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.

Scam Awareness Presentation 24th November 2017

Phil Brown will be giving the second Scam Awareness Presentation, free of charge, in the Village Hall starting at 7.30 pm on Friday 24th November 2017. It will last around 50 minutes plus time for questions. It will also cover the topic of Ransomware and citizens’ rights under current and future UK data protection laws.

Check out the post or download the poster by clicking here click here. Sadly not many people are taking advantage of the chance to learn about scam protection so there are still plenty of seats.

Leaking Pond affecting the Fulmodeston Road @ 11th November

It seems that the problem has been fixed as was reported at the October Parish Council meeting (see the minutes). Well that alright then!!

Village Hall Programme for November 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.

It must be pointed out that councillors are expected to do a lot more than just turn up for meetings and help with the decision making. It helps if you have access to the internet as planning applications are now only distributed by this means. It is also important to have  an independent an open mind to challenge the status quo. For more details, click here.

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.

Report: The Nagging Flasher 1st October 2017

For those drive around the village, you will have seen the Speed Indicator Device (SID) AKA – the flashing nagger. You should have also noticed that it does not stay in the same place for very long – in fact the SID Management Team (SMT) moves it every 2 weeks. It is currently at the western end of the village looking west, this means it reacts to traffic coming into the village. To see where it has been located and when click here.

It’s primary purpose is to remind all drivers that the speed limit through the village is 30 mph. It applies to all drivers, regardless of whether they live in the village or are just passing through and it applies to all 24 hours of each day.

The parishioners are reminded that the SID collects data on every vehicle that passes it by and this data is downloaded for review by the SMT. Be assured that no personal data is recorded because the SID is not capable of identifying vehicle registration numbers. That said the data provides tangible evidence for use by the police if a clear pattern of speeding is identified. For instance, recently the SID has recorded the speed of a vehicle that enters the village along Fulmodeston Road between 2 am – 3 am on weekdays, as travelling between 37 mph and 45 mph. Enough said!!

Village Screen – Autumn Season

For the season’s  programme as it currently is, click here. This includes 2 films in November: The Olive Tree and A United Kingdom – check out the posts then reserve your seats.

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.

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.

Keep the Date

  • Fri 24th November: Scam Awareness Talk – Village Hall at 7.30 pm; see post for more details
  • Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd December: The Hindolveston Crafts in Action Christmas Market – Village Hall; see post for more details
  • Fri 8th December: A Christmas Carol – Village Hall performed by Keeper’s Daughter; check the post for more details
  • Sat 16th December: Village Screen – Hidden Figures (PG); 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