Note of monthly meeting held at the Forum@Greenwich at 7.30pm on Wednesday 6 March 2002
Present: Dawn Aldred, Rushton Aust, Doug Bollen, Andy Braben, Peter Corkill, Ayako Dobson, Julian Dobson, Barry Mason, Frances Renton, Simon Riddell,
1. BM opened the meeting and all introduced themselves.
2. Matters Arising:
The note of the 6 February 2002 meeting was agreed.
Greenwich Foot Tunnel: the 8pm-5pm night time closure for ceiling repairs is now planned for June 2002. BM has written to both the DLR and Greenwich Council about alternatives. He has also contacted Tower Hamlets Cyclists.
3. International Women's Festival events: none of our organisers could make tonight's meeting, so BM went through the programme. Our 6 rides and classes had attracted a lot of interest. A report on how everything went will be sent out at the end.
|4. London Cycling Campaign future strategy: not many comments has been sent to Andy Braben. BM will now write to LCC with our views.
5. Planning: Greenwich's Draft Unified Development Plan
This plan has now been published. It is the guide for how land in the borough will be used until 2011 and so is a vital planning document. Comments are needed by 8 April 2002. A second version is then published in the autumn of 2002. A public inquiry in spring 2003 leads to a Planning Inspector's report that summer. The final version is due in Autumn 2003, and gets used from Winter 2003. Greg Englefield will be asked to prepare our response in time for our 3 April meeting.
Our responses to planning documents and applications was discussed. It was agreed that we try and set up a planning sub-group to handle detailed applications and bring only the big issues to monthly meetings. BM to progress.
6. National Bike Week: Saturday 15 June - Sunday 23 June: it was agreed that we again draw up a busy week of events. BM to detail. He was already working with LCC on a London-wide afterwork picnic in St James Park for all London groups for Wednesday 19 June. There's the solstice dawn ride on Friday 21 June. We agreed to invite other London groups to Greenwich Park for 6pm on Sunday 23 June, after a ride, to round off the week.
7. Other summer events: it was also agreed that we help with/organise the following:
Mayor's Bike Ride: Sunday 21 April
Plumstead Anti-Racist Festival: 6 July
Car-Free Day: Sunday 22 September
Hospice Ride: Sunday 6 October
Invitations to join other events, such as school fairs, would be considered separately and normal only joined if of direct financial benefit to Greenwich Cyclists.
8. May Day 2002: Doug Bollen passed round a "May Day 2002... the struggle continues, leaflet". It promised a day of social disobedience on Wednesday 1 May. Could this become an event for Greenwich Cyclists? BM thought not. We are an apolitical group and this event was not that. The meeting agreed.
The meeting ended at 9pm.
Next meeting: 7.30pm, 3 April 2002 at the Forum@Greenwich.
11 March 2002