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.

Report: The Village Hall in Lights – December 2017

Visitors to the 2017 Hindolveston Christmas Craft Market were welcomed by the sight of festive lights on the outside of the village hall.  The Saturday evening is a special part of the Craft Market because it is a social event for the entire village. The Crafts in Action committee thought that the hall would look lovely with some outside lighting to set the mood – and they were right!! Local resident Paul Vardigan, of Vardigans Electricals, kindly donated his company’s time and expertise to put the lights in place.

To download the photo, taken by Sarah Petegree, click here.

Bygone Memories – Hindolveston by Philip J Chapman

Residents may be interested to read an excellent article in the December 2017 edition of the Suffolk Norfolk Life magazine. Philip does not live in the village but discovered Hindolveston during a search for his cousins many years ago.

The article takes readers on a bygone ‘tour’ to show how the village appeared around 100 years ago. It includes 11 photos, some of which were made available from the gallery section of this website. Some of you will recognise your own houses!!

Report: Scam Awareness Presentation 24th November 2017

Phil Brown gave the second Scam Awareness Presentation in the Village Hall on Friday 24th November 2017. It covered the various types of scams the topic of Ransomware and the citizens’ rights regarding the processing of personal data under current and future UK data protection laws. A total of 5 people attended, including Les the barman, who are now all the better prepared to protect themselves against scams.

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.

Village Hall Programme for December 2017

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

The Parish Council has a Vacancy – It takes all sorts!!

There is a vacancy on the Parish Council. If you are interested in becoming a councillor but you are not sure whether you have the right background or how your skills/ experience might assist the council, then take a look at It Takes All Sorts published by the National Association of Local Councils.

Then, if you are still interested in contributing to the community and working as part of a team please email the Parish Clerk on hindolvestonpc@googlemail.com or talk to one the Parish Councillors. The matter will be raised at the next meeting on 18 January 2018.

Village Screen – Spring Season almost upon us

The Hindolveston Village Screen is one of the village’s open secrets. For an overview of the Spring season’s programme, click here. Churchill is the first one of the year is on 20th January. If you have never visited a Village Screen showing, then it is recommended. The parking is free and you will find a much more informal setting . The bar is open beforehand and ice creams are on sale too. The selection of films may not be what you would find in the local cinemas but this adds to the charm.

Wanna Join My Gang?

Neil Lewis is looking for volunteers to assist him doing a ‘makeover’ of the fence that runs alongside one side of the Village Hall.  This might be suitable for teenagers undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh scheme; this activity could fulfil part of the voluntary service to the community requirement. See the Wanna Join My Gang poster for more details.

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.

Parish Council Meeting Minutes

Scanned copies of the approved meeting minutes are available for viewing and download on this website; please click here for the relevant page.

Keep the Date

  • Sun 17th December: Carol singing yomp – starts at the Village Hall at 2pm, enthusiastic wassailers needed
  • Sun 24th December: There will be Carols and readings by candlelight – St George’s church at 5pm; all welcome
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