Update 11th November 2019

Dear All,

Update 11th November  2019

River Cam Water Crisis Meeting 5 November

A big thank you to those who sent in comments about the River Cam and its tributaries. At the meeting convened by Exec Councillor for Planning, Katie Thornburrow a cross-party panel, which included city councillor Rod Cantrill and South Cambs DC and Camb County Councillors Anna Bradnam and Luke Hone, heard evidence from river and soil experts Cam Valley Forum and the Wild Trout Trust about the Cam and the water crisis. Rob Mungovan of the Wild Trout Trust also spoke for Cambs, Beds and Northants Wildlife Trust. The Environment Agency, Dan Clark of Cambridge Water, FeCRA and reps from the Cambridge Schools Eco Council also gave statements.

Playlist from live stream of the meeting facebook.com/DemocracyCambr…

Pictorial record of recent CamEO catchment meeting and Cam Valley Forum presentations

fecra.org.uk/river-cam/

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/the-river-cam-suffering-heading-17214128

FeCRA Committee members met with Stephen Kelly Director of Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Services which followed an initial meeting of FeCRA committee members with Stephen Kelly and Cllr Thornburrow to discuss concerns about the consultation process and the lack of opportunity for city residents to participate in the Issues and Options workshops for the Local Plan. Following this questions were also asked about the River Cam and water at an informal Q & A session with Stephen Kelly.

http://www.fecra.org.uk/docs/Meeting%20with%20Stephen%20Kelly%207.10.1919.pdf

Please keep us posted. Evidence of what is happening to the Cam is important. At the recent North East Area Action Plan meeting attendees were told that Anglian Water is co developer of the sewage site with Cambridge City Council. Growth scenarios proposed include 11 – 13 storey buildings.

Hugh Johnson Talk “Trees of the Backs” tonight, Queen’s College

If you are free tonight, Monday, November 11, there is a really nice event at Queen’s College, Old Hall and Old Kitchens.

Friends of Queens Green invite you to hear Hugh Johnson one of the world’s most eminent authors on trees and wine, talk about “Trees of the Cambridge Backs”, something that he is passionately interested in.

Doors open at 6 pm for wine reception. (Donations for wine £3 at door.)  AGM 6.40pm Talk 7pm.

In 1973 Hugh wrote The International Book of Trees. In 1975 he became Editorial Director of the journal of the Royal Horticultural Society (The Garden) and its columnist, “Tradescant”. “Trad’s Diary”, now in its 37th year, appears online and in Hortus magazine. In 1979 he published The Principles of Gardening and in 2010 a new rewritten edition of Trees. “Trad’s Diary” has twice been anthologised, as Hugh Johnson on Gardening (1993) and Hugh Johnson in the Garden (2009).

He was selected Decanter Man of the Year in 1995, and was promoted Officer in the French Order Nationale du Mérite in 2004 and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2007 “for services to wine-making and horticulture”. He was awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society in 2000.[6]

This is also an opportunity for residents to see Queen’s College’s  beautiful Old Hall and Old Kitchens.

To attend the event (and to join the Friends, free, for anyone who hasn’t already), please go to the Friends of Queens’ Green website: <https://secretaryfoqg.wixsite.com/foqg> then click on ‘Events’, then click on ‘sign up here‘.

Invitation to celebrate Market Cobbles listing, 25 Nov

https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/cambridges-historic-market-cobbles-win-grade-ii-listing-9088805/

 

The Friends of Cambridge Market invite you to celebrate the recent Cambridge Market cobbles Grade 2 listing.

“Monday, 25TH NOV 7.00 – 8.00…8.30-ish On the Cobbles

BY LANTERN LIT FOUNTAIN

FREE GLASS OF HOT MULLED NON ALCOHOLIC WINE

SEASONAL GOODIES

BRING SOMETHING YUMMY AND CHRISTMASSY TO SHARE

HOPING FOR SOME CHRISTMAS JAZZ”

Best wishes,

Wendy

Wendy Blythe

Chair, FeCRA

www.fecra.org.uk

www.facebook.com/CambridgeRAs

www.twitter.com/fecra2

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