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Current Comments:
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1st of July 2012 02:20 PM by Robert website:
Soon be time to open the chalet up for another season. Looking forward to spending time once more in our little hideaway. Fantastic welcome from all the good folks of Winterton each and every year. See you!
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30th of June 2012 08:29 PM by george hardwick
We have to come to Winterton-on-Sea every year for a restful holiday -it's a beautiful village.I think it was message 420 on the Guest book that mentions Monty Python filming a sketch in the village.It's 'Whickers Island' and in it Winterton beach has a few palm trees and you'll see the actors sitting in the swimming pool at the Hermanus! If you google that sketch it's on YouTube and you can watch it.I wonder if they all went into the Fisherman's for a pint.John Cleese might have bumped his head!
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29th of June 2012 03:57 PM by Bev website:
The Winterton Lifeboat Restoration Group are pleased to announce that their new website is now live. Please take a look - - and find out all about the Project that so many villagers have supported. Don't forget we have an Open Day on Sunday 29th July at the old Seal Hospital Barn and all are welcome to come along and see the Edward Birkbeck for themselves.
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29th of June 2012 11:47 AM by TT website: http://wos
Sorry about the WOS Website being out of action for a few days. I have been away for a week but have fixed the problem now.
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29th of June 2012 10:40 AM by Ted website:
- Can't access the website easily - what has gone wrong? -

If you just go to you now just get the very odd dead-end 'IT'S FOR YOU' page, from which you cannot navigate to the rest of the web site. If instead you go to you will get the usual home page.

Methinks someone has been fiddling with the web code, and left it incomplete.
Of course, this will probably all change again soon... :-)
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29th of June 2012 10:37 AM by Ted
[ Can't access the website easily - what has gone wrong? ]

If you just go to "" you now just get the very odd dead-end "IT'S FOR YOU" page, from which you cannot navigate to the rest of the web site. If instead you go to "" you will get the usual home page.

Methinks someone has been fiddling with the web code, and left it incomplete.
Of course, this will probably all change again soon... :-)
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29th of June 2012 10:36 AM by Ted
/ 29th of June 2012 10:18 AM by very confused /
/ Can't access the website easily - what has gone wrong? /

If you just go to "" you now just get the very odd dead-end "IT'S FOR YOU" page, from which you cannot navigate to the rest of the web site. If instead you go to "" you will get the usual home page.

Methinks someone has been fiddling with the web code, and left it incomplete.
Of course, this will probably all change again soon... :-)
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29th of June 2012 10:18 AM by very confused
Can't access the website easily - what has gone wrong?
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21st of June 2012 11:14 PM by Confused
How do you navigate from the 'its for you 'page to the home page or in fact, to any page?
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20th of June 2012 07:24 PM by Local
I notice that there are new signs along the allotments and on the playing field stating that all dogs should be kept on a lead. Could someone tell me why exactly this has been done? I regularly let my dogs run on the field, I pick up any mess they make, I keep them away from the cricket pitch and I put them back on their leads if I see someone else with a leashed dog. I don't take my dogs to the dunes because I get fed up with dodging the mess there!
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20th of June 2012 08:45 AM by carole southern website:
We love Winterton and have been coming for years but are struggling to find a late availability let for this weekend Friday 22nd for a couple of nights for two people with no pets. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

Many thanks from Carole
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14th of June 2012 10:40 PM by Visitor
If you google image 'fishermans corner all saints winterton' you will find interior shots of the Church.
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14th of June 2012 08:46 AM by Bertil Nessle website:
I have painting with the swedish sailingship CHILI which under a hurricane feb.1902 became a wreck on the banks of Yarmouth.The timber from the ship became a chapell for fishermen i Winterton.Does anybody know something about this and does the chapell still exist?
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10th of June 2012 12:11 PM by Michael website:
I am looking for a place to rent in the village 2 beds or more for min 6 months
No pets.
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7th of June 2012 10:09 PM by Geoff website:
Winterton and its boatmen is featured on the latest episode of Coast
you can view it on the BBC I Player Coast - Series 7 - 4. Peril from the Seas

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7th of June 2012 02:48 PM by Ian michael simms website:
Forgot to put email
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7th of June 2012 02:36 PM by Ian Simms
Visited twice this year, love the village, looking to buy a retirement place, once we sell ours.
Ian&joy Simms
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6th of June 2012 12:22 AM by Local
Re, post 418.

Police dont belive there is a speeding problem in Winterton.............unlike Hemsby, Ormesby & alike....Rubish..... what do people slam on the brakes, just because they are entering Winterton!!
I've seen cars speeding along the top road, that must be doing 60mph +...Maybe the people who wish to develop in our Village & destroy our peacefull way of life, might like to help put some money up front for the Speeding signs............Just a thought, as they are helping to bring more trafic into the Village.
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5th of June 2012 06:47 PM by Terry
SO, WE ARE TOLD THAT WE CANNOT HAVE SPEED WARNING SIGNS or any other Calming measures - 30mph painted on the entrance roads/ ramps by our school and shops for instance. So that's that then; GIVE UP.
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5th of June 2012 06:37 PM by Sceptic
Ref. previous post No's 417 and 419.

No 419 - you've got it dead correct. Filby, Hemsby and Martham have present or past high profile (??) Borough Councillors living in and lending their weight to acquiring things that we in Winterton are denied.

No 417 - no dispersions on our Parish Councillors or the work they carry out. Some put lots of hours in. The point is, what powers do they have? Very little, if any. We say we do not want the Cliff-top development and the Borough Council overrules the village. We say that we do not want the Empsoms Loke development and the Borough Council over rules us. We, through the Parish Plan - remember that? - say that we want speed enforcement and are told that there is no problem, when we see the lunatics roaring through every day.
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5th of June 2012 04:39 PM by chitterrunner website:
Just to thank all those hardy souls who braved the bad weather to visit our Jubilee fete. The rain probably put off many people but the atmosphere was great and whilst we may not have made lots of money this was not the main aim and a good time was had by all.
Further to the previous comment re Dads Army in Winterton, the village has for many years been the film set for many famous productions. Back in the 50's Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton stayed at the Hermanus whilst filming nearby, the seventies saw the Monty Python team in the village, the film Julia was partly filmed north of the village in the eighties and the BBC2 Poppyland used the pub as a main backdrop for many scenes.
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5th of June 2012 02:19 PM by Local
Its because there is no GY Councillor living in Winterton, simple! Ormesby...Hemsby & Filby have them & they all have a GY Councillor living in there back yard!
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4th of June 2012 04:04 PM by Another Villager
Regarding previous comments about speeding, the Parish Council have applied for the electronic warning signs and the requests have been rejected because the Police do not think that there is a problem in Winterton.
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4th of June 2012 03:58 PM by Villager
Concerning the comments by sceptic, what a pity they don't attend the Parish Council meetings because then they could find out just how hard the Councillors work on their behalf. Two years ago Speedwatch was introduced in the village using guns supplied by the Police. For this to function properly we needed volunteers to operate the guns and record any vehicles that were over the speed limit. Volunteers were requested via the
newsletter and so many people were worried about speeding that we had five, four of whom were Parish Councillors. Because three people are needed for each survey we had to do these in conjunction with Ormesby but when some of their volunteers gave up the project had to be abandoned. Subsequently the Police have done several speed checks but found no problem.
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4th of June 2012 11:04 AM by sceptic
Further to Bruce's comment regarding the Parish Council, we are attempting to remember any worthwhile success the PC has had in recent years. Certainly the concept and actioning of the Parish Plan was impressive and must have taken those responsible a lot of time and effort. But, of the concerns most raised by us villagers, which have been addressed with any degree of success? The concern that the majority of inhabitants raised was speeding cars both on the main road and thru the village; we have seen no evidence of any action here. Nearby villages have those electronic warning devices, extra signs to alert motorists and a regular Police presence with their speed guns. Why not Winterton? What have our Parish Council attempted to do about this situation. Could we have an update please.
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3rd of June 2012 08:05 PM by Bruce Greenall website:
Just like to say what a fantastic time my son and I had at the jubilee fete.first rate all round and congrats to the organisers.Shame my wife could not attend but alas she was working.Reference the comments about the Parish Council.The reason I resigned was due to my not being able to provide sufficient time to the role.As for the comment of why we need a council, I suggest that individual toddles off to the next council meeting and observes what it is all about.
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3rd of June 2012 05:05 PM by Local
Why have a Village Parish Council, Great Yarmouth have the final say anyway & just look at what they have turned that place into................. need we say anymore!!!!
The Houses that have been built on the edge of the Dunes, The past chairman fought tooth & nail against them............ Good old Yarmouth Council gave them the green light........ What a shambles & eyesore on a Village to be proud of.... The only good thing about it though, they cant sell them......maybe the Locals, do have the last laugh & the Chairman who fought so hard against them.
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3rd of June 2012 11:31 AM by CONCERNED LOCAL
We find it concerning that 5 Parish Councillors have resigned en bloc. Is there something that the Council is not telling us?
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3rd of June 2012 08:22 AM by Local
what a wash out..................... Shame.............
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24th of May 2012 12:47 PM by dawn beasley
3 weeks till we holiday at winterton and cant wait. looking forward to long walks in the dunes and on the beach with the dogs and fantastic fish and chips, not to mention the pub!!!! see you all soon
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23rd of May 2012 09:21 PM by JOHN AND JUNE HUDSON website:
WINTERTON HOLIDAYS - Late availability Saturday May 26th to Saturday June 2nd. Sea view chalet 80, sleeps 4 was 260 now 240, and luxury two bedroom chalet 238, sleeps 5 was 240 now 200. These prices are for the chalet, not per person.
Email -
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19th of May 2012 11:18 PM by Local
Yer.................. Nick & Caramel has been serving up for the RAF...........Jolly good show!
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19th of May 2012 11:07 PM by Visitor
Hi. Page 3 today's Telegraph.
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17th of May 2012 01:54 PM by Geoff website:
We have some late availability special offers on our website which now has updated pictures following cottage updating new carpets and redecorating

Geoff & Yvonne

Periwinkle Cottage, The Lane
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15th of May 2012 07:22 PM by kate
Wondering if anyone knows whos greenhouse it is next to the methodist church.My sister in law is after one and has seen this one in disrepair and never used .Any details we would be grateful many thanks
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14th of May 2012 06:55 PM by BT
Yep, Winterton-on-Sea is a Village to be Proud of and a great place to live. But, we are contemplating down-sizing from our 10-year old 4-bed house in the village and moving on. If you are interested in moving to Winterton, leave your contact details HERE and we will get back to you. Offers above 310k (with no Estate Agents fees), are invited.
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13th of May 2012 01:34 PM by
Would like to thank the people of Winterton for another wonderful weeks holiday spent in the village.Our dogs have had a fantastic time walking along the valley and on the beach.Just a shame that the weather wasnt too kind.We have been coming to Winterton for six years now and we love it!!!
Did find an increase in dog poo along the valley though this time especially on the wide open spaces where people walk.Any chance of a poo bin at the bottom of the steps leading from Winterton Valley Estate??? See you next year!!!!!
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3rd of May 2012 08:15 PM by Seal Friend
Here is a news update about Harry Nickerson of the closed Winterton Seal Hospital:-

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2nd of May 2012 05:53 PM by Martin Lines
Julie & John Walters, Re; Post 311.

If you are still interested in a House overlooking the Village Green (4 Bed Detached) Please get in touch on (01493) 393442.
Have replied to you e-mail, but it bounces back each time.

Regards, Martin Lines
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2nd of May 2012 10:03 AM by TT website: http://WOS
Your Village Newsletter for MAY 2012 is available to view on this site
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1st of May 2012 05:59 PM by Kirsty
Hope people caught the brief glimpse of Winterton beach and dunes on last Saturday's episode of Dady's Army!
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27th of April 2012 03:57 PM by Matt
Information for the Surgery in Martham is incorrect. The correct phone number is 01493 748833
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18th of April 2012 09:55 PM by Julie
There will be a Winterton Garage Sale will take place on Sunday 29th July. Details will be announced later,
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9th of April 2012 08:29 PM by kay webb
I have been trying to find out about the winterton garage sales that you normally have each summer,i come on holiday every year and they make my holiday,we really enjoy walking round the village,and all that comes with it.i do hope you still have one,it is usually,weather permitting,a lovely day.
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3rd of April 2012 10:16 AM by TT
The Village Newsletter for APRIL is available for you to view
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27th of March 2012 09:35 PM by Carol Warwick
Is there going to be a garage sale this year as I haven't seen any mention of it in the newsletter?
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18th of March 2012 09:34 AM by Lyn Brown website:
I'm very pleased to see that the Edward Birkbeck has safely returned to Winterton-on-Sea. Having spent many years owning and sailing on board her I am so happy that she has now returned home and will be well cared for in her "old age". I look forward to being able to visit her and following her restoration once a dedicated web site is set up. Lyn Brown
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13th of March 2012 04:49 PM by Mrs Evans
Would it also be possible for someone to update the website with the form to fill in to advertise on the Businessess and Services page..there is'nt one and it says there is so it's impossible to avertise !
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12th of March 2012 11:49 AM by Ben
Would it be possible for someone to update the website and add Jan & Feb parish minutes please?
(The link to Jan2012 minutes at the top of the page links to March2011!)
Many thanks,
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12th of March 2012 07:25 AM by Local
First Snake of the year spotted in the Dunes, North side of the Gap, Yesterday (Sunday 11th)
Dog owners be-awear.