Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Friday, 14 October 2011

AGM in December

We would like to announce our forthcoming AGM on Tuesday 6 December. The venue is The Octagon Room at Wesley Church, 7.30-9.30 pm.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

JGA committee meeting

A committee meeting was held on 4th October. The committee is eager to restart Jesus Green Working Group meeting with Council officers. Minutes are posted under 'Minutes' above.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Committee meeting held to discuss Lottery bid document.

A JGA committee meeting was held on the 22nd August.  This was to consider the final detail of the forthcoming lottery application. We have published minutes of the meeting, see the Minutes tab above

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Special General Meeting held

A Special General Meeting was held on the 27th July to discuss the forthcoming lottery bid.  This is stage one of a two stage process.  We have published minutes of the meeting, see the Minutes tab above.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Skate park approved

Just a quick note to say the plans for a £65,000 or so upgrade of the skate park was approved on December 15

We have been assured the new footprint will not be any larger than the one there at the moment.

Our vice-chairman Martin asked the planning committee for the ramps to stay green, which found approval among members, but the officer is saying it is very hard to find a suitable green that blends with the surroundings given "the changing colours of the season".

The plans were given the go-ahead and the officer has been asked to consult with the JGA on the "muted colours" promised.

If we can't get green, what shall we go for. Maybe a dark grey?

What we don't want is a repeat of the ramp's first incarnation when it was white and looked like an iceberg stuck in the middle of the green

Cam Clean-up

The Cam Cleanup, a popular event for local residents, community groups and the residential boating community, is returning in 2011.

This year's event will take place on Saturday 26th March, from 10am to 1pm, culminating with a BBQ.

The clean-up will take place on the 12 miles between Granchester Meadows to Bottishamlock, and volunteers are urged to sign up.

Here is a message from Luther Phillips, from Camboaters, one of the main organisers behind the event.

Every year Camboaters, 'Anglian Water's RiverCare' alongside Cambridge City Council and the Cam Conservancy organise the Cam Cleanup.

We invite volunteers to take part in this excellent opportunity to givethis much-loved river a helping hand, by participating in the riverCleanup.

The Cam Cleanup is the perfect excuse to get out there and dosomething for our fine City, as well as expressing our environmentalethic and collective love of rivers and wildlife.

The 2009 Cleanup saw more than 200 volunteers collect over 400 bags ofrecyclable and general rubbish from the river and its banks.

Hardworking grapple teams recovered a whopping 100 bikes from the riverbedand three motorised scooters were retrieved from Stourbridge Common.

This year we would like yourhelp to recruit volunteers, Team leaders and First Aiders for theMidsummer Common area.

Can you please circulate this letter amongst yourmembers

In the past only 30 volunteers (including, Team leaders andFirst Aiders) were required to litter pick the Midsummer Common area.

Please ask volunteers to email expressingwhether they wish to be a volunteer, Team leader or whether they are aqualified First Aider.

Team Leaders andFirst Aiders will be required to attend a briefing event at the CouncilChamber, Cambridge Guildhall on, March 17th at 6.00 PM.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please phone me if you have any queries.

Kind regards, Luther Phillips07980 621 761

Partners: RiverCare - Andrew Walters, Project Manager

Cambridge City Council - Bob Carter

Cam Conservators - Dr. Pip Noon,River Manager

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