Coltishall Community Lunch Club

We meet every Wednesday at 12.30 & have usually finished by 13.45.

Contact Iris on 737648 for any other information.

It’s a year now since an independent group of volunteers took over the lunch club, which used to be run by the Salvation Army. I thought it would be timely to let you know how successful this venture has been.
We found premises in the Church  Room on Rectory Rd, Coltishall, and , though they weren’t quite up to scratch, we were given the go-ahead by the “Food Safety” people at Broadland District Council, pending certain improvements.



Some of us took advantage of a grant to allow voluntary groups to attend courses run by BDC. The courses we – apprehensively - attended were Food Safety & Hygiene, Health & Safety at Work, First Aid and Healthy Eating & Special Diets. We all felt very learned after this!

We have 3 chefs and 6 happy helpers who provide a delicious and healthy 2-course meal plus a hot drink for just £3!
We don’t aim to make a profit, but with money  left over from our expenses we have been able to pay for the decoration of the kitchen, a new range-type oven and 40 lovely, comfortable, upholstered new chairs – from which all other hirers of the Room will reap the benefit .

The Church also paid for new double-glazed windows, a new kitchen door and for sinks and plumbing in the kitchen to bring things up to standard.

We were also able to treat ourselves to a wonderful Christmas Party, complete with turkey and all the trimmings, crackers, entertainment - and even Father Christmas put in an appearance! Great fun was had by all!

Now we’re planning a small 1st Birthday Party complete with cake.

If you’d like to come along you’d be very welcome. We welcome everyone who would like a delicious meal and the chance for a chat with other people from our villages – we have diners from Hautbois, Frettenham, Hainford, even Sprowston, as well as from Coltishall & Horstead. We can even pick you up if you have no transport.

We meet every Wednesday at 12.30 & have usually finished by 13.45.

Contact Iris on 737648 for any other information.

Linda Malpas