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Ryde Category

Ryde youngsters have a growing passion

Bex Swan Manager, Network Ryde

We are really pleased that young people from Ryde have been getting involved in the Heritage Action Zone projects - and we will have a group of 15 young people helping us to draw up plans to transform St Thomas...

Exciting times ahead for Ryde

Lisa Dyer, Ryde Town Council Clerk

"The exciting part about the Ryde HAZ project is that it has attracted a lot more funding to the area". "As well as the Historic England funding to reinvigorate the high street, we have been awarded approximately £95,000 for arts...

Uncovering Ryde's heritage, for all to share

Barbara Hunt, Chair of Ryde Social Heritage Group

Bringing Ryde’s heritage to life - Barbara Hunt, Chair of Ryde Social Heritage Group “We are really excited to be working with Ryde Heritage Action Zone. We have been asked to create an audio heritage trail for the High Street...

Being of service to make a positive difference!

JB Savage, Head of Design Technology at Ryde School with Upper Chine

Seeing Ryde from a child’s perspective - JB Savage, Head of Design Technology at Ryde School with Upper Chine “As part of my role at Ryde School I do a lot of outreach work and I was delighted to be...

Designs for Shopfronts

Robert Kwolek, Senior Architectural Designer at Create Streets.

Designs on the future of Ryde High Street - Robert Kwolek, Senior Architectural Designer at Create Streets. “We have been asked by Isle of Wight Council to create a Shopfront Design Guide for the Ryde Heritage Action Zone and as...

Man with a Plan!

Ian Boyd, Environmental Consultant

Ian Boyd, Environment Consultant “I was part of the team commissioned to create a Place Plan for Newport, which then became the Shaping Newport project. We were then invited by Isle of Wight Council to work with them in Ryde...

Focus on Ryde!

Dave Russell, Film Officer, Filmwight

“When you walk along the High Street in Ryde, it’s important to lift your eyes up because there is the history of the town. The buildings are just beautiful and they speak volumes about the history of the place. “I’ve...

Catalyst for Recovery

Cllr Phil Jordan, Founder Chair Ryde HAZ

“The Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) is a fantastic project for Ryde. I’ve been involved from the first day and seeing the plan come together and start to be delivered, has been great. “It is a wonderful example of partnership working...

Time for change!

Chris Slann, The New Carnival Company

“The Isle of Wight has one of the oldest carnival traditions in the country. When Ryde held the first one in 1887, it was described in the local paper as being a ‘rather bewildering spectacle.’ “My partner Frankie and I...

Aspirations for positive change

Trevor Nicholas, CEO Aspire

“I am an islander born and bred. I grew up in Rookley but my family hails from Ryde going back a couple of generations. I lived on the island until my 20s and I have really good memories of growing...