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Current Comments:
Post number:
2nd of October 2012 01:54 PM by local
Someone buying a house as a permanent second home for their own use is one thing,
but don't you need some sort of "planning permission" to turn it into a Holiday Let?
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2nd of October 2012 11:57 AM by local
No much you can do about people buying houses in the village for whatever their reasons. If people are desperate to sell their property they are not interested in who they sell them to or for what they want to do with them.

I know of semi permanent (weekenders) who actively take part in fundraising and support things that go on in the village.

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2nd of October 2012 09:18 AM by TT website: http://WOS
Do we actually know how many properties are holiday lets?
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1st of October 2012 09:31 PM by Bill Local
Winterton is having to many houses become holiday lets!

its wrong
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30th of September 2012 12:55 AM by Winterton on Sea In Bloom website:
Winterton on Sea In Bloom - Breaking News
We have done it again for this year 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. Fantastic and well done everybody involved.
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28th of September 2012 11:03 AM by Bev website:
Don;t forget the Lifeboat Shed (the old Seal Hospital Barn) is open to visitors tomorrow 10 till 12. If you couldn't make it on our gala Open Day in July or just want to see how we're getting on, please come along to see the Edward Birkbeck, take a look at our display boards and chat to some of the Volunteers. Maybe we can inspire you to join us and become a volunteer. Coffee and cake available. Look forward to seeing you.
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24th of September 2012 11:50 PM by Bob Atyeo website:
Winterton In Bloom
Your help is required on Friday October 5 from 9.30am to empty old large wooden planters on the Village Green and fill new ones. So if you have the strength and are able to help please contact Pam on 01493 394365 or Jean on 01493 393682. The old planter wood will be free to break up and is suitable as firewood.
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20th of September 2012 06:52 PM by tt
REF POSTS 497 & 498
I used to live in Filby and know the 80 year old gentleman that you refer to. I also know his 50 'ish year old son and it is he who does the physical work with their In Bloom. Regarding the 7K spend, it is as told to me by the above. Ref the point about 75% of the inhabitants being involved I will ask the question when next I am in Filby - in the meantime, I would put a bet on no more than a dozen people being involved.

Ref the lack of support for In Bloom in Winterton-on-Sea - according to the Parish plan some years ago there were circa 470 houses with LOCAL inhabitants in the village. At one person per house that's 470 possible helpers for Winterton In Bloom. And how many are there - 20 if that?? So, no it is nothing to do with holiday makers or holiday homes.
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20th of September 2012 03:10 PM by Local
Continued from below,

The main reason, Winterton will never compete with Filby, is Winterton has now become a haven of Holiday lets & weekend retreats for outsiders, who will not get behind the Village or support it, with the fundraising etc that is needed. They want it, but aren’t prepared to give or help out, for it.
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20th of September 2012 03:07 PM by Local
Let me correct you a little on your statement regarding the Village of Filby, with their In-Bloom success, as my parents were raised within this Village & still live there to this day.
Not sure where you get the spend of £7000 each year, but never less it is a substantial sum we are talking about, but don’t forget & look the other way, this money is raised by the people of this Village throughout the year, with all sorts of fundraising events etc.
The success is NOT, 80% down to one person, but more like 70-80% of the people who live in this Village, and yes it is driven forward by this very energetic gentleman, who is in his eighties & again has lived all his life within this Village.
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19th of September 2012 09:17 PM by tt website: http://wos
Just to say that Filby spend circa £7,000 each year on their In-Bloom entry. Their success is 80% down to one person who, in the summer months, can be seen with his bowser watering all of those hanging baskets very frequently. No sour grapes; just congratulations to them.
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19th of September 2012 08:49 PM by amused
sour grapes?
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19th of September 2012 04:58 PM by Local's feeling a little touchy!
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18th of September 2012 01:13 PM by Local
So what if the Village of Filby won Gold, we can all do baskets, if not, you can get them from B&Q!
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17th of September 2012 07:25 PM by tt website: http://wos
I don't understand why Post 489 should be removed; there are similar Posts earlier on regarding all eating establishments in the village? - NB: 447 & 450
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17th of September 2012 04:40 PM by Local
Re Post 489.

This post is inappropiate to other Local businesses in the area, should this not be removed?

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17th of September 2012 03:43 PM by Help please
The Church are in urgent need of bubble wrap to safely store precious memorials etc when restoration work starts on the tower. If you have any, can you drop it off in the Church porch please. Thanks for your help.
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17th of September 2012 10:59 AM by Mary King website: http://Caister
Mary King
Mary King updated her status.: "Had lunch at Fishermans Return at Winterton yesterday (treat from my Granddaughter Karla) and OMG the food was BRILLIANT! Tasty, Hot, well presented and very good quality!! Stokesby Ferry could learn from this Chef! I will definately be going there again I hope x"
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16th of September 2012 10:11 AM by local
No, of course it does not. Anyone, local or otherwise, deliberately damaging a car should be arrested and prosecuted. Of course, the lack of local policing make this rather unlikely.

Just like the odd visitor who causes problems and give all visitors a bad name, there will always be the odd local who spoils the reputation of the village by being obnoxious or causing vandalism, when the vast majority of residents are actually friendly and welcome visitors, and would never even think of causing damage to cars.
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16th of September 2012 07:49 AM by localish
.....just like dog owners,there are always the minority that give all the bad name,
but it certainly doesnt give locals the authority to intentionally damage vehicles they
deem to be inconsiderately parked!
what a friendly village ....
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15th of September 2012 07:24 PM by local
>> .... and have the right to park where we like as long as it is legally and not causing an obstruction

Ah! That's it in a nutshell. NOT causing an obstruction.
Some inconsiderate visitors ARE causing an obstruction, and whilst loudly proclaiming their right to park anywhere they like, seem to forget about the rights of others not to be obstructed.
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15th of September 2012 05:01 PM by Past visitor
Re parking and damaged cars
Doesn't sound as if you want visitors in your village. As someone pointed out we pay car tax and have the right to park where we like as long as it is legally and not causing an obstruction
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15th of September 2012 09:35 AM by Local
See in the Great Yarmouth Mercury, the Village of Filby has won Gold again.
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14th of September 2012 03:06 PM by Local
Do your bit for the Country.

Only buy items, that are made or produced in the UK. Proud of it.
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12th of September 2012 10:40 PM by concerned
Going back to parking issues;
from reading previous comments,am i to believe that vehicles
are at risk from being vandalised if parked around the green???
I hope this is not the start of future incidents as enough was enough
back in 2008 with the spate of mindless vandalism to several car tyres.
If vehicles are legally parked,not obstructing drives,entrances or on yellow lines
then they have as much right as anyone to park there,whether locals,tourists,
or friends visiting locals,its called Car Tax!
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11th of September 2012 06:37 PM by perplexed
Hoodies. WHY?
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11th of September 2012 02:12 PM by Local
Re; comments below regarding parking issues.

You would not like it if we came & parked in your spaces, in front of your windows & on your grass verges etc, so please dont feel as if you can come & do the same to us.
There is free parking at the playing field as you enter the Village (sorry you might have to walk a little, but that should not do any off you, any harm)
Failing that, there is a car park at the top of beach road, you can open you car door & fall onto the beach, if you dont feel like the short walk, & all for £4 for the whole day.
Or you could drive another 8 miles south, to Great Yarmouth & pay upto £4 an hour.

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9th of September 2012 08:34 AM by tired local
Another 'rave' in Winterton last night!!!!!!!!!!!
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7th of September 2012 09:32 PM by another local
We have the locals who live away from the parking area by the village hall and who don't give a dam. And then we have us locals who live near the village hall and who do not our our own parking space - you know, those pretty houses that you like to see. We pay our rates to the County and Village councils and are ever so slightly miffed when visitors take OUR parking spaces. Winterton has a free car park down on Somerton Road and a beach car park where anybody can park for a whole £4 per day - that's 4 quid for a whole day; and right on the beach. Come on you visitors, don't use and abuse us locals.
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6th of September 2012 09:56 PM by ANOTHER LOCAL
Disgruntled to put it mildly Jan, You should hear my Grandad bang on about you holidaymakers clogging up the place. But fear not I always manage to calm him down by getting him to have five pints of nans special slug & nettle hooch and then telling him to get some fresh air.Just like last week he was last seen flat cap on head roll up in mouth frontdoor key in hand heading towards the gre.... ....Oh dear
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5th of September 2012 07:15 AM by jan and terry
thankyou "local" for your accomodating reply.
we parked considerately,not blocking drives/entrances or access as some others do.
totally irrelevent anyway, because the damage was on the other side not on the side facing the road.
the way i read the elderly gents comments gave me the impression that residents were perhaps a little disgruntled at weekend visitors.nethertheless,we personally,have always felt welcome in recent visits and found everyone very friendly..
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4th of September 2012 03:25 PM by local
> but the visit was dampened though on discovering our car had been damaged
> whilst parked opposite the village green

Was this just mindless vandalism, or were you perhaps scraped by a passing vehicle?
If the latter, then did you park in a place that partially blocked the road?

Be aware that, whilst you may have thought you left plenty of room for passing cars, this road is also used by big buses and delivery lorries. When these vehicles have trouble squeezing through roads partly blocked by parked cars, scrapes may happen!

Use the car park!
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4th of September 2012 07:04 AM by jan and terry
had a wonderful time (as always) when we came with our grandchildren to your beautiful village and beach at the weekend.its one of our favourite places.but the visit was dampened though on discovering our car had been damaged whilst parked opposite the village green. an elderly gent passing told us to park in the car park in future as several vehicles have been damaged here in the past.
we have always parked here to use the village green and never had any problems in the past.did anyone else suffer any problems this weekend just gone? has there been cars damaged here before?
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31st of August 2012 12:55 PM by Barry Peck website:
On Friday the 24th of August I had a potentially life threatening injury in the Dunes carpark.
First aid was given by the watchkeeper at the Coast Watch station. He was extremely kind, efficient and professional.
Without his help and without adequate first aid equipment I don't know what would have happened.
As a result of my injury I required an operation by a plastic surgeon at the N&N hospital.
Without a doubt the Coast Watch station is a real asset for Winterton-on-Sea.
Well done.

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30th of August 2012 12:14 PM by Helen Smith website:
Did anyone find or have handed in £40 which I managed to drop between beach and car park/parking kiosk/beach cafe on sunday 19th august? Please leave comment if you did then will work out a way to get in touch!
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26th of August 2012 12:54 PM by Local
Would just like to say a Big Thank You........... to the person who allowed their Dog to leave a large mess, outside my drive this morning, on the Craft.

Thank You.
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23rd of August 2012 09:15 PM by Louise Didlock
Have just spent the most fantastic 2 weeks in winterton on sea. Beach, dunes, seals and terns are not over exaggerated. We have visited Hemsby, Yarmouth and other places this made us so glad we chose where we did! And all within walking distance of The Highwayman, what more could we ask??
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21st of August 2012 08:08 PM by Norfolk Nog
In reply to 467,

Somerton Lion, Good assortment of real Ales, selection of Lagers, all kept very well indeed.
Real Ale's at £3.10 a pint,
Not had the food myself, but from what i noticed, looked good Pub grub, Landlord very welcoming & friendly.
Plenty of good old local boys from Somerton seem to get in there.

Cheers, Norfolk Nog.
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19th of August 2012 02:28 PM by concerned local
This morning the beach was very busy. Lots of people and children about. Then we get some lunatic with a jeep type vehicle driving along the beach at speed in complete disregard of the safety of the children playing there. Parked it by a groyne and went for a swim.

I read something earlier about cars on the dunes, but now we have vehicles driving up and down the main beach!

What next...?
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18th of August 2012 04:20 PM by Local
Has anyone been in the Somerton Lion, since it's re-opened? what's the Beer like? Food etc?
Do any Locals get in there?
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18th of August 2012 02:37 PM by Local
Lovely Day in Winterton.
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15th of August 2012 11:12 AM by Mark & Becky website: http://On Holiday
Staying in one of the Round Houses at the Highwayman, must say what a fantastic Sunday Carvery we had, also the Evening meal last night was fantastic, staff very helpfull.
Making our Holiday compleat.
Thanks Guys.

Becky & Mark.
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13th of August 2012 12:21 PM by Rick Southwood
In reply to Chris J's comment on 3rd August, there is no public access for vehicles across the National Nature Reserve, or any other part of the dunes, or to the Winterton Holmes area, other than by the landowner's permission.
Sorry, you'll have to keep using the car park, but think of all that healthy exercise walking up there!

Rick Southwood
Senior Reserves Manager
Natural England
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11th of August 2012 04:17 PM by Local
Dogs mess on Beach Road and around the Village...... hope this is not the start of it all again.

Please clean up after your Dog.
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8th of August 2012 06:33 PM by kirsty
Just been browsing the website of The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton and came across a reference to the Winterton Starfish Site - it said that stocks of boiler wicks and fire baskets were delivered to Hall Farm, Somerton.
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6th of August 2012 10:28 AM by Bev Kay website:
Just to say thank you to everybody who supported the Edward Birkbeck Winterton Lifeboat Restoration Open Day on Sunday 29th July. We had lots of lovely visitors who seemed to take a great interest in our project and through donations into our collecting bucket as well as our Grand Raffle, sale table, refreshments and competitions - we raised £730 - so thanks once again to all concerned. We are still looking for anybody in the village (or outside!) who may have old photos, documents etc regarding not only the Edward Birkbeck but anything to do with the wonderful maritime heritage of Winterton - please contact us and let us know. Donations and volunteers also still gratefully accepted - WINTERTON ON SEA LIFEBOAT RESTORATION GROUP
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3rd of August 2012 05:30 PM by Enviro Lover
Come Clean!

Every piece of plastic on the beach could kill a marine animal.
If everyone started picking up the rubbish on our beaches, we could make a difference.
This summer, don't go to our beach without a trash bag & do your bit for the environment.
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3rd of August 2012 01:24 PM by Chris J website:
Walking along the Winterton beach this morning I noticed a large group of people on the beach near the Somerton/Holmes access point. Kids, dogs, windbreaks, etc. Unusual for this part of the beach.

Walking through the access point on to the dunes, I was surprised to find about 4 private vehicles parked there.

If it is permitted for private vehicles to drive across the dunes and park there, can anyone please tell me the route to take so myself and my friends can also park our cars there? It would save us paying the parking fee for the Winterton car park!
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2nd of August 2012 09:41 AM by Richard website:
TT Email address included
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30th of July 2012 05:24 PM by TT website: http://WOS
Regarding recent posts on our village Website regarding local businesses. One or two do not appear to be from geniune customers and where this seems to be the case and where a name is not given, they will be deleted.