IN BLOOM

ACHIEVEMENTS

  WINTERTON ON SEA IN BLOOM GROUP 

 

 

Original Group 2005 

WINTERTON ON SEA SLIDE SHOW

The message below was sent to Winterton

and is well worth a look.

   "I'm Gene Sosnowski, an American, and the son-in-law of Joyce Woodhouse. My wife is Madeline Woodhouse. I have photographed the village and its flowers for the past 20 years when we visited her family. Recently, I completed a video slide-show, of some photographs which I took, titled "Winterton in Bloom".

Here are links to two versions of the Winterton-in-Bloom slide show:
1. For fast internet, best resolution

2. For slow internet or mobile devices, lower resolution

 

 

Jean Neve

Chair's Corner 

 

Yarmouth In Bloom Awards

 

2016

In Bloom

On Monday 17 October an In Bloom meeting was held in the Village Hall when Jean Neve announced that Winterton Village was awarded overall Gold in the Great Yarmouth in Bloom awards. Carmel and Mick Shiggins also received Gold for their floral presentation whilst Jed and Joyce Pitchford received Silver Gilt. Well done to everybody for all their hard work in making Winterton on Sea 'A Place to be Proud of''. 

 

 

 

2015 

On Friday 3rd October the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston In Bloom Awards was held at St Georges Theatre and a lovely evening and a good time was had by all. Winterton on Sea Awards were: Best Small Village - Gold. Window boxes and hanging baskets - Carmel and Mick Shiggins Gold. also Joyce and Jed Pitchford - Silver Gilt. Small front garden - Jean Neve Silver Gilt. Congratulations to those achievements and many thanks to all members and friends for their hard work throughout the year. We are blessed with many beautiful residential gardens and this all helps to make our village beautiful and 'A Place to be Proud of'.
 THANKYOU 

 

 

Yarmouth In Bloom Awards 

 2014

Great Yarmouth In Bloom Awards took place on Friday October 24th 2014 at the Town Hall. Winterton on Sea In Bloom received the accolade of winning Gold for the Village whilst Jed and Joyce Pitchford won a Gold for their Floral Displays. Very well done to those who put in a lot of time and hard work which is much appreciated by all of us.

THANKYOU

The In Bloom team require more helpers so please if you have a few hours to spare on an occasional basis contact Jean Neve on 393682.

Have a look at the website below

showing the Coastal Loss at Winterton.   

 http://www.marinet.org.uk/coastal-loss-at-winterton-norfolk.html

 

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 http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/

 

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School Children's Day Planting 

 

 

 

 



 Planting the New Jubilee Tree 

 

   

Over the past ten years of Winterton on Sea In Bloom, when we started with just half a dozen plastic drums and a boat, we have increased the areas we tend and supplied many new tubs, roadsign planters and planted up many new areas around the village.

 

The In Bloom is self financed by members and friends so we are always looking at ways to raise finance and welcome any sponsorship. 

 

We need more Volunteers, so if you can spare a couple of hours on an occasional basis please contact us and we will be pleased to give you a warm welcome.

 

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 IN BLOOM GROUP

 Winterton on Sea in Bloom was first formed in 2002 when a small group of village residents held a public meeting with the aim of using floral displays to enhance our already beautiful village and have since gone from strength to strength winning many awards in Great Yarmouth in Bloom, Anglia in Bloom and have represented the Anglia region in Great Britain in Bloom twice, receiving a Silver Gilt Award on our last entry.

 

Original Group 2005

 

 

Winners in Britain in Bloom

 

Many items required for the displays during the first year, including the boat on the Village Green, were donated by local businesses and residents. The children of Winterton First School donated plants which they placed in a flower bed on the Village Green.

 

 Winterton Primary School Children come out to the Village Green and planted their plot each year. 

Over the years  

 

School Children Planting the Jubilee Tree

 
 

 School Children Planting with The In Bloom Team

 

 

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Some years ago the In Bloom team with the help of Winterton Troop Marine Cadets restored a wildlife area at Duffles Pond where there were picnic tables for the residents and visitors to enjoy the wildlife. This project received several awards over the years but the Parish Council has now taken responsibility for Duffles Pond.

 



Marine Cadets helping around the Village


Marine Cadets at Sea Sunday Service.

Financially the group commenced with a donation from the Parish Council and small donations from various clubs within the village, an Open Gardens day, and personal donations from the In Bloom members. At the same time it was decided to enter into the Anglia in Bloom competition for the first time in many years.

 


2002 resulted in Winterton receiving 2nd Place in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston in Bloom, 2nd in Norfolk Village of the Year and Village Green of the Year and a Silver Award in the Anglia in Bloom Competition, with Winterton First School receiving a certificate of merit for their wild garden.


 

Boat donated by Villager on Village Green 

 

 

We have continued over the years to progress and now have over 35 regular members, with many other residents joining the cause for Open Gardens event, fundraising, general tidying, and enthusiastically supporting our Scarecrow Competition. 

 

 

2009 

In 2009 Winterton on Sea received a Gold Award and Best Large Village in the Anglia In Bloom Competition. We were also nominated in the Environmental Quality Award section, and Winterton Primary School was nominated in theBest Young Persons Project Category for their School Allotment.  We ended 2009 with the news that we had won a Gold Award and Best Village in the Great Yarmouth In Bloom Competition.

 

2011

Our crowning glory for 2011 was to receive a Gold Award and Best Village in the Great Yarmouth In Bloom Competition. 

The Fisherman's Pub won a Silver Gilt Award in the Public House entries and Jean Neve won a Gold for the best residential garden in the small garden category.

 

 2012

We have done it again for 2012  to receive a Gold Award in the Great Yarmouth In Bloom Competition.  

The Fisherman's Pub won a Silver Gilt Award in the Public House entries and Jean Neve won a Gold for the best residential garden in the small garden category.

 2013

Gt Yarmouth in Bloom awards took place in the Town Hall on Friday September 13th 2013 and the Village was represented by Jean Neve the Chair of Winterton In Bloom. Winterton was awarded a Silver Gilt with The Fishermans Return also receiving Silver Gilt. Joyce Pitchford a resident was awarded silver in the basket and window box category.

 

2014 

Great Yarmouth In Bloom Awards 

Great Yarmouth In Bloom Awards took place on Friday October 24th at the Town Hall. Winterton on Sea In Bloom received the accolade of winning Gold for the Village whilst Jed and Joyce Pitchford won a Gold for their Floral Displays. Very well done to those who put in a lot of time and hard work which is much appreciated by all of us.

 

 

2015 

 Great Yarmouth In Bloom Awards

On Friday 3rd October the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston In Bloom Awards was held at St Georges Theatre and a lovely evening and a good time was had by all. Winterton on Sea Awards were: Best Small Village - Gold. Window boxes and hanging baskets - Carmel and Mick Shiggins Gold. also Joyce and Jed Pitchford - Silver Gilt. Small front garden - Jean Neve Silver Gilt. Congratulations to those achievements and many thanks to all members and friends for their hard work throughout the year. We are blessed with many beautiful residential gardens and this all helps to make our village beautiful and 'A Place to be Proud of'.
THANKYOU

 

2015 

The Open Gardens

and

Scarecrow Festival

was held on Sunday 19th July 2015 when 12 residential gardens were open to the public.

A wonderful day it was with the sun shining bright and over 400 visitors had the privilege of seeing some wonderful gardens.

The Village Hall prepared lunches and refreshment throughout. A number of Scarecrows were displayed on the village green for all to see.

Well done to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make the day a success and a big thankyou to all those who visited.

 Open Gardens will be back in 2018

A very special "Thank You" to all bloomers and friends who work extremely hard keeping our village looking beautiful --- well done to everybody.

 

 

 

 

 


Planting at Fishermans Corner 


 

We have continued to increase the amount of planting around the village and to enhance the existing areas.

 

 

There is a large number of pictures for you to

view on the 'Gallery' Page.

 

 Our aim is to keep up our standards and keep Winterton beautiful for many years to come.

A big thankyou to all residents and friends who give up their precious time to make Winterton on Sea

A Village we are proud of.

 

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HEDGEHOG CORNER

Hedgehogs are declining and need your help

Click on

 http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/

 or let us know where and when you see a hedgehog. Tell us when he comes out of hibernation.

Send us photographs of hedgehogs in your garden.

 

  • make ponds safe

  • check before mowing

  • link your garden

  • make a log pile

  • leave a mess

     

     

     

    Babies

    Litters of up to seven hoglets are usualy born from May onwards and are weaned between four and six weeks, when they weigh about 120g, about a sixth of the typical summer weight of adults (800g). Individuals born late in the year might struggle to put on enough weight to survive hibernation.

    Defence

    If threatened, they can curl up into a tight ball, drawing in their head, tail and legs so that they are completely hidden, and by pulling the spines upright, so that they point outwards, hedgehogs can protect themselves against nearly all of their enemies.

    Feeding

    Hedgehogs are active mostly at night, foraging for soil invertebrates such as earthworms, beetles and caterpillars, but will also occasionally feed on birds' egg and carrion.

        

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    BIRDWATCH 

    Garden Birdwatch 

  • Go to: www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch

    Need to identify a bird?

    Go to: www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdidentifier 

    Have you noticed a decline in the birds in your garden.

    Look at the RSPB website page shown below:

      http://www.rspb.org.uk/advice/helpingbirds/decline/birdsdecline.aspx

     

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    For ideas Goto: 

    http://www.rspb.org.uk/advice/gardening/wildlife-friendly_garden.aspx

     

    To find out more about gardening for wildlife visit www.rspb.org.uk/hfw  

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      INTERESTED LINKS

    www.hedgehogstreet.org 

    www.rspb.org.uk

    www.rspca.org.uk

    www.nationaltrust.org.uk



     ADD YOUR GARDEN

    As a resident of Winterton on Sea if you would like your garden featured on this website then send your pictures to Bob Atyeo at mail@wintertononseainbloom.co.uk  or post them to Bob or ask Bob and he will take the pictures for you. 


     

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