An update on our plans for the next 12 months

The focus of the Fen Edge Community Association is promoting and supporting local groups. We now have over 40 member organisations. Over the summer several of them have successfully applied for funding including Willingham Action Group, Cottenham Primary School PTCA and Tyrannochorus. You can read more about the support we have given to these, and other groups, on the Home page.

If your group has a project in mind then please come to us with a plan.  This might be support for an event, a piece of equipment or an activity involving the community.  If you have the desire to get something going we can supply some assistance – including financial – to help make it happen. Simply complete and submit our Grant Application Form. And if your group wants to publicise an event you are planning don’t forget to let FECA know so we can feature it on our website and popular Facebook page – 120 Likes but we always like more!

Talking of events a new way we can now help you is with Marquee Hire. FECA has a brand new marquee (6m x 12m) for hire by members. The rate is very low (a fraction of commercial rates) so if you are interested in making a booking please get in touch and I can tell you more.  It would be great for an event on a Village Green.

Another member benefit is reduced rate room hire when using facilities at Cottenham Village College.  We have successfully sought new discounted rates for member organisations. Please take advantage of these rates for your meetings.

The next Fen Edge Festival will be held in Cottenham between 23 and 25 June 2017. Please do put the dates in your diary and let your members know. In 2015 lots of FECA member organisations ran a stall and/or an activity to raise valuable funds for their group. I hope you will want to be part of this tremendously successful community event, the seventh, next year.

It was good to see a number of member organisations represented at our AGM in May. FECA has trustees and a committee and if you are willing to help us reach an even broader range of the community please drop me an email to or call me on 07919 990299.

Lastly, I am happy to hear from you on any ideas you have for improving FECA or expanding its activities.  Please do get in touch.

Neil Gough
Chair – Fen Edge Community Association