see what you could take further to help you lead a more active and healthier lifestyle. Activities are free of charge and returning favourites this year will be the mobile caving system, inflatable zorbs, archery, climbing  Read More...

SCDC Community Chest Grants

The Community Chest will once again open at the beginning of April for the 2019/20 financial year where community groups, charities and voluntary sector organisations can apply for a share of £58,000. More information can be found on our website at www.scambs.gov.uk/communitychest Contact: Ryan Coetsee on ryan.coetsee@scambs.gov.uk or 01954 713 461  Read More...

Babysitting course – age 14+

There are 8 places remaining for young people, in Cottenham, who would like to complete a 10-week Babysitting Course. This course is aimed at those aged 14 plus and provides a basic level of knowledge, understanding and learning in looking after other people's children (babysitting). Run on weekly basis (term time only) starting on Tuesday 30th April from 3.30 -  Read More...

Cottenham Community Catalogue

We've been working with SCDC to produce a welcome pack for new residents.  As part of this process we've been collating details of clubs and organisations in Cottenham.  A few other bits have been added too including doctors, schools, general facilities etc.  The document is still very much in a rough format; there are gaps to fill but as far as the clubs and groups in the village are concerned this is the most comprehensive list available currently. Cottenham  Read More...

2019/20 Precept

At the Full Council meeting on 8th January a budget for 2019/20 was set of £175,598.  There is a ‘supplementary precept’ of £123,058 to cover the loan costs towards the new Village Hall and Nursery.  £10k will be used from reserves.  The result is a precept for 2019/20 of £288,656 (equivalent to £121.97 on a Band D home) and a reduction of approximately 10%.  The background details are all in the  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...