Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2014, in Newsletter 116.

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: 7 October, 4 November, 2 December. Tuesday 4 November will be the AGM and there will also be a speaker: Sir David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, who will talk on whether cycling is risky.

Seasonal social

Monday 15 December venue to be confirmed.

#CamRideHome

#CamRideHome rides start at 6pm on the last Friday of the month from outside The Mill pub on Mill Lane. 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. CamRideHome is a ride aimed at encouraging safe commuting. Experienced riders, riding around the urban cycle network with those less experienced, passing on hints and tips on riding, clothing, lights, interacting with other users. Explore the network, find treasures of Cambridge outside your usual radar!

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 http://www.camcycle.org.uk/newsletters/guidelines.html

Copy deadline for Newsletter 117 December 2014 – January 2015: Sunday 26 October 2014.

The copy deadline is now 10 days before the monthly meeting, so we can be more confident of getting Newsletters distributed 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 contact@camcycle.org.uk) who co-ordinates this. Stuffing of the Newsletter is usually on the last Tuesday or Wednesday of the month before 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 13 October.

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 meetings: 8 October; 12 November.

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee: usually on a Tuesday at 4.30pm in Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 21 October; 11 November; 9 December.

East Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 7.00pm in the Meeting Room – Cherry Trees Day Centre. Next meeting: 23 October.

Joint Development Control – Cambridge Fringes – Development Control Forum: usually a Wednesday at 10.00am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 22 October; 26 November (note that most of the meetings this year have been cancelled).

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: usually a Wednesday at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 15 October; 19 November.

North Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 6.30pm. Next meetings: 30 October; 18 December – venues to be announced.

Planning Committee: usually a Wednesday at 9.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 1 October; 5 November; 3 December.

South Area Committee: usually a Monday at 7.00pm. Next meetings: 13 October; 18 December – venues to be announced

West Central Area Committee: usually a Wednesday at 7.00pm. Next meeting: 29 October at Castle Street Methodist Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 OAH.

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