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:

Isle of Wight modified car community to say goodbye to Michaela at memorial meet up

michaela logan

The memorial meet up will be an opportunity for those in the Isle of Wight modified car community to come together and say goodbye to Michaela in their own special way

Wednesday, 29th January, 2020 9:07am

By Sally Perry

Wightlink say decision to not run a charter boat during annual refit is ‘not a financial one’

Wight Ryder II

Commuters may be wondering why, if it's not a financial decision, Wightlink have chosen to only run an hourly service during the annual refit of the FastCats

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 6:00pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Wightlink respond to petition calling for charter boat to reinstate twice hourly service or reduce fare during refit period

wight ryder passing a sea fort

The response from Wightlink has raised more questions, but in the meantime here's how they responded to the petition

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 11:40am

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Smallbrook Ice and Leisure Centre: Decision by Secretary of State over call-in revealed

artist impression of the new silc in Ryde

Because of an outstanding objection – the application was referred to the Secretary of State, to consider whether to call it in for his own determination

Monday, 27th January, 2020 2:55pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Diversion in place as road closed for drainage repairs

road closed sign

The emergency closure has been put in place to allow repairs to the drainage

Monday, 27th January, 2020 10:24am

By Sally Perry

One star rating for Bingo Hall kitchen after unacceptable standards of 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 with 2 readers' comments

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