Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2016, in Newsletter 127.

Camcycle monthly meetings

2 August – Guerrilla Groundsman ‘Random acts of tidying’

6 September – tbc

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. The agenda includes opportunities to discuss current issues and planning matters. All welcome.

Social gathering

Monday 15 August from 7pm CB2 café, 5-7 Norfolk Street, CB1 2LD

Newsletter dates

Wednesday 10 August 5.45pm in Grads Café on the 3rd floor of the University Centre, Mill Lane. Meeting to discuss the most recent issue and plan the next one.

Sunday 28 August Copy deadline for Newsletter 128 (October-November 2016)

There are various opportunities for members to help with the newsletter such as writing articles, taking photos and providing other illustrations. Volunteers are also needed to help put newsletters into envelopes and then to deliver them. Please see Cyclescape thread #984 and #979 or contact the Newsletter team via

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 10 August, 7 September, 12 October.

Development Plan Scrutiny sub-committee: usually on a Tuesday at 4.30pm in Committee Room 1 & 2 – Guildhall. Next meeting 13 September.

East Area Committee: usually a Thursday at 7pm in the Meeting Room – Cherry Trees Day Centre. Next meeting: 13 October.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Executive Board administered by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Next meetings: 2pm 1 September and 2pm 13 October at The Guildhall, Cambridge.

Greater Cambridge City Deal Joint Assembly administered by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Next meeting: 2pm 25 August at South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne and 2pm 29 September at The Guildhall, Cambridge.

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: usually a Wednesday at 10.30am. Next meetings: 17 August, 14 September, 19 October in Committee Room 1 & 2, Guildhall.

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

Members Cycling and Pedestrian Steering Group: 28th September.

North Area Committee: Next meeting 6:30pm 15 September location tbc.

Planning Committee: usually a Wednesday at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2, Guildhall. Next meetings: 31 August, 5 October.

South Area Committee: usually a Monday at 7pm. Next meeting: 3 October, proposed venue: Wilkinson Room, St John the Evangelist Church, Hills Road, CB2 8RN.

West Central Area Committee: Next meeting: 7pm 29 September, proposed venue: St Marks Community Centre, Barton Road, Newnham, CB3 9J2.

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


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

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