Committee Members

  • Graham Royle - Chair

  • Felicity Ferry - Treasurer

  • Phil Dean - Secretary

  • Laurette Guest - Membership Secretary

  • John Hoare

  • Bridie Kennerley - Vice Chair

  • Guy Pannell

  • Rob Wills

  • Geraldine Coleman

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We'd welcome your thoughts, comments and ideas on this website or any other Brent Island activity. There's a Comments Form at the bottom of this page.

Brent Island

The Island is a beautiful stretch of land surrounded by the River Avon and is a short walk from the centre of South Brent.  The Island was bought for the village by the residents in 1994 and is managed for the protection of wildlife and for people to enjoy. 

 

This website is to help you understand the history and management of the Island and give you some idea of the diversity in this

special spot in South Brent.

How to find the Island

 

Brent Island is located at OS grid reference SX695602 about half a mile north west of South Brent village centre (look at the left hand side of the village map above).  Access to it is signposted to the left of St Petroc's church.  

 

Please note that the lane leading to the Island is uneven in places and the Island itself is reached through a gate and over a bridge across the river Avon.  As the Island is intended to be a place for wildlife there are no formal paths and the ground is rough in places.  However the whole island can readily be reached on foot and some parts of it by pushchairs and mobility scooters.  Dogs are welcome but please do keep them under control and clear up afterwards (plastic bags are provided by the gate).

 

There is limited parking by the church but there is a free public car park on Station Yard.

Join Brent Island Trust and help to protect and manage this special space.

Maintenance of The Island includes costly major projects such as restoration of the linhay and weir through to maintenance such as replacement slates on the linhay roof and also regular tree work to remove dead branches and mowing the meadow each year.  By becoming a member you'll help to ensure that The Island is always available as a space for wildlife and for peace for Brent residents and visitors.  You'll also be able to attend the AGM each year which features a guest speaker.

Membership: Individual - £6.00  Family - £10.00  Junior - £2.00.  You can request a membership form by contacting us via the form at the bottom of this page.

 

Family Easter Egg Trail - Saturday 16th April

There’s an Easter treat for both chocoholics and nature lovers when the Brent Island Easter Egg Trail takes place for the first time in three years on Easter Saturday, 16th April. The event has had to be cancelled for the past two years because of Covid.

In a short space of time the South Brent Easter Egg Trail has become a village tradition. Bring your family down to The Island on Easter Saturday to explore the wonderful natural surroundings and enjoy the wildlife as you hunt for clues on the Trail.

The event runs from 10am to 4pm on Brent Island, which is down Millswood Lane behind St. Petroc’s Church. Entry is £2, with the prize of a chocolate egg for every entrant.

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The 2018 Easter Egg Trail

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 21st June 2022: Annual General Meeting Village Hall starting at 7pm.

Do you know about Amazon Smile?

 

When you buy from Amazon 0.5% of the purchase price of qualifying items can be donated to a charity of your choice – we hope that will be Brent Island Trust! 

 

You can register for Smile at https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ .  After the first few months of operation we were pleased to receive £5.16 into Island funds in December 2021.

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February 2022 Newsletter

 

The latest Newsletter has been emailed or sent in hardcopy to those who've requested it.  However you can also click on the facsimile on the right to download the pdf copy.

Contents include an evocative description of Island wildlife by Bridie Kennerley, aupcoming dates for your diary and much, much more!!!

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Volunteers from mobile network operator EE busy during their annual visit to help look after The Island.  Thanks to Sam & her team for their hard work:

PS. Make sure your sound is turned on.

The lock on the gate to The Island

 

The eagle-eyed will have noticed that we have both a new split gate and a combination lock at the entrance path  to The Island.  This is to make it easier to gain access for people in wheelchairs, mobility scooters or for anyone who needs a wider gap than the kissing-gate gives.  The combination is available to all members who have a need for special access and can be obtained by contacting us using the form at the bottom of this web page.  Instructions for using the gate can be downloaded here or by clicking on the image of the instructions on the right.

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