Tag Archives: Cambridge

Live Streaming of Special Cambridge City Council Full Council on the Local Plan

On the 13th of February 2014 I streamed a meeting of Cambridge City Council’s full council live on YouTube. I believe this is the first time one of Cambridge City Council’s meetings has been “broadcast” live. As well as being available live, the videos are available to watch again: Part One Public questions and petitions: [...]

New Cycleway Outside Botanic Gardens on Trumpington Road

A new, two way cycleway, between Brooklands Avenue and Bateman Street along the boundary of the Botanic Gardens was included in Cambridgeshire County Council’s application to central government for a “Cycle City Ambition Grant”. The grant application was successful, and £4.1m has been announced to “shift cycling up a gear” in the Greater Cambridge area. [...]

Cambridge Community Safety Partnership – July 2013

I observed Cambridge Community Safety Partnership meeting on the 23rd of July 2013. I have written dedicated articles on three aspects of the meeting: Ecstasy Alternative Benzofuran Linked to Cambridge Drug Deaths Cycling Police to Patrol Cambridge Cambridge Criminals Queuing Up to Volunteer for Police GPS Tags Other notable points include: The meeting was told [...]

Cycling Police to Patrol Cambridge

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Sloan of Cambridgeshire Police told a meeting of Cambridge’s Community Safety Partnership on the 23rd of July 2013 that Cambridge is about to see many more police officers patrolling on bikes. DCI Sloan said that the officers will largely be new officers, who don’t know the city, and getting out on [...]

Cambridge Criminals Queuing Up to Volunteer for Police GPS Tags

Cambridge’s Community Safety Partnership meeting on the 23rd of July 2013 received a report from Detective Inspector Mick Birchall of Cambridgeshire Police which revealed some of Cambridge’s prolific offenders have been volunteering to wear police GPS tracking tags. The detective told the meeting demand was so great criminals were queuing up to receive the tags [...]

Bizarre view of Cambridge from UKIP Cllr Gordon Gillick

Councillor Gordon Gillick of the UK Independence Party, representing the ward of Waldersey just South West of Wisbech spoke at a meeting of Cambridgeshire County Council on the 16th of July 2013. Cllr Gillick, who, as councillor, is now one of those responsible for running the county of Cambridgeshire, expressed a rather bizarre view of [...]

Rewards for Anti-Social Behaviour in Cambridge

A meeting of Cambridge’s Community Safety Partnership held on the 30th of April 2013 decided to spend £5,000 on rewards for people, primarily teenagers, responsible for “anti-social behaviour” in the city. The rewards may include boat trips and trips to residential activity centres. One of the stated aims of the project is: Decrease in offending [...]

Cambridge Cycling Campaign Question Commissioner Bright on Cyclist Crackdown

On the 10th of January 2013 Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner took public questions for the first time since his election in November 2012 during an appearance at Cambridge’s West/Central Area Committee. The Cambridge Cycling Campaign submitted a question: The Committee of Cambridge Cycling Campaign wishes to raise the issue of enforcement of dangerous driving [...]