Wayne Whittle

Wayne Whittle is Conservative county councillor for Ryde North East.

He was re-elected to the post in the 2013 local elections.

He became Executive member for Tourism and business development (including public realm) in January 2017.

Below are some articles featuring Wayne Whittle.

Ryde resident parking permits could be ‘nightmare scenario’, says Cllr (updated)

Parking ticket machine:

Cllr Jordan believes the Isle of Wight "needs a proper parking strategy that is tailored to different areas". Cllr Whittle says the current strategy seems to work well.

Monday, 15th April, 2019 10:29am

By Peter Gruner with 4 readers' comments

Pancake Challengers flip Pancakes for Poverty Awareness on the Isle of Wight

Cllr Lilley on Pancake Day

A target to raise £2,000 for Isle of Wight Foodbank and Isle of Wight Red Box project led to several councillors flipping pancakes yesterday. More within.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 10:03am

By Michael Lilley

No Ryde Slide this year as it takes a year off

Ryde Slide

If you've been looking forward to hurtling down Ryde's Union Street this summer on the water slide, you'll have to find another way to do it as the Ryde Slide is taking a year off.

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 12:48pm

By Lindsay Becker

The town councillors who voted against giving Aspire Ryde funding

aspire doors

Two Ryde town councillors voted against Aspire receiving funding from Ryde Town Council last night. The director said after the meeting that "there seems to have been a campaign against Aspire Ryde".

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 3:40pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Rise in council tax precept on the cards for Ryde’s residents (updated)


The Ryde Town council voted to increase the town council tax precept from April at last night's meeting, with two councillors voting against.

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 3:04pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Ryde Town Council agree way forward for Ryde Harbour

ryde harbour wall by les lockhart

In front of a packed meeting last night, Ryde Town Council discussed the possibility of buying the scenic harbour. Details of what was agreed within.

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 1:22pm

By Peter Gruner

Ryde Arena: Court proceedings now hold as AEW push to arbitration

Ryde Arena - a nice ice rink

Cllr Wayne Whittle said "it is disappointing that it [AEW] continues to find ways of doing anything positive to finally resolve the future of the facility for the community of Ryde".

Monday, 28th January, 2019 12:17pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

‘Son of God’ gibe leads to Cllr Whittle labelled ‘vacuous child’ as residents clash with councillors at Ryde Regeneration meeting

royal-esplanade-hotel-ryde with whittle and icke

There was standing room only at last night's Ryde Society meeting as residents clashed with Isle of Wight councillors over regeneration plans. Read the report from the meeting.

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 5:06pm

By Peter Gruner with 11 readers' comments

Ryde residents slam Isle of Wight council’s Harbour plans (updated)

Seagulls at Ryde harbour

At last night's meeting around 60 Ryde residents slated the plans to sell off the harbour and accused the Isle of Wight council of ignoring a regeneration consultation.

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 1:57pm

By Peter Gruner with 17 readers' comments

Council now back-tracking on their previous back-pedalling on overnight parking charges!

u-turn sign

Last week Cllr Ian Ward confirmed to the IWC Cabinet that plans to charge for overnight on-street parking was 'a typo'. Today, nearly a full week later, the council are going back on that, saying the now DO plan to charge!

Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 3:46pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council open budget consultation

cabinet at ryde

Cabinet members voted last night to open the consultation on draft budget proposals and some made suggestions of items that should not be included.

Friday, 9th November, 2018 12:11pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Ryde Arena : Isle of Wight council ‘going to go legal’ says councillor

Wayne, bob and other at ryde arena

Cllr Wayne Whittle gave 300+ Islanders - who have been campaigning to save the Ryde Arena ice rink - some positive news on Saturday. He said the Isle of Wight council was "going to go legal" and that "it's starting next week". Many others also added their own words.

Monday, 8th October, 2018 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments