Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2014, in Newsletter 113.

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 6 May: Hustings meeting for local and European elections, with representatives of parties fielding candidates, Tuesday 3 June

Social gathering

Monday 21 April. Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café, 5-7 Norfolk Street – from 7pm.


#CamRideHome rides start at 6pm from outside The Mill pub on Mill Lane on the last Friday of each month. They tour part of the city at a steady pace, returning to the pub for a drink an hour later. Led by Ben Hayward Cycles. Next rides: Friday 25 April, Friday 30 May

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 Newsletter 114, June-July 2014: Sunday 4 May 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 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 7 April.

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 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 April, 14 May

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee: usually on a Tuesday at 4.30pm in Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meeting: 29 April

East Area Committee: usually a Tuesday at 7.00 pm in the Meeting Room – Cherry Trees Day Centre. Next meetings: 10 April, 19 June

Joint Development Control – Cambridge Fringes Development Control Forum: usually a Wednesday at 10.00am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meeting: 23 April

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: usually a Wednesday at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 16 April, 7 May

North Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 6.30pm. Next meeting: 8 May (Buchan Street Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Buchan Street, Cambridge CB4 2XF)

Planning Committee: usually a Wednesday at 9.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 2 April, 30 April, 4 June

South Area Committee: usually a Monday at 7.00pm. Next meetings: 23 April (Alison Shrubsole Room – Homerton College Hills Road Cambridge CB2 8PH)

West Central Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 7.00pm. Next meetings: 24 April (venue to be confirmed)

Members Cycling and Pedestrian Steering Group: Next meeting: Wednesday, 23rd April, 4.30 pm (provisional)

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 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