Ahead of the 809th annual Midsummer Fair on Midsummer Common in Cambridge (which runs from Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 June) we are encouraging visitors and residents to plan for a busy weekend in the city.
As with all large events we are working closely with partners, including the police, to prepare for one of the city’s most popular annual outdoor events – ensuring extra litter bins are provided, increased litter picking and that temporary toilets are in place on Midsummer Common.
Attendees are being encouraged to be mindful of forecast higher temperatures over the weekend: to keep hydrated, drink responsibly, respect other attendees and those working to run the event, and to look out for others throughout the weekend so that everyone is able to enjoy the event safely.
Visitors and residents are also urged to make allowances for local roads that may be busier than usual.
Over the weekend it is important that non-emergency crimes are reported through 101 and emergencies to 999, so that resources can be allocated in a timely manner.
Residents and fair-goers can report other concerns in person at a community hub based at Wesley Church (at the end of King Street) on the Saturday, from 8am until 8pm (or later if required). Or concerns can be reported by calling 07803 888430.
The executive councillor leading on this matter is Cllr Alex Collis, (Labour) Executive Councillor for Open Spaces, Food Justice and Community Development. Spokespersons from the other political groups on this issue are Cllr Cheney Payne (Liberal Democrat) and Cllr Hannah Copley (Green/Independent Group)