Chisholm Trail and New Bridge Forum – July 2017


Friday, July 14th, 2017. 1:23pm

Using the opportunity for the public to ask questions at the Chisholm Trail and New Bridge Greater Cambridge Partnership Forum 12 July 2017 I:

  • Got a commitment from the Greater Cambridge Partnership to consider formally permitting cycling on the new “Chisholm Trail” paths across Coldhams Common and Ditton Meadows. (Currently the plans are for the paths to be footpaths, on which there will be no formal right to cycle.)
  • Obtained clarification that the proposal is to replace the grass riverbank next to the hailingway by the new bridge with a concrete (or similar) hard edge. (I expressed my dismay at this).
  • Raised the question of safety, particularly in the winter, and suggested consideration of electrical de-icing, ant-slip surfacing and a riverside railing continue and asked that the safety audit reports be brought to future forum meetings. (The safety audit should cover other matters of interest such as signage, lining and surfacing of adjacent roads.)

The meeting also heard that as part of the next phase of the Chisholm Trail widening Mill Road bridge is being considered alongside the possibility of a new bridge across the railway near the Mill Road bridge.

There were further progress updates on the projects.

Attendance by Forum Members

Chisholm Trail and New Bridge Greater Cambridge Partnership Forum – 12 July 2017

ABBEY
Cllr Joan Whitehead ABSENT
Cllr Caroline Hart ABSENT
Cllr Peter Roberts ABSENT
Cllr Richard Johnson PRESENT
CHESTERTON
Cllr Ian Manning PRESENT
EAST CHESTERTON
Cllr Gerri Bird ABSENT
Cllr Peter Sarris ABSENT
Cllr Margery Abbott ABSENT
COLERIDGE
Cllr Lewis Herbert ABSENT
Cllr Jeremy Benstead ABSENT
Cllr Rosy Moore ABSENT
MILTON
Cllr Hazel Smith District Councillor PRESENT
Cllr Anna Bradnam District and County Councillor ABSENT
Cllr Dr Mark England Parish Councillor PRESENT
PETERSFIELD
Cllr Linda Jones ABSENT
Cllr Kevin Blencowe ABSENT
Cllr Ann Sinnott ABSENT
Cllr Richard Robertson ABSENT
ROMSEY
Cllr Noel Kavanagh LATE
Cllr Dave Baigent ABSENT
Cllr Anna Smith ABSENT
Cllr Sophie Barnett ABSENT
COUNTY COUNCIL ECONOMY & ENVIRONMENT CTTE
Chair Cllr Ian Bates ABSENT
Vice Chair Cllr Tim Wotherspoon ABSENT
CITY DEAL – EDUCATION SECTOR REP
Anglia Ruskin University – Helen Valentine PRESENT UNACKNOWLEDGED
INVITED TO JOIN BY LLF MEMBERS
A representative of Cambridge Cycling Campaign PRESENT UNACKNOWLEDGED
A representative of Fen Ditton Parish Council ABSENT

Attendance by Cambridge City Councillors was 1/15 (6.6%)
Attendance by all councillors including the late Cllr Kavanagh was 5/24 (21%)
Total attendance was 7/27 (26%)

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