On Friday 8th May the 75 VE Day Flag was raised for the weekend at the top of Mill Close and the Poppy display was out at The Square. All the poppies on the display were made by Hillam residents for the Remembrance Sunday display. Villagers decorated properties with bunting to brighten up the village.
There were some key events happening on Friday 8th that residents could take part in safely from home. There was television coverage from the BBC.
11am: 2 Minutes silence
3pm: The National Toast - “To those who gave so much, we thank you.”
9pm: The Queen
Ring Tree Ribbon Rainbow
In these times of Social Distancing, whilst our community and the rest of the country remain apart from each other in order to fight Covid-19 united, the Parish Council invited children of the village to decorate the Ring Tree bench with colourful ribbons whilst on their daily exercise allowance (observing social distancing advice of course).
The result is spectacular, and the PC would like to thank all those who have taken part so far. It is a great symbol of hope.
Stay safe everyone.
Hillam Christmas Lights 2018
Another successful year, supported by so many of the community. Thank you to the Hillam Lights Committee for organising such a great annual event and thank you to all the volunteers who help to make it happen.
Remembrance Sunday 11th Novemeber 2018: Hillam Tribute
The Parish Council wanted to mark the centenary of the end of WW1 in a special way. It was agreed that a display of poppies would go up in The Square, adorning the Water Pump feature and central to the village.
The Parish Council would like to thank the Brownies, Cubs and The Pub is the Hub group who have all made and contributed poppies for the occasion along with a number of residents and councillors.
A small group of volunteers gathered this weekend to assemble the display. Also featured is a hand written calligraphy list of the villagers who lost their lives in battle. Poppies have also been attached to the Ring Tree bench.
Councillors will attend and lay a wreath at the Remembrance Service to be held at St. Wilfrid's Church on 11th November.
NEW Village Entrance Planters
Thanks to a very generous donation from The Pub is the Hub group, 3 of the existing planters at the entrances to Hillam Village have been revamped with new signs, plants and decorative features.
The planters have been a long time in the planning and production stages but were finally completed this weekend, 4/11/2018.
Thank yous must firstly go to The Pub is the Hub for their donation towards the completion of this particular project and their input in the design phase. Mr Bissett, a local builder, voluntarily carried out the construction work on the planters, for which the Parish Council are very grateful. The beautiful cast Yorkshire Roses were produced and donated by the Venables family in Hillam, and hand-painted by Mr Plows, also a resident. We hope you agreed they make a fabulous decorative addition to the signs. Thank you to all involved.
VILLAGE CLEAN UP 2017
The clean team did an amazing job in less than an hour tackling weeds and making areas in the village look tidier. Thanks all for your help and to everyone who helps us keep the village looking good. Zac the dog wasn't so handy with a sweeping brush but he kept us entertained!
The Hillam Time Capsule was buried at the Ring Tree on 1st May 2017 at 12pm. Thank you very much to everyone who contributed something to go inside, there were lots of interesting things donated so hopefully it will be treasured by those who open it in the future.
Thank you also to those who attended on the day!
Hillam now has a working and accessible Defibrillator! It is located in the BT kiosk next to the notice boards and water pump and is available for anyone in need.
Inside the kiosk is also a 999 emergency telephone for any emergency - they can also give you the code to unlock the defibrillator if you don't already have it.
The Parish Council has also set up a Village Emergency Telephone System - if you are tending to a patient in need of the defibrillator, call this number
01977 232 911
and the volunteer on the other end will bring the defibrillator to your location - this allows you to continue chest compressions which will get much needed oxygen around the patient's body. Programme it in to your landline and your mobile phone memory - you never know if you might need it...
The New Ring Tree
These photos show the New Ring Tree in place and the opening ceremony taking place on 19th November 2016. New uplighters were planted as part of the redevelopment of the small green in The Square, the bench was refurbished and fresh turf was laid. Long live the New Ring Tree!!