Welcome to the CPRE on the Isle of Wight

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.

Click here for the press release.

Click here for more details of the scheme.

Best-Kept Villages

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 7:30pm.

The results are:

The overall “Best Kept Village”, sponsored by W Hurst and Son: Brighstone

The best “Extra Large Village”, sponsored by The IW County Press: Bembridge

The best “Large Village”, sponsored by The IW AONB Partnership: Brighstone

The best “Medium Sized Village”: Shalfleet

The best “Small Village”, sponsored by Honnor and Jeffrey: Brook/Hulverstone/Mottistone

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 here.)

If you need a PDF reader for your computer, click here.

These versions of the newsletter are set up to print as single A4 pages, although your printer may have the option* to print pages side-by-side, or even a booklet, if you wish to reproduce it in its original form.

*Usually under 'properties' or 'setup'.













Site last updated on 3rd September 2010

Solent Protection Soc.

IW Society

Ramblers Association

NFU (SE region)


Vectis Astronomical Soc.

AONB (Wight)

Wight Nature Fund

Wight Squirrel Project

Good lighting

Litter picking


IW Planning Dept.

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment 2005 (Defra)