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  • 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.

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    News and information from Witcham Parish Council

    Serving our local community

    Council agendas, minutes, financial information and news published regularly

  • Witcham Village Hall

    Witcham Village Hall

    Originally built in 1969 and recently extensively updated

    the village hall plays an important role in the community life of Witcham

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.  The site is under development and additional information is being added.

Council meetings are open to the public and we particularly welcome residents to come along to meetings and to play an active role in our community.

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. Email

Please see link to Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network

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Latest Parish News

Closure Priors Field Surgery Sutton



March 2023
Closure Priors Field Surgery Sutton


An announcement has been made that the GP Partners at Priors Field Surgery, who currently hold a contract to deliver services at Priors Field Surgery, are taking retirement from the practice and have served notice to terminate their contract.

The practice will close its doors when the contract ends on 31 March 2023.

Arrangements are in hand with NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and NHS England to arrange for the patients of Priors Field Surgery to transfer to other local GP practices when the surgery closes. Ie others in the Fenland Group Practice and some for Haddenham and Ely. They are committed to ensuring all patients have access to high quality GP services and care in the future and will provide a smooth transition to patients’ new GP practice. But there are concerns for people who may have problems travelling to these new sites.

At this stage, patients do not need to take any further action. You will soon receive a letter confirming which local GP practice you have been allocated, and details about your transfer.

From now until your registration is complete you will continue to receive GP services from Priors Field Surgery in the same way as you do now.

Where a mobile phone number is held for you which allows the practice to send text messages to you, a text will be sent to confirm that your registration your new practice has been completed.

They appreciate patients may have some concerns about the closure and aim to address these through their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), which can be found on the Fenland Group Practice website

Drop in sessions for Tuesday 7 March and Wednesday 8 March are planned. See surgery website for details or contact the surgery.

East Cambridgeshire District Council has said it is extremely concerned over the announced closure of the GP practice at Priors Field and is ‘urgently looking into’ the issue and District Councillor Lorna Dupre has set up a petition

2023 Elections - ID for Polling Station 4 May 2023

Ely area


March 2023
Identification requirements for 2023 Elections