You may of noticed that in this weeks County Press, Paul Simpson (IWRFC President) features, he is pictured receiving an award from Ron Holland, High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight on behalf of the CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England).
The County Press reported the following; CPRE had initially objected to the plans, joining forces with many residents who feared they would be floodlit out of their homes. Mr Langley (CPRE Chairman) said; “We are impressed with the careful attention given to the design of the illumination to minimise stray light in unwanted areas. A local amateur astronomer told us that he was also an ‘anti’ but now reports having no problems with interference to his observatory near to the rugby pitch, so what is good enough for an expert observer is good enough for us”
So fantastic recognition for IWRFC and recognition that the work done, not only benefits the club, but is sympathetic to all of the surrounding residents.
Picture courtesy of Dennis Russell (CPRE)