The bimonthly South Area Committee meeting of Cambridge city councillors comes to Hills Road on Monday 2nd February, at 7pm, when it meets at St Johns Church, between Blinco Grove and Cavendish Avenue. The meeting is open to the public, and there is a public speaking slot too, so if you have any issues which you wish to draw to the attention of councillors (including our county councillors), this is the place to do it. If you just want to keep up to date with the decisions councillors are making locally, this is the place to come and listen.
One subject which may feature in the public slot is the new Hills Road cycleway, which has been causing disquiet amongst a few residents. Some new comments on this blog are an example of the issues.
The public “open forum” will be followed by three items about the area. Under “Policing and Safer Neighbourhoods”, this latest report on crime in the area will be discussed; and there will be major items about the 20mph speed limit project and how developer contributions to the area might be spent. All of these will have an impact on most residents, and it’s really important that we show councillors how much we care about the issues by actually turning up to the meeting. Too often these things are discussed with little public input.
Full details on the meeting are here at the council website. Please come along: if you’ve never been before, why not make this the first time? Don’t forget, if you don’t have your say now, there’s no point in complaining afterwards.