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South Area meeting: Crime, fireworks and smoke

by Amanda Taylor on 30 September, 2016

southareamap001-265The next South Area meeting is next Monday at St John’s Church, Hills Road.

The agenda has three main items:

  • CRIME: Local policing priority setting and reports on what the police have been doing over the last period
  • FIREWORKS: Live entertainment events in Cambridge, eg Midsummer Fireworks
  • SMOKE: Environmental activity, including tackling wandering smokers


The police have been concentrating their efforts on combatting drug selling, anti-social behaviour near the Cambridge Lakes, and road safety outside schools. What should they concentrate on next, the same things or something different?

Cambridge Live

is the body that runs events for the City Council , eg Bonfire Night, hte Big Weekend and Midsummer Fair when the City Council doesn’t get itself in a muddle as it has this year. They will be reporting on their performance and talking about the future.

Environmental activity

At the last area meeting, councillors asked the City Council’s environmental services team to crack down on six areas including:

  • dog fouling, eg at Nightingale Avenue Recreation Ground
  • litter near the Addenbrooke’s bus station
  • verge parking on Mowbray Road and Fendon Road
  • smoking-related litter near Long Road Sixth Form College (the college has brought in a ban on smoking but the smokers and their smoke have drifted to residential streets) We have invited college staff and students to attend, as we realize there are two sides to this.

The full agenda can be seen at http://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/mgChooseDocPack.aspx?ID=3114. The meeting starts at 7pm with an Open Forum before moving on to the three items above.

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