Willingham Youth Zone to re-open – Wednesday 18 April

We are pleased to announce the re-opening of the Willingham Youth Club, known now as the Willingham Youth Zone. It will start again on Wednesday 18th April from 7pm to 8.30pm and will be open to years 7, 8 and 9 during term time only at Willingham Youth Centre, Ploughman Hall.

There will be a great programme of scheduled activities including Sports, Food, Art, Volunteering, Willingham Youth Zone Willingham Youth TrustInformation, Advice and of course plenty of fun. We will be supported by Connections Youth Bus Youth Workers and Volunteers from the Willingham Youth Trust. For more information please contact enquiries@willinghamyouthtrust.org or visit www.willinghamyouthcentre.com

FREE Events at Landbeach Tithe Barn

Have you visited the beautiful timber frame Landbeach Tithe Barn yet? Well now’s your chance as Landbeach Tithe Barn have a full programme of FREE events planned for 2018, so come along and support your local charity and not-for-profit volunteer group committed to saving the Landbeach Tithe Barn for everyone to enjoy. Events range from Shakespeare to Storytelling, so there really is something for everyone.

Click here to view our 2018 Events

Tithe Barn Events

I-Spy the barn’s wildlife & Grow your own
Sunday 8 April 2pm – 5pm
Families can spot the barn’s wildlife and claim a prize. Then sow seeds to take home and grow your own veg for our July competition.

Annual General Meeting
Thursday 3 May 7pm – 8.30pm
Meet the Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust volunteer team. Plus eminent guest speaker, David Grech, gives his illustrated talk Head to Head – a walk across England to explore its vernacular architecture

Tithe Barn Theatre
Thursday 14 June 6.30pm
Shakespeare performed by the Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts.

Old Enemies; Auld Alliances – Concert
Saturday 16 June 7pm – 9pm
Duo Robin Irvine and Jennifer Bastable play Music for lute and voices from Scotland, England and France.

Summer fruit & veg competition
Saturday 28 July 1pm – 4.30pm
Enter your prize-winning summer fruit and veg. Categories include Best Ugly Veg.

Holiday Fun
Sunday 26 August 1pm – 4pm
Storytelling, I-Spy, dressing up and traditional games for all the family.

How to find the Tithe Barn
Gate entrance is opposite No 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9FA. Walk along the grassed track by the hedge. Free road parking or no.9 stagecoach bus stops near Cockfen Lane.

The Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust believes the medieval Tithe barn, with thatched roof, brick threshing floor and timber granary, to be unique to Cambridgeshire and even of national significance. It is one of the few Tithe Barns in the country still standing next to its medieval rectory. Over 90% of Tithe Barns in the UK have been converted and their historic features are being lost forever. Sadly, the Landbeach Tithe Barn is in a poor condition and deteriorating.

You can help our restoration quest by sponsoring a sheaf for as little as £5 at www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/TitheBarnTrust

You can follow the Tithe Barn Trust on Twitter @TBarnT , or Instagram @tithebarntrust , like us on Facebook FriendsofLandbeachTitheBarn or visit www.tithebarntrust.org.uk to find out more about the Tithe Barn Trust and our events.



The Stone Flower – Fen Edge Dance annual ballet Saturday 12 May

Fen Edge Dance
will perform The Stone Flower as their annual ballet performance on Saturday 12th May at Swavesey Village College at 3.15pm and 7.30pm.

The Stone Flower is the last ballet Prokofiev wrote based on a Russian Folk Tale. The older dancers have been working hard at rehearsals for this, so come along and see the results! Students from the Cottenham classes are part of this as well as young dancers from Girton, Histon and Over. Fen Edge DanceTickets £9 or £30 for a family ticket (4 people) from tutusrus@ntlworld.com

The summer term also sees SCAMBS, our 2 contemporary groups, in action at Swavesey Festival at the start of July.

We welcome new students at any time in our ballet and contemporary classes – quality dance teaching on your doorstep!

We like to keep numbers low to give us the chance to really work with the dancers and bring out the best in them; ballet is a skill that needs careful nurturing and every dancer is different!  If you have any questions about the classes please contact April Martin (Assoc ARBTA) tutusrus@ntlworld.com

Treasurer Vacancy Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust

Looking to volunteer? If you have experience of financial control and budgeting, an eye for detail and lots of enthusiasm then the Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust are keen to hear from you. You will have the chance to make a real difference to a friendly and supportive charity at a time of significant development.

To find out more contact Gemma O’Shea on 07986 717958 or email tithebarntrust@gmail.com

You can find out more about the work of the Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust on our website www.tithebarntrust.org.uk 

Follow us on Twitter @TBarnT , or Instagram @tithebarntrust , like us on Facebook FriendsofLandbeachTitheBarn

Easter Holiday crafting fun at Cottenham Library

Why not bring your children along to Cottenham Library for a little bit of Easter/spring-themed crafting.

If your little one enjoys cutting and colouring, folding and sticking, this is for you!

Cottenham Library will be holding Easter/Spring themed craft sessions for children on Tuesday 3rd, Thursday 5th, Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th April (i.e. Easter Holidays). They are drop-in sessions between 1.30pm  and 4.30pm. They are essentially cutting, sticking, folding and colouring sessions, making Easter eggs and bunnies, spring chicks and flowers.

Cottenham Library Easter CraftsNo need to book, just turn up and join in the fun!

No charge and all materials and tools will be provided free of charge (although donations are always appreciated!)

The Thursdays will be a repeat of the Tuesdays, so you only need come in once a week, but do come both weeks!!

Important: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.


Cottenham Library  Margett Street, Cottenham CB24 8QY

Cottenham Library Easter Crafts

Cottenham Baptist Church – Under Ones Group All Welcome!

During the week Cottenham Baptist Church run a number of activities including our Under 1’s group on a Monday afternoon (except Bank Holidays) from 1-3pm, for all parents and carers who have children 0-12 months old. If you are a first-time parent, experienced parent or grandparent we would love so see you. Pop in any time for some, or all of the session for a cuppa and make new friends while the children enjoy the ball pool, jungle gym and other toys and make friends too!

Cottenham Baptist Church Under Ones GroupFor more details contact underones@cottenhambaptist.org.uk

Cottenham Baptist Church is seeking to be a family Church in the heart of our community. By this we mean a church that is inclusive of all people, young, old, married, single, traditional and contemporary.  We meet together every Sunday at 10.30am.  We are part of the Cottenham  community and along with other groups enjoy and value getting involved in the Fen Edge Festival, Feast Parade, Remembrance Sunday, and other events that happen throughout the year.

For more information about what we do and who we are please look at our website www.cottenhambaptist.org.uk, call 01954 252378 or find us on Facebook.

Cottenham Theatre Workshop – Protecting your Neighbourhood

Attention citizens of Cottenham and the surrounding areas. Cottenham Theatre Workshop cordially invite you to our Spring production for 2018:


This sublime comedy, from master of laughs Alan Ayckbourn, follows the lives of Martin and Hilda Massie as they settle in to a new, quiet life, in the confines of the Bluebell Hill Development. However, their new lives are quickly interrupted by an intruder in their garden… leading them to form the local Neighbourhood Watch scheme with their fellow residents. Suffice to say, these aren’t the usual meetings you’d expect from your local group, even including an interesting discussion about a certain contraption on the roundabout…

Cottenham Theatre Workshop Neighbourhood Watch

If you’re intrigued and want to know more, then come along to our performances, which will run from Wednesday 4th April – Saturday 7th April, from 7.30pm at Cottenham Village College. Tickets are on sale now via TicketSource, or by phone. Check our website www.cottenhamtheatre.com for more details.

Although the roles have already been cast, we’re always eager to have new people join Cottenham Theatre Workshop. Whether it be helping backstage, or on front of house there really is something for everyone! For more information, please email: cottenhamtheatre@gmail.com

Also, be sure to like us on Facebook

Cottenham Community Centre Spring Fundraiser – Live music Friday 16 March

Amazing live music, featuring the very best of our local talent, from Acoustic Guitar sets to Choirs. Everyone is rehearsing hard for the second Cottenham Community Centre Spring Fundraiser on Friday 16th March. Doors and licensed bar/refreshments from 6pm. Close 10.30pm.

Come and enjoy the fun and raise money for Cottenham Community Centre. Tickets from the coffee shop or reserve online –

Cottenham Community Centre Spring Fundraiserwww.picatic.com/cottenham

Cottenham Community Centre – 250A High Street, Cottenham

All profits from tickets will go to Cottenham Community Centre.

Hope to see you there.

Click to see Cottenham Community Centre Spring Fundraiser Poster

Waterbeach Waste Incinerator – Public meetings

Waterbeach Waste Incinerator – Amey is proposing to develop a new waste treatment facility at its Waterbeach Waste Management Park in Cambridgeshire.

A planning application has been submitted for the proposed facility, which would use waste from households and businesses to create electricity, heat or a mix of both – generating enough electricity to power the equivalent of 63,000 homes.

It would signify a £200million investment by Amey at Waterbeach, as well as create over 300 jobs during construction and operational phases.

Waterbeach Waste IncineratorAmey will be holding information sessions for local residents on March 19 and 20 in Landbeach, Cottenham and Waterbeach. You can meet the Amey team to answer your questions and find out more about the proposals to create energy from waste. The drop-in sessions will take place on:

Landbeach – Monday 19 March, 12pm-4pm at Landbeach Village Hall, Green End, Landbeach, CB25 9FD

Cottenham – Monday 19 March, 5.30pm-9pm at the Coffee Shop, Cottenham Community Centre, High Street, Cottenham, CB24 8RZ

Waterbeach – Tuesday 20 March, 12pm-9pm at the Church Room, St John’s Church, Station Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9HR

There’s no need to register to attend, just drop by. The three events give residents an opportunity to meet the Amey team and directly ask any questions they have about their proposals.

In addition to the above events, a public meeting is also being held in Waterbeach on 20 March organised by Cambridge Without Incineration a group to bring people together who are concerned about the waste incinerator plan submitted by Amey for the Cambridge area.

Cottenham Community Centre – Please help us to raise funds


Cottenham Community Centre are fundraising to upgrade the rear kitchen and toilet areas and are delighted to have been chosen as one of the causes to benefit from the Co-op’s Local Community Fund. Please help us to raise funds by:

* Joining the Co-op

* Making Cottenham Community Hall your chosen cause

* Shopping more in your local Co-op for Co-op products.

As a member, every time you shop at Co-op, 1% of what you spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the local community fund.

Cottenham Community Centre FundraisingPlease go to the Co-op website below and register to make us (described as Cottenham Community hall) your chosen cause www.coop.co.uk/membership


Cottenham Community Centre FundraisingThe total cost of this work is expected to be around £72,000. This will be paid for from a combination of Community Centre surplus monies, the Co-op fundraising mentioned above, a developer community contribution (ref: Racecourse View), grants (applications pending) and specific fundraising.

To read more about what is planned to upgrade the rear kitchen and toilet areas please read this document

All contributions gratefully received – to further donate please visit:

For other information, please go to our Website or Facebook page



Charity Number 1128604

Diabetes Demystified – NEW DATE Tuesday 20th March

Unfortunately the sub-zero temperatures from Siberia coincided with our planned date for the Diabetes event, and we reluctantly decided to postpone it.

The good news is that the event has been rescheduled for 7.00pm on Tuesday 20th March at the same venue Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon CB24 9LN. Tea and coffee will be served for a modest contribution, from 6.30pm.

Firs House and Cottenham Telegraph Street Patient Participation Group invite you to join Dr Simon Poole, local GP, and Yvonne Tylor, Specialist Diabetes Nurse, for a FREE health information event, which will consider risk factors, how to minimise them, treatment and care of diabetes.

Parking is available. Start 7.00pm Doors open 6.30pm for light refreshments. There is no need to book, just come along! We look forward to seeing you there.

Cottenham PPG Diabetes Information Evening