This article was published in 2014, in Newsletter 112.
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 4 March, Tuesday 1 April
Monday 21 April Join us for a social gathering at CB2 Café, 5-7 Norfolk Street, from 7pm.
There are several opportunities for members to help with the Newsletter (see article). One is by writing articles, taking photos and providing other illustrations. There is advice about this and style guidelines on our website http://www.camcycle.org.uk/newsletters/guidelines.html
Copy deadline for Newsletter 113, April-May 2014: Sunday 2 March 2014
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 (via firstname.lastname@example.org) who co-ordinates this. Stuffing of the Newsletter is usually on the first Tuesday or Wednesday of the month in which the Newsletter appears.
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 17 February.
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 www.ctc-cambridge.org.uk 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.
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.
Information on dates and venues is on www.cambridge.gov.uk/democracy/ 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 meeting: 12 February
Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee: usually on a Tuesday at 4.30pm in Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 25 February; 25 March
East Area Committee: usually a Tuesday at 7.00 pm in the Meeting Room -Cherry Trees Day Centre. Next meetings: 20 February; 10 April
Environment Scrutiny Committee: usually a Tuesday at 5.00pm in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meeting: 11 March
Joint Development Control – Cambridge Fringes Development Control Forum: usually a Wednesday at 10.00am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 19 February; 26 March
Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: usually a Wednesday at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 26 February, Guildhall; 19 March, Guildhall
North Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 6.30pm. Next meetings: 6 February – Shirley Primary School, Nuffield Road; 20 March (venue to be confirmed)
Planning Committee: usually a Wednesday at 9.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 5 February; 5 March; 2 April
South Area Committee: usually a Monday at 7.30pm,usually in the Wilkinson Room, St John the Evangelist Church, Hills Road. Next meetings: 3 March; 23 April
West/Central Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 7.00pm. Next meetings: 6 March – Lucia Windsor Room, Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue; 24 April (venue to be confirmed)