Sturton Street Methodist Church campaign

We’ve official launched our community share pledge campaign. We’re looking to raise £600,000 starting with a community share offer of withdrawable shares costing £250 each and offering 3% interest.The full details are on the website.

Can we do it? Would you pledge to support this amazing site as a social enterprise? And can you help us – we don’t need just money, we really need more people to get involved.

Help us find more ideas, too. It’s already clear that if we are able to acquire this site, there is a long term need to add a different kind of community provision, more personal spaces like art studios, music rehearsal space, space to make and learn.

Here’s the link to the press release.

Please consider a pledge and be a part of making Cambridge an even better place to live.


The council is working to improve their environmental care, and as part of that have 10 new recycling and general litter bins available this year for Petersfield, and 3 new dog bins. If you would like to propose a location for one of these bins, you can contact one of our city council ward councillors – we would be happy to make that happen if you like, feel free to email or contact us of you prefer. Our county councillor Ashley Walsh suggested a bin on Vera’s walk which seems like a very good idea.


A reminder that you are invited to our AGM tomorrow evening! It will be followed by our public meeting about the future of the Sturton Street Methodist Church (finally: a community centre for this area!)
It is also the opportunity to say farewell to our Chair, who will be stepping down after 16 years of serving this area: and to come along to get involved yourself!
Cherry Trees Centre, St. Matthew’s Street, 7:30pm TOMORROW (Wednesday 17th September)

Auction items

If you wish to bid, please email us WITH YOUR CONTACT DETAILS, stating your maximum bid and the corresponding number/name of item for which you are bidding (e.g. 4 for the massage) to Happy bidding, and good luck!

All the monies raised by this auction will be split between next year’s Summer Event… and our drive to purchase Sturton Street Methodist Church as a COMMUNITY CENTRE for this area!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So please, GET BIDDING  and get everyone else whom you know to get bidding too.

Summer Event 2014 picture vote

Please vote by sending your favourite photo number to!

PACT Summer Event – THANK YOU!

Petersfield Area Community Trust would like to thank the following for their great generosity in making our Summer Event possible:

Al-Amin Halal Grocery 

Andrew Grove Solicitors

Arena Café


Babylon IT Solutions

Baguette Express

Bedouin Restaurant

Benzer Bags

Blue Moon

Boots @ Grafton

Bosphorus Turkish Kebab

Box Café

Café de Paris

Cam Cycles

Cambridge Blue

Cambridge Fire Station

Cambridge Framing Centre

Cambridge Ink

Cambridge Nails & Spa

Cambridge Phone Hub

Cambridge Regional College

Cambridge Toy Shop

Cambridge United

Cantab Millennium Computers

Carpet Right

Cash Converters

CB1 Café

CB2 Café

Computer Resale

Cook For You

Crofton Property

Curry Queen

Day 1

Devonshire Arms

Discount Autoparts

Divine Hair & Beauty

Dobbler’s Inn

Dreams Bedstore

Duke of Cambridge

Dukel’s @ Grafton

Elitian Printers

Fagito Takeaway

Fine Cuts @ Grafton

Finn Jordan

Glenys Self

Golden Curry

Grace’s Accessories

H. Gee

Hot Numbers


Kelsey Kerridge

Lally’s Newsagents

Lan Hong House

Mace Stores


Madame & Monsieur

Merhaba Turkish Cuisine

Mickey Flynns

Millers Music Centre

Moghul Tandoori

Mr Mullins

Multi-service Centre

Neide’s Café

Nip In

Norfolk Street Bakery

Norfolk Street Deli

Nutters Hair Salon

Parkside Police Station

Parkside Pools

Party Mania

Peppy’s Barber


Prana Restaurant

Rotana Café

Salus Health

Serena Jewellery

Sharon @ Sharps Kitchens

Spice Gate


Tattoos by Fabio


Tezcan Hair Salon

The Bike Shed

The Garden Kitchen

The Tram Depot

Tindalls Art Supplies

Tulip Restaurant

Uppercuts Hair Salon

Vue Cinemas

White Swan pub

Winfield Chinese Supermarket

Rotana Café

Mill Rd International S’market

Madame & Monsieur

Urban Hair Company

Yemtox All Seasons Food


Zi’s Halal Piri Piri


And a HUGE thank you as well to all those individuals without whose work and help (before, during, and after the PACT Summer Event!) none of this would have been possible.

 Philly Owles

Lesley Tubb

Irene Wilkes

Celia Hipkin-Chastagnol

Janek Dziewulski

Andrew Dutton

Andrew Grove

Archie & the Active Ageing Adepts

Awards for All

Cambridge City Council

Cambridgeshire Highways

Chris from City Rangers

Corinne Blandin-Eagling

Daniel Gordon



Emon Miah


Jethro, Terri, Martin …

Karin Ekuland

Kevin Blencowe

Krishna Zivraj-Nair

Mary Owles

Mohon Miah

Ozy Ozcan

Ramesh Babar

Richard & Janet

Rose & The British Science Association

Siâna Chalkley-Robinson

The Artists @ The PACT Summer Event Art Show

The Barclays Brigade

The Chinese Community Lion Dancers

The Coton Morris Men

The Menelik Foundation

The PACT flyer distributors

The residents of Norfolk Street & surroundings

Theodore Menelik

Tony Phillips

Wahidur Rahman


…and all the AMAZING helpers on the day. You know who you are. THANK you!


Are you ready!?  Are you ready?! 3… 2…. 1…. PACT SUMMER EVENT!!!

Yes, it’s almost here – after a year of work, and countless hours of unpaid, unsung effort by the incredible, wonderful individuals pulling this together for us all… it’s almost here. The PACT Summer Event, THIS Saturday, noon til 5.

And what a line-up! Amazing tombola prizes (meals for two, haircuts, bike service, and much, much more – if you’ve been following our Facebook page you’ll have seen them as they’ve come in!) and charity auction prizes (guitars. A six-month all-inclusive pass to Parkside Pools gym/classes/pool. A laptop computer. And more!) and ….
Our awesome one-day, not-to-be-missed Art Show featuring not one, not two, but TWENTY-TWO renowned local artists. Hands-on excitement with the British Science Association and the wonderful Corinne Blandin-Eaglings’s Celebrate! activities. Music. Food. Crafts. Activities…
So we are privileged to announce that the timetable as it stands is:
12:15 – 12:30 Archie’s ForeverActive demo 
12:30 – 12:50 – Siâna’s hula hooping demo
12:50 – 14:20 – The Andy Bowie Jazz Band 
14:20 – 15:00 Siâna’s hula hooping workshop – learn with the expert!
15:10 – 16:20 Krishna’s Bollywood
16:30 -> everyone invited to take part in the carnival parade (Theme: MULTICULTURE – small prize for best costume!)
Green stage:with live music provided by the Menelik Foundation and manned by the Funky Flamingos PA team
12:15 – 13:15: SALSA.
13:15 – 14:00: free salsa
14:-00 – 15:00: Ramesh’s Bollywood workshop
15:00 – 16:00: Congolese dancing.
Green opposite Blue Moon
12:15 – 12: 35 Parkside Pools
12:45 – 13:00  Forever Active
13:05 – 13:25 Parkside Pools
13:35 – 13:55 Parkside Pools
14:00 – 16:00 ChYpPS
16:30 -> everyone invited to take part in the carnival parade 
Also happening up and down Norfolk Street… 
12:00 Chinese Community LION DANCE
12:10 Welcome and introduction by PACT’s Chair
12:15 – 16:30 Facepainting with the astonishingly-talented Dawn
12:00 – 17:00 ART SHOW
13:00 – 15:00 Mehndi (henna tattoos)
intermittently til 15:00 the indefatigable Coton Morris Men
Food Alley.
Even more music – at Blue Moon and Nick Ellis at the Box Cafe.
Calligraphy @ Zhonghua.
Jerk chicken @ Divine Hair Salon.
All the various businesses along Norfolk Street promising to get dressed up and do something special.
Charity Auction.
Guess-the-number-of-sweets competition.
Photographic competition (photos taken at and of the Event – deadline for submission of pictures 30 June)
…and finally, as you now know, the grand finale of … the CARNIVAL PARADE!!!! All welcome: theme = MULTICULTURE, small prize for best costumed person plus separate small prize for the best costumed push-bike!
Your community. Our Summer Event. All that’s missing is you. Come along and join the fun!
This is an event not to be missed, whatever your age or interests.
Entrance and participation in this glorious community celebration is free, and all are welcome. Spread the word. Share this post. Tweet. Talk. Bring yourselves, bring your friends, your neighbours, your colleagues, your enthusiasm. Bring your cameras. Bring random strangers, but come!


Sturton Methodist Church and Hall

We have just received this about Sturton Street Methodist Church and Hall, and feel that it’s significant enough to share:

Hello, I have been involved with Sturton Street Church and Hall all of my life, in the early years as a member of the congregation, and for the past 28 years I have run my dance school at the premises. In addition, my father and I helped maintain the hall for many years until he became too frail. We heard a few weeks ago that the church are planning to close the buildings on August 30th and sell up. (This is very short notice, and there was no previous warning that this was about to happen.) As well as my dance classes there are also a range of other community groups who regularly meet and we will now all have to relocate or close, with the subsequent loss of these groups – dance, tango, toddler group, capoeira, etc – let alone the loss of the space of worship. We have set up an online petition – Sturton Street – and are meeting with others who wish to try and retain these vital community facilities in order to step up our campaign – possibly flyers etc…

The petition to keep this important part of our community is here:

We had a meeting last night with a few interested people and are hoping to do a bit of a burst of campaigning in the next couple of weeks, including a photo opportunity outside the premises on Saturday 31st May at 11.00am – we would like as many users of the facilities, people from the local community, and any interested parties to pop along if possible so that we can show how much this means to our community.