Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2014, in Newsletter 115.

Monthly meetings

Our monthly general meeting is held in the Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane on the first Tuesday of each month. Business starts at 8pm, 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: 5 August, 2 September, 7 October

Social gathering

Monday 18 August. Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café, 5-7 Norfolk Street – from 7pm


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: 29 August, 26 September

Vélo Festival

Throughout the summer: see: tour_de_france_2014/3

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 116 October-November 2014: Sunday 24 August 2014

The copy deadline has been changed to be 10 days before the monthly meeting, so we can be more confident of getting Newslettersdistributed before the start of the month. 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 last Tuesday or Wednesday of the month before the Newsletter appears. 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 11 August.

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-committeemeetings 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: 13 August, 10 September, 8 October

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee: usually on a Tuesday at 4.30pm in Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 12 August, 9 September

East Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 7.00 pm in the Meeting Room – Cherry Trees Day Centre. Next meeting: 11 September

Joint Development Control – Cambridge Fringes – Development Control Forum usually a Wednesday at 10.00am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 27 August, 24 September

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: usually a Wednesday at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 20 August, 17 September

North Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 6.30pm. Next meeting: 28 August – venue to be announced

Planning Committee: usually a Wednesday at 9.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 6 August , 3 September, 1 October

South Area Committee: usually a Monday at 7.00pm in Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre. Next meeting: 18 August

West Central Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 7.00pm. Next meeting: 4 September – venue to be announced

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. If you’re unsure, our twice- monthly Saturday morning rides are a great way to start.