Newsletter May 2014

MEET THE PARISH COUNCIL CANDIDATES. An election! But who to vote for – come and ask questions in an informal way on Tuesday 20 May at 8.15pm at Cottenham Community Centre. A Free event – just come along.

PHOTO COMPETITION – entries by 31 May please

We’re looking for interesting and innovative photos on the subject “Angles on Cottenham”. People, places, spaces, landscapes, streets, fields, gardens – choose whatever images from around the village that you feel suit the theme. Photos will be judged on their originality rather than the quality of image. There will be prizes for adults and children. So get your camera, phone or tablet out in Cottenham and see how you can surprise us.   Pick up an entry form from the Centre during Coffee Shop opening hours.

PROSTATE CANCER lecture / information evening Tuesday 10 June at 7pm

Mr Christof Kastner, a Consultant Urologist from the Urology Dept at Addenbrookes is giving a talk on 10th June. Sadly there is a significant risk that you or your partner may be affected sometime. Come and hear the very latest from a world expert. A free event but please collect a ticket from the coffee shop or Telegraph street surgery asap.

Father’s Day watch out for activities in the coffee shop leading up to Sunday 15 June

Repair Café 10-2 on 20 September bring your broken items.

Also on 20 September and keep the evening free for a Peace meal to celebrate Peace One Day.

Dads Play, Arts Night, and The Roost –please see website, e-mail on, or facebook at revcoffeecottenham, or follow on twitter @revcoffeeccc.

We are keen to hire out the rooms, especially for new activities to Cottenham or for parties (the coffee shop can provide food) so if you would like to hire one of our 3 rooms (main hall, Studio (upstairs) or coffee shop, E-mail to book. The hall is available some afternoons to book. You are now able to check bookings (and classes) by looking on the website at Function Rooms and then the room and looking for the date.

We are actively looking for new volunteers. If you would like to volunteer in the coffee shop, meet people and improve your skills, do get in touch by replying to or phoning 01954 202109

If you, and/or your friends, would further like to support our exciting facility the website has a link to shop on-line with “easy fundraising”. It costs you nothing more but brings in extra income for CCC.

Membership –a form is available on the website or in coffee shop. Receive a free drink after 10 drink purchases.

For information about the Community Centre see the Website, Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @Cottcommcentre.   The Coffee shop opening times are 10.00 – 4.30 on Monday and 10.00 – 2.00 Tuesday to Saturday. The coffee shop will be closed on Monday 26 May for Spring bank holiday. We now provide 2 free newspapers as well as free Wi-Fi.

Check for any special events or provide your e-mail to to receive newsletters.  I hope you find the newsletter useful. You are receiving these email newsletters to keep you up to date with CCC, as you provided your e-mail address, either as a member or volunteer. If you no longer wish to receive these, please send an email to requesting to be removed from our mailing list.   Mike Smith on behalf of CCC trustees (Charity number 1128604)