Tag Archives: Jesus Green

Cambridge West Central Area Committee October 2010

On the 28th of October 2010 I attended Cambridge City Council’s West Central Area Committee. Key points: Councillors approved a number of new projects, including a portable sandpit for beach volleyball, to be investigated by council officers with a view to spending S.106 development taxes on them. I think spending these taxes, which are a [...]

Months More Delay and Consultation for Jesus Green and Midsummer Common Tree Plans

On the 23rd of September 2010 I attended a special meeting of the West Central Area committee which discussed proposed tree works on Jesus Green and Midsummer Common. After three and a half hours of officer presentations and public input the councillors took just a few moments to approve the proposals which were put to [...]

New Trees for Jesus Green and Midsummer Common – Seminar and Workshop

Plane Tree Avenue, Jesus Green, Cambridge. On Thursday the 1st of July 2010 I attended a seminar and workshop on new tree planting for Jesus Green and Midsummer Common. The fact the meeting had been scheduled was only revealed in public following a question I asked at the West Central Area committee on the 24th [...]

Secrecy and Confusion as Cllr Cantrill Takes Responsibility for Midsummer Common and Jesus Green Tree Planting

Cambridge City Council has felled many trees from Midsummer Common; significant funds have been allocated for replacements. During the “open forum” of the 24th of June 2010 West Central Area committee where members of the public are able to question councillors I asked: Is there a date yet for the proposed meeting to discuss new [...]

City Council Consulting on Its Proposal to Deface Riverbank

Illustrative design of potential mooring bollards; Cambridge City Council is currently consulting on if these should be installed along the riverbank on Midsummer Common, Jesus Green and Stourbridge Common. Cambridge City Council is currently running a consultation on mooring on the River Cam. A River Frontage Management Questionnaire is available as a Microsoft Word document [...]

Jesus Green Update – January 2010

Plane Tree Avenue, Jesus Green, Cambridge Key Points There is a current planning application to give the SkatePark permanent planning permission; it currently only has temporary permission,. It is unclear if the council’s proposals to expand the park would need a further application. Councillors have been dissuaded from tarmacing over more of the green to [...]

Rare Outbreak of Common Sense as Cambridge City Council Shelves “Tree-Chess” Plans

Substantial plans for felling, transplanting and planting trees on Midsummer Common, Jesus Green and New Square were taken to Cambridge City Council’s West/Central Area Committee on the 30th of April 2009. The plans involved: Playing chess with the trees on Jesus Green, moving them into straight lines. The felling of healthy trees on New Square [...]