Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2016, in Newsletter 125.

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, 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: 5 April, 3 May, 7 June.


Monday 18 April Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café, 5-7 Norfolk Street from 7pm.

Reach Ride

Monday 2 May Our annual ride to the traditional village fair at Reach on May Day is an ideal family day out. See

Cycle Hack

CycleHack Cambridge 24 – 26 June at Anglia Ruskin University.

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

Sunday 24 AprilCopy deadline for Newsletter 126 June-July 2016

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 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. 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 roposals 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. There are no scheduled meetings listed at

Development Control Forum: usually on a Wednesday at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 13 April, 11 May.

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee: usually on a Tuesday at 4.30pm in Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meeting: 14 June.

East Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 7pm in the Meeting Room – Cherry Trees Day Centre. Next meeting: 7 April.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Executive Board administered by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Details at Meets at 2pm. Next meetings: meeting on 8 April cancelled; 16 June; proposed venue: South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Joint Assembly administered by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Next meeting: 2 June, 2pm; proposed venue: South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne.

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: usually a Wednesday at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 20 April, 18 May.

Joint Strategic Transport and Spatial Planning Group: no meetings listed at

North Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 6.30pm. No meetings listed at

Planning Committee: usually a Wednesday at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 6 April, 27 April, 1 June.

South Area Committee: usually a Monday at 7pm. Next meeting: 18 April, Wilkinson Room, St John the Evangelist Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN.

West Central Area Committee: usually a Wednesday at 7pm. Next meeting: 20 April, proposed venue: St Augustine’s Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge CB4 3PS

Cycle rides

If you enjoy cycling around Cambridge and would like to go a bit further, then why not come for a bike ride with CTC Cambridge? We’re the local group of CTC, the UK’s national cycling charity, and we organise sociable, non-competitive cycle rides in the countryside around Cambridge several times a week. Our rides vary from short, leisurely rides to longer, more strenuous rides; there’s sure to be a ride to suit you. From Sunday 3 April (a week after the clocks change) the start time will change to 9am and our rides will become slightly longer to reflect the earlier start and the lengthening days. Our Sunday afternoon rides will continue to start at 1pm, though the time of our afternoon tea stop will change to 3.30pm to allow us a slightly longer ride. Visit our website for full details.

Nigel Deakin

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