A Warm Welcome to Hindolveston

The Hindol Website

The village website was adopted by the Parish Council in January 2017. It is a source of local information and including forecasts/ reports on local events. It also serves as a window into the work of the Parish Council, including the publication of 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-menus have a look at the Site Menu Index.

A note from the web manager

It should noted out that the web manager welcomes local initiatives to add content or create reports. What may seem like a low key offering now may prove to be a valuable source for research in years to come. In other words, the website can be used to record everyday life in Hindolveston. The web manager works full time and does not have the time to look for stories, but is happy to discuss ideas.

Notice: Road Closure – Pinfold Lane 28 May to 15 June 2018

For anyone that uses Pinfold Lane as the short cut from Fulmodeston Road to Foulsham Road will be interested to know that Pinfold Lane will be closed for almost 3 weeks for water mains laying. The public notice can be viewed by clicking here. Alternatively click here to download.

Local Police Newsletters and the News Updates from the PCC

The web manager is now receiving the local police newsletters and a page has been created for easy access to download them. Each newsletter includes the crime statistics for the previous month, a message from our engagement officer, PC Richard Dawson, an update on the neighbour priorities and details of other relevant events and public meetings. Click here to go to the page, then click on a date to access the newsletter.

In addition, Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Lorne Green, presents a news update every month. You can find the latest by clicking on the link found under ‘Useful Links’ on the right hand side of this page.

Bar Nights barred to no-one

The Village Hall Friday Bar is set to return in May. The room is being refurbished and the bar will open every Friday evening – look out for the posters. The end of month folk night will be unaffected. Other than the Coffee Shop, this represents the only other regular opportunity to meet residents in a neutral location in the village. Its success depends on participation and the Village Hall is within walking distance for most in Hindolveston!

The Parish Council Meetings and Agendas

With the guaranteed exceptions of August and December, Parish Council meetings are held every month, normally on the third Thursday. The schedule is available on the website and can be read by clicking here. The agenda for all forthcoming meetings is displayed on the village noticeboard no later than weekend before the meeting starts and it’s also available on this website.

At an early part of each meeting, the Parish Council Chair opens the meeting to the visiting public for input which means there is no fixed agenda for this part. Points raised will be noted and if matters can be resolved there and then, all the better. For more significant matters, i.e. ones that may require further research and possibly a formal decision, it is unlikely that the Parish Council can deal with them at that time.

All members of the community are reminded that they are represented by the Parish Councillors so if they want the Parish Council to deal with a matter in a more structured way, then a more formal approach is advised. One option to ‘make your voice heard’ is to liaise with one of the Parish Councillors, well before the a meeting, to request that an appropriate agenda item is included for the next meeting.

An up to date list of the Parish Councillors is displayed on the village noticeboard and is also available on this website by clicking here.

Crafts in Action Workshops in the Village Hall

Hindolveston Crafts in Action began with a series of workshops introducing people to various crafts. Twenty-one years later many of those students are still enjoying using the skills they learnt then.

Now we are holding another set of workshops in the Village Hall.  The next event will be  a Dorset Buttons workshop on 2nd June (£25 per person). They are all on a Saturday and all equipment and materials will be provided.

All of the courses are run be experienced tutors and are subsidised by Crafts in Action. To book please contact Julie Lovett on 861789 or julielovettcrafts@gmail.

Gresham Prep School Summer Concert: 7pm on Thursday 24th May 2018

For the third year running, St George’s Parish Church is hosting a summer concert being performed by the young students of Gresham’s Prep School. The event is free but a retiring collection will be made to support the church’s running costs. Click here for the poster.

Hindolveston Dog Show: 11 am on Sunday 24th June 2018

The annual charity village dog show takes place on the Recreation Ground. There will be 12 different classes and all proceeds go to the PACT Animal Sanctuary charity. There is no need to register beforehand, just turn up with a dog (or two) on the day and join in. For more details click here to view the poster.

Latest Consumer and Scam News

Norfolk County Council provides information on the up to date consumer alerts. This includes reports of door step ‘rogue’ traders and the latest reported email scams. To see these click here. For more details regarding scam awareness in general and advice on how to prevent being a victim, have a look at the scam awareness page.

Notice from Norfolk County Council: NCC urges DIYers to make waste part of their project plan and budget

Be aware that from 01 April, you could be charged for disposal of your DIY waste at your local recycling centre. Below is a list of the charges but to read the whole notice then click here. It also includes a note about fly tipping!

Pay as You Throw – price guide from 1 April 2018: Cost per item or per 80 litre bag or equivalent

  • Rubble – £3
  • Timber – £3
  • Flat glass – £5
  • Plasterboard * – £9 (£15 at Mile Cross Recycling Centre)
  • General waste – £5
  • Tyres*  – £4 per tyre
  • Metals – free

This change will only affect DIY waste.  The recycling centres will still take all household waste for free which includes furniture, sofas, white goods and other electrical items, and garden waste.

Village Hall Programme for April 2018

For the latest activity programme being run in the Village Hall, check out the What’s On schedule. This can be downloaded here .

Birds of Hindolveston – A Tour Guide by Luke Nash

Local resident and school boy, Luke Nash, has compiled an excellent tour guide with his own photos specifically for this website, to the birds you can see around the village and in the near vicinity. You can view the guide by clicking here. To see the photos separately, look at the page entitled Birds of Hindol  in the Galleries section.

Keep the Date – advanced notification of village events

  • Thu 24 May: Gresham’s Prep School Charity Summer Concert hosted by St George’s Church at 7 pm, free admission with retiring collection, see poster for details
  • Sat 02 June: Crafts in Action Dorset Buttons Workshop in the Village Hall, see poster for details
  • Sun 10 June: St George’s Church Animal Blessing Service – 11am
  • Thu 14 June: Ladies Group Summer Evening to Wells-next-the-Sea from 6.45pm
  • Sun 24 June: Hindolveston Dog Show at 11 am on the Recreation Ground, see poster for more details
  • Sat 30 June: Rock in the Garden charity event in aid of Dementia being held atWhites Barn on Melton Road from 6pm to late; see post for details
  • Sat 07 July: Rock on the Rec – the annual concert to raise funds for the upkeep of the Recreation Ground; poster to follow
  • Fri 13 – Sat 14 July: Crafts in Action on tour in Blakeney; see post for more details
  • Sat 04 August: St George’s Church Summer Fete – 2pm to 4 pm
  • Sat 11 August: Gordon Giltrap live in concert in the Village Hall, see post for details
  • Sun 12 August: Crafts in Action Demonstration Day in the Village Hall, details to follow
The website is paid for by the Norfolk Association of Local Councils of which the Hindolveston Parish Council is a member. Its structure and content is managed by the web manager on behalf of the Parish Council and the local community in accordance with the approved website management policy