The CPRE exists to campaign for the beauty,
tranquility and diversity of the countryside. We take much
of this for granted, especially on the Isle of Wight, but
vigilance and effort are often required to keep it that
way. Your support is always appreciated.
This website is under development, and new
features will be posted here. 'Dark skies' is now operational.
The national CPRE site is here.
We now have our own IW blog (see menu item on the left)
where news and views can be aired. If you want to post an
article, or have ideas for same, please write a comment
below the first item.
Ramblers' Donate-a-Gate Scheme
The CPRE has donated one of the first of these, at Saltern
Wood, Yarmouth. This will be formally opened by Gay Edwards
on September 3rd.
here for the press release.
here for more details of the scheme.
The Best-Kept Village Awards 2010 for the Island have now
been announced, and the award ceremony will be held on Thursday
23rd September 2010 at the Arreton Community Centre, at
The results are:
The overall “Best Kept Village”, sponsored by W Hurst and
The best “Extra Large Village”, sponsored by The IW County
The best “Large Village”, sponsored by The IW AONB Partnership:
The best “Medium Sized Village”: Shalfleet
The best “Small Village”, sponsored by Honnor and Jeffrey:
The “Audrey Finley Memorial Salver”, awarded to the Village
with the best maintained War Memorial: Totland
The “Merlin Trophy”, awarded for the best Conservation
Project by the CPRE: To Mary
Edmunds, nominated by Wight Nature for over 20
years' volunteer work as Secretary.
The latest newsletter can be downloaded from the menu on
the left. This is a moderately large PDF file, which will
take a few minutes if you're not on broadband. We shall
be adding earlier editions in due course (if you would like
to view the previous one, from November 2008, please click
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to reproduce it in its original form.
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