Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2015, in Newsletter 122.

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 8pm, and from 7.30pm there is tea and coffee 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 October, 3 November, 1 December – the Annual General Meeting.

Bicycle Wheel Building Workshops

Saturday 3 October, Saturday 21 November 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: www.cambridgewheelbuilding.co.uk.

Seasonal Social

Monday 21 December Join us for a social gathering, location to be announced.

CTC/Cyclenation conference

Saturday 24 October in Liverpool. See www.cyclenation.org.uk for more information.

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

Copy deadline for Newsletter 123 December 2015 – January 2016: Sunday 25 October

The copy deadline is now ten 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 5.45pm in Grads Café on the 3rd floor of the University Centre. The next one is Monday 12 October. All welcome.

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.

Cambridge City Joint Area Committee: administered by Cambridgeshire County Council. No forthcoming meetings listed at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20146/council_meetings.

Development Control Forum: usually on a Wednesday at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 14 October, 11 November.

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee: usually on a Tuesday at 4.30pm in Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 20 October, 8 December.

East Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 7pm in the Meeting Room -Cherry Trees Day Centre, St Matthew’s St, Cambridge, CB1 2LT. Next meeting: 29 October.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Executive Board: administered by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Meets at 2pm in The Guildhall, Cambridge. Next meetings: 1 October, 3 November, 3 December.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Joint Assembly: administered by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Next meetings: 7 October, 2pm, The Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catharine’s Road, Cambridge, CB4 3XJ; 13 November, 2pm, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne.

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: usually a Wednesday at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 Guildhall. Next meetings: 21 October, 18 November.

Joint Strategic Transport and Spatial Planning Group: 19 October, 9.30 am, proposed venue: South Cambridgeshire District Council, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, CB23 6EA.

North Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 6.30pm. Next meeting: 19 November, Farnsworth Hall, Chesterton Community College, Gilbert Road, Cambridge, CB4 3NY.

Planning Committee: usually a Wednesday at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 -Guildhall. Next meetings: 7 October, 4 November, 2 December.

South Area Committee: usually a Monday at 7pm. Next meetings: 5 October, Wilkinson Room, St John the Evangelist Church, Hills Road; 14 December, Meeting Room, Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre, Colville Road, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, CB1 9EJ.

West Central Area Committee: usually a Wednesday at 7pm. Next meeting: 3 December, no venue yet announced.

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