Yarmouth In Bloom Awards

Open Gardens will return in 2018



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''. 





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'.





 The Open Gardens and Scarecrow Festival

was held on Sunday 19th July 2015 




There are a number of  pictures of Winterton on Sea and Scarecrows Festival on the Gallery Page for you to view. 



Village Life





Village Life October 2017




Village Life October 20


October Church Services

Sunday 22 – Trinity 19 at 9:00 am Parish Mass at Winterton. Sunday 29 -  NB 10:00 am Benefice Communion for Bible Sunday at Horsey (preacher, David Bulkley of the Gideons International, Lowestoft). No other morning services. NB 3:00 pm All Souls’ Memorial Service at Winterton. All weekday services will be at their usual times; here is a reminder: Morning Prayer at 9:00 am - Friday, Winterton. Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm - Wednesday, Winterton. Eucharists - Tuesday 12:15 pm at Winterton.


Action for Children

Action for children boxes or money to be returned to Di as soon as possible please. Telephone 01493 393656


Village Hall 

The next event is the Salvation Army collection on 23 November in the Village Hall. Please contact Chris Barlow for further details: 393674.


Annual Chitterrunners Lunch

Date for your diary. Lunch will be at the Hermanus, Winterton Saturday 18 November at12.30 for 1.00pm  All welcome.  Carvery. Dessert, tea or coffee. Phone Sandra 01493 393480 to book or for more information Any donated prizes for the raffle would be greatly appreciated. Proceeds of the raffle to go to Winterton Church.



This meeting of the 12 October should have a talk on "Artificial Flowers for Hire" otherwise Bob Mann will step in as a back up. Future plans. Salvation Army Appeal November 23 Village Hall 6pm-9.30pm please add a few extra tins to your shopping for this worthwhile cause, also sanitary protection for vulnerable girls/females. St George's theatre Saturday November 25 at 7.30pm "The Vicar of Dibley.Christmas" £8. Christmas Dinner booked at The Fisherman's Return December 12 7-7.30pm. Theatre Royal Top Hat 22 January 2018 coach leaves 6.30pm. Competition ‘A Hand Made Flower’ made by yourselves please.A Treasurer is desperately needed now or WI will have to close.



British Legion bingo in the Village Hall on the first Saturday of each month 1.30pm for 2.00pm all welcome. Come and support a good cause and enjoy yourself at the same time.

Bowls Club

We play Friday and Saturday afternoons 2pm for 2.30pm start. We have Club competitions throughout the season and play in two local leagues. New members are always very welcome regardless of experience. Contact Diane 393965


Croquet Club

Hilary Huckfield would like to invite you to stay active and help set up, or become a future member of a Croquet Club, based at Winterton-on-sea Playing Field. "Lots of people think croquet is 'posh', but it's not" It is quite competitive and fun. Open to men and women of all ages over 18 years. No previous experience necessary. Please contact Hilary for further details. Hilary Huckfield 01493 731228


Carers Group

The day, time and venue for the Carers Group varies so could you please call Brian on 01493 394054 or Pam on 01493 394365 for details.

Church 100 Club

We are looking for new members! All proceeds go towards maintaining the Church and Church Room. Non church members are very welcome. It cost £1.00 a month or you could pay yearly £12.00. The lottery is drawn at the end of each month. Please contact Margaret in the evening on 01493 393755 for details.


Lunch club

Next lunch club Thursday October 26. All welcome. Club meets fortnightly at the California Tavern 12pm for 12.30pm.. Any further news ring Di 01493393656
Winterton-on-Sea Seals

Every year as the seal pupping season comes around, (October/November to January/February), the size of the seal colony increases and, although the majority are centred around Horsey they are spreading out and more significant numbers are now found on Winterton beaches. In order to protect the seals and the delicate environment Friends of Horsey Seals have had volunteers advising and informing visitors, (who’s numbers also increase every season) around the Horsey area for some years and it’s now felt that Winterton would benefit from similar attention albeit on a much smaller scale so we are looking for volunteers to spend as much or as little time depending on their individual circumstances to help those visitors to Winterton who wish to experience the seals and learn more about them. The experience is both interesting and rewarding and training is available in order to answer the many questions we get from visitors. If you like to be out in the fresh air and meet and chat with people this is for you. If you would like to know more please contact. Eric Lund, Chairman Winterton-on-Sea Parish Council 01493 394331 or 07860 395880 and more information can be found by visiting the Friends of Horsey Seals website at


Friendship Club

The next Friendship Club meeting will be on Thursday 2 November and every two weeks. For more information contact Di  Telephone 01493 393656


Prayer and Praise

Prayer and praise meet in Village Hall 1st Tuesday in the month 7.30pm come and have a sing and spend time together. Just ring Di on 01493393656.for more information.

TS Fearless – 901 Troop

Open to Boys and Girls aged 11 upwards. They meet on Mondays at Caister High School and Fridays at Winterton Village Hall between 6.45pm and 9.30pm. Contact 01493 748395 for more information.


Mobile Library   
There will be Mobile Library visit on Friday October 20 and every 4 weeks. The Library arrives at the following points at the times shown:
Bush Road 10.55am – 11.10am. George Beck Road 11.15am – 11.30am. Hill View Drive 11.35am – 11.55am. Market Place 1.05pm – 2.20pm. Parish Church 2.25pm – 3.15pm. Note the change of days and times.




901 Troop Marine Cadets 
'In recognition of the eminent and valuable services rendered to the people of Great Yarmouth over a period of 11 years' are the words to describe 901 Troop Marine Cadets - TS Fearless when they received The Honorary Freedom of the Borough at a presentation on Friday November 2nd 2014 at The Minster Church of Saint Nicholas Great Yarmouth. In attendance was Her Worship the Mayor Councillor Colleen Walker, Borough Councillors and Civic Dignitaries. At the conclusion of the ceremony the Marine Cadets Band and Marine Troops along with Civic Dignitaries marched through the Market Place to the Town Hall for the Reception. At the ceremony the Royal British Legion - Great Yarmouth Branch were availed with the same Honour. If you are interested in joining contact Paul Dodson on 01493 748395 or visit their website
The troop would welcome anyone who has an interest in the youth organisation. Have a look through our web site at to see what we get up to, it's great fun. and then come and visit us, were a friendly bunch and you'll be made most welcome. You can call in any Monday at Caister High School, or Fridays at The Village Hall, Winterton between 6.45pm-9:30pm. 



In Bloom

 We still need more volunteers to help with the various tasks involved in th In Bloom, whether it be gardening, sweeping, weeding, painting or litter picking.  If you are able to help in any way do please contact Jean Neve 01493 393682. 



Click on the link below for Tide Times at
Winterton on Sea 





Winterton Primary School Children came out to the Village Green  and planted their plot with the Olympic Rings, Flag and Torch. The Children also assisted in planting the Jubilee Tree kindly donated by a Village Resident.  


 School Children and Teachers



School Children and The Jubilee Tree.





School Children and The In Bloom Team



The Open Gardens and Scarecrow Festival

was held on Sunday 19th July 2015 

Thankyou to all of you who made this day possible and to bring the community together, from the individual residential gardens, scarecrows, volunteers in blossoming the village, helpers at the Village Hall in providing refreshments and selling the tickets.


The Gallery Page has been updated with the Scarecrow Photographs. 











School Fete

with Dudley and Marjorie





901 Troop Marine Cadets

at Sea Sunday Service



See all the Photographs of the Scarecrows and other pictures of Winterton on Sea on the Gallery Page.