Cottesmore Parish Council

Serving the people of Cottesmore

Clerk: Kerry Nimmons
17 Crocket Lane, Empingham
Oakham LE15 8PW

  • Welcome to Cottesmore

    Welcome to Cottesmore

  • Cottesmore Lake in flood

    Cottesmore Lake in flood

Welcome to the Cottesmore Parish Council Website

Cottesmore Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make the village a better place to live, work and visit. The website includes a wealth of information about what is happening within our community.



    We have a group of Cottesmore based volunteers who are at hand to provide help if you need it.

    Click on the link above for all the information.


  • Cottesmore Tip

    Updated 11 Sept - The Cottesmore Tip is remaining closed. See the youtube latest from RCC

  • Parking charges to return in September

    Parking charges are being reintroduced in council-run pay and display car parks in Oakham and Uppingham from Monday 7 September 2020.

    Parking charges were initially suspended in March, to help support key workers and those making ‘essential’ journeys during the COVID-19 lockdown. They have remained suspended throughout summer in order to support the reopening of local businesses and encourage shoppers and visitors back to the high streets.
    During this time, Rutland County Council has lost an estimated £250,000 income that it would normally expect to collect through parking charges. Fees and charges are vital for the Council because they help to fund the cost of important local services.
    With lockdown having been eased, some local businesses have now been open for two months and vehicle use in towns is nearing pre-COVID levels. As a result, the Council is now looking to reintroduce charges in its car parks as part of normal traffic management processes.

    For more information including the fitting of cashless meters click on the link.

  • Cottesmore's Historic Footpaths (PDF, 286 Kb)

    WARCs is a new volunteer led village improvement initiative looking at improving public rights of way and countryside access around our village. The lack of paths has been a long standing issue for the village and WARCs are a group committed to trying to improve this. Click on the link to view the poster which shows a lot more information.