A Warm Welcome to Hindolveston Website

The village website has been operating since January 2017 and includes forecasts/ reports on local events and details of local businesses, places to stay and village crafts folk. It also serves as a window into the work of the Parish Council, including the publication of agendas, meetings minutes and financial reports in accordance with its legal obligations.

Residents are encouraged to provide content, such as upcoming village events or post event articles. 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. It’s easy to do, just send a contribution by email to the website manager, Phil Brown, using hindolweb@gmail.com.

Notice: FaceBook Hindolveston Community Page

A new FaceBook page has been set up by a Hindolveston resident called ‘Hindolveston Community‘. Take a look and feel free to add comments or create posts. It will serve as a complimentary service to this website, and unlike this website, FaceBook account holders can contribute directly – enjoy!!

New: Foulsham Road Temporary Closure, 21 – 23 January 2019

For anyone that uses Foulsham Road to get to and from Foulsham, you might want to take note of its closure to connect a new water supply, between 21 – 23 January 2019. The work will happen about 800 metres south of the Foulsham Road/ Pinfold Lane junction. The NCC order and map can be seen by clicking here.

Village Hall Saturday Supper 9th February 2019

This is a fundraising event to support the Village Hall and St George’s Church. It’s also a great opportunity to meet fellow residents in a relaxed atmosphere whilst enjoying a lovely meal. Tickets are just £15 each. See the post for more details.

Magna Carta in Concert 23rd February 2019

The group ‘Magna Carta’ has sold over 8 million albums and was, perhaps, most famous through the 1970s. They have now released 30 albums, the latest being: ‘The Fields of Eden’ which has received glowing reviews. Check out the post!

‘What’s On’ at the Village Hall

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

Village Screen Spring 2019 Season

The new season starts shortly, the upcoming film being The Children Act on 19th January 2019 – see the poster for details. The season programme will be provided when available.

Hindol Bar Nights: Every Friday 6.30pm to 10.30pm

The Village Hall Friday Bar is back in action, run by the Village Hall Committee with the all volunteer bar staff having been recruited within the village. It is a great place for a relaxing drink and a chance to meet up with friends and neighbours.

Keep the Date – advanced notification of village events

  • Thu 17 Jan Parish Council Meeting, 7.30pm in the Millennium Pavilion
  • Fri 18 Jan Bar Night, 6.30 – 10.30 pm
  • Sat 19 Jan Village Screen: The Children Act (12), see the post
  • Fri 25 Jan Bar & Folk Night, 6.30 – 10.30 pm
  • Fri 01 Feb Bar Night, 6.30 – 10.30 pm
  • Fri 08 Feb Bar Night, 6.30 – 10.30 pm
  • Sat 09 Feb Saturday Supper, 7 – 7.30pm in the Village Hall, see the post
  • Tue 12 Feb Orchard Pruning Workshop, starting at 10am, see the post
  • Fri 15 Feb Bar Night, 6.30 – 10.30 pm
  • Sun 17 Feb CinA Workshop: Sakiori & Zanshi, in the Village Hall, see post
  • Fri 22 Feb Bar Night, 6.30 – 10.30 pm
  • Sat 23 Feb Magna Carta in concert, 7.30pm in the Village Hall, see the post
  • Sat 16 Mar CinA Workshop: Cobweb Felting, in the Village Hall, see the post

Notice: The Bins – when we need to put them out

In case you have lost the schedules provided by the NNDC with your bins in December and you really need to know which bin to put out and when, just click here. or look under the ‘Local Info’ tab for ‘Recycling and waste calendar’.

Hindol in Business – Free Service

This website provides a page for local companies to highlight their business. Each entry includes a brief description of the business, contact details plus a link to its website if it has one. Just click here to find the page. The criteria for an entry is only that the business operates out of the Hindol. It’s a free service and anyone wanting to use it should contact the website manager by email in the first instance using hindolweb@gmail.com.

It should be noted that information about the listed companies is provided for information only and does not imply an endorsement or recommendation by the Hindolveston Parish Council nor the Norfolk Association of Local Councils. These bodies will not accept responsibility for any short comings related to any services or products provided.

Heroes of Our Time

Among the many talents and attributes the late Mr Richard Gray and former resident had, was as a phenomenal researcher of military history and the stories of individuals that paid the ultimate price for their service to their country, including the Wellington BK440 crash into fields just outside the village in December 1943. In recognition of his work to highlight the plight of the crew of BK440, a plaque has been designed and mounted next to the village war memorial (picture to follow).

Much of Mr Gray’s work has been captured on an excellent website created by his family and is based on the 2600+ documents and 6300+ photographs that he gathered. It is a huge source of local information including airfields, military bases and useful links for anyone wanting to follow up with their own research. The website is simply called Heroes of Our Time and can be reached by clicking here.

Our thanks go to his daughter Donna Gray and her partner Darren Rose for taking the time to create the website which honours among the many, the Hindolveston soldiers that served and died in WWI as well as the crew of the Wellington BK440.

Report: They Shall Grow Not Old – 11th November 2018

This year’s Remembrance Service was particularly poignent as it marked the hundredth anniversary of the signing of the Armistice. As the picture shows, many residents gathered around the recently renovated war memorial to observe a pitch perfect rendition of  ‘The Last Post’ and ‘Reveille’ as part of the service led by Reverend Jeremy Sykes. The names of The Fallen, including those that died in the Wellington air crash outside the village in 1943, were read out by the Chair of the Parish Council, Trevor Leeder. This was followed by refreshments in the Village Hall. It was a solemn but very important event and made all the more special by the large numbers who attended the ceremony and the packed service that preceded it in the Village Hall.

“When you go home, tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, we gave our today”

The Village Speed Indicator Device (SID)

Since June 2017, the village has had a SID that shows vehicle speeds and indicates if a vehicle should ‘slow down’. The purpose of the SID is to indicate to drivers their speed and to advise them to ‘slow down’ when necessary. It is not a speed camera.

The device is moved about once a month at which time the data it collects is downloaded, analysed and stored. This activity is undertaken by a small group of volunteers and the history of SID movement is made available on this website. The downloaded data does not contain any personal data or any information about specific vehicles. It does record the time and speed of vehicles once they have triggered the SID. Various statistics can be analysed including how many vehicles pass the SID each hour not just how quickly vehicles are being driven!

The data files are not confidential and if anyone is interested in viewing them they are asked to contact the SID Management Team in the first instance for more instructions. They cannot be downloaded from this website.

Local Police Newsletters and 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.

Why not come along and have your say? After the meeting the Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel will discuss and decide the priorities for all partners to act upon for the next three months. The adopted priorities will be published on the Norfolk Constabulary website, via Police Connect and Social Media.

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.

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 since 01 April 2018, you will be charged for disposal of your DIY waste and general waste, especially if it is bagged, at your local recycling centre. Below is a list of the charges but to read the whole notice 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
  • Metal – free

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

Your privacy and the processing of personal data 

The website does not collect personal data directly but the web manager does publish some personal data in relation to services or informal reports based on either consent or in the public interest. Information relating to the Parish Council is published to fulfil its legal obligations or when it has a legitimate interest.

The only personal data that the web manager collects will be via email when it is sent to hindolweb@gmail.com. This will normally be deleted after 2 years of initial processing but all other notices, past and present will be stored indefinitely by the web manager and also in the archives section of the website, on the grounds of public interest.

None of the above affects anyone’s rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation  (GDPR) 2018. For more details please refer to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website found on ico.org.uk.

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