The 12th meeting was held on Wednesday, 18 May.
A large part of the meeting was dedicated to detailed feedback on maintenance, improvements, all use of the grounds from City Council Green Space Officer, Anthony French. Much discussion centred on the recent activities of commercial fitness organisation, ParkFit. Anthony was also able to update the group on the former propagation centre area and the question mark as to whether this may be used to site the Cambridge City Farm. The final draft of the report from consultant Phil Back, which looks at potential locations for a Cambridge City Farm, is now with the City Council and is with the Executive Councillor for Arts and Recreation. As soon as the Friends receive a copy, we will alert all members to its content. A final decision on the location of the City Farm will be made at Community Services Scrutiny Committee at 2.00 pm on Thursday, 30 June.
Sandra Day announced that the Friends would again have a stall at this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival (we had 90 people join at the stall last time). This year we really need more volunteers for the FCHH stall – it was unfairly left to just three of four people to cover the whole weekend last year. Volunteers will receive a free pass to the campsite (but not the music) area. Please contact Sandra to help: the Festival is over the weekend of Friday 28 – Sunday 31 July.
Plans to revamp membership in time for July’s renewal time were also discussed, and Cartridge World, on Cherry Hinton Road, has agreed to print various items including membership cards for free. The Friends will now offer 2-year and 5-year membership cards, both for individuals and family membership, plus life membership for a one-off £25 fee.
To see a full copy of the Minutes, click HERE.