Ryde, Isle of Wight

Ryde is known as ‘the Gateway to the Isle of Wight’ due to its Victorian pier where the Wightlink passenger ferry arrives. Hovertravel’s Hover also has a terminal here.

Ryde from the seaThe shopping in Ryde is well-renowned with lots of independent shops.

Ryde has very large, shallow beaches and parks to match, making it a popular destination during the summer.

It’s also the largest conurbation on the Isle of Wight.

Below are the article OnTheWight have published about it:

One star rating for Bingo Hall kitchen after acceptable standards of hygiene and cleanliness discovered (updated)

The owners told customers on Facebook the rating was due to paperwork, but the inspector said the standards of cleanliness and hygiene in the kitchen were unacceptable

Friday, 24th January, 2020 12:46pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Ryde Town council: No rise in the precept, staff restructure and plans for the future explained (updated)

ryde town council meeting - start of friday meeting

After Friday's rocky meeting, some positive news comes forward from Ryde Town Council. As well as setting out plans for the coming year, shedding light on the recent departure of two clerks, there will be no rise in the precept, says the Mayor.

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 8:30am

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Ryde town councillors resign after ‘no confidence’ motions defeated (update 3)

empty seats

Two of the councillors calling for 'no confidence' motions have resigned today with immediate effect

Monday, 20th January, 2020 4:09pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Motions of ‘no confidence’ in Ryde councillors defeated to huge rounds of applause (video) (updated)

first vote of the ryde town council no confidence vote

All three motions of 'no confidence' against five Ryde councillors were defeated, with the Mayor adding that he was not opposed to an internal audit or inspection of processes

Monday, 20th January, 2020 2:05pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

New portrait exhibition brings community together in unexpected ways

fifty faces

The exhibition highlights the pride residents have living in the tightly-knit community

Monday, 20th January, 2020 9:52am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ryde Mayor ‘never felt so low’ ahead of ‘no confidence’ meeting

michael lilley

Cllr Lilley said he had been unable to discuss the issue for confidential reasons. He said it had been difficult for him personally, as he was unable to publicly dispute the accusations

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 4:57pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 42 readers' comments

Motions of ‘no confidence’ against five councillors to be debated at public extraordinary meeting

george street centre - ryde - streetview

Someone suggested ditching the TV soap opera on Friday night and heading to Ryde Town Council where the tensions between councillors will be played out in public

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 9:17am

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

Deep divisions in another Town Council as motion of ‘no confidence’ tabled against five councillors

ryde town council

Ryde steps up as the next town council with deep divisions, as a motion of no confidence is tabled against five councillors, including the mayor

Friday, 10th January, 2020 4:47pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s Hovertravel shortlisted for major tourism award

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

As the only year-round commercial passenger hovercraft service in the world, Hovertravel is an ongoing fixture on the bucket list of many international visitors to the UK

Friday, 10th January, 2020 4:03pm

By Stephen Forster

Isle of Wight bands ‘Rock for Good’ to raise money for WightAid

Rock for Good gig

Rock for Good has established itself as a highlight on the Isle of Wight's musical calendar. Rachel Rocks reports back from the most recent fundraising event

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 11:08am

By Rachel Rocks

Island Line and South Western Railways operation could be nationalised, amid emergency talks (updated)

Island Line Trains At Pier Head, Ryde

South Western Railways - which includes Island Line - appear to be in trouble and one possible outcome, they say, would be for the franchise to be nationalised. Details within

Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 12:30pm

By Sally Perry

Find out more about what Ryde School has to offer at their Open Morning

junior school

If you’re considering education options for your child, take the opportunity to find out more about what Ryde School can offer. Meet teachers, pupils and tour this Island school with a global outlook

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 3:35pm

By Feature Writer