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Coltishall Cares

This page is to highlight those within the parish who care and have cared for the community.
If you know of a worthy person,society or club that deserves some recognition for their valuable contribution please pass the information to the website manager at

31st October 2011

Residents of Coltishall Village Help CVH&RG (CAST) to raise funds for village hall and recreation ground projects

 Quiz Master Robert Watson above and views of the competing teams below
Many thanks go to Robert & Ann Watson and Phil the scorer for organsing the 3rd annual Halloween Quiz Night on Saturday the 29th of October

Further thanks also go to Carol & Bobby Harmer for cooking the beanfeast and decorating the pumpkins. Joy and Keith Childerhouse and Sue Brodie for their work on the raffle and ploughman's suppers.

CVH&RG charity directors would also like to thank all those who donated prizes for the raffle

Congratulations go to Karen's team for winning

The event attended by over 80 people was a great success and raised £340 towards the CVH&RG projects funds
Bowls club brainstorming Karens Winners
A Big thank you to all who stayed and help put tables and chairs away - Many thanks John H
15th September 2011

Biffa Cares - Coltishall Village Hall enjoys new found warmth

The village of Coltishall has recently had the heating system for their village hall upgraded thanks to a £5000 grant from the Biffaward small grants scheme and £1000 from the Village Hall and Recreation Ground Charity fund.

The dual eco friendly boiler and heating system can now provide instant hot water, plus separate independent controlled heating for the main hall and lounge area via a seven day programmer. With the more efficient and user friendly system both areas can be warm in less than 20 minutes

The system installed on time and budget has been up and running for a week and has attracted many favourable comments from the hall users, who range from pre-school, Brownies, Girl Guides, The Youth Forum, Indoor Short Mat Bowls, the WI, Table Tennis Club, British Legion, Cricket Club, Broadgrace Church, Coltishall Jaguar Runners and The Bridge Club

The hall and recreation ground charity directors would like to see more club/society events staged.  The hall, available for hire to all in the community and has some spare capacity. For booking information and rates please contact Doreen Snelling on 01603 737955.

A big thank you and smile to all at Biffawards from the Community of Coltishall

Some members of the Coltishall & Horstead pre school, seen here giving the thumbs-up. Happy to start the morning sessions in a warm friendly environment.

25th April 2011

Chris Giblett Cares

Many thanks from CAST go to Chris Giblett of Chris Giblett Scaffolding for replacing tiles we could not reach on football changing rooms, thanks also go to Roger Webb Builders for cutting them to shape, where needed.

30th January 2011

Sunday Litter Pick

A thank you  for caring about your village

Many thanks to the nine volunteers who helped spruce up the village today by picking several bags of litter. Thanks also go to Mr & Mrs Musson and a resident of Anchor Street who also contributed on route. We also acknowledge those who would normally have been at the event but sent apologies due to prior engagements or sickness.

Moreover the the parish council also realises that a lot of unsung residents do pick-up litter as and when seen, a big thank you.

Finally we would like to thank Broadland DC for the skip placement over this weekend.

A Big thank you from Coltishall Community Luncheon Club to Coltishall Primary School
Today Wednesday 15th December the Luncheon Club were entertained to a festive season choral service in the Church Rooms. The members were entertained with some wonderful music and song. Many, many thanks go to all who gave up their time to entertain the silver tops..

Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Parade 11th November 2009

Coltishall & Horstead will not forget

Below are a few photographs courtesy of Frank Tipper of  the Remembrance Day Service held at the Coltishall War Memorial 11th November 2009
Primary School Children &
local visiting policemen
Bob Jennings
Royal British Legion
Standard Bearer
 Mr B Jordan conducts the service
and Charlie Smith the dedication
The services at the St John The Baptist Church, Horstead and Coltishall war memorials were well attended this year, many thanks to all parishioners and organisations involved. The Salvation Army Band on the Sunday service were excellent, it was also very moving to see the local primary school attend both services.
We were sorry that due their heavy and understandable service commitments we could not have a Royal Air Force presence this year. We will try again next year


Many thanks to Jill Blackburn, Hazel Bell, Wendy Sparrow, Gary Williams and Mike Warren for collecting 12 sacks of litter around the village. Generally it was household rubbish but wheel trims and dirty nappies were amongst items discarded. Thanks also to Robert Watson for purchasing the refreshments and  Barbara Warren for serving them and last but not least Keith Childerhouse for organising the vests,gloves, picker sticks and sacks and Mike for disposal.

Devoted Royal British Legion Member

Charlie Smith Chairman of Coltishall and District Branch - 63 Years of Service and still going strong, see more about this and the history of the RBL in Coltishall click on this>  Page 10755

Lets here it for the Grass Cutting Services and Council workers

Have you noticed how smart the village greens, road verges and pathways look (July 2009)?

Perhaps we undervalue the important functions of the NCIS, Garden Garden and Council Services who beaver quietly away in the background.

We know they are paid for services but in our experience just going round the village and talking to the workers they all seem to be very helpful and keen to do just that bit more to make our village look good.

We at the Parish Council wish to acknowledge their efforts and would like to think that visitors and locals would just help a bit more by placing rubbish in the bins provided and located around the village.

John H

The CVH&RG Charity (aka CAST) would like to thank Chris Hubbard for the wonderful floral displays provided for every T-Dance over the last year. The photo here shows sample of display for the April 2009 T-dance.

Always seasonal, always colour co-ordinated and always waiting for us on the day – Truly a person from Coltishall who cares! A Big Thank You from the T-Dance organizers and all who attend.

Coltishall Primary School – Pride in Norfolk  Award – Tree Planting Ceremony

A tree planting ceremony by pupils of Coltishall Primary School was carried out on Monday 2nd March in the school grounds in an area earmarked by the school headmaster Mark Adamson  and teacher Katrina Brown as a small tree orchard and conservation area.

Prize vouchers donated  by Nottcuts to Coltishall PC as runners up in the EDP run ;Pride in Norfolk” competition were used to purchase gardening equipment to use on the project.(Coltishall were runners up in 2008, winners in 2007)

Now this is what we are going to do!

Mr Paul Thomas, the motivator in the Coltishall Cares campaign and instigator of last years entry submission was very pleased to know that the prize money was able to provide the school gardening club with the equipment to ensure the school tree conservation project would benefit future generations passing through the school
Many thanks go also to Peter Croot and Brian Abbs the Coltishall Tree wardens for finding rare species of suitable trees to preserve and nurture. I am sure Peter will give a more detailed description of the varieties and the providers in the Tree Wardens web section.

Let’s pose for the camera first, sorry you are too tall for my camera Peter!

In this feature are the girls of Hazel class comprising Emma Queripel, Summer Ward, Freya Utting, Jessica Spooner, Charlotte Graysmark, Maddie Elliott and class Teacher Katrina Brown, plus Peter Croot, Brian Abbs and Parish Cllr & School Governor Doreen Snelling who also feature in the photographs in and around this article.

This first tree,(above), a wild cherry, about to be set, Peter Croot showing the way with some relaxed supervision Just as well Brian Abbs (Left) and the rest of the class are working hard. Is that bird up there waiting to build a nest already?

Finally Katrina has asked if there is a keen gardener and volunteer within our community who would be able to help plan and cultivate a future individual class garden plot.