Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2016, in Newsletter 126.

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.

7 June – Cities Infrastructure; 5 July – Greater City Deal; 2 August – tbc.

Social gathering

Monday 15 August from 7pm. Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café, 5-7 Norfolk Street, CB1 2LD.

Cycle Hack

Friday 24 – Sunday 26 June at Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge.

Newsletter dates

There are various opportunities for members to help with the newsletter including writing articles, taking photos and providing other illustrations. There is advice about this and style guidelines on our website

Copy deadline for Newsletter 127 (August – September 2016): Sunday 26 June

Please contact Lisa Woodburn (via if you are able to help put newsletters into envelopes and then to deliver them. Stuffing of the newsletter is usually on the last Tuesday of the month before the newsletter appears.

Newsletter meetings: These are held every two months at 5.45pm in Grads Café on the 3rd floor of the University Centre, Mill Lane. All welcome. See 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 subregion, 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 Agendas are usually online there about a week in advance and the minutes of previous meetings are also available. 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 scheduled.

Development Control Forum: usually on a Wednesday at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meetings: 8 June, 13 July.

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

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

Greater Cambridge City Deal Executive Board: 9 June at 2.30pm at The Meadows Community Centre, 13 July at 2.30pm at South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Joint Assembly: 2 June at 10am, 7 July at 2pm at South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne.

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: usually a Wednesday at 10.30am. Next meetings: 15 June at Council Chamber, South Cambs, 20 July in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall.

Joint Strategic Transport and Spatial Planning Group: No forthcoming meetings scheduled.

Members Cycling and Pedestrian Steering Group: 6 June at 4.30pm in Committee Room 2 – Guildhall.

North Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 6pm. Next meeting: 9 June – location tbc.

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

South Area Committee: usually a Monday at 7pm. Next meetings: 6 June in Meeting Room – Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre.

West Central Area Committee: usually a Wednesday at 7pm. Next meeting: 12 July at Wesley Methodist Church.

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


#CamRideHome rides start at 6pm on the last Friday of the month from outside The Mill pub on Mill Lane. See

Cycle rides

Do you cycle around Cambridge and fancy going a bit further? If so, why not come for a ride with CTC Cambridge? We hold up to six rides a week in the countryside around Cambridge, and know all the prettiest and quietest routes. Our rides are sociable, non-competitive and moderately-paced, and always include refreshment stops. Non-CTC members are welcome to come and try us out. See our calendar of rides at for full details. All rides are graded to give an indication of speed and distance so you should be able to find a ride which suits you. If you’re unsure, our twice-monthly Saturday morning rides are a great way to start.

Nigel Deakin