Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2018, in Newsletter 138.

Camcycle monthly meetings and events

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. The video footage may be live-streamed on Facebook. All are welcome.

5 June Julien Bouvet will talk about his research into the cycling culture in Cambridge – see Newsletter 137.

3 July tbc.

July 14-15 The Big Weekend on Parker’s Piece. Camcycle will have a stall – volunteers needed. Cyclescape 3725

Camcycle newsletter dates

Newsletter Team meeting 13 June 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 30 June. Members’ help with the newsletter, including writing articles, taking photos, providing reviews and laying out content, is always very welcome.

Newsletter distribution week of 25 July. 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 contact@camcycle.org.uk).

Cambridge cycle rides

CTC Cambridge holds up to six rides a week in the countryside around Cambridge. These range from short, leisurely-paced rides which last 2-3 hours on a Saturday morning, medium-length rides on a Sunday afternoon, to long rides on a Thursday or Sunday that last all day. All welcome. https://ctccambridge.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.

City and county council committees

Campaign members may be interested in attending council meetings. Planning Committee and Area Committee meetings often include cycling and walking issues. Development Control Forum and Joint Development Control Committee meetings determine planning applications relating to major housing development proposals.

Agendas are usually online about a week in advance at www.cambridge.gov.uk/democracy/. Please check the website in case meetings have been cancelled, or times or venues changed.

Development Control Forum 13 June and 11 July at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2 – The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee No meetings are scheduled.

East Area Committee 12 July at 7pm in Cherry Trees Day Centre, St Matthew’s St, Cambridge CB1 2LT.

Greater Cambridge Partnership Histon Road Consultation 13 June at 4pm in St Augustine’s Church & Hall, Richmond Road, Cambridge CB4 3PS and 19 June at 5pm in Chesterton Community College, Gilbert Road, Cambridge CB4 3NY.

Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board 4 July at 4pm in Committee rooms 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3JQ.

Greater Cambridge Partnership Joint Assembly 14 June at 2pm in Committee rooms 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

Joint Development Control Committee – Cambridge Fringes 20 June and 18 July at 10.30am in Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

North Area Committee 21 June at 6.30pm at Shirley Primary School, Nuffield Road, Cambridge CB4 1TF.

Planning Committee 6 June and 4 July at 10am in Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ.

South Area Committee 4 June at 7pm in Cherry Hinton Village Leisure Centre, Colville Road, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge CB1 9EJ.

West Central Area Committee 5 July at 7pm in Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG.

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