ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE: come and take a look at our clean, modern and welcoming facilities. Perfect for meetings, classes, sports and parties. Let us help you find the room to meet your needs at the Centre. 


The Trustees wish to appoint a Centre Manager.

An interesting and varied job, with a competitive salary and opportunities for personal development, will be offered to the successful candidate.

The post will be available from Monday 16th March 2020, and the closing date for applications is Friday 28th February at 1200.

For full information, see the documents attached, or contact:

The Secretary, Gladstone Connect Ltd., The Allama Iqbal Family Centre, 157 Cromwell Road, Peterborough PE1 2EL 

Hot-desking offer

Are you looking for a well-equipped office space from which to work?

If so, then we can help.

We have two desks available, in the main office at the Centre, For as little as £5 per day, £20 per week or £60 per month (all payable in advance), this includes:

  • Allocated desk space

  • Free Wifi

  • Access to printing & photocopying (fees apply)

  • Cleaning, heating and electricity

  • Use of a modern kitchen facility, with tea & coffee

  • Use of a meeting room (subject to availability)

  • Toilet facilities

  • Friendly welcome and support

Less than 10 minutes from the city centre!

If you're interested, get in touch by calling 01733 756275 or email

WANTED: new Board members

Are you committed to supporting improvements in our local community, to working in partnership to deliver opportunities for local residents, to being part of a team that can shape programmes that engage people and help them to develop new skills?


If so, then we need to talk...


We're looking for new Board members to join Gladstone Connect. 

You'll need to attend quarterly Board Meetings and take on some specific projects / work areas to support the Centre Manager and our team of volunteers.

This is an exciting opportunity to get involved, and we welcome applications from anyone in our diverse community. For an informal chat, please drop in at the Centre and ask for Richard.

Welcome to Iqbal Pocket Park

We promised you something special and, despite the heavy rain, we've got it planted out. The play equipment is also now in place. Once the summer arrives properly, things will green up and grow, to bring Iqbal Pocket Park alive with the buzzing of bees, fluttering of butterflies, and happy voices of the young children.


It's not our Park; it's yours! It belongs to the community, and so we'd like to ask you to join with us in keeping it looking special.

Our special park is already attracting wildlife. It's buzzing with bees, hoverflies, and butterflies; and many local people now enjoy relaxing in this little oasis!


The park itself was funded by a Pocket Park grant from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The landscaping was carried out by Liam Doherty of Crega Landscapes, a Peterborough-based company.


We held a very successful community barbecue on 6th July, which saw the opening of the park for residents. 

The children's play equipment, provided for younger users has proved very popular. It offers a safe place where toddlers can play, under the watchful eye of parents who can now sit and enjoy the display of flowers surrounding them.

Thank you to Peterborough City Council, who funded the installation of this play equipment by DALROD. It looks great!

In the space of little over 6 weeks, the patch of rough grass that used to sit outside the Centre has been transformed into somewhere special. We're so grateful to Liam for his dedication, to Helpston Nursery for supplying such fantastic plants, and to the wonderful volunteers from our weekly gardening club who dug and planted like crazy (in the rain, too). 

There's so much to see. Why not come and sit, relax and enjoy being surrounded by nature? You'll love it!

Printing Services

We offer full colour and B/W laser printing and scanning services here at the Centre, including printing direct from your phone.

Prices are 60p per sheet (colour) and 20p per sheet (B/W). Discounts are available for larger jobs. Drop in to discuss your requirements. 

Women on the Move

It's happening!


We've been awarded a small grant from the Big Lottery to support a group of women to run their own fitness classes: what they want, when they want.

Yasmin Siddique from YS Training has started our weekly women-only fitness classes, Mondays between 10-11am, here at the Centre.


Guaranteed to get you fit and guaranteed to be fun, the classes are available at a cost of £3 per session (just turn up) or £10 per month (payable in advance). 


The overall aim of the project is to support women to improve their fitness by shaping their own programme.

For more information, contact Yasmin by email:  

Reception volunteers

Can you spare an hour or two each week?

We're looking to recruit a team of volunteers to help:

  • welcome visitors to the Centre

  • answer the telephone

  • help with basic admin tasks

  • prepare rooms for meetings & events

In return for your help, we'll support you to learn new skills and build your confidence.

Allama Iqbal Community Centre
157 Cromwell Road
Tel: (01733) 75 62 75
Business Hours
Monday to Thursday 
9:00am to 17:00pm
9:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday and Sunday- Bookings only
For hire rates see "Contact " page
Why not drop in and take a look at our facilities. We're here for the whole community. Let us help you make your event a success.

We want your books!

We're always on the look-out for unwanted books (in good condition, please). If you have any lurking at home, in need of a new home, we'd be happy to accept them here.

Just drop them in at the Centre between 0900-1730, Mon-Fri.

It's a great way to improve literacy in our community, building a love of books!

Get reading at our very own micro-library

Now Open

  Mon-Thu, 0900-1700

Friday, 0900-1200

              FREE to use. No library card required               

With lots of children's books, some in Urdu & English, and a selection of easy-to-read adult books; our library is here to support our communities get reading. Just drop in to enjoy a quiet read or sign out a book or two to enjoy at home (just bring them back again, please).

Thanks to the generous support of Vivacity Libraries, lovley people who have made this possible! 







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