Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2015, in Newsletter 123.

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 December – the Annual General Meeting; 5 January; 2 February

Mill Road Winter Fair

Saturday 5 December 10.30 am-4.30pm Visit the Campaign’s stall in front of Urban Larder on Mill Road for a chat or to lend a hand.

Seasonal Social

Monday 14 December 7.30 at The Grain and Hop Store, Regent Terrace. For details, including booking and food ordering, please see the article

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 124 February -March 2016: Sunday 27 December

The copy deadline is now ten days before the preceding 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 5.45pm in Grads Café on the 3rd floor of the University Centre, Mill Lane. All welcome. Details will be on Cyclescape thread #979.

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 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

Development Control Forum: usually on a Wednesday at 10.00am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 9 December, 13 January.

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

East Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 7.00pm in the Meeting Room -Cherry Trees Day Centre. Next meeting: 28 January.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Executive Board administered by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Meets at 2pm in The Guildhall, Cambridge. Next meetings: 3 December, 15 January.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Joint Assembly administered by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Next meetings: 17 December, 12 February.

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: usually a Wednesday at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 Guildhall. Next meetings: 16 December, 20 January.

Joint Strategic Transport and Spatial Planning Group: Next meeting: 14 March at 9:30am at South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne, CB 23 6EA.

North Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 6.30pm. Next meeting: 20 January.

Planning Committee: usually a Wednesday at 10.00am in Committee Room 1 & 2 -Guildhall. Next meetings: 2 December, 6 January, 3 February.

South Area Committee: usually a Monday at 7.00pm. Next meeting: 14 December, Meeting Room, Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre, Colville Road, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, CB1 9EJ.

West Central Area Committee: usually a Wednesday at 7.00pm. Next meetings: 3 December, 11 February.

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