This article was published in 2017, in Newsletter 135.
Camcycle 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. The agenda includes opportunities to discuss current issues and planning matters. Camcycle may take photographs and videos at these meetings. These may be used in our publications, advertisements, media releases, website and social media platforms to promote our events and the work that we do. The video footage may be live-streamed on Facebook. All welcome.
2 January, speaker TBC
6 February, screening of award-winning documentary ‘Beauty and the Bike’.
18 December at 6.30pm onwards at The Castle Inn (upstairs), 38 Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AJ
Camcycle newsletter dates
Newsletter Team meeting 13 December at 5.45pm in Grads Café on the 3rd floor of the University Centre, Mill Lane. All are welcome to attend this meeting where we discuss the most recent issue and plan the next one. Cyclescape 979.
Copy deadline 31 December. Members’ help with the newsletter, including writing articles, taking photos, providing reviews and laying out content, is always very welcome.
Newsletter distribution week of 29 January. Members organise the newsletter distribution, putting into envelopes and then getting them delivered. More volunteers would be a great help. Please contact Lisa Woodburn (via firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cambridge cycle rides
CTC Cambridge holds up to six rides a week in the countryside around Cambridge. All welcome. www.ctc-cambridge.org.uk
#CamRideHome rides start at 6pm on the last Friday of the month from outside The Mill pub on Mill Lane, Cambridge. No-one takes responsibility for organising it so it just depends on who turns up. Usually a few do and they enjoy a one-hour leisurely tour of the city finishing up at a pub. Follow the hashtag and enjoy.
Cambridge Cycling Campaign reserves the right to decline to promote events or activities where helmets or high-visibility clothing are required or implied.
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. The Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee meetings often cover walking/cycling/transport issues.
Agendas are usually online about a week in advance www.cambridge.gov.uk/democracy/. Please check the website in case meetings have been cancelled, or times or venues changed.
Development Control Forum: 17 January and 21 February at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.
Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee: 5 December and 30 January at 4.30pm in Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.
East Area Committee: 11 January at 7pm in Cherry Trees Day Centre, St Matthew’s St, Cambridge CB1 2LT.
Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board: 8 February at 4pm in the Council Chamber, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne CB23 6EA.
Greater Cambridge Partnership Joint Assembly: 18 January at 2pm in the Kreis Viersen Room, Shire Hall, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AP.
Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes: 13 December and 24 January at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.
Members Cycling and Pedestrian Steering Group: no meetings scheduled.
North Area Committee: 14 December at 6.30pm, North Cambridge Academy, Arbury Road, Cambridge CB4 2JF.
Planning Committee: 6 December and 10 January at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.
South Area Committee: 15 January at 7pm in Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre, Colville Road, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge CB1 9EJ.
West Central Area Committee: 6 December at 7pm in Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG.