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:

IWC spin failed to mention work (and £90k!) from Ryde Town Council, says councillor

Waterside pool - from their fb page

Cllr Jordan explains how there might not have been a Pool for the council to secure a grant for, had it not been for Ryde Town Council over the past year

Friday, 26th February, 2021 5:09pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

£82,000 boost for swimming pool to help face impact of Coronavirus

Waterside Pool

Isle of Wight Council officers worked closely with staff and trustees of the Waterside Community Trust to put forward a bid

Friday, 26th February, 2021 10:07am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Beers and Buses 2021 cancelled, but smaller event possible

Old Southampton Buses

The uncertainty of Covid has knocked the popular Beers and Buses out for a second year, but a smaller event is being considered

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 10:52am

By Trevor Whelan with one comment

Support Isle of Wight’s independent skate shop on Skate Shop Day

Skateshop Day at Wight Trash

Show your support for the Isle of Wight's independent Skate Shop, Wight Trash today and you'll be rewarded

Friday, 19th February, 2021 9:58am

By Sally Perry

Plans for Modernist houses on site of Harcourt Sands

Modernist plans for Harcourt Sands

Outline planning permission was granted to build 128 houses and a hotel on the site, but with a new developer involved plans have now changed

Wednesday, 17th February, 2021 4:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

John Ackroyd’s funeral today: Read people’s fond memories and future plans to commemorate him

John Ackroyd at Monkton Gallery Exhibition

Your memories of innovator, inventor, designer and master engineer and Isle of Wight resident, John Ackroyd, along with news of how he might be remembered in Ryde

Tuesday, 16th February, 2021 10:24am

By Sally Perry

Young people recognised with Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

collage of DofE awardees

Network Ryde would normally have put on an awards ceremony for these young people, inviting their parents, carers and friends so they could celebrate with everyone, sadly due to Covid-19 this has not been possible

Monday, 15th February, 2021 12:19pm

By Maiya Dixon with 3 readers' comments

The Ryde vaccination hub moves after building renovated for purpose

Vaccination centre at Westridge

The building has been completely renovated to provide people with a clinically safe and efficient environment in which they can receive their Covid-19 vaccination

Sunday, 14th February, 2021 4:57pm

By Priya Mistry with 3 readers' comments

Delay to Island Line reopening announced – Covid cited

Class 484 train

‘Unforeseen challenges’ and Covid are cited as reasons for delaying the reopening of the Isle of Wight’s train line. While they’re waiting, they’ll take the opportunity to repaint the stations

Friday, 12th February, 2021 12:11pm

By South Western Railway Press Office

Legal proceedings against AEW over Ryde Arena dropped by council

exterior of Ryde Arena

It was announced at tonight's Cabinet meeting that arbitration proceedings with AEW have come to end, as no agreement could be reached

Thursday, 11th February, 2021 6:37pm

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Police appeal after teenage girl grabbed by man

Police officer at control centre - west midlands police

The man had been the passenger of a vehicle before getting out and approaching the girl. Police are appealing for dashcam footage of that car

Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 5:01pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Calling Isle of Wight Artists: Applications now open for new High Street Project

Colourful paint brushes

The 'Look Up Ryde' submission deadline is Friday 19th February so you need to act fast to be with a chance of winning this Isle of Wight art commission

Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 7:29am

By Feature Writer