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:

Another road closure for Ryde

road ahead closed

Another day another road closure. Today, the closure is to allow installation of a test point on new water main.

Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 12:25pm

By Sally Perry

Video: Wonderful Isle of Wight Pride feature on BBC’s InsideOut

iw pride inside out segment

There are some touching and heartfelt stories in this great feature on the BBC's Inside Out programme about this year's Isle of Wight and UK Pride.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 4:48pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hovertravel’s technical issues result in 4+ week revised timetable

New hovercraft

Hovertravel have had to revert to a revised timetable for the next few weeks as a fault on the Solent Flyer is repaired. There are a number of cancellations to the timetable.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 2:42pm

By Stephen Forster with 2 readers' comments

Ryde School ‘ticks all six boxes that really matter’ says influential educationalist

Sir Anthony Seldon with Lauren Bromley and Ollie Coulson, both Prefects in the Upper Sixth at Ryde School

Well known influential educationalist and writer on mindfulness and holistic education, Sir Anthony Seldon said Ryde School ‘ticks all six boxes that really matter'.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 6:58am

By Ra Hennessy

Ryde School Open Morning: Explore your child’s education options

ryde school - welcome back

If you’re considering education options for your son or daughter, 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.

Sunday, 16th September, 2018 6:55pm

By Feature Writer

Letter: Crowdfunding for residents’ legal action needed over Hope Road double yellow road decision

20 pound notes :

This reader believes that if the Isle of Wight council will not listen to residents or give a reasoned response as to why they acted the way they have, "then perhaps they’ll be forced to listen to legal argument".

Friday, 14th September, 2018 6:37pm

By Christina Nicholson with 4 readers' comments

Ian Ward rejects Scrutiny advice over Hope Road double yellow lines

double yellow lines

Cllr Ward said he had listened to the points raised by the committee, but would be going ahead with the decision anyway.

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 6:41pm

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

Ryde Academy STEM teacher becomes SSAT Leadership Fellow

John Nicholson - Ryde Academy

Ryde Academy's Computer Science Teacher and STEM coordinator, John Nicholson, has just become an SSAT Leadership Fellow as part of an impressive group of future leaders from across the country.

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 11:17am

By Nat Nelson

Burst water main closes road in Ryde

weeks road

A diversion is in place whilst Southern Water repair the burst water main.

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 8:43am

By Sally Perry

Staff shortages lead to same day GP appointments only


Due to staff shortages, appointments at this GP surgery will have to be made on the day, rather than being pre-booked.

Friday, 7th September, 2018 9:02am

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

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

stella davis - by peter gruner

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

Ryde Regeneration session ‘Very relaxed and positive’, says councillor

ryde regen participants

Over 200 residents popped along to the Ryde Regeneration drop-in session to share their views about ideas and opportunities for the future of the town on Wednesday afternoon/evening.

Thursday, 6th September, 2018 1:52pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments