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

Get set for a Musical Christmas in Vernon Square

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Refreshments including mulled wine and mince pies will be on offer at the event, organised by the Vernon Square Conservation Society. All welcome.

Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 12:58pm

By Peter Gruner

Chairman of Lords’ Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee sympathetic to Ryde Society approach

royal esplanade hotel - ryde

Ryde residents can hear more about the support from the Chairman of the House of Lords Committee at tonight’s meeting being held at the Royal Esplanade Hotel from 7pm.

Monday, 15th October, 2018 11:30am

By Peter Gruner with one comment

Ryde Regeneration session ‘a really positive vibe’ says chair of Ryde Society

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The chair of the Ryde Society said the meeting brought a positive vibe. She added that the heritage of Ryde needs to be protected in any regeneration plans.

Thursday, 6th September, 2018 6:03pm

By Peter Gruner with one comment

Have your say in shaping Ryde’s regeneration

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No appointment is required for the drop-in meeting where residents will be able to discuss ideas on regeneration of the Esplanade, street parking and the High Street among other topics.

Tuesday, 4th September, 2018 3:20pm

By Peter Gruner with 4 readers' comments

All welcome to the Vernon Square Summer Fayre

Ryde victorians

An afternoon of song, story telling, Ryde history, plant sales, tea and Prosecco, cakes, tombola and raffle - with all proceeds to the upkeep of the garden.

Friday, 6th July, 2018 10:56am

By Peter Gruner

Wildflower garden commemorating 100th anniversary of end of First World War opens

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The English Heritage-run garden at Queen Victoria’s seaside home on the Isle of Wight is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 11:43am

By Peter Gruner with one comment

Sandown Station sees new flowers planted by children following vandalism

Sandown kids

Children and their teachers from Sandown Bay School filled planters with colourful blooms and native herbs, replacing plants removed or damaged by vandals earlier this year.

Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 4:02pm

By Peter Gruner

Letter: What’s the plan for former church now in private hands?

st thomas church ryde

The Isle of Wight council revealed on Wednesday they have sold the former church for £75,000 to a private individual. This reader feels we should know more about what's planned for grade II listed building.

Thursday, 7th December, 2017 12:31pm

By Peter Gruner with 2 readers' comments

Search for Isle of Wight members of the WWI’s ‘green fingered brigade’

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The search is on for descendants of Ernest Owen Johnson, from East Cowes and Charles Mew, from Princes Street, Ryde, who both worked for the Royal Parks and were killed in battle during in the First World War.

Friday, 11th August, 2017 10:33am

By Peter Gruner

Residents pay tribute to gardening volunteers

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We could all do with some colour in our lives and thanks to the generous volunteers in Ryde, the public can enjoy spring blooming in Vernon Square.

Friday, 28th April, 2017 12:53pm

By Peter Gruner