Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2015, in Newsletter 119.

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 April; 5 May; 2 June.

The meeting on 7 April will be hustings for the general election with candidates from the major parties. On 5 May we hope to have a speaker from the A10 Corridor Cycling group.

Social gathering

Monday 20 April from 7.00pm. Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café, 5-7 Norfolk Street.

Reach Fair ride

Monday 4 May departing 9.30am from the Guildhall. Our annual ride to the traditional village fair at Reach on May Day is an ideal family day out.


#CamRideHome rides start at 6.00pm 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

Copy deadline for Newsletter 120 – June-July 2015: Sunday 19 April.

The copy deadline is now 37 days before the post-publication monthly meeting, so we can be more confident of getting newsletters distributed before it is held. Volunteers are needed to help put newsletters into envelopes and then to deliver them. If you might be able to assist, please contact Lisa Woodburn who co-ordinates this (via 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 13 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.

Cambridge City Joint Area Committee administered by Cambridgeshire County Council. Meeting information is published on their website. They normally take place in the second half of the month.

Development Control Forum: usually on a Wednesday at 10.00am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 8 April; 10 June.

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee: usually on a Tuesday at 4.30pm in Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 21 April; 16 June.

East Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 7.00pm in the Meeting Room – Cherry Trees Day Centre. Next meetings: 9 April; 2 July (provisional).

Greater Cambridge City Deal Executive Board administered by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Next meeting: 17 June at 2.00pm.

Joint Development Control – Cambridge Fringes – Development Control Forum: usually a Wednesday at 10.00am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meeting: 22 April. Note all meetings in 2014 were cancelled as were the meetings scheduled for January and February 2015.

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: usually a Wednesday at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 15 April; 17 June.

North Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 6.30pm. Next meeting: 9 April, venue to be announced.

Planning Committee: usually a Wednesday at 9.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 1 April; 29 April; 3 June.

South Area Committee: usually a Monday at 7.00pm. Next meeting: 29 June (provisional); venue to be announced.

West Central Area Committee: usually a Wednesday at 7.00pm. Next meeting: 23 April, St Augustine’s Church, Richmond Road CB4 3PS.

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