Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2015, in Newsletter 121.

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: 1 September, 6 October, 3 November.

Social gathering

Monday 17 August Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café, 5-7 Norfolk Street – from 7.00pm.

Bicycle Wheel Building Workshop

Saturday 3 October 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 restricted to ensure high student-teacher ratio. All equipment provided. More information and enrolment:


#CamRideHome rides start at 6.00pm on the last Friday of the month from outside The Mill pub on Mill Lane. This is a leisurely ride around some of the more pleasant cycle infrastructure and cut-throughs in Cambridge, ending in a short pub stop to chat about the joys of the past month. Led by Ben Hayward Cycles, CamRideHome is 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 122 October-November 2015: Sunday 23 August

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 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 10 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-committee meetings also often cover walking/cycling/transport issues. Information on dates and venues is on and minutes 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. No meetings listed.

Development Control Forum: usually on a Wednesday at 10.00am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 12 August; 9 September; 14 October.

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee: usually on a Tuesday at 4.30pm in Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meeting: 15 September.

East Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 7.00pm in the Meeting Room – Cherry Trees Day Centre. Next meeting: 29 October.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Executive Board administered by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Next meetings: 9 September at 2.00pm, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne; 1 October at 2.00pm, The Guildhall, Cambridge.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Joint Assembly administered by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Next meetings: 25 August at 3.30pm, Cambridge; 16 September at 10.00am, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne.

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: usually a Wednesday at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 19 August; Friday 18 September; 21 October.

North Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 6.30pm. Next meeting: 10 September, Farnsworth Hall – Chesterton Community College, Gilbert Road.

Planning Committee: usually a Wednesday at 10.00am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 5 August; 2 September; 7 October.

South Area Committee: usually a Monday at 7.00pm. Next meeting: 5 October, Wilkinson Room -St John the Evangelist Church, Hills Road.

West Central Area Committee: usually a Wednesday at 7.00pm. Next meeting: 30 September, Castle Street Methodist Church, Castle Street.

Monica Frisch

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