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Committee Members

  • Graham Royle - Chair

  • Felicity Ferry - Treasurer

  • Geraldine Coleman - Secretary

  • Laurette Guest - Membership Secretary

  • Phil Dean

  • John Hoare

  • Bridie Kennerley

  • Guy Pannell

  • Rob Wills

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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 or download it from here.

2024 Annual General Meeting 

 

You are invited to attend the AGM meeting of Brent Island Trust Stansbury Room at the

Village Hall Tuesday 25 June at 7.30pm

 

The format for the evening is:

-   Chair’s report

-   Treasurer’s report and adoption of accounts

-   Election of Officers and Committee

-   Cheese and wine

-   Our guest speaker Kevin Cox - Chair of RSPB Council who will speak on the topic  ‘How to make space for nature

 

All are welcome to attend whether you are a Brent Island Trust member or not.

April 2024 Newsletter

Our new Newsletter takes a look at the arrival of spring on The Island and has pictures of our most successful Easter Egg Trail.  Click here or on the picture to the right.

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Easier Access to The Island

 

The kissing-gate has now been widened to make it easier for access by push chairs, mobility scooters, etc, which means that there should be no need to open the main gate unless a vehicle needs to get onto The Island.

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