Having bought the property earlier this year, the planning phase is now beginning with 1 key question – what does the community of Ryde want to see the building used for?
The building has had a colourful past and Ryde Town Council want to ensure that the future of the building is equally as bright.
Councillor Michael Lilley, Mayor of Ryde, has said:
“Vectis Hall has a rich history as a community centre for Ryde in the past so now Ryde Town Council has purchased it, we need to consult with Ryde residents on how they would like to see the Hall is used in the future. We need your ideas.”
Works have already started on the building to make it safe. The asbestos that was there has now been removed but there is a lot more to do before Vectis Hall can be used again.
Facilities Officer Liam Pearce says:
“It is a fantastic building with buckets of potential. There is hard work ahead of us to get it to where it needs to be and the people of Ryde might not see a huge transformation at first because there is a lot of internal work that needs doing to make it safe.”
Ryde Town Clerk Lisa Dyer adds:
“This is a very exciting opportunity to have your say in a historic building at the heart of Ryde. Community involvement and engagement is a key belief of Ryde Town Council and we want to make sure that Vectis Hall is somewhere the community of Ryde believe they were listened to. It is important to remember that this is a building to be redeveloped rather than just a plot of land, but we are very keen to hear how the community feel Vectis Hall should be used in the future.”
To put forward your opinion on the future of Vectis Hall please complete the simple form on our website Vectis Hall – Ryde Town Council email [email protected] or visit the Ryde Town Council Facebook page.