Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2015, in Newsletter 118.

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. An Extraordinary General Meeting will be held at the March meeting to elect replacements for the Co-ordinator and another member of the committee who have resigned.

Next meetings: 3 February, 3 March(+EGM), 7 April.

Wheel building workshop

Sat 7 February Bicycle Wheel Building Workshop. This is a practical course where you learn how to build strong and durable bicycle wheels. Master a new skill in a controlled supportive environment. Places are restricted to ensure a high student-teacher ratio. All equipment provided. More information and enrolment: www.cambridgewheelbuilding.co.uk .

#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 119 April-May 2015: Sunday 22 February. The copy deadline is 10 days before the monthly meeting, so we can be confident of getting newsletters distributed before the start of the following 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 will be on a date to be confirmed.

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 http://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk 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.

Cambridge City Joint Area Committee administered by Cambridgeshire County Council. Meeting information is published on their website.

Development Control Forum: usually on a Wednesday at 10.00am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 11 February; 11 March; 8 April.

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee: usually on a Tuesday at 4.30pm in Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 24 February; 24 March.

East Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 7.00pm in the Meeting Room – Cherry Trees Day Centre, St Matthews St, Cambridge CB1 2LT. Next meeting: 9 April.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Shadow Board administered by South Cambridgeshire District Council. No dates available.

Joint Development Control – Cambridge Fringes – Development Control Forum: usually a Wednesday at 10.00am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 25 February; 25 March (note that all of the meetings in 2014 were cancelled).

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: usually a Wednesday at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 18 February; 18 March.

North Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 6.30pm. Next meetings: 12 February – Shirley Primary School, Nuffield Road, Cambridge CB4 1TF; 9 April – venue to be arranged.

Planning Committee: usually a Wednesday at 9.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 4 February; 4 March; 1 April.

South Area Committee: usually a Monday at 7.00pm. Next meetings: 2 February; 30 March – both in the Wilkinson Room, St John the Evangelist Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN.

West Central Area Committee: usually a Wednesday at 7.00pm. Next meeting: 5 March – venue to be arranged.

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