Welcome to the website of Hingham Town Council
Hingham is a small town with a population of around 2000, and is situated on the B1108 Norwich to Watton road. It is
more or less equidistant from the larger towns of Attleborough, Dereham, Watton and Wymondham, and situated in the
centre of Norfolk, some fifteen miles from Norwich, is an ideal base for exploring the county.
A vibrant community, Hingham has a large number of shops and businesses for a town of its size. It has a good primary
school and play group, a number of churches, many thriving community groups and successful sports' clubs. Information
on the Library, the Sports' Centre, and Clubs and Societies may be found on the Community & Services pages.
This site also aims to provide all the information that may be required on Council activities, and details the services made
available by the Council. The Council holds monthly meetings which residents are very welcome to attend, the Town
Council page gives further details and related documents may be found in the Minutes and Agenda sections.
CELEBRATING 750 years of HINGHAM'S FAIR
The weekend of 12th/13th December 2015
Story telling, minstrels, jugglers, jesters
The Market Place and the Fairland will be alive with activities for all,
including a traditional market
Fun for all the family!
Keep these dates free
Offers of help – please contact Gaby Maltby 01953 853061
If any Hingham organisation or charity would like to book a free stall at this event please contact
Pat Dore 01953 850178,
or Gaby as above
THE NEXT MEETING OF HINGHAM TOWN COUNCIL WILL HELD ON
TUESDAY 3rd November 2015, 7.30pm IN THE LINCOLN HALL.
Plans will be available to be viewed from 7.00pm.
Residents are very welcome to attend and will be given the opportunity to speak at the beginning and at the end of
VACANCY FOR TOWN CLERK/RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER
Salary Scale will depend on experience and qualifications.
Hingham Town Council is seeking a part-time (45 hours per month) suitably qualified, experienced and forward thinking Town Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer.
Applicants will require a wide variety of skills, must demonstrate that they have extensive managerial and financial experience, and have a sound knowledge of local government law and procedures. The successful candidate will have good communication skills, excellent IT skills and will be responsible for the council's website.
If not already qualified, the successful candidate will be expected to obtain the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CILCA).
Some evening work is required, and knowledge of servicing meetings and carrying out resulting actions will be needed. Previous council experience would be beneficial.
The Clerk acts as the Proper Officer for the Council managing the day to day council business providing legal advice to the Council and implementing the Council’s decisions.
A full application may be obtained from Peter Eldridge, tel: 01953 850890 or
The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd October. It is anticipated interviews will be held on Tuesday 27th October 2015.
Hingham Town Council is committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
HINGHAM TOWN COUNCIL IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT
ALISON DOE HAS BEEN APPOINTED ACTING TOWN
CLERK AS FROM 18th APRIL 2015.
As well as taking on the role of Acting Clerk, Alison will continue in her role as the Town Council's Cemetery Officer
with responsibilty for the administration and maintenance of the records of Hingham Cemetery.
Alison's Contact details are:
Hingham Town Council,
11 Rectory Road,
Rockland All Saints,
Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 1XA
T: 01953 483891
or for Cemetery related queries only:-
A Postmaster has been been appointed to run an outreach service from the committee room at the rear of the Lincoln
The office will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30am - 12.30pm.
Please use this service, postmasters are paid only for the business they do so if there are not enough customers
Hingham may find itself without this vital service once again.
COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH
If you are interested in being actively involved in making our roads safer Hingham
Community Speed Watch needs you. You will be offered training and will then help monitor
speeds with speed detection equipment.
Community Speed Watch is not speed enforcement but it helps monitor and reduce
speeding traffic. Information is recorded and passed to the police, which results in a warning
letter being sent to the registered keeper of the speeding vehicle.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact the Clerk on 01953 4838918 or email