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:

Licence for kebab house could be revoked following reports of violence against customers

exterior of the Kebab house in ryde

Police have said the licence holder has ignored officers' advice, so the Isle of Wight council will review the licence.

Monday, 23rd September, 2019 12:50pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Ryde rowers win biggest race of the season: Bideford Bowl 2019

Ryde rowing team with trophy

They've worked hard all season. Read how Ryde Rowing Club senior men's crew of Owen Barnaby, Oliver Bottrell, Matthew Allsopp, Mark Chatwin and Mike Ewing took on the biggest race of the season.

Monday, 23rd September, 2019 8:55am

By Matthew Allsopp

Ryde House dispute Isle of Wight Council’s needs assessment of their residents, saying too low

unhappy face

The provider say the council assessed the needs of the people they care for as being lower than currently provided, which has caused the dispute between Ryde House and the Isle of Wight council.

Friday, 20th September, 2019 8:44am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Seven days’ eviction notice for residents with learning disabilities


The council – which provides funding to meet the residents’ care and support needs - has been trying to personally contact the affected families to explain the situation and what is being done on their behalf.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 4:45pm

By IW Council Press Office

Ryde shops put on fashion show in aid of Breast Cancer charity

women on pier practising for fashion show

Tickets for the event are available from both shops at £10. All proceeds go to the charity.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 1:31pm

By Sally Perry

Rollout schedule for new Island Line trains, enhancements and what we can expect

Island Line Infrastructure Upgrade graphic

If you’re asking - When will the first new train arrive? The free station WiFi start? The last 1938 train run? The half-hour service start? OnTheWight has answers for you.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 11:40am

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Your feedback sought on Appley Tower Feasibility Report

appley tower

Following an initial round of stakeholder consultations, the Natural Enterprise Appley Tower Feasibility Report is now available for public consultation.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 11:11am

By Graham Biss

First look at new Island Line train interior (HD computer rendering)

Slice of SWR Island Line Interiors

It’s all change for the new upcoming Island Line trains. OnTheWight has secured a first glimpse at what the interiors will look like and detail their new facilities and passenger capacity.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 8:45am

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

New trains coming to the Isle of Wight

New Class 484 Island Line train

The 81-year-old trains that run on Island Line are to be swapped out for new ones. OnTheWight has all the details on this important news.

Monday, 16th September, 2019 11:00am

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

Newport and Ryde to benefit from slice of multi-million heritage boost

Newport High Street taken in 1928 on the Isle of Wight. Aerofilms Ltd. Source Historic England Archive

The money will help turn empty and underused buildings into a range of offerings, including creative spaces, offices, retail outlets and housing to support wider regeneration.

Saturday, 14th September, 2019 10:00am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

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

Ryde School pupils doing metalwork

If you’re considering education options for your daughter or son, 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, 13th September, 2019 5:49pm

By Feature Writer

Big change to Union Street Ryde parking restrictions on the way

cars parked on union street -

It had been identified that some motorists were using Union Street for long-term parking by moving their vehicle each hour to a different parking zone within the road.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 11:32am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment