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Sustainable Cottenham (SusCott)

"SusCott" is Cottenham's premier charitable organisation of volunteers to help us:

  • make changes to our lifestyles and practices ('following the life-changing lessons learnt from Covid-19') ;
  • improve the sustainability* of our village;
  • advance education, in particular but not exclusively in the subjects of: 
  • #sustainable living;
  • #conservation, protection and improvement of the environment, and
  • #prudent ('and productive') use of natural resources;
  • reduce pollution and raise awareness of environmental issues;
  • identify opportunities for collective and individual actions ('Co-Production');
  • make the village a greener, cleaner and better place for the health and wellbeing of Cottenham's future generations, and
  • tackle the adverse health effects of loneliness amongst our elderly residents in particular ('but not exclusively').

(See also Cottenham 55 Computer Club

*The UN defines sustainability as "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."  Sustainability encompasses integrated economic and social aspects as well as environmental.

Cottenham 55 Computer Club

​Digital Futures: the New Underclass: 

"One in five people in Britain lack the digital skills they need to get by day-to-day."

#Now's your chance to become one of the four!

​Whether booking a flight to go on holiday or ordering a takeaway, digital technology is so embedded in everyday life that it's easy to assume everyone is on a level playing field, or that those who aren't are part of an older generation who didn't grow up with computers. But that's a dangerous assumption...

As the number of smartphone-only households grows, millions of children are in danger of their digital world shrinking around a tiny touchscreen.

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Cottenham Village Society​

Here you can browse through a collection of local historical material, which includes photos, old documents and the memories of local people. It's one of 30 Community Archive Group websites in the Cambridge Community Archive Network.

The website is created by a group of enthusiastic volunteers who are always interested in new recruits. So if you’re interested, they'd be delighted to hear from you at cottenham@ccan.co.uk/. You can add a comment about anything on the website by clicking on the Add a comment link at the bottom of each page.

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​​​History in the Making!
But you couldn't make it up if
​you tried! 

Cottenham 2020 was conceived in March 2019 to address the inevitable impacts of climate change on the health, safety and wellbeing of Cottenham’s future generations following events and lessons learnt from events during 2018. 

It resulted from a chance meeting between two village residents: professional geologist, acclaimed digital mapmaker and geo-enabler since 1984, Andrew Zolnai; and Terry Jackson, publisher, early internet adopter, online mapping pioneer and co-founder of the national tourism newspaper for Wales “This Week". Their combined skills, talents and research capacity quickly gave rise to a Cottenham 2020 Waterworld Story Map project for the village showing the inevitable impact of rising sea levels on Cambridgeshire owing to global-warming predictions from Climate Scientists and Oceanographers worldwide.

No sooner had the research borne fruit, however, in the shape of sea-level rise maps at intervals from 2020 to 2100 (reflecting the progressive ageing of the village’s 12-year-olds today), than Covid-19 struck and the company repurposed its assets overnight to track its spread using geotemporal and open-opportunity data in motion.

Cottenham is one of 270 Civil Parishes in the new Mayoral Super-County of Cambridge and Peterborough. All have Wikipedia entries to expand on as ultra-local knowledge bases for education, leisure and research.

Nestling on the northern border of Cambridgeshire’s Silicon Valley,  Cottenham is also one of five villages strung out along the southern border of the adjacent East Anglian Fens, destined to become Silicon Fen-Edge Villages of the future and knowledge centres of excellence in local community adaptation to the impacts of climate change.

Sponsored by IBM Business Partner, This Week Media as an exercise in partnership journalism,  Cottenham 2020 is a pilot project to demonstrate proof of concept and market validation, generating income from commercial and philanthropic sponsors for the County’s newly-formed, independent Commission on Climate, steered by our very own Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge.

Cottenham is the largest of five Silicon Fen-Edge Villages that sit like jewels in the crown of Cambridgeshire’s Silicon Valley along the southern fringe of Greater East Anglia’s fen country. Once famous for its many orchards and over thirty ale houses (some say fifty) running along what was once the longest High Street in England (bar none!), the village is home to over 6,000 inhabitants according to the 2011 census.

It's home now to Cottenham 2020, founded by the actions of two of its younger residents in the summer months of 2018 when magic was in the air with serendipity a small pond teeming with wildlife and a watering hole for Muntjac deer from the woods opposite. It became a symbol for all that was good in the world at the time, with events later recorded in "The Book that Needs to be Written".

And to keep the watery narrative going in the face of climate-change reality, Welcome to Cottenham-on-Sea paints a stark picture of what's to come in the lifetimes of our great-grand-children as rising sea levels inundate Greater East Anglia for a second time in 500 years. Cottenham 2020 aims to become a centre of excellence in the study of sea-level rises caused by global warming within the lifetime of its founders; and measures needed for the village to adapt to the new post-Covid reality. It’s not just a case of more wellington boots. it’s a change in mindset and lifestyle for those families wanting to call Cottenham their home in 2030, 2050 and 2100 by which time their 12-year-olds today will have presented them with great-grandchildren and Cottenham Primary School’s autumn reception of Year 1 pupils in a reinvented educational environment (scroll down)...