Welcome to Ryde Town Council
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 Map and Events 2019
“To support and enhance the health, well-being and economy of Ryde to the benefit of residents, local businesses and visitors within a culture that makes best use of our heritage and the beauty of Ryde”.
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.
For a list of the Town Council’s meetings for this current financial year, please click here.
For a guide on how to get involved and the Town Council’s responsibilities please click here.
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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.
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.
Over the last year, we are proud to have opened up a new Youth Service for the residents of Ryde called Network Ryde. The service works with young people aged between 11 and 19 and offers a range of services, clubs, Duke of Edinburgh scheme and a youth café open every afternoon after school at 147 High Street, Ryde. The Town Council is committed to investing in the future of Ryde’s young people. For more details, click here.
There are fixed cameras sited around Ryde on All Saints Church and at Appley Beach 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.
You can view all of our promotional videos here, or view our latest promotional video below.