Tag: Jesus Green

  • New Path Under Jesus Green Plane Tree Avenue

    I observed the Annual General Meeting of the Jesus Green Association on the 3rd of December 2013 where detailed plans for a new path under the plane tree avenue on Jesus Green were revealed. The detailed plans were not presented to the last West/Central Area committee, nor are they linked from a webpage on a […]

  • Ecstasy Alternative Benzofuran Linked to Cambridge Drug Deaths

    A public meeting of Cambridge’s Community Safety Partnership on the 23rd of July 2013 heard that the recent deaths of Kim Reid and Jimmy Sinclair on the banks of the River Cam, opposite Jesus Green, were due to “benzofuran” a drug of the amphetamine class which was marketed as legal form of MDMA (ecstasy). It […]

  • Council Spooks Deployed Against Boaters

    Cambridge City Council has reportedly used tactics one might expect to see in an episode of Spooks, or used in serious criminal investigations, to probe the living arrangements of those living on boats moored in the city. Amy Tillson, who lives on a boat on the river, and who represents boaters at meetings with the […]

  • My Comments on Cambridge City Council’s Draft Open Space and Recreation Strategy

    View of Jesus Green, Cambridge. Cambridge City Council has recently run a consultation on its Draft Open Space and Recreation Strategy. What is this Strategy Document For? If approved the strategy would become key part of the city council’s planning policy; which means it would become a document which councillors making planning decisions will have […]

  • New Jesus Green Lottery Bid Submitted

    View of Jesus Green including Cantrill’s Mushrooms and the Jesus Lock Bridge. At Cambridge City Council’s West Central Area Committee on the 25th of August 2011 I used the open forum section to ask if the proposed joint bid to the national lottery from the council and the Jesus Green association for works on Jesus […]

  • Meeting on New Jesus Green Lottery Bid

    New lottery bid plans for Jesus Green (Large) Proposals for a new lottery bid for improvements to Jesus Green were presented to a Special General Meeting of the Jesus Green Association on the 28th of July 2011. Key points: The new bid is a joint bid by the City Council and the Jesus Green Association […]

  • New Lottery Bid For Jesus Green – Meeting on 27 July 2011

    Notice taped to Jesus Green noticeboard – photo taken before it got very wet. The Jesus Green Association is holding a special general meeting on Wednesday the 27th of July at 1930 in Wesley Methodist Church. Outline proposals for a new bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund are to be discussed. The meeting has been […]

  • Councillors Make Odd Choice of Path to Fix on Jesus Green

    Councillors deemed this path the worst on Jesus Green and earmarked £30K for work on it. I observed Cambridge City Council’s West/Central Area Committee on Tuesday the 21st of June 2011. Councillors decided to provisionally allocate around £30,000 to what their officers described as the worst path on Jesus Green – the one from (not […]

  • Cheeky Sods Drive BBQ Bus onto Midsummer Common

    “Cheeky Sods” in the Big Green Egg BBQ Bus on Midsummer Common Due to inconsiderate people damaging the grass BBQs and fires have become a contentious issue on Jesus Green and Midsummer Common in recent years. There have also been many problems with vehicles churning up the grass and damaging the edges of paths on […]

  • Jesus Green and Midsummer Common Tree Planting Consultation Farce

    Top: Proposals for tree works on Midsummer Common currently being consulted on. Bottom: Proposals taken to the West Central Area Committee on 23 September and approved with exception of the lowest four trees. On Friday the 19th of November notices appeared on Jesus Green and Midsummer common announcing a consultation, under the city council’s tree […]