History of Common : Dec 1969 to Jan 1974

Following are from Commons Committee minutes Vol 14 Dec 1969 to Jan 1974

16 March 1970

p3  : 70/p/14 : Coldham’s Common – Camp Site

The City Surveyor reported that a representative of the Camping Club had recently inspected the land to be used for the proposed camping site at Coldham’s Common and had commented that the access at present proposed would be unsatisfactory owing to the adjacent piggery and the general use of the surrounding area which would be likely to reduce the popularity of the site. The City Surveyor accordingly suggested that the Property Committee be recommended to terminate the tenancy of the small-holder concerned and that he be asked to renegotiate a fresh lease of a reduced area to this tenant.

RESOLVED that the Property Committee be recommended to terminate the tenancy of this small holding and to agree the City Surveyor negotiating terms for a new tenancy of a smaller area of land.

p32 : 70/p/79 Coldham’s Common

(A) Wayleaves

(i) H.C. Nunn Limited
Resolved that H.C. Nunn be granted a wayleave for a sewer connection on Coldham’s Common on terms to be negotiated by the City Surveyor

(ii.) Cambridge United Football Club

RESOLVED that Cambridge United Football Club be granted wayleaves for a a sewer connection on Coldham’s Common and for a proposed new footbridge onto the Common on terms to be negotiated by the City Surveyor.

(B) Proposed Camping Site

The City Surveyor reported on the steps which had so far been taken towards establishing a camping site on Coldham’s Common and it was noted that he would report further as soon as possible.

4 June 1973

73/p/55 Coldham’s Common – Electricity Sub-station site

Resolved that the terms now reported as provisionally negotiated by the City Surveyor with Eastern Electricity for the erection of an electricity sub-station on Coldham’s Common to reinforce the supply to the area adjoining Stourbridge Grove be approved.

13 July 1975

p 4 : 73 /p/68 Coldham’s Common

(A) Provision of Play Equipment

The City Surveyor reported that there was a deficiency of play equipment in this area and suggested a play area be formed on that part of Coldham’s Common adjoining the gardens of the houses in Stourbridge Grove

Resolved that the City Surveyors suggestion be approved subject to the play area being re-sited as now indicated by the Committee

(B) Cambridge United Football Club – Car Parking Facilities

The City Surveyor reported that this Club has again enquired whether the Council could assist them with the provision of facilities for car parking on those Saturdays when home games were played. He stated that part of this Common off Coldham’s Lane which remained reasonably dry throughout the year could be made available for this purpose and that entrance to the site could be gained through a gate near Coldham’s Road

Resolved

(1) that the request be agreed in principle subject to the Town Clerk being satisfied from a legal point of view that part of Coldham’s COmmon adjoining Coldham’s Lane could be used by this club for car parking on Saturday’s when home games are played.
(2) that subject to (1) above, th City surveyor be authorised to negotiate a charge for the use of the site and to report back at a later date.

[Car parking mentioned again on 10 September 1973 ]

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