Campaign Diary

This article was published in 2011, in Newsletter 97.



August
Tue 2 8.00pm Monthly General Meeting. Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane (with tea and coffee from 7.30pm, and a chance to chat, and for us to introduce ourselves to new members).
Sun 7 10.30am Ride The Busway cycleway. See article.
Mon 15 from 7pm Social gathering. Join us for a social gathering at CB2 café, 5-7 Norfolk Street.
Sun 28 Newsletter 98 deadline. Please send copy to the Editor, Monica Frisch: mfrisch@phonecoop.coop. Members are warmly invited to write articles (guidelines available) and are invited to contact the Editor in the first instance.
Mon 29 MacBike @ Millbrook for Macmillan Cancer Support. A unique opportunity to ride your bike where Top Gear and Casino Royale were filmed, while raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. 100K Road Challenge, Mountain Bike Challenge and Fun Circuit with choice of routes for all ages and abilities. In Bedford, £35, children under 16 free. More details at www.macbike.org.uk.
September
Tue 6 8.00pm Monthly General Meeting with speaker Richard Preston (see 2 August for details). This month’s speaker will be Richard Preston, Head of Road Safety and Parking (and seconded on Network Management) at Cambridgeshire County Council, who will talk about the Localism Agenda and what it means for County highway proposals, and safety-related issues such as cycle training.
Thu 29 7.30pm Newsletter envelope stuffing. Baby Milk Action offices, 34 Trumpington Street. Help very much welcomed.
October
Sun 2 Cambridge to Norwich Bike Ride. A great early autumn ride starting from Cambridge’s Midsummer Common and heading east through a landscape of fenland and patchwork fields, finishing in the grounds of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, in aid of Norwich Cots for Tots. Route: 77 miles of gentle hills, flattening out as it nears Norwich. See www.bike-events.com/Ride.aspx?id=309 for full details.
Tue 4 8.00pm Monthly General Meeting (see 2 August for details).
Thu 6 5.30pm Newsletter 98 meeting. Grads Café, University Centre, Mill Lane.
CYCLE RIDES The Cambridge group of the CTC organise a full programme of rides including their popular Saturday morning introductory rides, held on the first and third Saturdays of each month. These are shorter rides that are suitable for everyone and are a great introduction to the club for new riders. There are other rides every Tuesday and Thursday and two rides on Sundays. See http://site.ctc-cambridge.org.uk/search/label/ourridesprogramme for details with links to the lists of forthcoming rides.

City and County Council committees

Campaign members may be interested to attend Planning Committee and Area Committee meetings, which often include cycling and walking issues.

Joint Development Control Committee meetings, which are determining the Planning Applications relating to the major housing development proposals for the Cambridge sub-region, are also open to the public.

Cambridge Cycling Campaign studies and comments upon agendas and papers for Cambridge Traffic Management Area Joint Committee meetings, and these meetings are also open to the public. Details of venue and agenda are available about a week beforehand at www.cambridge.gov.uk/democracy/

AUGUST
Wed 10 10.00am Joint Development Control Committee: Cambridge Fringes
Wed 17 10.00am Joint Development Control Committee: Cambridge Fringes Development Control Forum
Thur 18 7.30pm East Area Committee
Wed 24 9.30am Planning Committee
Wed 31 10.00am Development Control Forum
SEPTEMBER
Tues 6 10.00am Joint Development Control Committee: Cambridge Fringes
Wed 14 10.00am Joint Development Control Committee: Cambridge Fringes Development Control Forum
Wed 21 9.30am Planning Committee
Thur 22 6.30pm North Area Committee
Mon 26 7.30pm South Area Committee
OCTOBER
Thurs 6 10.00am Joint Development Control Committee
Tues 18 2.00pm Traffic Management Area Joint Committee