Open meetings, which everyone is welcome to attend, are held every month. The diary section of this Newsletter and our website have the dates of forthcoming meetings, which are normally on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm for 8pm at the Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane. Tea and coffee are served from around 7.30pm.
The next meetings are on Tuesday 7th October, the AGM on Tuesday 4th November, and the last meeting of the year on Tuesday 2nd December. All are welcome, especially members new to the Campaign.
Tuesday 7th October – Congestion charging
Paul Cook, the Head of Transport Policy and Strategy at Cambridgeshire County Council, will be speaking about congestion charging. This is a chance to find out the latest position regarding this controversial proposal and to discuss it and alternative approaches to tackling congestion. Paul will be an interesting and knowledgeable speaker who is well worth turning up for.
Also at the meeting will be a discussion on the question of charitable status for the Campaign, in advance of the decision to be taken at the AGM – see the article in this Newsletter.
Tuesday 4th November – Annual General Meeting
We hope that as many members as possible will come to this year’s AGM. Our speaker will be Rod King of 20’s Plenty For Us, campaigning for the implementation of 20 mph as the default speed limit on residential roads in the UK. The meeting will also consider charitable status for the Campaign (see the full article). See also the main article about our speaker, Rod King, and the AGM.
Tuesday 2nd December – Cambridge Growth Agenda
We are delighted to announce that our speaker for this meeting will be Peter Studdert, Director of Joint Planning (Cambridge Growth Areas and Northstowe), who will speak on the topic of the Growth Agenda and the huge new developments around Cambridge. These new developments have very considerable implications for cycling both in the areas themselves and in Cambridge more widely. Peter is a lively speaker who is heavily involved in planning for the new developments. Another monthly meeting not to be missed!
We would welcome suggestions for speakers for future meetings.