What are we doing?

Niton provides a beautiful and wonderful place to live and work in. We are fortunate in having a supportive, friendly and welcoming community. But we have challenges ahead. The coronavirus threatens our very way of life and we need to work together as a community to fight the coronavirus, and protect the health, lives, and livelihoods of villagers.


​The village has formed a working group of volunteers to help and support the community through this crisis. Called 'Community Response and Back up', (CRAB for short), the group will provide local information and services to residents and businesses and help us stay connected. CRAB has been formed with the support of the Niton and Whitwell Parish Council as a response to Covid 19.

The group will work in partnership with the IoW Council, other Parish and Town Councils and voluntary groups on the island to pool resources, services, and information.


​We will also be producing and distributing leaflets and posters and you can follow us on social media.


​Help us to spread the word but not the virus. We can do this, but only if we work together as a community. We thank you for your support.

The CRAB Niton Helpline

We have closed our Helpline because demand for support has steadily fallen in line with the easing of the lockdown measures and ending of shielding.  However, if there are new lockdown measures introduced in our area we will be back in service again!  If you need to contact us you can still email contact@crabniton.org and we will respond to you.

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The Maskometer!

Thank you to all the volunteers who have been sewing facemasks.  We now have 1000! It's an amazing number achieved in only a few weeks. And thank you to Jane Thurbin our volunteer who has been organising this huge effort.


If you would like to get involved please contact us via email



If anyone is feeling particularly inspired here is a photo of a very designer facemask.  It's a very similar design to ours but made from silk with some very long ties.  We won't be taking orders for these - you will need to make these yourself!!!!

GOV.UK Coronavirus: What you need to do 

Stay Alert

  • Stay at home as much as possible & work from home if you can

  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people when you go out

  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

  • Do not go out if you or anyone in your household have symptoms

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Read more here

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