logo Joining FoMC

Thank you for your interest in joining the Friends of Midsummer Common. We are looking for support and involvement when making representations to the appropriate authorities in order to encourage the good management of Midsummer Common. Members get to join our mailing list, attend our AGM and influence our policies and campaigns. We are also looking for volunteers to help maintain the Common and the Community Orchard.


Membership is open to Cambridge citizens who are interested in furthering FoMC objectives. These are to:

  • help foster good management practices in order to protect the environment and address the principles of sustainable development;
  • encourage the use and enjoyment of Midsummer Common and its facilities by members of the public;
  • discourage the spoliation or inappropriate use of Midsummer Common by individuals or organisations; and
  • to develop and maintain a Community Orchard.

It is the policy of FoMC to welcome and treat all members and volunteers fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion, age or disability. Members are covered by our insurance policy when taking part in any of our activities. The Secretary shall keep an up-to-date list of members.


FoMC volunteers help the Council maintain the main Common by weeding the grassland, pruning the trees, removing tree guards and fixing ties, and picking up litter. FoMC was responsible for installing a Community Orchard on part of the Common in 2009 and volunteers continue to maintain that area by cutting the grass, removing weeds, planting and pruning trees, planting hedges and wildflowers, and undertaking small building works. If you are interested in getting involved please contact the Orchard Manager.

Membership Fee

FoMC is a voluntary organisation that doesn’t need much money but there are administrative, insurance and grounds maintenance costs. Currently we ask for a £5 joining fee. This income and some Council grants have kept us afloat. Members can be asked to pay an annual subscription as agreed at the Annual General Meeting. So far, it has not been necessary to ask for annual subscriptions but this may change in the future. Voluntary donations are always welcome to help pay for plants and equipment.

To Join FoMC or make a Donation please complete and submit this form.