Bembridge Parish Council are pleased to announce that the second phase of the Steyne Park Project is complete with the replacement play boat in position, CCTV installed and the new cricket wicket and training nets ready for action.

A massive thank you goes to Inspirational Fabrication based at Sandford, Godshill who came to the rescue and offered to build a replacement aluminium play boat for trade cost following the devastating fire back in October.

Following the fire and spate of minor vandalism at Steyne Park in late October and early November the Parish Council took the decision that the installation of CCTV at Steyne Park was a necessity before any more improvements were carried out. 1st4Electrical have been more than helpful mobilising their services as quickly as possible to install the most up to date system to project Steyne Park.

Bembridge has a brand new cricket match wicket after over 20 years and the introduction of training nets following positive grant funding success from many sources.  Bembridge Parish Council has received funding of £9,681 from Awards for All Contributions have been received £250 from the Cliff Morgan donation, £100 from Terence Willy Solicitors and £150 from a local resident. £180 from the Waitrose Community Matters fund, £300 from Bembridge Cricket Club and £221 from Lane End Welcome Store. Plus more from Bembridge Parish Councils Steyne Park Project budget to complete it.

A fun cricket match is being held on Sunday 24th April vs Wootton to officially open the new facilities before the start of the new cricket season on 30th April. Teas, cakes, food and drinks will be available to purchase. Come along at 2.00pm everyone is invited to enjoy the afternoon at Steyne Park.



New cricket nets at Steyne Park have now been completed.  Due to the terrible weather there will be a delay to the instalation of the new wicket, but it will be place by the start of the new season.

Thank you to Stuart Canvas Ltd, SJS Supplies, Cllr J Marr, Mr C Millington and the parish lengthsmen for helping get the job done.




Having obtained free trees from Natural Enterprise last year, the trees were planted on the old school field on 18th November by the parish lengthsmen and volunteers from the Green Town Steering Group and Bembridge Weeders.



Bembridge Parish Council has received funding of £9,681.00 from Awards for All for a new cricket wicket, training wicket, shock pads and professional installation plus training nets. The new training area will be constructed on the old Petanque area. The current wicket has been in position for over 20 years! The full project cost is £13,462.76. Contributions have been received £250.00 from the Cliff Morgan donation, £100.00 from Terence Willy Solicitors and £150.00 from a local resident. Plus £3,000.00 from Bembridge Parish Councils Steyne Park Project budget. £180.00 has also been received from the Waitrose Community Matters fund.

Bembridge Parish Council hosted a cricket match on Sunday 6th September vs the Community and lost by a couple of runs. Fun was had by all in the glorious sunshine and £249.33 was raised selling teas, cakes, BBQ food and drinks covering the small deficit of the project total. The project delivery will be full steam ahead to ensure all of the new facilities are ready for the new season in April 2016. Works will commence at the old petanque area on 29th September 2015.

Emma Goldring Parish Clerk says ‘We are so pleased to have received the funding and know that Bembridge Cricket Club are overjoyed with the good news’.

SUMMER FAIR AT STEYNE PARK 11th July 2015   Consultation Results

consultation form



The working group is to commence the 2nd round of public consultation to gauge the view of the public for what facilities they would like to see developed at Steyne Park and the School Field. A stall will be manned at the Summer Festival on 11th July 2.00-5.00pm so please come along to visit us and chat through your ideas. Alternatively if you cannot make these events the consultation forms will be available throughout the community at local businesses, the Parish Office and the Library.  Visit our consultation stall to tell us what you would like to see developed next.



Bad weather did not stop the opening of the new play area and gym equipment at Steyne Park on Sunday 29th March.  Josh Early, a Bembridge Primary School student, officially opened the new play areas and Mrs Jean Briggs, Community Volunteer Champion, officially opened the gym equipment. 

Young and not so young enjoyed the new gym equipment, and the new surfacing brightens up the park.

Entertainment in the community centre included a bouncy castle and a Dazzle & Fizz show, which were enjoyed by the children that attended.  Due to the bad weather there was no Easter Egg hunt but all the children present enjoyed the eggs without any work!  Free refreshments including cupcakes, hotcross buns and sausage rolls went down well with all. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped on the day and everyone that attended.

Bembridge Parish Council has taken on a long term lease of Forelands Playing Field from the Isle of Wight Council with a term of 50 years on a peppercorn rent.  The playing field is immediately adjacent to Steyne Park recreation ground.

The Parish Council set up a project group in April 2014 to look into the provision of sports and facilities across Steyne Park and Forelands Playing Field with the aim of maximising use, increasing the variety of sports and participation.

The public consultation concluded on 1st August and responses at the Summer Festival stall.  The results were as follows:-

Outdoor Gym      Tennis    Running track    Cricket nets   5 a Side Football   Nature Trail   Skateboard area extension   Wildlife Garden    Youth football    Garden area   Rugby    Basketball    Senior football    Netball    Hockey

The Steyne Park Project Group decided that the top 10 outcomes will feature in the delivery plan over the next few years.



Consultation Results 2014