North Waltham Village Trust

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North Waltham Village Trust was established in 1953 when local farmer, William Rathbone, bequeathed land to the villagers of North Waltham for recreational use and with a view to building a village hall. Today the Trusts Management Committee consists of life members, alongside a team of trustees made up of village residents. All members except the Life Members retire at the end of the year but may be re-elected or re-appointed.

The charity provides village facilities for recreational activities, space for society and club meetings, and occasional hire for private functions. North Waltham Village Trust works in collaboration with the Parish Council, and other village societies for the benefit of the community

Role of the Trust

Providing recreational facilities and opportunities to enhance the wellbeing of those who live in and around North Waltham. 


Cuckoo Meadow is maintained for sport and recreation use, daily dog walkers, and has several picnic tables. A well-equipped children’s play area provides space for younger children, while a range of other recreational facilities are available for all ages. Rathbone Pavilion is used regularly by local clubs and societies and is home to’ Ofsted Outstanding’ Cuckoo Meadow Pre-School. The ‘Big Lunch on the Meadow’ has taken place annually, since 2012, proving to be a popular community event. Through engaging with the local community, the Trustees strive to identify potential opportunities for development of facilities and events.

The Trust owns the car park for use by visitors to Cuckoo Meadow and the Rathbone Pavilion; it is also available to North Waltham Primary School by arrangement.

To respect the privacy of residents surrounding Cuckoo Meadow the Trust does not permit the flying of drones from the recreational area.


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North Waltham Village Trust

Registered Charity: 301905



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Donations are greatly received. Please visit our Fundraising and Donations page for further details.