Bike and Scooter Sale at Cottenham Primary School


Cottenham Primary School PTCA invite you to their Bike Sale on Sunday 22 April from 2pm to 4pm at Cottenham Primary School.  With the warmer weather just around the corner, you may be thinking about dusting off your bike. If your children have outgrown their bikes and scooters, why not come along and see whether you can pick up a replacement?

Cottenham Primary School PTCA Bike SaleIf you have a bike or scooter you would like to sell, please bring it along to the school on the Sunday morning from 10.30am to 12 noon. You will receive 75% of the selling price, with the remaining 25% being donated to the PTCA. Sellers forms are available from the School office.

Cottenham Primary School PTCA are a very active parent, teacher and community association, successfully fundraising for the benefit of the children attending Cottenham Primary School and providing events during the year which are enjoyed by the wider community of Cottenham and the surrounding villages.

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To make a donation to the PTCA please go to our MyDonate page

For more information on the PTCA please contact the chair Rebecca Norman:

Spring Market and Afternoon Tea at Cottenham Primary School


Cottenham Primary School PTCA invite you to their Spring Market and Afternoon Tea on Sunday 22 April from 2pm to 4pm at Cottenham Primary School. Come along and browse the various craft stalls and enjoy a slice of homemade cake. Why not compete in our fun family quiz – can your family win a prize.

We will also be holding our pre-owned bike and scooter sale so we hope to see you there.

Cottenham Primary School PTCA Spring MarketCottenham Primary School PTCA are a very active parent, teacher and community association, successfully fundraising for the benefit of the children attending Cottenham Primary School and providing events during the year which are enjoyed by the wider community of Cottenham and the surrounding villages.

Check out our website
Follow us on Facebook
To make a donation to the PTCA please go to our MyDonate page

For more information on the PTCA please contact the chair Rebecca Norman:



Cottenham Bowls Club Open Days – April 2018

New Bowler? Old Bowler ? Not so Old Bowler? Young Bowler? All are welcome at Cottenham Bowls Club. To start the new season we are holding 2 OPEN DAYS for anyone who is interested in giving  bowls a try. The dates for your diary are Sunday 22nd and 29th April 2pm – 4.30pm.

The Open Days will take place at Cottenham Bowls Club at King George Vth Recreation Ground, Lambs Lane Cottenham CB24 8TA. If you are unable to make these dates please contact anyone below and they will organise a time for you to give bowls a go.

Cottenham Bowls Club Open DayWe are a successful and friendly club so come and give us a try


Dave Parrack 01954 230732

Eric Hobbs 01954 251956

Christine Forster 01954 200720

Find out more at Cottenham Bowls Club website

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

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, 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 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:

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

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


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


Cottenham Community Centre Repair Cafe

If you have something that’s broken, or needs adjusting or sharpening, why not bring it along to the Cottenham Community Centre Repair Café on Saturday 24 February 2018 from 10am to 2pm? We repair all kinds of things – from bikes to toasters to baby buggies, radios, computers, printers, ornaments – almost anything you can carry, in fact! We like to show you how we do it, so that if it happens again, you can do it yourself. Both repairers and repairees have a very enjoyable and rewarding time.

Cottenham Community Centre Repair CafeIf you’re a whiz at repairing things, and can spare a few hours on the day, come along as a repairer – show what you can do, and learn new repair techniques from other repairers. We have a very comprehensive toolkit and supply of consumables, donated by Draper Tools and Mackays of Cambridge, so you don’t even need to bring your own tools, unless you want to!

Actually, booking on this website isn’t mandatory. It’s helpful if you can let us know ahead of time what you plan to bring, and what the problem is, as it will increase the chances of us having the correct tools and spares. Book here to let us know you’re coming, and then please send an email to, telling us what you’re planning to bring for repair – or if you’re a repairer, the kinds of things you’re good at fixing.

We look forward to seeing you there – Cottenham Community Centre Repair Café, 250A High Street, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire CB24 8RZ
Tel: 01954 253903
Email :
Twitter : #repaircafecham


Cottenham Summer School

Discover and explore your creative talents at Cottenham Summer School! Spend some quality time learning a new skill or expanding the skills you already have in Arts, Crafts, Music and Walking. You’ll find some inspiring new choices as well as our old favourites listed for July 2018.

Summer School bookings are now being taken so please do get in touch to book your place – popular courses fill up very quickly! Courses run for 1 to 5 days and include Textiles, Drawing, Painting, Glass, Flowers, Weaving, Crafts, Cookery, Music, Walking and more. Take a look at the full programme. The brochure is available from Cottenham Village College or contact, phone 01954 288751 or visit our website