Retirement Village: 22nd Deadline


November 2021

Bottisham Parish Council has been notified that the development of a Retirement Village with affordable housing on land to the rear of 163-187 High Street is going to an appeal inquiry before the Secretary of State on 25 January 2022.  

The original planning application was refused by East Cambs District Council (ECDC), and was again refused on a subsequent appeal. Both ECDC and Bottisham Parish Council and the Medical Practice are maintaining their position in strongly opposing this development on the Green Belt. 

Representations from residents (either for or against) can be made either online or by post:


Quote Reference: APP/V0510/W/21/3282241

Post: Alison Bell, Room 3/J, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol BS1 6PN. Again quote reference above.

**All representations must be received by the Inspectorate by 22nd November 2021**

East Cambs link below opens a .pdf. Please see page 5, 6,7,8,9 for Bottisham Parish Council response to the proposed retirement village.

Alternatively download the .pdf of the pages extracted that outline Bottisham Parish Councils position and justifications for objection

Neighbourhood Police Team - East Cambs


November 2021

East Cambs Have Set Up A Neighbourhood Team - Scan this QR Code

East Cambs have set up a neighbourhood team focusing upon local policing. Scan this QR code to meet the team, report concerns or a crime in our village – this can be anti-social behaviour, parking issues, criminal activity, speeding … Tell them what concerns you the most in Bottisham. Let them know the issues you are concerned about in our village – if you don’t report it they won’t know and can't help to address!

Their officers will work closely with residents and community leaders from across the eastern region to decide upon policing priorities. By working together, the Police want to help to find solutions to the local problems that matter to you most.

  • Do you have information on criminal activity? 
  • Are you concerned about issues directly impacting your local community? 
  • Do you need to report a crime or speak to the Police about a crime?  

Share your concerns with the Police or report vital information today.

You can tell them any information you may have about criminal or suspicious activity in our community. Information you provide will be reviewed and could help to stop a crime or convict an offender.

For the latest news and insight into policing activities in East Cambridgeshire you can follow the team on social media:

By working together, we can help to find solutions to the local problems that matter to you most. Let them know the issues you are concerned about in our village.

If you wish to call the neighbourhood team and report

Parish Councillor Vacancy x 3



November 2021

We are looking to co-opt 3 new Parish Councillors could you fit the bill?

Are you interested in Bottisham village community matters and your local environment?

Would you like to make a difference?

Local issues need local people to speak up for them!

Would you like to get actively involved in projects that deliver real benefits to the community?

For More Information Contact:

Jonathan Giles Clerk and Proper Officer

Tel: 07789 012761 Email:

Remembrance Day

Bottisham Holy Trinity Church


November 2021

Remembrance Sunday always falls on the second weekend of November, which means this year’s memorial service takes place on Sunday 14 November with members of the Royal British Legion and uniformed organisations.

We will meet at Bottisham Community Sports and Social Club from 10.30 am. The service will begin outdoors at 10.50 am in front of the west door of the church. We kindly request that if possible masks are worn for singing in church.

This is an opportunity to remember all of those that have served and sacrificed, whether soldiers, sailors, airmen and women who have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life along with members of the emergency services and civilians, ensuring that no-one is forgotten.

On Thursday 11th November a short Act of Remembrance will be held at the village sign beginning at 10:50 with a 2 minute silence at 11:00am 

Interview Dr Keith - Bottisham Surgery


October 2021

Dr Tamara Keith talks about the GP Crisis on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. Our surgery is working tirelessly to support our residents but we need to support them too. How? We ask that you consider what is urgent before you call so to ensure not overburdened any more. Look after yourselves, look after each other. Be kind and considerate to our GPs and recognise they are always working in our best interests. Listen to the You Tube Interview with Dr Keith Dr Keith shares the stresses and the strains that not only a doctor endures but also the statistics for the patients coming through our surgery.

Community Herb Bed Project - Ongoing



October 2021

We are starting a community herb bed project if you’re interested in lending a hand

We are starting a community herb bed project if you’re interested in lending a hand, please contact who has exciting plans for showcasing the ‘herb of the month’ and delicious recipes and ideas for use. We are looking for: donations of unwanted herb seeds, plants, or wintering bedding along with volunteers to help with planting. In addition, if you are feeling creative perhaps you would like to design us a community herb bed sign to encourage residents to ‘take a snip for dinner’.

Litter Pick



September 2021

Bottisham Community Events Litter Pick (25th September 2021)

To stay in touch and for updates on this event, please see the Bottisham Community Group Facebook Page

To sign up / register your interest please do so clicking the link

Click Here

Covid-19 Vaccination Walk-In Clinics in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough



August 2021

A number of walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics are taking place across our area. Use the link below for details of the different walk-in options.

Cemetery Tidy Up



July 2021

The Parish Council are meeting on Saturday 15th July at 10.30am to tidy up any untended graves. If any residents would like to help then please meet in the cemetery and bring some appropriate garden tools with you. Thank you.

Notice of a Community Governance Review



April 2018

East Cambridgeshire District Council

Notice of a Community Governance Review

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

Local Government (Parish and Parish Councils) (England) Regulations 2008

The Council has commenced a District Wide Community Governance Review. The purpose of the review is to enable the Council to consider what changes are needed to the parish arrangements.

A District wide review has been undertaken in recent years with proposals being implemented in 2002. A further District wide review is now needed:

The council is now conducting the first stage of the review process and is inviting residents and interested organisations to submit their views on the above issues.

The Council has published its Terms of Reference Document for the review and a copy can be obtained by contacting the Electoral Services team as shown below or viewed at the Council’s Offices. It can also be viewed on the District Council’s website

How to contact us

Should you wish to submit a written representation regarding this review please address it to:

Electoral Services

East Cambridgeshire District Council

The Grange

Nutholt Lane




Alternatively your submission may be emailed to:

The Deadline for submissions is 16 April 2018

Polling station review

The park


February 2018


The Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places

and Polling Stations 2018

  1. Notice is hereby given that the Council is conducting a review of those polling districts, polling places and polling stations for the Wards that fall within the boundaries of the District of East Cambridgeshire.
  1. Details of the existing arrangements and the Returning Officer’s proposals for the changes will form the basis of this review
  1. Any elector within the District may make representations concerning either the existing, or proposed arrangements as to their accessibility with regard to all electors within a particular polling district.
  1. The Council particularly welcomes any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability to comment on the Council’s proposals, or those recommendations of the Returning Officer.
  1. The Council’s proposals will be published on 23 February 2018 and all comments are to be received by 16 April 2018.
  1. Any representations should be addressed to the Electoral Services Officer; they will be available for public inspection during normal office hours at the Electoral Registration Office, The Grange,Nutholt Lane, Ely,Cambs,CB7 4EE. A list of those persons or bodies making a representation will be published on the Council’s website
  1. Final recommendations will be considered by the Council at its meeting on 12 July 2018 and implementation of the results will take effect on the publication of the new registers on 1 December 2018.

John Hill

Chief Executive

East Cambridgeshire District Council

23 February 2018