<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <title>FoMC Home page</title> <link rel="icon" href="logo/favicon.ico" /> <style type="text/css"> a:link {font-style: normal; color: blue; text-decoration: none} a:visited {font-style: normal; color: blue; text-decoration: none} a:hover {font-style: normal; color: red; text-decoration: none} h2,h3,h4 {text-align: center} p {margin-left:10px; margin-right:10px; text-align: justify} .b {} .c {border: 1px solid #00ff66; border-collapse: collapse} </style> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript"> var path = new Array(); path=["p/a1.jpg","p/a2.jpg","p/a3.jpg","p/a4.jpg","p/a5.jpg","p/a6.jpg","p/a7.jpg","p/a8.jpg","p/a9.jpg","p/a10.jpg","p/a11.jpg","p/a12.jpg","p/a13.jpg","p/a14.jpg","p/a15.jpg","p/a16.jpg","p/a17.jpg","p/a18.jpg","p/a19.jpg","p/a20.jpg","p/a21.jpg","p/a22.jpg","p/a23.jpg","p/a24.jpg","p/a25.jpg","p/a26.jpg","p/a27.jpg","p/a28.jpg","p/a29.jpg","p/a30.jpg","p/a31.jpg","p/a32.jpg","p/a33.jpg"]; var i = 0; function swapImage() { document.slide.src = path[i]; if(i < path.length - 1) i++; else i = 0; setTimeout("swapImage()",3000); } </script> </head> <body onLoad="swapImage()"> <img src="logo/Banner.jpeg" alt="" /> <table style="width: 900px; margin-left: 25px"><tr><td style="border-style: none; color: green; text-align: justify"> <img style="margin-right: 20px; margin-top: 35px; float: left" src="Home/grazing.jpeg" alt="" /> <img style="margin-left: 20px; margin-top: 35px; float: right" src="Home/orchard.jpeg" alt="" /> <br /><b>Flanked on one side by the River Cam with its many Cambridge University college boathouses, Midsummer Common is an ancient area of grassland that thrusts into the heart of Cambridge City. For many centuries fairs and other events have been staged on the Common and this tradition continues today. At other times cattle graze the land bringing the country into the City. Friends of Midsummer Common (FoMC) is a group of Cambridge people who are concerned with the good management and responsible use of this ancient grassland. FoMC established and looks after the <a href="Orchard/page.html">Community Orchard</a> on part of the Common. v help plant trees and wildflowers, cut grass and clear weeds in a sociable environment. Our mission is to make the Common a place for everyone to enjoy. FoMC welcomes new members from any part of Cambridge.</b> </td></tr></table> <p><a href="Business/FoMCJoin.html"><img style="margin-left: 220px" src="Home/join.jpeg" alt="" /></a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/friendsofmidsummercommon"><img style="margin-left: 50px" src="Home/facebook.jpeg" alt="" /></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/FoMCCambridge"><img style="margin-left: 50px" src="Home/twitter.jpeg" alt="" /></a></p><br /> <table style="width: 950px"><tr> <td style= "width: 400px; height: 380px; border: 1px solid green; background-color:#ffffcc"> <h1 style="margin-top: 0px; text-align: center">Events on the Common<br />in 2018</h1> <ul style="margin-left: 15px"> <li><b><a href="http://www.osbevents.com/events/running/saucony-cambridge-half-marathon">Cambridge Half Marathon:</a> 4 March</b></li> <li><b><a href="http://www.circuswonderland.com/index.html">Circus Wonderland:</a> 28 March - 2 April</b></li> <li><b><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oQ0wY-AEz4">May Fair:</a> 3-7 May</b></li> <li><b><a href="http://strawberry-fair.org.uk">Strawberry Fair:</a> 2 June</b></li> <li><b><a href="https://heartresearch.org.uk/support/subwayevent/subway-helping-hearts"!-family-5k-cambridge">Subway 5k:</a> 10 June</b></li> <li><b><a href="http://www.rowanhumberstone.co.uk">Walk for Rowan:</a> 12-14 June</b></li> <li><b><a href="https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/-cambridge-world-naked-bike-ride-12874858">Naked Bike Ride:</a> 16 June</b></li> <li><b><a href="https://www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/city-events/events/midsummer-fair">Midsummer Fair:</a> 20-25 June</b></li> <li><b><a href="https://www.bike-events.co.uk/Ride.aspx?id=631">London to Cambridge Bike Ride:</a> 1 July</b></li> <li><b><a href="https://www.gaucher.org.uk/fundraising/cycle_ride_2018">Gauchers Charity Bike Ride:</a> 16 September</b></li> <li><b><a href="http://zippos.co.uk">Zippos Circus:</a> 4-9 October</b></li> <li><b><a href="http://www.townandgown10k.com/cambridge">Town and Gown 10k run:</a> 21 October</b></li> <li><b><a href="http://www.cambridgebid.co.uk/events/cambridge-fireworks-display">Fireworks Display:</a> 5 November</b></li> </ul></td> <td style="width: 550px; height: 380px; border: 1px solid green; background-color:#99CC99"><h2>News and Current Affairs</h2> <iframe src="Home/news.html" style="width: 550px; height: 380px; border: none"></iframe> </td></tr></table><br /> <table style="margin-left: 150px; width: 650px; height: 400px"><tr> <td style= "width: 650px; height: 400px; border: 1px solid green; background-color:#e0ffff"> <h2>FoMC members working on the Common and in the Orchard</h2> <p><img name="slide" style="float: left; width: 400px; height: 300px; margin-top: 10px; margin-left: 125px" border="1" src = "p/b1.jpg" alt="" /> </p></td></tr></table><br /> <table style="width: 950px; height: 440px; border: 1px solid blue; background-color:#ffffff"><tr> <td><img style="margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: px; float: left" src="Home/info.jpeg" alt="" /> <img style="margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: px; float: right" src="Home/info.jpeg" alt="" /> <h2>Discover more about the Friends of Midsummer Common</h2> <table style="margin-left: 100px; width: 750px; font-size: 10pt"><tr><td> <table><tr><td><b>Our Business</b></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Business/FoMCConstitution.html">FoMC Constitution</a></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Mission/page.html">Our Mission</a></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Business/Committee/page.html">Committee members</a></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Business/FoMCEqualOpportunities.html">Equal Opportunities</a></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Business/FoMCHealthSafety.html">Health and Safety</a></td></tr></table><br /> <table><tr><td><b>Key Issues on the Common</b></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Boundary/page.html">Boundary dispute</a></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Vehicles/page.html">Vehicles on the Common</a></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Footpaths/page.html">Footpaths on the Common</a></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Events/page.html">Events on the Common</a></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Grazing/page.html">Grazing on the Common</a></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Trees/page.html">Trees on the Common</a></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Orchard/page.html">Creating a Community Orchard</a></td></tr></table> </td><td><table><tr><td><b>Background Papers</b></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Papers/ConservationPlan.pdf">Midsummer Common Conservation Plan 2001</a>&nbsp; <img src="logo/pdf.jpeg" alt="" /></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Papers/ManagementPlan2009.pdf">Midsummer Common Management Plan 2009-2014</a>&nbsp; <img src="logo/pdf.jpeg" alt="" /></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Papers/ManagementPlan2014.pdf">Midsummer Common Management Plan 2014-2019</a>&nbsp; <img src="logo/pdf.jpeg" alt="" /></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Papers/History.pdf">The History of Midsummer Common</a>&nbsp; <img src="logo/pdf.jpeg" alt="" /></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Fairs/page.html#spot">The History of Midsummer Fair</a></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Papers/Legal.pdf">Legal Issues relating to Midsummer Common</a>&nbsp; <img src="logo/pdf.jpeg" alt="" /></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Papers/Byelaws.pdf">FoMC proposal for new Byelaws for Cambridge Commons</a>&nbsp; <img src="logo/pdf.jpeg" alt="" /></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Papers/ImprovingProposal.pdf">FoMC proposal for Improving Midsummer Common</a>&nbsp; <img src="logo/pdf.jpeg" alt="" /></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Papers/MCdamage.pdf">FoMC comments on damage to Midsummer Common</a>&nbsp; <img src="logo/pdf.jpeg" alt="" /></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Papers/TreesProposal.pdf">FoMC proposal for Trees on Midsummer Common</a>&nbsp; <img src="logo/pdf.jpeg" alt="" /></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Papers/TreesSurvey.pdf">July 2018 survey of the Trees on Midsummer Common</a>&nbsp; <img src="logo/pdf.jpeg" alt="" /></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Papers/OrchardProposal.pdf">FoMC proposal for a Community Orchard on Midsummer Common</a>&nbsp; <img src="logo/pdf.jpeg" alt="" /></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Papers/FootpathsProposal.pdf">FoMC proposal for Upgrading Footpaths on Midsummer Common</a>&nbsp; <img src="logo/pdf.jpeg" alt="" /></td></tr> </table></td><td><table><tr><td><b>AGM minutes</b></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Business/AGMMinutes12.html">18 April 2018</a></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Business/AGMMinutes11.html">25 April 2017</a></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Business/AGMMinutes10.html">27 April 2016</a></td></tr> </table><br /><table><tr><td><b>AGM Annual Reports</b></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Business/AnnualReport2017.pdf">2017 Report</a>&nbsp; <img src="logo/pdf.jpeg" alt="" /></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Business/AnnualReport2016.pdf">2016 Report</a>&nbsp; <img src="logo/pdf.jpeg" alt="" /></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Business/AnnualReport2015.pdf">2015 Report</a>&nbsp; <img src="logo/pdf.jpeg" alt="" /></td></tr> </table><br /><table><tr><td><b>Committee minutes</b></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Business/CommitteeMinutes38.html">14 May 2018</a></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Business/CommitteeMinutes37.html">24 January 2018</a></td></tr> <tr><td><a href="Business/CommitteeMinutes36.html">6 September 2017</a></td></tr> </table></td></tr></table></td></tr></table><br /> <table style="width: 950px; border: 1px solid green; background-color: #99CC99"><tr><td><h2>Help when on the Common</h2> <p style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px"><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: left" src="Home/sign1.jpeg" alt="" /> <img style="margin-left: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: right" src="Home/sign2.jpeg" alt="" /> The Cambridge City StreetScene Team is responsible for a wide range of services on the Common including litter picking, grass cutting, graffiti removal and toilet cleaning. The Council's Enforcement Team can deal with problems of illegal camping or fires on the Common. The Pinder should be contacted if cattle escape from the Common or fall into the river. Trees are the responsibility of the Arboricultural Team. They can all be contacted through the Council's Customer Service Centre on 01223 457000 (457457 out of office hours). It is an offence for anyone to drop litter or allow their dog to foul the Common - bins are provided for the disposal of litter and dog mess. Any problems with dogs should be referred to the Dog Warden on 01223 457898. Drug related incidents should be reported directly to the police - 999 for active drug taking or 101 for drug dealing. If you find spent needles or other drug debris call the Council hot line on 01223 458282 (0300 3038389 out of office hours) or online at sos.operations@cambridge.gov.uk.</p></td></tr></table> <table style="width: 950px"><tr><td style="border-style: none"> <h3><br /><img style="margin-right: 15px " src="logo/warning.jpeg" alt="" />Please <a href="mailto:info@midsummercommon.org.uk?subject=From%20FoMC%20Home%20page">contact us</a> if you have anything to say about the issues raised on this page.<img style="margin-left: 15px" src="logo/warning.jpeg" alt="" /></h3> <img style="margin:0pt auto;display:block" src="Home/CCF.jpeg" alt="" /></td></tr></table> </body> </html>