Village Partnership

Parish Council Members: Cllr M Donlon (Chairman), Cllr S Weedall, Cllr M Sullivan, Cllr R Widger, Cllr R Weaver

Village Partnership Agenda – 23rd January 2019

Bembridge Village Partnership ToR 22nd May 2018

Bembridge Star Competition 2018

The Village Partnership was delighted to unveil the winners of the Bembridge Christmas Star Competition at a presentation event at the Village Hall on Friday, 14th December. Cllrs Marianne Sullivan and Sheila Weedall.

The winners and runners-up in each category are as follows:

Family Home Category

Winner: Jan Ellison
Runner-Up: George Powell and Peter Hughes

Business Category

Winner: Montessori
Runner-Up: Bembridge Building Supplies

Charity/Group Category

Winner: Windmills Pre-School
Runner-Up: RNLI

Winning and running up stars

Windmills Pre-School – Winners of the Charity/Group Category.

Bembridge Building Supplies – Runners-Up of the Business Category

RNLI – Runners-Up in the Charity/Group Category

Jan Ellison’s star – Winner of the Family Home Catgeory

George Powell & Peter Hughes – Runners-Up in the Family Home Category

Montessori – Winners of the Business Category

Pictures from the Presentation 

All star entries for 2018

WW1 Commemorations – 11th November 2018

On Sunday 11th November at 10.45am the village played proud host to a Remembrance Service at the War Memorial Gardens, Church Road to remember the fallen and mark the centenary of Armistice Day, which signified the end of the First World War. The service was attended by over 500 residents who came out in the bright autumnal weather to pay their respects, giving a strong community feel to the event – with all the knitted poppies and decorations around the village and memorial being made by villagers and local schoolchildren. Following the Remembrance Service, residents enjoyed cakes, sandwiches and refreshments at the Village Hall, which was decorated by wonderful volunteers from the Bembridge Heritage Society, Church, Parish Council and many others. There was also enthusiastic singing of WW1 songs to the music of the Bembridge Village Band.

Wave Sculpture

BEMBRIDGE WAVE MURAL

Bembridge Village Partnership has been successful in being awarded nearly £4,000 towards the Bembridge Wave Sculpture project from Down to Coast.

As part of the project a competition took place for local artists to paint a mural on currently unattractive walls facing out to sea, beside the Lifeboat station, that encapsulates the wave theme to celebrate coastal arts.  

John Keyworth Operations Manager and Guy Willing Coxswain Bembridge RNLI judged the entries and it was a difficult decision from some very inspirational entries.

Verena Sparrow, a local Bembridge artist, won the competition and throughout the summer has brought the design to life. During the challenge many passers-by were interested in the mural taking shape with local children contributing by painting the eyes of the fish and some of the shells; a memory we hope they remember. The competition will take place bi-annually so if you missed it this year be sure to enter next time.

Many thanks to Cllr Sheila Weedall for co-ordinating the project and Brewers for providing the paint at trade price.   

The next phase of the project is the installation of the wave sculpture that will be installed at Fisherman’s Walk to celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of the local landscape.

A time capsule, buried by Bembridge Primary School, will include contents from Bembridge Heritage Centre and Bembridge Parish Council with a photo catalogue ‘A moment in time’. The Sculptor, Kenneth Prust has taught a class of Bembridge school children all about the art of sculpture with sessions on the beach to make their own creations.

Introduction of a new interpretive sign board. Associated planting from the Coastal Gardener with the assistance of the local Beavers.

Grand unveiling of the sculpture and burying of the time capsule to be arranged in the autumn.

      

Bembridge Village Partnership has been successful in being awarded nearly £4,000 towards the Bembridge Wave Sculpture project from Down to Coast.

A wave sculpture will be installed at Fisherman’s Walk to celebrate coastal arts. (Positioned in such a way that the lifeboat station could be viewed through the wave).

A time capsule, buried by Bembridge Primary School, will include contents from Bembridge Heritage Centre and Bembridge Parish Council with a photo catalogue ‘A moment in time’. The Sculptor has taught the school children all about the art of sculpture with sessions on the beach to make their own creations.

Introduction of a new interpretive sign board. Associated planting from the Coastal Gardener with the assistance of the local Beavers. Grand unveiling of the sculpture and burying of the time capsule to be arranged in the autumn.

A competition took place for local artists to paint a mural on currently unattractive walls facing out to sea to the theme ‘celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of the local landscape’. 

Dragons Den 2018

Wonderful night at the Bembridge Youth & Community Centre, hosted by David Randini and judged by Dragons Cllr Sheila Weedall, Steve Warburton, Keith Cook and Cllr Richard Weaver.

Rainbows awarded £150 for their 10th Year Anniversary party and planting of a Rowan Tree.  Steve Warburton also awarded then the Welcome Store Special Award of approx £400 

    

Windmills Preschool awarded £425 towards their garden project including a Mud Kitchen

  

Bembridge Primary School awarded £300 towards taking part in the Mardi Gras Parade, Ryde Carnival

  

Bembridge Scouts awarded £260 for 5 new tents 

  

Bembridge Youth FC and Bembridge FC awarded £350 for a mobile floodlight

  

Holy Trinity Church were awarded £215 towards The Village Flower Festival 26-31 May 2018

    

Bembridge Windmill WI were awarded £350 towards purchasing indoor Kurling equipment

   

Bembridge Heritage Society were awarded £450 towards television screens for the Heritage Centre

  

Well done to all those who pitched against the Dragons and won!

Community Walk

The first Community Walk took place on Saturday 7th April with over 30 people enjoying a planned walk along our lovely beach and lanes.  Refreshments, medals, stickers and sweets were provided by The Village Partnership on return to the Point and hot drinks were provided at The Tollgate. Well done to all who took part, especially the children who joined us and walked over 2 miles. Watch out for the next planned walk which will be advertised on the Bembridge Green Towns facebook page, the Parish Council website and facebook and local noticeboards.