Book now for classical concert featuring wide-ranging programme from 18th century baroque to 20th century film scores

james and siobhan

The concert will feature a wide-ranging selection the musicians hope will appeal to everyone, with 18th century baroque music, American jazz and classical White House favourite Earl Wild, and film composer Richard Rodney Bennett.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 5:18pm

By Peter Gruner

Call for Royal Victoria Arcade to be listed as Asset of Community Value

Victoria aracade

Plans to have Royal Victoria Arcade listed as an Asset of Community Value are being supported by the current owner, who has cared for the property for 45 years.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 10:46am

By Peter Gruner with one comment

New Ryde Mayor, Michael Lilley, highlights the Island’s poverty issues at Ryde Society AGM

michael lilley

There was much to report back on from the Ryde Society AGM, including update on Ryde Arena, Harbour and news of new arts centre.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 9:38am

By Peter Gruner with 2 readers' comments

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

Isle of Wight council leader presents ‘upbeat message’ for Ryde

view down union street, Ryde

Residents say they were pleased to hear the leader of the council hadn’t personally agreed to any plans to build on the town’s seafront. Catch up with the rest of the discussion in Peter's report.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 1:32pm

By Peter Gruner with one comment

‘Lively discussion’ expected when Council leader attends Ryde public meeting

royal esplanade hotel - ryde

An opportunity to meet Council leader, Cllr Dave Stewart, at the Ryde Society meeting on Monday "is not something we often get, and no doubt there will be a lively discussion", says the Chair.

Friday, 15th March, 2019 10:25am

By Peter Gruner with one comment

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 Harbour: Public encouraged to support town council purchase

Ryde harbour by Les Lockhart

Ryde residents are encouraged to attend Monday night's town council meeting to show support for the Ryde Town Council to purchase the Harbour from the Isle of Wight council.

Sunday, 27th January, 2019 4:27pm

By Peter Gruner with one comment

‘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

Regeneration Director in hot-seat at Ryde Society

royal esplanade hotel - ryde

Residents are invited to Monday evening's meeting of the Ryde Society where the Isle of Wight council's Director of Regeneration will be in the hot-seat.

Friday, 11th January, 2019 2:46pm

By Peter Gruner with 2 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

Get set for a Musical Christmas in Vernon Square

pic up six

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