Coltishall Village Hall and Recreation Ground Charity (CVH&RGC) 

Registered Charity Number 1121384

We welcome you  to the Village of Coltishall and  hopes that this information will interest you in using the facilities at the Village Hall and Recreation Grounds

For ease of management and for less of a tongue twister we refer to the Coltishall Village Hall & Playing Ground Charity as CAST (Coltishall Amenities & Sports Trust), however please note that by law all legal contracts and invoices etc will use the CVH&RGC title


Village Hall – Rectory Road Small Playing Field - The Main Hall and a separate lounge area is available for hire, they can be hired separately or individually to find the current hire rate please click on the link here > Hire Fees

Cricket Pavilion -Rectory Road Small Playing Field - currently used by the Norwich & Coltishall Cricket Club

Football Changing Rooms – Rectory Road large Playing Field - Currently used by Coltishall Colts Senior Side on Saturdays and Coltishall FC Senior Side on Sundays. Coltishall Jaguars Boys & Girls teams play at the small playing

Bowls Club changing rooms - Used, maintained and manage by the Coltishall Playing Fields Bowls Club

The playing fields - large field shown

The two playing fields were originally gifted to the parish by The Reverend Henry Rogers who lived in Coltishall Hall and left £1,000 in his will to purchase the two pieces of land when he died in 1936. It was not until October 1948 that the land was officially given to the parish council to manage.
The land was gifted for the young and old inhabitants of the Parish of Coltishall without distinction of religious, political or other opinions; for the purpose of . Playing bowls, tennis croquet and the like games, cricket, football and the like games, meetings lectures and classes and other forms of recreation and leisure-time occupations

The Lounge, Village Hall

In the seventies after a  fire destroyed the orginal Coltishall Bowls and Social Club on June 8th 1978  the Coltishall & Horstead Community Association was set up to build village halls in Coltishall and Horstead and one novel idea then was parishioners were invited to buy a brick to contribute to the building.

Many stalwart members of the village many who are still around today and some sadly who are not were involved in the building project namely  Roy Landamore (Project Manager) and family, John  & Graham Percy, Leslie & Edna Shingles and family, Titch Haines, Gary Kellet, John Bean, Peter Baker, Keith Childerhouse, Brian and Hazel Bell and bowls, football and cricket club members. Our apologies to anyone else that may have been overlooked.

Village Main Hall

Many weekends and any spare time available was spent by so many people building the current village hall.
Finally in 1981 the grand opening was conducted the main hall complete with stage being available for a multitude of functions and, with the social club end run by the Coltishall Community Association Charity who  provided and licensed the premises, the profits of which were ploughed back into the CCA for the improvement and upkeep of the village hall.

The social Club was run by volunteers and many fine functions were held over the years. When the CCA and Social Club was buoyant, proceeds from the club were used to fund the Football Changing rooms, built on the large playing field.The then thriving Coltishall Football Saturday & Sunday teams (the first in the country to be sponsored and carry advertising on their shirts) had a large following and of course constant visitors and members of the Social Club. Around this time the Cricket pavilion was also built and the tennis courts were still in use.

The CCA and Social Club sadly had a decline in membership and interest and has now been superseded by The Coltishall Village Hall and Recreation Ground Charity – run by a group of directors who are responsible for the day to day running and hiring of the village hall and sports facilities.

Their sole purpose the provision and maintenance of the village recreation ground, village hall and a community centre  for use by the inhabitants of Coltishall, in particular young and old inhabitants without distinction of religious, political or other opinions in accordance with memorandum and articles of association of Coltishall Village Hall and Recreation Ground Charity

We welcome regular and new users to our facilities and are available for consultation and issues on queries and any suggestions you may have.

Our Annual General Meetings are held in May and the date will be published in the Marlpit Magazine and this Parish Web Site

Our Financial year runs from  1st April

The Directors Of Coltishall Village Hall and Recreation Ground Charity