Village News Directory – Services and Groups

Parish Councils

Bacton and Edingthorpe

Meet second Monday of the month at Bacton Village Hall.

Clerk: Elaine Pugh 01692-402998

Witton and Ridlington

Meet quarterly at Witton Village Hall

Clerk: Elaine Pugh 01692-402998


Little Pirates, Bacton Village Hall, Coast Road, Bacton

Parent & Toddler Group, birth – 4 years. Wednesday mornings, 09.30 -11.30, term times. £1.50 per family.

Call Elizabeth Ottley 07879 257554


Sandcastles Preschool, Bacton

Located in the grounds of Bacton Primary School, for 2-4-year olds. Small class numbers, sensory garden, beach outings. County Council Funding available

Tel: 01692-650284, email

Bacton Primary, Walcott Road, Bacton

Ages 4+ – 11. Reception to Year 6. Part of Coastal Federation.

Tel: 01692-650240, e-mail:

Village Halls

Bacton Village Hall, Coast Road, Bacton

Booking: 01692-651236

Witton & Ridlington Village Hall, Stonebridge Road, Witton

Booking: 016952-650265

Interest Groups

Art Groups

Bacton Village Hall

Monday afternoon 1.00-4.00.

Call Lynda on 01692-580203 for more information


7.30 pm every Thursday in Bacton Village Hall. Pay per session (no membership fee).

All equipment provided.

New players always welcome.

Call Carol on 01692-651115 or Jaine on 01692-650511

Bacton Book Group

Meetings are held on 4th Thursday of each month at 2:30 pm in Bacton Village Hall to discuss the book read, distribute the next book and select a further book of interest to the majority. The discussions are lively and often lead to wider interests and personal anecdotes. For more information contact Sally Hogden – 01692-651085 or

Bacton Football Club

Boys and girls football. Juniors (ages 5-12) Wednesday 6-7.30 pm, Seniors (age 16+) Thursday 7-8.30 pm on Bacton Playing Field. For more details call 07788 232920

Bacton Garden Club

Meets at Bacton Village Hall on second Friday of each month at 2pm.

Contact us on

Bacton History Group

Meets at Bacton Village Hall at 7:30pm on 2nd Wednesday of alternate months. Info at: or call Kurtis on 07825 665943

Bacton Wednesday Club

A friendly welcome for older men & women. Meeting starts at 1400 every Wednesday at Bacton Village Hall, offering a range of interesting activities.

Call Barbara 01692-652239, for details

Craft & Create

An informal craft group who dabble in different crafts, on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 7.30 – 9 pm in the annexe at Bacton Village Hall. £2 a session, plus materials (which varies, according to craft).

For details, contact Jo on 07884 314543 or

East Coast Line Dancing

Monday mornings, 10.00-midday. All levels welcome, including beginners, modern and traditional dances. Refreshments provided.

Contact Jacqui on 01692-581857


Dance exercise class for women, followed by coffee & chat. Bacton Village Hall, Tuesdays, 10.00-11.15. £3.50 per session.

Contact Libby for more information.

Stretch & Tone

Wednesdays, 6.00-7.00 pm. Witton Village Hall. Contact Lynne on 01692-650265 or email


Mat-based, Wednesday, 5.00-6.25 pm, Thursday, 3.00-4.00 pm at Witton Village Hall. Contact Lynne on 01692-650265 or email if you are new to Pilates

Theatre Visits Group

Coffee mornings held on 2nd Monday of each month from 10:00 am in Bacton Village Hall Annexe. All welcome for visit planning and general mardle. All Norwich and North Norfolk theatres visited. Transport arranged. Contact: Sally Hogden 01692-651085 or

Material Girls ‘R’ Us

Patchwork, sewing, knitting, card making – in fact any craft. Thursdays at Bacton Village Hall Annexe, 1.30 – 4.00. Lots of help for beginners to discover a new craft. Tea/coffee/cake/biscuits £2.00 per week with a meal at a hotel each Christmas. Fun, laughter, and discussions. Please phone Valerie on 01692-652277

Sugarcraft & Cake Decorating

All equipment provided £10.00 for two hours, 7.00pm-9.00pm, first Monday of very month in Bacton Village Hall.

Please ring Janette 01692-650557

Witton & Ridlington WI

Meetings are held in Witton Village Hall, 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm. Contact Kate Johnson 01692-651359 or email