Dear Residents of Bottisham

  Bottisham has undergone significant growth over the past twenty years or so which has seen many young families set up home in the village. With expansion comes increased pressure on existing amenities and a demand for new amenities such as pre-school play facilities for the under 5’s.

 Unfortunately, unlike many villages, Bottisham is not blessed with land that can be used for social or recreational pursuits and neither does Parish Council own land which can be used for this purpose.  We rely instead on the goodwill ofBottishamVillageCollegethat allows the village to use the college playing fields outside of school hours.

 Bottisham Parish Council is seeking to address some of these issues over time but more immediately to establish whether there is a demand in the village for ‘pre-school’ play facilities for the under 5’s.  The only current pre-school play provision in Bottisham is at the Primary School but this is only available outside of school hours. The East Cambs 2012/13 Play Audit suggested Bottisham had a surplus of pre-school play areas but this did not allow for the limitations of the Primary School site.

The Parish Council have designed a simple questionnaire which will be delivered to all residents which we encourage you to complete.  This will help Parish Council gauge village demand and preferences.

 To prevent duplicity there will be one numbered questionnaire distributed to each household in the village. Details on where the questionnaire can be posted will be on the questionnaire.  The questionnaire posted through your letterbox can also be completed on line by entering the reference number that appears on the questionnaire.