Tag Archives: North Area Committee

June 2010 North Area Committee

June 2010 North Area Committee. On Thursday the 10th of June 2010 I attended Cambridge City Council’s North Area Committee. The meeting started at 18.30 to consider planning applications but the main agenda was not scheduled to begin until 19.30. When I arrived at just before 19.30 councillors were still debating the first of three [...]

Cambridge Bus Service Reduced to Meet Emissions Targets

The frequency of the Citi 2 Bus to Addenbrooke’s has been reduced; apparently as a result of misguided attempts to tackle climate change. At the North Area Committee on the 7th of January 2010 Cllr Armstrong reported briefly on a meeting with Andy Campbell, Managing Director of Stagecoach in Cambridge. The reductions in the frequency [...]

Councillors Give Permission for Chesterton Road Co-Op Move

On Thursday the 7th of January I attended the North Area Committee, where councillors were considering an application for planning permission to turn the ex car showroom on Chesterton Road into a shop. The Co-Op are proposing to move their shop to the other side of the road. All councillors were in agreement that the [...]

Taming Guerrillas Could Save Cambridge City Council Money

There are currently patches of bare soil outside the shops in Akeman Street, Arbury. At the North Area Committee on the 12th of November 2009 Cambridge City Councillors agreed to spend an incredible £4,750 on replacing plants on a tiny plot of land in-front of the shops on Akeman Street. Councillors were told that plants [...]

Cambridge Councillors Ask Police to Tackle Speeding

Police Sergeant Mark Kathro conducting speed checks in the East of Cambridge. I have recently observed councillors at Cambridge City Council’s North, West Central and East Area Committees discuss speeding enforcement with the police. In the North councillors have requested data be collected on speeding on Northfields Avenue and Kings Hedges Road, and have asked [...]

Practical Places to Live Verses Conservation

An application to put a front dormer window in the roof of 7 Pretoria Road, and build a rear roof extension, was considered at Cambridge City Council’s North Area Committee on the 27th of August 2009. The house is in the recently introduced “De Freville Avenue” conservation area. Other houses on the street light their [...]

Asking the Police to Record The Costs of Crime

I am concerned Cambridgeshire Police are not recording the costs of criminal damage like this. During Sgt. Wragg’s update on North Area policing at Cambridge City Council’s North Area Committee on the 2nd of July 2009 he said he had received no suggestions on ways to improve the police’s regular reports. When he invited me [...]