Age UK IW Community Development in Brighstone
A range of activities to help and support older people in the community, including coffee mornings on Tuesdays in the Methodist Church 10 – 12, Craft Club in the Exchange on Wednesdays 2 – 4 and drop-in sessions on Wednesdays 10 – 12 in the Exchange.
Judith Stratton, Community Development Officer 525282

1st Brighstone Scout Group
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers for both boys and girls aged between 6 and 18 years.  Meet weekly during term time in the Brighstone Scout, Guide and Community Centre.  For full details of meetings and leaders’ contact details, see our website –

Brighstone Busy Bodies
Dance/exercise classes to music Mondays 9.30, and tap dancing for beginners Mondays 10.30 in the Scout and Guide Centre.  £4 per session.
Caroline Reynolds 07773 801462.

Brighstone Craft and Gift Market
Offers a wide range of gifts and crafts for sale.  Refreshments available.  Operates from Easter to the end of October, Tuesdays from 10 – 3.30 in the Wilberforce Hall.
Joy Johnstone

Brighstone Cricket Club
Friendly games with touring teams on Saturdays and Sundays, May to September on Brighstone Recreation Ground. Also junior coaching on Thursdays
Bill Stafford

Brighstone Football Club
Two teams in IW Men’s League. Tuesday 18.45 mid March to mid September, Brighstone Recreation Ground. Winter Carisbrooke High School. Training for over 16s.
Kevin Williams
741444 or 07977 576604

Brighstone and Shorwell Guides
Brighstone and Shorwell Rainbows – girls aged 5 – 7 meet on Mondays 16.15 – 17.30.
Jean Matthews 740731
Brighstone & Shorwell Brownies – girls aged 7 – 10 meet on Mondays 17.45 – 19.17.
Anne Watson on 740793
Brighstone and Shorwell Guides – girls 10 – 15
Jenny Smart 740824

All meetings are in the Scout and Guide Centre and normally during term time only

Brighstone History Society
An informal group researching local history. Meets bi-monthly in Brighstone Methodist Church
Bob Russell

Brighstone and District Horticultural Society
Organises three shows a year, plant sales and subsidised garden trips
Elaine Boyer
740089 or via

Brighstone Indoor Bowls Club
A friendly bowls club meeting on Mondays 1400-1600 in the Wilberforce Hall (Oct to May)
Elaine Boyer

Brighstone Lawn Tennis Club
Two courts on Recreation Ground. Members sessions: Mon, Weds, Thurs 10.30 – 13.00 mixed: Sat 10.30 – 13.00 men: Sat from 14.00  mixed: Sun 11.00 – 1300 women:  Tues from 11.00 mixed:  Fri from 18.00 mixed.  Evening sessions from 18.00 during summer months.  Courts available to non-members at other times on a pay-as-you-play basis.  Coaching available
Chris Goodman

Brighstone Village Art Group
Meets on Tuesdays 09.30-12.00 in the Wilberforce Hall
Joy Johnstone

Brighstone Recreation Ground Administrative Committee
Administers the Pavilion and Recreation Ground as a charity called Brighstone Playing Field
Dave Chorley

Brighstone Social Club
Social Club including snooker, billiards and petanque. Licensed bar
Elaine Boyer

Brighstone Village Society
Raises money through social events and activities for the benefit of the village community
Don Appleby


Brighstone Women’s Institute

Meets in the Wilberforce Hall.  On the 2nd Thursday of each month. January, February, March and November meetings start at 2.00 p.m., all others at 7.30 p.m.
Angela Russell

Brook Table Tennis Group

Informal table tennis in the Seely Hall, Mondays 19.00.  £1 per session for Seely Hall funds.  Beginners welcome.
Tony Hay

Cameo (Come and Meet Each Other)
Ladies social group. Usually meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 19.30 in the Wilberforce Hall
Sandra Dickie

Five Bells Painting Group
Meets on Tuesday afternoons from 2 – 4.30 in the Wilberforce Hall.

Murray Ince

Freshwater Flower Club
Flower arranging, demonstrations and practical sessions.
Suzanne Carter

Island Fitness Club
Meets in the Wilberforce Hall on Fridays 9.30 – 10.30 with professional instruction.  All ages welcome.
Stuart Symonds
866894 or 07950 895966

Isle of Wight Ramblers
Varied organised walks.  See Walktalk magazine in Brighstone library or view website.
Gwyneth Byerley

Royal British Legion (Brighstone and District Branch)
Local branch of an organisation dedicated to safeguarding the welfare, interests and memory of those serving, or who have served, in the armed forces, and their families.
Meets every third Tuesday in alternate months at 2.30 in the Wilberforce Hall.
Reg Hunt BME

RNLI Back of the Wight Branch
Local branch which organizes fundraising for the RNLI from Brook to Chale and back to the downs, and each year runs a programme of events and activities intended to both raise funds and help keep the profile of the RNLI high in the area.
Dudley Bryant
740421 or via

St. John Ambulance Brighstone First Responder Group
First Responders are sent to calls resulting from Ambulance 999 calls to Brighstone, to care for the patient until the ambulance arrives. These volunteers meet monthly and receive training.
Russ Potter

West Wight Road Runners
Please contact below for information on running venues
Madeline Goodman