Welcome to the Hindolveston Parish Website

This is the official Hindolveston village website. It was adopted by the Parish Council on 19th January 2017. In addition to being a source of local information and reports generally, it serves as a window into the work of the Parish Council, including such things as agendas, meetings minutes and financial reports.

Residents can request allowable content to be included by contacting the website manager, Phil Brown, using hindolweb@gmail.com. For a quick overview of the menu and sub-menu layout have a look at the Site Menu Index.

2017 Parish Council Elections – The Results

At the Hindolveston Annual Parish Council meeting held on 18th May 2017, Mr Trevor Leeder was re-elected to be the Chair and Mrs Mary Walsh was re-elected as Vice Chair, each for a one year term. In addition the Council co-opted Mr Wayne Bowditch to fill the vacant councillor seat. The draft minutes of the meeting will be made available in a separate post later.

False News: The Village Hall is closing in November 2017!!

Perish the thought, but…it could become a reality if key members of the committee are not replaced later this year. The social hub of the village, the very building we all take for granted that hosts the Village Screen, the Coffee Shop, Crafts in Action, regular fitness and hobby activities as well as private parties. However, it does not run itself and the committee is now looking for fresh volunteers – read the post for more details.

Scam Awareness Presentation: Friday 26th May 2017

A Scam Awareness Presentation will be given free of charge in the Village Hall starting at 7.15 pm on Friday 26th May 2017. It’s purpose is to make people aware of the most common scams and how you can protect yourself and others from being a victim. It will also cover ‘Ransomware’ such as the recent virus called WannaCry. Even if you never use the internet this session is still very relevant. Apart from anything else, the advice can be shared with friends not able to attend.

It will last about 45 minutes but please note the seating is limited to 80 people for legal reasons. For more details check the post or click here to download the poster.  The Astley Bar opens shortly after the end of the presentation.

Hindol Happening: Sunday 9th July 2017

Hindolveston is opening its gardens on July 9th in this village wide event. There will also be a horticultural show, car boot and garage sale plus a dog show. We would love to see you there. For more details view the post by clicking here and for the dog show, click here.

Rock in the Garden Charity Event: Saturday 15th July 2017

Rock in the Garden charity event, featuring a Blues Brothers tribute band at Whites Barn opposite Martin’s Farm Shop. From 6pm onwards. For more details download the poster or check out the post.

Roc on the Rec: Saturday 29th July 2017

This annual blow out will be featuring up to 3 live bands on the Hindolveston Recreation Ground, including POWERHOUSE from Norwich, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIALS and THE SKIPYARD ROCKERS. Admission is free but donations will collected on the night plus a raffle will be organised – all in aid of Recreation Grounds funds. See the post for more details.

The Hindolveston Village War Memorial Gets Listed Building Status @ April 2017

Historic England has been considering adding the Village War Memorial to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Having taken into account all the representations made, and completed its assessment of the memorial, Historic England recommended to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to add Hindolveston War Memorial to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The memorial is now listed at Grade II. Check the post for more details.

Free Compost Workshops For Folk Who Cannot Resist

Not to be sniffed at!!! Residents of Norfolk have the chance to attend a free 2 hour session on how to compost presented by Master Composters. What is more, attendees will have a 220 litre composter bin delivered to them to ensure the enthusiasm for rotting stuff does not diminish over time.  These sessions are taking place around the county in May and June. Too good to be true, well check the post or just download the poster.

Electoral Review of North Norfolk: Final Recommendations @ April 2017

The Local Government Boundary Commission has now completed its review of North Norfolk. A full copy of the report is available on its website, www.lgbce.org.uk. For the village this will mean in 2019 it will come into a new electoral region called Stibbard. For the wider picture in North Norfolk, have a look at the interactive map showing final recommendations by clicking on the Commission website. Click on the post for more.

Leaking Pond affecting the Fulmodeston Road – UPDATE @ 26th April 2017

Anyone who has driven West out of the village will have noticed that Fulmodeston Road is always wet and large puddles are ever present in the dip as you leave the village boundary. The matter was discussed again at the recent PC meeting. Check the post for more details and updates.

Village Hall Programme for May 2017

For the April programme of activity in the Village Hall, check out the Village Hall What’s On schedule for March. This can be downloaded here  or just check the post for details.

North Norfolk Police Newsletter for May 2017

The May 2017 edition of the North Norfolk Police (NNP) Newsletter covering the Astley & Wensum wards can be downloaded here. Its aim is to ensure you receive regular updates on crime levels along with relevant news and crime prevention advice. The newsletter contains the details of the next Public Engagement Meeting on Wed 17th May 2017 to be held at the Fakenham Police Station.

UK Digital Strategy – Update for Norfolk, March 2017

Norfolk County Council has released a Digital Briefing Note which aims to provide information that the public may find useful.  This includes an overview of existing and planned connectivity in Norfolk. For full details it can be downloaded here.

Keep the Date

  • Fri 26th May 2017: Scam Awareness Presentation by Phil Brown in the Village Hall 7.15 pm – 8.00pm, sponsored by the Parish Council – check the post
  • Sun 11th June @ 11 am: Children’s service at St George’s church, taken by Carol Sexton (our Lay Reader). Refreshments after the service.
  • Fri 16th June 2017: Musical Evening performed by the Gresham Prep School in St George’s church starting at 6.30pm – check out the post
  • Thu 22nd – Tue 27th June 2017: Crafts in Action on tour in Burnham Deepdale 10am to 4 pm daily
  • Sun 9th July: Hindol Happening – a village wide event including open gardens, a horticultural show, car boot and garage sale plus a dog show
  • Sat 15th July 2017: Roc in the Garden charity event, featuring a Blues Brothers tribute band at Whites Barn opposite Martin’s Farm Shop. From 6pm onwards – check the post
  • Sat 29th July 2017: Roc on the Rec from 6.30pm onwards with 3 live bands – check out the post
  • Sat 5th August 20017: St George the Martyr Church Fete
  • Sun 13th August 2017: Crafts in Action Demonstration Day in the Village Hall – check out the post

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Click on the posts on the right hand side of this page for easy access to the details of upcoming events and other local information.

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The website is paid for by the Norfolk Association of Local Councils of which Hindolveston is a member. The management and content is managed by the Parish Council on behalf of the community.