A Warm Welcome to Hindolveston

The village website includes forecasts/ reports of local events and provides 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 [email protected].

Your privacy is respected and the processing of your personal data is done so in accordance with the latest data protection legislation. For more details, look at the section at the foot of this home page. Finally, by using the website you are accepting the terms of use. For more details click here.

Sgt Stuart Wilson RAF Navigator of Wellington BK440

Stuart Wilson RAF was the navigator of the Wellington BK440 that crashed just outside the village in December 1943.

In May 2019, one of his two nephews contacted the web manager to seek further information about the exact location of the crash and the new memorial plaque.

He also provided the web manager with a photo of Sgt Wilson and has expressed his kind permission that this be made available on the village website.

This story links to the section below entitled: Heroes of our Time.

Keep the Date – advanced notification of village events

  • Fri 14 Jun Bar night in the Village Hall, 6.30 to 10.30pm
  • Thu 20 Jun Parish Council meeting, 7.30 pm in The Millennium Hall
  • Fri 21 Jun Bar night in the Village Hall, 6.30 to 10.30pm
  • Fri 28 Jun Bar and folk music night in the Village Hall, 6.30 to 10.30pm
  • Sat 27 Jul Claude Bourbon concert in the Village Hall, 7pm for 7.30 pm, see post
  • Sun 11 Aug Crafts in Action Demonstration Day in the Village Hall, 10 am to 4pm
  • Fri 13 Sep 1940’s Tea Dance in the Village Hall, 7pm to 10.30pm, see poster

Report: Parish Council Accounts 2018-19

The financial accounts for 2018-19 have been submitted and audited. All the related documents can be found at the top of the Financial Documents page.

Notice: Update to Parish Council Documentation

Following the Annual Parish Council meeting in May 2019, a number of policy/ procedural documents as well as relevant registers, plus the Roles and Responsibilities of individual councillors/ volunteers. These are consolidated into a single page and can be viewed by clicking Key Documents.

Public Attendance and Involvement at Parish Council Meetings

Members of the public and the press are welcome to attend to witness your council in action.  At an early part of each meeting, the Chair opens the meeting to the visiting public for input. This means there is no fixed agenda for this part. Points raised will be noted and if matters can be resolved there and then, all the better. For more significant matters, i.e. ones that may require further research and possibly a formal decision, it is unlikely that the Parish Council can or will deal with them at that time.

All members of the community are reminded that they are represented by the Parish Councillors so if they want the Parish Council to deal with a matter in a more structured way, then a more formal approach is advised. One option to ‘make your voice heard’ is to liaise with one of the Parish Councillors well before the a meeting, to request that an appropriate agenda item is included for the next meeting.

Other than this open phase of the meeting, the public are not expected to intervene unless the Chair specifically asks for input.

Reporting Potholes

Next time the wheel alignment of your car is completely thrown out by a pot hole, don’t just think that someone should report it – you can do it for yourself. This is done on on-line via the Norfolk County Council (NCC) website (Highways Division) by clicking here. It is not necessary to register for an on-line account with the NCC beforehand, but if you do you will be updated on progress of the problem. The process is straightforward and takes less than 2 minutes and involves answering a few questions about the location, size and nature of the offending potholes.

Alternatively, you could report it at the next Parish Council meeting, thereby creating a potential delay of one to two months depending on the timing of the next meeting, by which time your car may have been damaged by the same pothole because it has become twice the size!!

Parish and District Council Elections 2 May 2019 – Results

To see the outcome of the Parish Council election, click here for the post and for the post that covers the outcome of the Stibbard Ward District Council election, click here. It should be noted that this is the first election in which Hindolveston was included in the Stibbard Ward since the Boundary Commission changes were imposed in 2017.

The Old Church Ruin – Warning

Web manager’s comment: From the April 2019 Parish Newsletter, I noted that the old church ruin has been vandalised in such a way as to cause safety concerns. A large area of brickwork and flint has been removed from a blocked doorway potentially making the ruin unstable. The Parish Council has issued a general warning that it is a dangerous place to visit and also to treat the area with respect given that it is a burial ground for loved ones in the village. Please pass this warning to those you may be aware are creating the problem.

New Village 100 Club

The 100 Club is raising funds for Village Hall projects and there is a chance to win a cash prize each month.  Membership is £36 per year and half the money raised each month goes to the village hall while the other half is distributed in prizes.  The prize draw is normally made at the Friday bar in the middle of every month – although this month it took place during the Village Hall Friday Bar Birthday Celebration on June 7th.

June winners: 1st prize: ticket #09 (Hazel Carter), 2nd prize ticket #29 (Ann Day).

Report: Good News for St George’s Church

The PCC are thrilled that our National Lottery application has been successful. We’ve been awarded a grant of £10.000 to refurbish the Church Hall. Paint brushes at the ready!!!!

What’s On at the Village Hall

Sherlock Holmes can’t possible remember everything, so he relies on his trusted partner, Watson, for news about the village’s most prized asset. For the latest Village Hall programme of activity, check out the What’s On schedule. This can be downloaded 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 at the end of the week.

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 [email protected].

Notice from Norfolk County Council: Campaign launched on 31st January 2019 aims to SCRAP fly-tipping in Norfolk

Norfolk has launched the SCRAP fly-tipping campaign today which aims to fight the blight of fly-tipping in the county and cut the annual £1m clear up cost. To the details of this initiative go to the NCC website or just click here.

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.

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.

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.

FaceBook links to Hindolveston

A 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!!

Don’t forget that the Village’s very well established Crafts-in-Action (CinA) group also has a FaceBook link: Hindolveston Crafts-in-Action Facebook page. More details of events and group members’ photos can be found on this FB page.

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. Any queries regarding the use of personal data should be addressed to the web manager who will liaise with the Parish Council data protection officer as required.

The only personal data that the web manager collects will be via email when it is sent to [email protected] 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.

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