Welcome to Hindolveston

This is the official village website which was adopted by the Parish Council in January 2017. In addition to being a source of local information and reports generally, it serves as a window into the work of the Parish Council, including such things as 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-menu layout have a look at the Site Menu Index.

Update: New Nagging Flasher Post Flattened – 19th June 2017

‘Well that did not take long then, surely this is not NFN’!!

CSI Hindol were called to the Foulsham Road site early on Monday 19th June because the new ‘NF’ post had been flattened. The post had only just been positioned high on the embankment and would have mounted the Speed Indication Device (SID) to ‘educate’ the dyslexic drivers who charge along Foulsham Road, in and out of the village. Fortunately, the SID was not in position at that time.

No injuries have been reported and interestingly enough, the post which was found lying on its side completely out of its bored hole, was undamaged with the top at the outbound end of the village. Also, no vehicle marks were found on the bank. This would suggest a very slow impact from a high sided vehicle or one with a high sided trailer with extra width. If anyone has any knowledge as to how the post was flattened, please contact the SID Team Leader, Phil Brown: pab61@btinternet.com.

For more details of the SID system, have a look at the Traffic Speed Management page. If you are interested in supporting the team, contact the team leader in the first instance.

Village Noticeboard – Public Usage @ June 2017

The public use of the village noticeboard (situated in the bus shelter at the junction between The Street and Foulsham Road) was discussed at the June 2017 Parish Council meeting. It was clarified that the Parish Council does not want to impose any restrictions on its use. It follows that anyone can use the noticeboard to publicise an event, advertise services, advertise items for sale etc. and no prior permission is needed.

The Council encourages the public to use the right hand side of the noticeboard only as the left hand side is needed to post Council related material. It also asks that notices are removed as soon as they become irrelevant.

The Council advises that great care is taken when gaining access to the noticeboard as the doors are hinged at the bottom, so the door frames must be lowered carefully. Similarly, users must ensure the doors are closed securely afterwards. In all instances, safe use of the noticeboard is the responsibility of the person using it. Any problems or faults with the structure of the noticeboard and/or the notices posted, should be reported to the Parish Clerk in the first instance.

Latest Consumer and Scam News @ 22nd June 2017

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.

Nagging Flasher Has Hit Hindol – 30th May 2017

5 months after the Parish Council approved the application for a grant to cover 50% of the cost of a Speed Indicating Device (SID) or ‘nagging flasher’ as some call it, the SID has been installed.  It is managed by a dedicated SID team. At the June meeting the Parish Council adopted a new Speed Traffic Management Policy. For more details, have a look at the Traffic Speed Management page and if you are interested in supporting it, contact the team leader, Phil Brown, in the first instance.

Fake News: The Village Hall is closing in November 2017!!

Perish the thought, but…it could become a reality if key members of the committee are not replaced later this year. The social hub of the village, the very building we all take for granted that hosts the Village Screen, the Coffee Shop, Crafts in Action, regular fitness and hobby activities as well as private parties. However, it does not run itself and the committee is now looking for fresh volunteers – read the post for more details.

Hindol Happening: Sunday 9th July 2017

Hindolveston is no longer planning to open its gardens on July 9th in this village wide event, but there will still be a horticultural show, car boot and garage sale plus a dog show. We would love to see you there. For more details view the post by clicking here and for the dog show, click here.

Rock in the Garden Charity Event: Saturday 15th July 2017

Rock in the Garden charity event, featuring a Blues Brothers tribute band at Whites Barn opposite Martin’s Farm Shop. From 6pm onwards. For more details download the poster or check out the post.

Roc on the Rec: Saturday 29th July 2017

This annual blow out will be featuring 3 live bands on the Hindol Recreation Ground, including POWERHOUSE from Norwich, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIALS and THE SKIPYARD ROCKERS. Admission is free but donations will collected on the night plus a raffle will be organised – all in aid of Recreation Grounds funds. See the post for more details.

The 2017 event organiser, Zara Leeder, needs some stewards to enhance safety in and around the car park during the event. If you can help for part or all of the evening, then contact Zara as soon as possible.

The Hindolveston Village War Memorial Gets Listed Building Status @ April 2017

Historic England has been considering adding the Village War Memorial to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Having taken into account all the representations made, and completed its assessment of the memorial, Historic England recommended to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to add Hindolveston War Memorial to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The memorial is now listed at Grade II. Check the post for more details.

Leaking Pond affecting the Fulmodeston Road – Latest @ 15th June

Anyone who has driven West out of the village will have noticed that Fulmodeston Road is always wet and large puddles are ever present in the dip as you leave the village boundary. The matter was discussed again at the recent PC meeting. Check the post for more details and updates but sad to say no developments since mid-April.

Village Hall Programme for June 2017

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

North Norfolk Police Newsletter for June 2017

The June 2017 edition of the North Norfolk Police (NNP) Newsletter covering the Astley & Wensum wards can be downloaded here. Its aim is to ensure you receive regular updates on crime levels along with relevant news and crime prevention advice.

Keep the Date

  • Thu 22nd – Tue 27th June: Crafts in Action in Burnham Deepdale 10am to 4 pm daily
  • Sun 9th July: Hindol Happening – a village wide event including open gardens, a horticultural show, car boot and garage sale plus a dog show
  • Sat 15th July: Roc in the Garden charity event, featuring a Blues Brothers tribute band at Whites Barn opposite Martin’s Farm Shop. From 6pm – check the post
  • Sat 29th July: Roc on the Rec from 6.30pm with 3 live bands – check out the post
  • Sat 5th August: St George the Martyr Church Fete
  • Sun 13th August: Crafts in Action Demo Day in the Village Hall – check out the post

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Click on the posts on the right hand side of this page for easy access to the details of upcoming events and other local information.

The website is paid for by the Norfolk Association of Local Councils of which the Hindolveston Parish Council is a member. The management and content of the website is managed by the Parish Council on behalf of the community.