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:

A-Level results: Ryde Academy

Molly MacKinnon, George Kattenhorn and Ali Noor

Staff and teachers at the Academy have worked extremely hard to make sure that the grading for every student is fair and allows these students to go onto university, an apprenticeship or employment

Thursday, 13th August, 2020 1:36pm

By Nat Nelson

Outline permission sought for new business units in Ryde

st johns wood drawing and view

The site has been used for open storage in the past and was last used as a car sales site, but has been empty since 2009

Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 5:04pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Pay by contactless at these busy Isle of Wight car parks

quay-road parking meter

The Isle of Wight council say the locations were chosen because all are well-used, with people visiting for a range of reasons including shopping, commuting or leisure

Friday, 7th August, 2020 11:00am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Essential engineering works on Island Line Trains over two weekends this month

island line trains

There'll be a bus replacement service in place over both the weekends as essential engineering work takes place

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 7:21am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Letter: Start saying ‘No’ to cruelty of putting in large planning applications during Covid

artist's impression of West Acre Park

Councillor Lilley says residents need to start standing up and saying no to large scale developments that "destroy our green fields and farming"

Monday, 3rd August, 2020 9:23am

By Michael Lilley with 7 readers' comments

Plans for 475-house development on farmland now lodged with Isle of Wight council

West Acre Park plans artists impression of green space

The plans can be viewed via the Isle of Wight council's planning portal and comments can be left until 11th September

Friday, 31st July, 2020 10:05am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Aspire Ryde staff and volunteers thanked for support through Coronavirus

High Sheriff Visits Aspire Ryde

The new High Sheriff for the Isle of Wight visited Aspire Ryde and congratulated the staff volunteers for their role during the Coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 11:31am

By Trevor Nicholas with one comment

Short Story: Gulls eye-view of lockdown


Sue Curd from the Ventnor Telling Tales writers' group shares this short story from the view point of the gulls on Ryde seafront during lockdown

Sunday, 19th July, 2020 10:57am

By Sue Curd with 10 readers' comments

Passionate speeches at protest for trans and non-binary rights

Trans protest in Ryde

Around 35 people attended the peaceful protest in support of trans and non-binary rights, including the Isle of Wight MP, who said he was keen to hear the views of those affected by changes to the Gender Recognition Act

Thursday, 16th July, 2020 8:25am

By Yve White with 6 readers' comments

Discrimination will not be tolerated say Student Council

Athiea Mitchell standing against mural of angel wings

The Vice Chair of the Student Council says, "We will strive to teach every student in the Academy that discrimination is unacceptable and will not be tolerated"

Monday, 13th July, 2020 8:53am

By Nat Nelson with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council reveal how they will cope with £10m funding gap

Stuart Hutchinson

The Cabinet member for resources says the Isle of Wight council faces a serious challenge for the next financial year and will start working on that in the next couple of months

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 4:41pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight primary school retain Ofsted ‘Good’ rating

Row of coloured pencils

The school was found to be taking effective action to improve standards and prioritise pupils' achievement

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 8:50am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter