Cottenham Community Centre Open Day

You are warmly invited to come and join us at Cottenham Community Centre Open Day on Sunday 9th October from 2pm to 4 pm to find out more about some of our groups and classes.

We will also be serving afternoon cream tea

Come and join us and learn more about:

Whirl and Twirl


Early Years



Dads at Play

Barre Concept

Repair Café


4th Dimension Dance



CC Cinema

Little Humbugs

Mucky Pups

Slimming World

CC Volunteers

Opposite the Co-op – 250A High Street, Cottenham CB24 8RZ

Cottenham Community Centre Open Day


Cottenham PTCA Late Summer Dance – with the Fenatics

Cottenham Primary Schools PTCA invite you to a Late Summer Dance – featuring local band The Fenatics – on Friday 30th September. Doors open 7.30pm. Adults only. Tickets £5 on sale now at Cottenham Primary School. Open to all not just parents at the school.

Bar available
Ticket holders are welcome to bring their own nibbles (but not their own alcohol).

Finish by 10.45 approximately


Cottenham PTCA Late Summer Dance with The Fenatics


Understanding Dementia – A FREE Information Event

Firs House and Telegraph Street Patient Participation Group in partnership with the Histon Baptist Church, is delighted to invite you to a FREE information evening.

When: 11th October 7.00 for 7.30 – 9.00p.m.

Where: Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon CB24 9LQ.  (Parking available).

Our speakers will be Valerie Freestone, Clinical Specialist Dementia Nurse and Dr. Simon Poole, local GP.  Topics include :

  • Preventing dementia
  • Writing your own care plans
  • Maintaining independent Living
  • How friends and family can help

Followed by an informal question and answer session.

Understanding Dementia Event Poster

Understanding Dementia Event Poster

Refreshments are available from 7.00p.m, and the presentation will take place 7.30 -.9.00 p.m.
No booking required. We look forward to welcoming you there.

Further information is available at

Willingham Feast 2016

The Willingham Feast 2016 programme is now available to view here. As tradition has it, Willingham Feast is headlined by the Feast Market with Car Boot sale (booked your spot yet??) at Willingham Primary School, Saturday 8th October 10am to 1pm. Attractions include things for the kids to do, burgers, food, drink and craft stalls, plus a Family Photo Shoot with a professional photographer offering reduced sitting fees.

Willingham Feast 2016 Programme

Download the Programme

If it’s music and dancing you want, see the exceptional Keith Pierson Trio at the Social Club, top-billing a special Jam Night that starts 7.30pm, Monday 26th September (£2). Then, at the same venue on Saturday 1st October, 8.30pm, you can enjoy a chunk of live tribute rock with Let There B/DC (£8). There’s a Family Disco with DJ Jamie Smith at the Ploughman Hall 6 to 10pm, Saturday 8th October (£10 per family for early birds and £12 for the slow-coaches). Sunday 9th October gives us another chance to enjoy the unique Steve Lockwood Band at the Bank micropub – with shows at noon and 6pm (£15). And to round off the ‘season’, the Social Club is hosting a Soul & Motown Disco on Saturday 15th October, 8.30pm (£5).

Looking for a laugh? Then go for the Custard Comedy kind, Social Club, Friday 7th October (£10). Those who’ve seen it rave about it!

Likely to be very popular: The Old Willingham slide show courtesy of curator Jon Edney with commentaries from Anne Kirkmann, Andrew Cook and Pete Cornish at the Baptist Church (Tabernacle) at 7.30pm on Thursday 6th October. Just £5 on the door. Bring and share your own refreshments.

As an alternative for Saturday 8th there is a Wine Quiz, call-my-bluff style, again at the Social Club with a panel of three experts (one possibly a household name) telling fibs about what you are drinking. It’s ‘All against All’, starts at 7.30pm and costs £20 including the wine and the fabulous Cat’s Whiskers to dance to in the final hour. With drinks also available at the bar, it’ll be a great night out!

Planning a walk around Willingham at Feast weekend? Then why not take part in the Family Book Hunt? Get entry forms from the Library or contact us at the email address below. Combine it with the Family Treasure Hunt featuring prizes including a meal voucher for the Duke of Wellington. And take part in the Girl Guide’s Bush Craft Session at the QEII play park starting 3pm – both on Saturday. There’s the Octagon Art Group’s Art Exhibition at the school Saturday morning (8th) to coincide with the Feast Market and then at the library Sunday afternoon (9th)
1 to 4pm to coincide with the Salvation Army Concert on the adjacent Green. The concert is followed by a Witness March to the Church where tea is served, and then a Joint Service at 6pm in St. Mary’s, again led by the Salvation Army band. Finally, on your hike, don’t forget to take in the Photography Display, Public Hall 12 to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

If walking is not your thing, how about a Social Bike Ride for some lunchtime refreshments at St. Ives? Sunday 9th October, meet at Willingham Green 11am.

Providing a focus for all the above, Thurstons Funfair will open on Willingham Green on Thursday 6th, continuing through to Saturday 8th October.

Hope there’s something there for you – visitors from out of town welcome!

All enquiries: / 07787 530394

Cottenham Bowls Club Short Mat Bowling Open Evening

Come and find out what short mat bowling is all about at Cottenham Bowls Club and fill in those dark winter evenings with a friendly crowd of locals at a cost that will not break the bank!  Come along and enjoy a pleasant evening in convivial company. Anyone can play, all ages, and abilities. This event is FREE.

Half Time Tea or Coffee & Biscuits 50p

6.30pm to 9.00pm on Thursday 15th September at Cottenham Bowls Club, The Recreation Ground, Lambs Lane, Cambridgeshire CB24 8TA

Enquiries Eric Hobbs on 01954 251956

Visit the Cottenham Bowls Club website

Landbeach’s ‘Local’ in danger

Use it or lose it – that’s the message from Bill Dixon, the chair of the Landbeach Sports and Social Club known as the Old Forge. It’s been going since 1983 and is one of the longest-running organisations in the village.

“It’s the only totally inclusive place in Landbeach where all members of the community can meet for a drink or a chat from Friday to Sunday,” he says.

The problem is that there are not enough people taking advantage of this social facility which is in the centre of the village, next to the Village Hall. It offers real ale as well as soft drinks, sport on TV and occasional dart matches usually held on weekdays (Monday to Thursday). Because it is a non-profit organisation the drinks at The Old Forge are less expensive than local pubs.

Non-members can try before they sign up: three visits are allowed before you become a member which costs £5 (renewal £3). Opening times are Friday 5.30 – 11-30, Saturday noon to 3pm and 7.30 to 11pm, Sunday noon to 3pm.

See the Old Forge website to find out more or just go along and see who’s there. Pictures show the Old Forge committee members and Nina, barmaid and secretary, pulling a pint.

Nina, barmaid and secretary, pulling a pint at the Old ForgeOld Forge Committe members