Tag Archives: Midsummer Common

Properties to be Prosecuted Over Parking and Driving on Midsummer Common

Cllr Cantrill’s Windmill and Gate on Midsummer Common The ongoing saga of disputes over parking and vehicular access to Midsummer Common in Cambridge took a bizarre turn at the West Central Area Committee on the 5th of January 2012. Cllr Rodrick Cantrill announced the council’s intention to prosecute two buildings on the common: the Fort [...]

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 [...]

Painting the Riverside Railings

Cambridge City Council to Spend £25K Painting 100m of These Railings Councillors at Cambridge City Council’s East Area Committee are struggling to spend their Environmental Improvements budget. At at meeting of the committee on the 23rd of June councillors said they didn’t have enough ideas for how to spend their spare budget. One item councillors [...]

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 [...]

Strawberry Fair 2011 – Better But Still Marred by Drugs and Drunkenness

Remote Control Horse at the 2011 Strawberry Fair Cambridge’s establishment, including the city council, the Executive Councillor for Arts and Recreation Rodrick Cantrill, and the police have all declared the 2011 Strawberry Fair an unequivocal success and this line appears to have been unquestioningly parroted by the city’s press. I agree that there were many [...]