BEST EXTRA LARGE VILLAGE 2013
A BEMBRIDGE CHRISTMAS
Saturday 21 December 2013
Bembridge Village Partnership are hosting ‘A Bembridge Christmas’ event on Saturday 21st December with a full programme starting at 11.00am at Lane End Shops, 11.30am in Bembridge High Street with carol singing, a brass band and Father Christmas on his sleigh, proceeding to the residential homes spreading festive cheer with the church choir and culminating in a grand entrance to Steyne Park at 3.00pm to visit his free grotto, with celebrations continuing into the evening. There will be a craft fair from 2.00-6.00pm and a variety of performances on stage from 2.15pm at Steyne Park.
In the true spirit of Christmas let’s help raise some money for two good local causes the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and Sophie Rolf’s Kiss Puppy. Programmes for the event can be purchased for £1 in Bembridge Parish Office, Bembridge Youth & Community Cente, Lane End Welcome Store, St Michael’s Catholic Church and Bembridge Community Library. We look forward to seeing you there.
Welcome to Bembridge
Bembridge is like a Russian doll, an island within an island and probably because of this has developed into a 'complete' community with a thriving range of shops, facilities and services that many a small town would envy. The natural beauty, harbour, beaches, attractions and facilities of the Bembridge area make it a popular place with summer visitors, yet it does not become a ghost-town in the winter as the community remains active and vibrant year round.
The community retains much that is good about village life, with a wide range of local sports, recreational and voluntary activities relatively well supported and where people 'look out' for neighbours. It is a good place to bring up children within a safe, healthy environment and highly graded village primary school.
The Parish Council are anxious to gain the respect of their community by establishing good relations across the village. We are seeking to under-pin all that is good within the village by promoting community life and providing essential local facilities and services. Examples of our efforts include purchasing the village toilets premises from the Isle of Wight Council, now keeping them open all year round and making arrangements to upgrade all three; giving essential financial support to the community library group; and providing a local information service from our parish office for locals and visitors.
We consider ourselves fortunate to live in the wonderful village of Bembridge.
Cllr Gordon Kendall, Chairman, Bembridge Parish Council
For information on what's going on in Bembridge go to our Community Information page under the Parish Information tab