Welcome to Ryde Town Council
Ryde Town Council is now open Mon-Thurs 9-4pm and 9am -2pm on Fridays.
The phone number is 01983 811105.
The Town Council offices will close at Noon on Friday 22nd December for the Christmas Holidays. The Office will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
May we take this opportunity to wish all residents ‘A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!’.
Photograph taken by Tim Wells.
Ryde is the gateway to the Isle of Wight and the Town Council serves a population of approximately 26,000 residents and up to 100,000 visitors every year. To view the Town Map with an up to date list of attractions please follow this link: Ryde Town Map 2017
Please contact us if you have any questions concerning the work of the Council or if you have any concerns that you feel the Council should be made aware of.
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Your Town Councillors are here to help and to represent you. Find out what they do by reading the agendas and minutes and how you can have your say in local matters. If we aren’t the correct authority to deal with your query, we will happily point you in the right direction, and represent you if necessary.
You can contact the Town Clerk here.
What do we do?
Parish and town councils are the first tier of local government.
They are statutory bodies that can deliver a vast range of services at a community level. There are around 10,000 community, parish and town councils in England and Wales, made up of nearly 100,000 councillors.
Members are elected for a term of four years and councils are funded principally by an annual precept that is added to council tax, collected by the local principal authorities in this case, the Isle of Wight Council. Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government, as principal authorities do. For details of the powers and responsibilities of a town council please click here.
Ryde Town Council was established in May 2008. The Council delivers a variety of services such as public toilets, allotments, a dedicated Environment Officer, decorative lighting, Christmas trees and summer planting. In recent years, the Council has also taken on the responsibility of beach cleaning and the beach lifeguard service and makes a substantial contribution towards the maintenance of the Town’s play equipment and the Waterside Pool. The Council works hard to market the town and keep Ryde a great place to live and visit through projects such as the Ryde Town Map and events marketing, It also provides financial support for local groups, charities and events such as the Ryde Rowing Club Regatta, Ryde Regatta and Ryde Carnival.
There is a fixed camera sited 150 foot above Ryde on All Saints Church, they have a live feed which can be viewed at www.isleofwightwebcams.co.uk/
For details of how to apply for a grant please click here.