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Ryde Category

Carnival Week bridges the gap

With the decision to hold off running Ryde Carnival this year - the perfect solution was found to bridge the gap ... Carnival Week saw a Carnival History Exhibition at Department (formerly the Elizabeth Packs building on Cross Street, near...

It’s good to talk ...

Urban Designer Lydia Ogden is working with Create Streets on the shopfronts project for Ryde High Street. She has been involved in discussions with shopkeepers and locals about their vision for the High Street - and it is the public...

Colour my world

This summer a fun art project is coming to Ryde - and everyone is welcome to get involved. Ryde and seaside town Ramsgate have been unofficially twinned for the innovative commission by Historic England and Mooch to celebrate both historic...

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...