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Find out what support is available, how to offer help, and how to look after your wellbeing. Please continue to follow official NHS and government advice. Our offices and customer service centre remain closed at this time.

Parks and open spaces remain open, but play areas and most sports facilities are closed until further notice

Please follow government guidance on social distancing and take your litter home with you

Midsummer Common

The common is home to the annual Midsummer Fair, one of the longest-established fairs in England. It also hosts bonfire night and Strawberry Fair.

The common borders the River Cam, houseboats are typically moored on the common's bank and many colleges' boathouses are located on the opposite bank.

If you see anything we should know about – including graffiti, litter, broken equipment, or blocked access – report a problem at a park or open space.

Former names include Midsummer Green, Greencoft and Butts Green. The common is naturally grazed by a herd of bulls between April and October.

Much work has been done in recent years to restore the common to how it originally looked, with the planting of new trees of local providence. There has been the recent addition of a community orchard near the Newmarket Road entrance and wild seed planting to increase the biodiversity of the space.