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:

Long diversion for Sandown road closure due to electricity mains repairs (updated)

road closure melville road

The closure is necessary to enable Scottish and Southern Electric to carryout repairs and restore service

Wednesday, 28th October, 2020 11:23am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Despite recent vandalism, the future for Ryde Theatre could be looking very bright

Ryde Theatre -

Plans to secure a lease, apply for grants to restore and bring it back for community use are all on the table for Ryde Town Council to approve in the next week

Tuesday, 27th October, 2020 6:50pm

By Sally Perry

Video appeal from eight-year-old ahead of planning decision for 475 homes on working farmland

archie holliday

The application has over 400 objections and a petition was launched over the weekend appealing for further support against plans to build 473 homes on a currently working farm

Tuesday, 27th October, 2020 12:22pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Crowdfunder for Ryde Saints Football Club: Don’t miss the deadline

ryde saints teenage team

It's a lot of money to raise in these challenging times, but the club recognises that raising fees would exclude players, so they're appealing to a wider audience for help

Monday, 26th October, 2020 3:50pm

By Sally Perry

Positive plans for much-loved but unused Ryde building

vectis hall - melville road - ryde

Peter Venner has been in active talks with the Ryde Town Council to purchase the building and shares his plans for its future

Monday, 26th October, 2020 2:48pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Network Ryde’s new allotment comes to life thanks to support from Sovereign Housing

Planning the allotment

It’s hoped that the grant to help with the clearance of an allotment space will lead to young people in the area learning about gardening and sustainability, whilst building confidence and well being

Saturday, 24th October, 2020 5:57pm

By Jo Johnson with 2 readers' comments

Ryde School inform Year 8 pupils to stay at home as one confirmed with Covid-19

watercolour painting of Covid 19

The pupil who tested positive for Covid-19 in Year 8 is believed to be an isolated case and all other year groups are unaffected

Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 7:29am

By Ra Hennessy

Plans to convert arcade to pool hall underway

ryde arcade on the esplanade

Permission is being sought to change the use of the building from an arcade to a pool hall, while also serving takeaways

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 7:33am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Young Isle of Wight angler recognised for his supportive and helpful attitude to newcomer

Wightlink’s Island Ports Operations Manager Martin Gulliver, Colin Webb from VBFC and award-winning angler Corey Duke

Corey was recognised for helping out a newcomer to angling rather than fishing during a "hectic spell when fish were coming in at a rate of knots"

Monday, 19th October, 2020 7:44am

By Karen Woods

Isle of Wight tree climbers sleep in canopy for worthy cause

Goodleaf Tree Climbing relaxing for the night in the tree canopy

The Big Canopy Campout is supporting The Bob Brown Foundation, who are protecting native forests and ecosystems in Tasmania and Australia

Monday, 5th October, 2020 11:24am

By Abigail Fox

Head to Ryde for the Totally Local Fiver Fest to help protect and save the High Street for the future

British bank notes and coins

The Totally Local Fiver Fest campaign’s message is to spend little and often at independent businesses to make a real difference to your high street

Thursday, 1st October, 2020 3:34pm

By Feature Writer

Ryde Town Council’s plans to become Kickstart area rep supporting Ryde area businesses

Young woman at desk collecting delivery from a driver

The Kickstart Scheme aims to create new six-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment

Thursday, 1st October, 2020 3:11pm

By Lisa Dyer with 4 readers' comments