Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2013, in Newsletter 110.

Monthly meetings

The Campaign’s monthly general meeting is held in the Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane on the first Tuesday of each month. Business starts at 8.00pm, with tea and coffee from 7.30pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members. The agenda includes opportunities to discuss current issues and planning matters. Sometimes there is a speaker.

Next meetings:
Tuesday 1 October
Tuesday 29 October: This is the November meeting, rearranged so those who want can go to the Bonfire Night events. It is also the Annual General Meeting. (There is no meeting on Tuesday 5 November.)
Tuesday 3 December

Newsletter dates

There are several opportunities for members to help with the Newsletter. One is by writing articles, taking photos and providing other illustrations. There is advice about this and style guidelines on our website

Copy deadline for the December-January issue: Sunday 3 November.

Volunteers are also needed to help put newsletters into envelopes and then to deliver them. If you might be able to assist, please contact Lisa Woodburn ( who co-ordinates this. Stuffing of the next newsletter will probably be on Wednesday 4 December.

Newsletter meetings: These are held every two months, shortly after the Newsletter has appeared, to discuss the most recent issue and plan the next one. They are held at 5.30pm in Grads Café on the 3rd floor of the University Centre. The next one is likely to be on Monday 7 October.

Cycle rides

Do you cycle around Cambridge and fancy going a bit further? If so, why not come for a ride with CTC Cambridge? We hold up to six rides a week in the countryside around Cambridge, and know all the prettiest and quietest routes. Our rides are sociable, non-competitive and moderately-paced, and always include refreshment stops. Non-CTC members are welcome to come and try us out. See our calendar of rides at for full details. All rides are graded to give an indication of speed and distance so you should be able to find a ride which suits you. If you’re unsure, our twice-monthly Saturday morning rides are a great way to start.

Nigel Deakin

Cambridge Cycling Campaign reserves the right to decline to promote events or activities where helmets or high-visibility clothing are required or implied.

City and County Council committees

Campaign members may be interested in attending Planning Committee and Area Committee meetings, which often include cycling and walking issues. Development Control Forum and Joint Development Control Committee meetings, which determine the Planning Applications relating to the major housing development proposals for the Cambridge sub-region, are also open to the public. The Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee meetings also often cover walking/cycling/transport issues. The article gives descriptions of the committees taken from the City Council website.

Information on dates and venues is on and minutes of meetings are also available. Agendas are usually online there about a week in advance. Please check the website in case meetings have been cancelled or times or venues changed.

Development Control Forum:usually on a Wednesday at 10.00am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 9 October; 13 November; 11 December

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee: usually on a Tuesday at 4.30 pm in Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 15 October; 5 November; 10 December

East Area Committee: usually a Tuesday at 7.00 pm in the Meeting Room – Cherry Trees Day Centre. Next meetings: 17 October; 28 November

Environment Scrutiny Committee: usually a Tuesday at 5.00pm in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meeting: 8 October

Joint Development Control – Cambridge Fringes Development Control Forum: Usually a Wednesday at 10.00am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 23 October; 27 November

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: usually a Wednesday at 10.30am in either Kreis Viersen Room – Shire Hall or Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 16 October; 20 November; 18 December

North Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 6.30pm; venue varies. Next meetings: 3 October: Shirley Primary School, Nuffield Road, Cambridge CB4 1TF; 21 November

Planning Committee: usually a Wednesday at 9.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 2 October; 6 November; 4 December

South Area Committee: usually a Monday at 7.30pm in the Meeting Room – Cherry Hinton Village Centre. Next meeting: 4 November

West/Central Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 7.00pm in the Club Room – Wilberforce Road Sports Ground, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0EQ. Next meeting: 14 November