Fen Edge Festival 2017 – We need your votes!

To help us put on the Fen Edge Festival 2017 we have applied for a £1,000 grant from the Aviva Community Fund. The grant will be used to cover the costs of hiring the marquee, stage and sound system for THE VENUE, our setting for live music and performances throughout the weekend – all at no charge. This initiative allows local musicians and performers of all genres and all ages to showcase their talent. In 2015 we had everything from classical, jazz and rock to war time Lindy Hop dancing and sing along. And the money raised by the Fen Edge Festival is used to give grants to local charities, clubs, groups and societies.


Fen Edge Festival 2017 – we need your votes!

We need your vote to make this happen.

The Fen Edge Festival 2017 (23 – 25 June) has been chosen to go to public vote and we need your support to be awarded £1,000, so we would like to ask for your support by voting for us.

How do I vote?

Simply register on the Aviva Community Fund website.

Then all you need to do is click on the ‘Vote’ button on the Fen Edge Festival 2017 project page. Each registered user gets 10 votes which you can use to support our request for funds to support the Fen Edge Festival.

You can vote between 21 October and 18 November 2016 so please share this with your friends, family and colleagues as every vote matters to us!

Thank-you for your support and for your votes. We will let you know if the Fen Edge Festival 2017 has been successful in receiving a  grant from the Aviva Community Fund  to support the music at The Venue in January 2017 so please bookmark this page.

Brooks Williams at Rampton Village Hall

Brooks Williams returns to Rampton Village Hall for a fourth time after his previous sell out appearances. The evening will be a feast of blues guitar, groove-laden songs and cheery banter.  A must for anyone who appreciates acoustic guitar playing at its best.

Ranked one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, singer-songwriter Brooks Williams writes and delivers his songs with an easy-going vocal style.  Walking the line between blues and Americana, Williams has worked stages worldwide for over 25 years, amassing a staggering back-catalogue of songs, recordings and tales.

“The masterly Brooks now proudly presents his latest solo set [New Everything], a typically classy mix of blues, raggy Americana and healthy new originals, impeccably played and sung as ever. Self-recommending and absolutely beyond criticism!” (fRoots)

See www.brookswilliams.com for more information

Tickets £10, £8 concessions see www.ramptonvillagehall.co.uk

Saturday 3rd December 2016
Doors Open at 7:00pm
Starts at 7.30pm

Licensed bar available

Brooks Williams returns to Rampton Village Hall

Brooks Williams returns to Rampton Village Hall

Brooks Williams

Brooks Williams


Brooks Williams Rampton Village Hall

Cottenham Fun Run helps Cottenham Primary School Learning Resource Centre

The Cottenham Fun Run, held in May, raised £700 and today the proceeds were presented by the Fen Edge Community Association to Cottenham Primary School.  At school assembly Mr James Kilsby, Headteacher, announced that the money would be used to buy new books and materials for the school’s Learning Resource Centre.

The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) opened a year ago and was designed with input from a group of ‘Year 6 Librarians’. The pupils requested that the Centre should have an internet cafe feel and it   features a row of i-desk integrated computers and desks for student use. They also asked for bespoke bookshelf furniture, lots of light and plenty of colours on the floor.

The LRC is the school’s lending library and is also used by classes for guided reading sessions with their teachers. Pupils can visit the Centre during the lunchtime break and it is also the location for a Reading for Pleasure club.

On Thursday afternoons, the after school LRC Drop-In provides an opportunity for parents and children to visit the Learning Resource Centre to change books, read and generally access resources.

Fen Edge Community Association presentation to Cottenham Primary SchoolMr Kilsby said that the £700 grant would have a direct impact on increasing the stock of books held by the Learning Resource Centre. The Centre is managed by Mrs Debbie Lingley supported by Mrs Davina Garner, Mrs Rebecca Struthers and the Year 6 Junior Librarians.

Cottenham Primary School is justifiably proud of their Learning Resource Centre and the part it is playing in helping the school to achieve above national average scores in reading ability and progress.

Our picture shows Neil Gough, Fen Edge Community Association Chair presenting the cheque to Mrs Sarah Robinson, Cottenham Primary School PE Co-ordinator.


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Cottenham Community Centre presents a Halloween Magic Party

Cottenham Community Centre invites you to join us at a Halloween themed magic party. It promises to be a very special afternoon of spooky fun and mysterious magic with The Magical World of Mr Marvel, children’s entertainer. Dress up in your spookiest Halloween costume and prepare to be amazed!

Sunday 30th October from 2pm – 4pm

Tickets £3.50 includes a Kids’ platter

Coffee Shop Open for Spiced Coffee and Cake

Cottenham Community Centre Halloween Magic Party

Cottenham Community Centre Halloween Magic Party

Cottenham Feast Parade

Get your pennies (or Pounds!) ready for Cottenham Feast Parade on Sunday 16th October when, with luck, the sun will shine on the procession of floats and local groups – motorised and on foot – that will make its way from the Brookfield Business Centre up the High Street to the Village Green, from about 2pm.

One of the floats to watch for is that of Cottenham WI which this year celebrates its 90th birthday. The group has always been imaginative with themes and this year’s will be Shakespeare, marking the birth of the playwright 400 years ago.

As is the tradition, representatives of the many local groups taking part will have collection boxes, and the money raised will be distributed to non-profit organisations in the village. Apply to be included in the handout by emailing a request for funds to juliepercival88@yahoo.co.uk or by writing to Julie Percival at 183 Coolidge Gardens, Cottenham CB24 8RH.

There will be a fair on the green as well as a variety of stalls. From 1.30pm to 3.30pm Cottenham Brass Band will be in fine tune, to ensure the afternoon goes with a swing. Enjoy the day! It’s a village treat.

For more information visit the Cottenham Feast Parade Facebook page

Cottenham Feast Parade would like to thank the following businesses for their donations:-

The Chequers
Sara Jane Hairdressing
B&C Motors
Village Vet
Ralph Carpenter
Barkers Bakers
Anonymous donation

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