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.
THE NEXT MEETING OF HINGHAM TOWN COUNCIL WILL HELD ON
TUESDAY 6th September 2016 at 7.30pm IN THE LINCOLN HALL
Residents are very welcome to attend and will be given the opportunity to speak at the beginning and at the end of
TOWN/PARISH COUNCIL (Ward) Hingham Town
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (Section 87(2))
CASUAL VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the Office of Councillor for the above Parish (Ward) by reason of
Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.
An election to fill the vacancy will be held, if within 14 days (not counting Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) from the date mentioned below for 10 electors for the parish give notice in writing requesting an election to the Returning Officer.
If a request to hold an election is not received, the Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.
For further guidance please telephone (01508) 533692 or e-mail
The name and address of the Deputy Returning Officer is:
Julia Tovee-Galey Electoral Services Team
South Norfolk Council
Hingham Town Council
Notice of Appointment of date for the exercise of electors’ rights
Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2016
The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, and
The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 (SI234)
- Date of announcement 30 June 2016
2) Each year the Council’s Annual Return is audited by an auditor appointed by Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited. Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounts to be audited and all books, deeds, contracts, bills vouchers and receipts relating to them. For the year ending 31 march 2016 these documents will be available on reasonable notice on application to:
Mrs A Doe
11 Rectory Road
Rockland All Saints
commencing on 01 July 2016
and ending on 12 August 2016
3.Local Government Electors and their representatives also have:
The opportunity to question the auditor about the accounts, and
The right to make objections to the accounts or any item in them. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the Council.
The Auditor can be contacted at the address in Paragraph 4 below for this purpose on 16 August 2016 and after that date will be available at the address given in paragraph 4 below until the audit is completed.
4.The audit is being conducted under the provisions of The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, and The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 and the National Audit Office code of audit practice. Your audit is being carried out by:
Mazars LLP, The Rivergreen Centre, Aykley Heads, County Durham, DH1 5TS
5. This announcement is made by Alison Doe - Clerk.
Firefighters at Hingham Fire Station
Do you live or work within five minutes of Hingham Fire Station?
Are you over 18 years of age?
Hingham Fire Station is looking for ordinary people to do an extraordinary job by delivering fire and
rescue services to the local community. Retained firefighting can be for anyone, it could be the idea
job for a parent who needs flexible working hours, someone with spare time or someone in full time
The role of a fire fighter is a rewarding and satisfying one, full training will be provided and the skills
gained can be transferred to your daily life. You will receive an annual retaining fee for being “on call”
and you will also be paid for attending incidents, drill nights and training courses.
If you up for the challenge and the extra income that comes with it please phone 0300 123 1669 or
visit www.norfolkfireservice.gov.uk. Alternatively, please call in at Hingham fire station on a Thursday
night between 18.30 and 21.30
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 483891 or email