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.

Notice: FaceBook Hindolveston Community Page

A brand new FaceBook page has been set up by a member of the Hindolveston community 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 users can contribute directly – enjoy!!

Notice: Crafts in Action Christmas Market 01 – 02 December 2018

The UK’s most creative village presents its 20th Christmas Market – see the post for details

‘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 Autumn 2018 Season

To view and or download the entire season programme, click here.

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.  In November 2018, there’ll be even more reasons to visit:

On Friday 23rd November it’s PUB QUIZ AND PORKY PIE Night. Doors open at 6.30 pm. Quiz starts at 8.30 pm. Easy questions and downright tricky questions – test your brain power! Prizes for the winning team!  Free Bray’s Cottage Pork Pies for everybody! Quiz entrance: £1 per person. Teams of 2, 3 or 4 (bring your friends, family, neighbours…). Check out the post.

All proceeds in aid of Hindolveston Village Hall.  “A splendid time is guaranteed for all”

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.

Much of his 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: An evening with Gordon Giltrap


See the post for a first hand account of the excellent concert staged in the Village Hall on Sat 11th August 2018 by Gordon Giltrap.

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.

Hindolveston Parish Council Accounts 2017-18

For anyone interested in the Parish Council accounts for the last financial year, click here to see the post. This includes links to the relevant documentation.

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.

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.

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 15 November: Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm in the Millennium Hall
  • Fri 16 November: Bar Night in the Village Hall, 6.30 – 10.30 pm
  • Sat 17 November: Village Screen, The Shape of Water (15), see the post
  • Fri 23 November: Pub Quiz & Porky Pie Night in the Village Hall, bar opens at 6.30pm with the quiz starting at 8.30 pm – see the post
  • Fri 30 November: Bar & Folk Night in the Village Hall, 6.30 – 10.30 pm
  • Sat 01 December: Crafts in Action Christmas Market 6.30 pm – 9 pm, see the post
  • Sun 02 December: Crafts in Action Christmas Market 10 am – 4 pm, see the post
  • Sat 15 December: Village Screen, Goodbye Christopher Robin, awaiting poster

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.

The website 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 on the grounds of a legal obligation or there is 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