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)

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!


Announcing: our winner!!!

Ladies and gentlemen,

THANK you to those of you who took the time to vote. Yet again, it was an incredibly close-run race, with only 8 and 11 votes respectively separating the winner from the designs in second and third place. So if your favourite didn’t win, and you forgot to vote… your vote might have made the difference. Remember that next year, and do spread the word! EVERYONE can vote (though only one vote per person) 🙂
And meanwhile, a huge thank you to all those who submitted designs, and to those who voted, and congratulations to all those whose designs made it onto the shortlist.
Voting has now closed for this year…
And so, ladies and gentlemen, the moment for which you’ve been waiting…
Drumroll please…
YOUR choice for this year’s PACT Summer Event poster! Designed by Irene Wilkes, look out for the finalised version of this wonderful invitation soon, wherever PACT is publicising our forthcoming celebration!
 In second place was the delightful poster #11 by Anna Quigley, and in third place was the eye-catching poster #1 by Eddie Carrington. Congratulations to all three of you: we will be in touch separately to arrange your prizes etc. 🙂
And meanwhile to all of you: on Sunday 11th May we’re starting our weekly carnival costume workshops! Come along and join us from 2pm in the community room at the Blue Moon (formerly Man on the Moon)  on Norfolk St!

Final chance to vote!

It’s the final countdown, folks – I know 90 of you saw our last reminder on Facebook, and hundreds of you received our Chair’s email reminder, so if you haven’t already done so, please VOTE! Just ten votes currently separate the leading design from the next two… and yes, that means that there’s a tie for second place at the moment! So please send your votes to, or vote via our website, or send a message to us at Facebook – but whatever you do, VOTE! Every vote counts when it’s as as closely run as this!
Just to remind you: there are twelve shortlisted designs from which to choose. Please vote, share, and spread the word. Voting closes at midnight tonight!!!!


Just a few more days to vote!

Ladies and Gentlemen.
Drumroll please for our twelve shortlisted poster designs! As you may remember, both last year AND the year before it was absolutely neck-and-neck until the very end, with just a couple of votes separating the eventual winner and the runner up, so YOUR vote counts!!
Which do YOU think should be our fabulous poster for this year’s PACT Summer Event? For ease of reference, this year we’ve numbered them all to avoid confusion, so please let me know which one YOU think is the best!
Congratulations and good luck to everyone shortlisted, and better luck next year to those who didn’t quite make it this time. It’s wonderfully exciting to see the standard continue to improve year on year.
So: the voting starts…. NOW. One vote per person: but please feel free to forward this entire post showing ALL the shortlisted designs to all your friends, family and colleagues living or working or studying in this area to give THEM the opportunity to vote too!
Deadline for your vote: Sunday 27 April!

Summer Event photo competition and carnival costume winners

PACT is delighted to announce the winners of our PACT/Norfolk Street Summer Event carnival costume competition, and to share the photographs that have won and were shortlisted for our PACT Summer Event 2013 photographic competition!

Photo competition

The shortlisted photographs, submitted by members of the public and voted on by PACT’s trustees, were on display at our AGM on Tuesday 9th July in the Squeaky Gate community room from 7:30pm. They will then be on display at The Box Café on Norfolk Street, with kind permission of Ozy. The winning photographs were selected by Dave Harwood, professional photographer for the Cambridge News, and announced at the AGM:

  • 1st place: Steven Lee with a striking shot of the Chinese lion dance that opened the Summer Event
  • 2nd place: Steven Lee, again! A candid shot of a couple examining the schedule of events
  • 3rd place: Matt Hodgkinson’s shot of the colourful ‘Graffiti Gardens’
  • Kenn Martin deserves a special mention, having taken 11 of the 25 shortlisted photos

Thank you to all the photographers who submitted photos – Steven Lee, Matt Hodgkinson, Rachana Mahapatra, Kenn Martin, Iain Hay, Keith Edkins, Will Bowles, Simon Boyd, and Sa’adiah Kahn.

Carnival costume winners

We were so excited by the response to our carnival costume workshops and the parade on the day. Here are the best costumes from the Carnival Parade:
carnival costume winners

  • First place: Paul Little as the fly – and yes, those ARE windscreen wipers which found new life as his antennae!
  • Second place: Evie as the red bird
  • Third place: Siâna C-R as the ladybird – complete with leaf!

Congratulations to all three! An honourable mention goes to Herbie for his simple-but-super toadstool costume.

Auction closes soon!

Don’t miss out on bidding in the PACT/Norfolk Street Summer Event charity auction! There are 20 lots including swimming passes, massages, snooker memberships, motorcycle training, a gallon of ale and much more! For details of the lots and rules, see the previous post. To bid, email your name, bid and lot number to

You can also bid in person at our AGM at the Squeaky Gate on Norfolk Street at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9 July – we hope to see you there. Good luck bidding!