Welcome to Witcham

This is the website for the village of Witcham, near Ely in Cambridgeshire. The name of the village derives from “Wycham”, meaning “place of the wych elms”, after the trees that used to grow here in significant numbers.

The Witcham Parish Council Website

This site provides information about Witcham, Cambridgeshire and the activities of its Parish Council. Dates of meetings, copies of the agendas and minutes along with information on the parish Council members can be found here.

Council meetings are open to all residents, and we encourage you to play an active role in your community.

Next Council Meetings

All items for the agenda must be received by the Clerk at least 1 week prior to the scheduled meeting. The meetings start at 7.30pm. There is an opportunity for the electorate to attend these meetings and provision is made for public participation/ question time, (15 minutes) at each meeting. Please contact the Clerk prior to the meeting. Tel 01353 778147

Proposed Meeting Dates 2020/21

Meetings commence at 7.30pm, 2nd Wednesday in the month, except August and December

8 July 2020
 9 September 2020
30 September 2020 Annual Parish Meeting 
(formerly cancelled due to Covid-19)
14 October 2020
11 November 2020
13 January 2021
10 February 2021 
10 March 2021
14 April 2021
28 April 2021 Annual Parish Meeting (to be confirmed)
12 May 2021 Annual Meeting of the Council 
9 June 2021
14 July 2021 

Face to face Council meetings resumed at the Village Hall following expiry of the Coronavirus Act 2020 s.78 and The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 in May 2021. Future meetings will comply with the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions operating at the time of each monthly Council meeting. See agendas.

Additional meetings may be held in exceptional circumstances, including to respond to planning applications where a response is required by the Planning Authority before the next scheduled meeting of the Parish council