12th January 2018

Norfolk Constabulary has issued its latest newsletter for parishes, including Coltishall, that are supported from Aylsham. In addition, it has reported that more than 100 people were arrested during the Norfolk Christmas drink drive campaign with almost 1000 people breathalysed. The month-long campaign, launched on 1 December 2017, targeted drivers getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Patrols and roadside checks were carried out with Norfolk having a 8.55% fail rate.
A total of 947 tests were carried out with 81 drivers providing positive readings. Of the 172 drug tests conducted 56 drivers failed. 

9th January 2018

Consultation on the Greater Norwich Local Plan (to 2036) has begun and will run until 15th March 2018. This is the document that will ultimately guide how much development takes place in our community. Now is the time to express a view if you are concerned about new housing and infrastructure in Coltishall in future. Once the Plan is in place (by 2020), it will be very difficult to argue against the allocations it sets out. More information is available here and at Information about planned Roadshows is available at

3rd January 2018

SAM2 mobile speed sign.

Coltishall and Horstead Parish Councils have taken ownership of a new SAM2 speed sign. This will operate on a 50/50 basis across the two parishes, starting with two months on Norwich Road in Horstead. The sign tells drivers their speed and asks them to slow down if necessary. It also records date, time and speed (but not identity). This information will be presented regularly to the two Parish Councils and published in The Marlpit. It will also be used to target police checks at speeding hotspots.

8th December 2017

Discounts unclaimed

Older residents who have contributed all their lives are among those least likely to claim the discounts and benefits they're due when their circumstances change.
Broadland DC officers are on hand to help. They can offer friendly and confidential advice about what residents could be entitled to and how to go about claiming. Please encourage residents to contact them on 01603 430602 or

30th November 2017

Norfolk Highways Engineer Jonathan Winnett and Parish Councillor Bob Grindrod will be at the Church Rooms between 3.30pm and 4,30pm on Thursday 7th December to answer any questions about the proposed Safer Crossing signage on the B1150 at Ling Way. Please join them for a cup of tea and a chat or else contact for further information.

30th November 2017

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk is consulting on possible increases in the amount of council tax paid to support police services in Norfolk. If you would like to comment, please complete the survey that is available here.

30th November 2017

Norfolk County Council is consulting on possible cuts to bus subsidies paid to local bus companies. One of the services that might be affected is the Sanders Sunday/Bank Holiday service (5/5A) between Cromer - North Walsham - Norwich, which goes through the village. If you would like to express concern or otherwise comment on Norfolk County Council's proposals, please click here.

12th November 2017

Mr Michael Spinks laid a Remembrance wreath at Coltishall War Memorial on behalf of Coltishall Parish Council this afternoon. Despite the inclement weather, many villagers attended the Church Service and marched to the Memorial led by Parade Master Bob Jennings and the Rev. Chris Engelsen. Local police closed off the High Street and also laid a wreath as did the Royal British Legion, Coltishall Brownies, the Coltishall & Horstead WI and The Marlpit community magazine. 

9th November 2017

Norfolk Constabulary has issued its latest newsletter for parishes, including Coltishall, that are supported from Aylsham.

17th September 2017

The Marlpit is holding its 40th Birthday Celebration on Sunday October 15th from 6p-8pm at the Tithe Barn, Horstead. All are welcome but booking in advance by 5th October latest is essential to ensure that numbers are catered for. You can book by e-mailing or by leaving your name and contact details in the Marlpit boxes at the Post Office, Pharmacy or Farm to Fork to Fish. Please indicate if you have been a Marlpit volunteer at any point. Donations to The Marlpit are also welcome.

17th September 2017

The Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable for Norfolk took part in a Police Accountability Forum in Aylsham on Tuesday 12th September. The main focus of the evening was on road safety. The papers for this meeting are available here

15th September 2017

Norfolk Constabulary has issued guidance for people on avoiding financial scams, which are unfortunately on the increase. Click here for further information.

15th September 2017

Norfolk Constabulary has issued its latest newsletter for parishes, including Coltishall, that are supported from Aylsham. The next Public Engagement meeting will be at The Jubilee Family Centre, Norwich Road, Aylsham at 7pm on Tuesday 17th October 2017.

15th September 2017

Norfolk Constabulary are holding an information evening for people interested in becoming Special Constables at 6pm on Weds 1st November 2017 at Aylsham Care Trust (ACT), St. Michael's Avenue, Aylsham, NR11 6YA. Call 01953 425699 x 2371 or e-mail to confirm a place.


21st August 2017

Coltishall Parish Council has today advertised two 'casual vacancies' on the Parish Council following the departure of two of our councillors. If ten electors seek an election by 11th September 2017 then one will be held. Otherwise, the Council will seek to co-opt three new members after that date as a vacancy already exists.


8th August 2017

Broadland District Council has issued advice on Parking Issues and Abandoned Vehicles. Such issues have arisen in the Parish recently, and there is guidance on who to call and what to do in each case.


4th August 2017


Coltishall Parish Council has initiated its Neighbourhood Plan by formally designating the parish boundary as the 'neighbourhood area' for planning purposes. Click here for a map of Coltishall showing the parish (blue) boundaries.

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