Community Links

Within our community, there are several very useful facilities where events are held, such as village halls, reading rooms, and clubs. To learn more about these facilities, and find out what events are scheduled, please visit their website for more details. If you would like a facility adding to this list, please contact the Parish Clerk.

Colton Church Hall

Built on the site of an earlier chapel, Colton Church dates back to around 1531-1539. Adjacent to the Church is the School House, built in 1745 and closed around 1969, which now serves as the church hall.

Bouth Village Hall

Run by a committee on behalf of the residents of Bouth, the newly refurbished village hall is used for all types of events such as quiz nights, WI meetings, music events and crafting sessions.  It also has shower facilities making it suitable for hire for overnight stays for groups, bookings can be made via

Oxen Park Reading Room

Oxen Park Reading Room (OPRR) underwent major redevelopment in 2015. It is a small village hall located within Oxen Park, serving the villagers of Oxen Park, Bandrake Head and surrounding areas.

Finsthwaite and Lakeside Village Hall

A traditional Lakeland building with 2 rooms, once the village school. Fully modernised and developed for community use with seating for around 40 people.


The historic 1725 Quaker Meeting House and woodland can be hired for day events and the Bunkbarn for residentials. Open Days on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month

Rusland Reading Rooms

Rusland Reading Room is a traditional stone-build community hall in the heart of the Rusland Valley opposite the beautiful St Paul’s church, Rusland. It is available for hire for functions, courses, talks etc.

Bouth Village

Bouth is a small Lake District village situated approximately half way between the southern tips of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere. The village has many exciting things to see and do for all ages.

Oxen Park Cinema Club

The Oxen Park Cinema Club (OPCC) is a small charity that began in early 2002. Run by a committee of local residents, it aims to bring the enjoyment of film to Colton and its surrounding parishes.

Rusland Horizons Trust

The Rusland Horizons Trust Ltd. has been established to continue the essential work of Rusland Horizons (2016-2019), one of the first community-led Heritage Lottery Landscape Partnership Schemes.

Rusland Valley Community

The Rusland Valley lies in the southern part of the Lake District National Park between the lakes of Coniston Water and Windermere. A quiet area of gentle rolling fells, moorland, woodland and wetlands.

Spark Bridge Village Hall

Spark Bridge Village Hall is located in the heart of the village adjacent to the village green and River Crake. It is well equipped and can accommodate parties of up to 50 people for parties and events.
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