Climate Emergency

In January 2023 Cottenham Parish Council declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency, and a CEE working group was set up to suggest actions CPC could take:

  • How CPC’s activities could be adapted to reduce its contribution to GHG emissions and biodiversity reduction
  • how it can help residents prepare and withstand threats associated with climate change
  • Help build awareness and networking with other village groups which have sustainability and climate and ecological interests

Work has started on measuring CPC’s carbon footprint, and the CEEWG have begun to liaise with local community groups, schools and churches. Any representatives from local organisations, who would like to be involved please get in contact with the Assistant Clerk.

CEE Threats and Actions for CPC- July 2023

Upcoming events

Cottenham: Open for Nature Day Saturday 12th August – Join members of the New Life of the Old West team at the Old Recreation Ground to discover local wildlife and find out how you can support our much loved species!

LEARN from the experts on hand to showcase the wildlife that’s living in the local area.
ENJOY tailor made talks, table top displays and hands-on activities.
TALK to wildlife organisations and local groups who’ll be sharing their ongoing work to support wildlife within Cambridgeshire.

Links to local groups and projects

On the Edge – Cottenham
Sustainable Cottenham
New Life on Old West project
Cambridge Cloth Nappy library – meets at the Cottenham baby cafe
Cottenham Party kit hire
Cambridgeshire repair café Network
Thermal imaging training and camera loan scheme

Energy Efficiency

A useful booklet has been published by Cambridgeshire County Council giving information on how householders can improve their energy efficiency (and hence reduce carbon emissions). In addition to information about domestic energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades, it provides details of available sources of funding to help you reduce your carbon footprint.

Energy efficiency booklet (

Have a suggestion for a local group or project you think should be included in this list? Contact us via the Assistant Clerk