Christmas services at All Saint’s Cottenham

16th December 3.00pm, Blue Christmas service – for those who want to mark Christmas in a quiet reflective way

18th December 8.00pm, Beer and carols at The Chequers

23rd December 3.00pm, Nativity service – come dressed as your favourite character from the Nativity story

24th December 5.30pm, Carol service – a great service of reading and carols, bringing the village of Cottenham together

24th December 11.30pm, Midnight communion – Celebrate the first communion of Christmas day

25th December Christmas day: 8.30am BCP Holy communion, 10.30am Family communion

Yoga at Cottenham Community Centre

Bookings are now being taken for the January-February classes 2019, which are a 6-week Hatha yoga course.  Taking place every tuesday 8th January – 12th February, 5:30-6:30pm.

Prices:  £8.00 per class, or £40.00 for the course.  Booking is essential.

Details:   Contact:  07884 256 773. Continue reading

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.

Fen Edge Festival 2019 – We need your votes!

The Fen Edge Festival is a showcase for the Fen Edge villages and will be held from 21st to 23rd June 2019. To help fund the 2019 Festival we have applied for a £1,000 grant from the Aviva Community Fund – and we need your votes to help secure the funding.

A grant from Aviva will help retain the free elements of the Festival to ensure the event is accessible to all. Local charities and organisations raise money at the Festival and the proceeds are also distributed to local groups ensuring that the impact of the Festival is felt throughout the community.


Fen Edge Festival 2019 – we need your votes!

We need your votes to make this happen.
The Fen Edge Festival has been shortlisted to win £1,000 in a public vote and we need your help 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 project page. Each registered user gets 10 votes which you can use to help us secure this essential funding.


You can vote between 23 October and 20 November 2018 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.

Crazy Crafty Chicks workshop – Christmas Wreaths – November 21

With Christmas fast approaching, Crazy Crafty Chicks November workshop is to create a gorgeous little house Christmas wreath complete with fairy lights.

They will be recycling xmas swags for the greenery, and using twigs, beech nuts, pine cones and any other natural materials to decorate the wreath. There will be a selection of red berries, gold stars, bows and beads – all to add that lovely touch of colour and complement the green. For a twist there will be springy coiled wire and stars to add movement to your wreath.

There is a choice of a cute little house which can be lit up with the fairy lights or a sweet wooden sign on which you can etch your Christmas message and decorate separately.

We hope you will be able to join us for a relaxing Christmas crafting evening.

Cottenham Theatre Workshop presents Worzel Gummidge – 28 Nov – 1 Dec


Cottenham Theatre Workshop are delighted to announce that our Christmas show this year will be:


Directed by our long-standing friend and collaborator, Gloria Milne, this show promises to have songs, laughs and the usual set of high-jinks, along with a whole host of loveable scarecrows! Following the story that was introduced in the 80’s TV show of the same name, this will delight fans of the original and introduce a whole new generation to the characters of Worzel and Aunt Sally.

If you’re intrigued and want to know more, then come along to our performances, which will run from Wednesday 28th November – Saturday 1st December at Cottenham Village College. Weekday performances will begin at 7.30pm and the Saturday will consist of a matinee at 1.00pm and an evening performance at 5.30pm. Tickets go on sale on Monday 16th October and will be available via our website, by phone and in person at the Cottenham Community Centre on the 3rd and 24th November. Keep an eye on our website for more details.

Although the roles have already been cast and rehearsals are well underway, 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:

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