Breakfast with Santa

Ladybird Pre-School’s annual Breakfast with Santa event will take place on Saturday 8th December. There will be two sittings: 8.30 and 9.30.

Tickets are available now from Ladybird’s reception – book early to avoid disappointment. £5 per child – includes breakfast, visit to Santa and gift. Bacon rolls and hot drinks available for adults available to buy.

8.30 AM – 9.30 AM – First sitting

9.30 AM – 10.30 AM – Second sitting

Ladybird Pre-School
King George’s Playing Field
Lambs Lane
CB24 8TB

01954 250891

Ladybird Pre-School Breakfast with Santa

Winter Fair

Cottenham Primary School PTCA invite you to their Winter Fair. Come and join us on Thursday 6th December from 5:30pm onwards. It’s going to be a great family event for everyone to enjoy.

  • Visit Santa in his grotto
  • Choose gifts for Mum and Dad in Neverland
  • Win prizes on our tombolas and lucky dip
  • Buy cakes, Christmas trees, look around the stalls
  • BBQ, waffles, mulled wine and soft drinks
  • Buy tickets for our amazing Christmas hamper raffle
  • Visit your children’s festive classrooms

Cottenham Primary School PTCA Winter FairFREE Entrance – See you there!

Cottenham Primary School, Lambs Lane, Cottenham CB24 8TG

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Firs House and Telegraph Street Surgery Extended Access (Appointments)

Following the extended access service being rolled out county wide in September this year, Firs House Surgery is now able to offer routine appointments for patients at local hubs at weekends and weekday evenings.  The hubs are based at Nuffield Road Medical Centre, Comberton Surgery and St Mary’s, Ely.  Patients will be offered these appointments if there are no routine appointments available at the surgery.  When making the appointment, by phone or in person, patients will be asked to confirm that they are happy for their medical record to be shared with practitioners working at the hub.  It is important that patients are happy for their record to be shared to ensure patient and clinician safety.  Hub appointments will not be offered if this is refused.  The appointments are for non-urgent, routine appointments only and you will be offered a choice of location.  These appointments do not replace urgent on the day appointments.

For further information speak to a member of staff at Firs House (telephone 01223 234286) or visit the Practice website at or

Nearly New Toy Sale

Cottenham Toy Library’s fantastic Toy Sale will take place on Saturday 24th November at Cottenham Primary School from 9.30am to 11am. Please support this event – proceeds will be shared between Cottenham Toy Library, Cottenham Primary School PTCA and Ladybird Pre-School.

This is a great pre-Christmas opportunity to buy a few gifts and pick up lots of bargains. The sale is perfect for picking up some nearly new and second-hand toys, games and books before Christmas. Come early for the best bargains and first choice!

And if you want to clear out some pre-loved toys and earn some pennies for your Christmas fund you can also sell any of your unwanted toys. Just download a sellers pack and drop off your labelled items on Friday 23rd between 6-7.30pm.
Download a seller’s pack here

Cottenham Toy Library

Cottenham Toy Library Toy Sale

Children – Come and meet Worzel at Cottenham Community Centre

Calling all children!

Come and meet Worzel, a very unusual scarecrow!
He’ll be at the Cottenham Community Centre Café on Saturday November 17 from 10am to noon.

Join him in the reading area to hear some tales about him and Aunt Sally!

For the production by the Cottenham Theatre Workshop, see this article.

Armistice memorial concert – Tyrannochorus, 9 November

Cottenham’s Tyrannochorus will be marking the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice with a big concert at Cambridge’s West Road Concert Hall on Friday 9th November at 7pm. Some of the items have been in the pipeline since November 2016, when the choirs performed a remembrance concert at All Saints’ Church, Cottenham. The poster for the event (pictured) features a stylised verson of the Camridge War Memorial on Hills Road called ‘The Homecoming’ by R.Tait McKenzie  from 1922. (The figure was said to have been modelled on one Kenneth Hamilton, an undergraduate whom McKenzie spotted while staying with the Master of Christ’s College.)

The three Cottenham choirs will be joined by the Cambridgeshire Caledonian Pipe Band as well as Harston and Newton School Choir, Haslingfield Endowed Primary School Choir and the Saffron Building Society Community Choir. Also singing is soloist and instrumentalist Patrick Coughlan, who is a Warrant Officer class 2, currently serving as the Regimental Administrative Warrant Officer with the Cambridge University Officer Training Corps, having previously served in tours of Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. To complete the massed array of musicians, an all-female French horn ensemble, Cor 8, will also take to the stage. The entire line-up will be directed by choir director Siobhan Lihoreau, with a programme of music befitting the occasion: some old favourites, some modern favourites and one World Premiere, The Song to the Unknown Warrior.

Pride of place on stage amidst the 150 or more performers will be two ‘TOMMYs’, part of the There But Not There project, and all profits will be donated to their “Remembered Network” of charities which includes Help for Heroes, Walking with the Wounded and the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation. Tickets are just £7 from