IDEAS SOUGHT FROM THE RYDE COMMUNITY FOR THE FUTURE OF VECTIS HALL

Ryde Town Council is seeking public opinion on the future use of Vectis Hall in Melville Street.

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.

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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.”

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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.

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isle of wighter
isle of wighter
3 months ago

bulldoze it – nice new green space, couple of trees, some plants and flowers – brighten the area up a bit.

or as I suspect, all suggestions will be ignored and the council will have benefit hutch flats built there.

Fred
Fred
Reply to  isle of wighter
2 months ago

It was bound to happen one day. Not a bad idea.

Fedup
Fedup
3 months ago

Who in their right mind buys something and then asks what to do with it?
Answer: Someone who uses money that is no theirs.
Well done you lot. Nothing ever changes, does it?

Mojo
Mojo
3 months ago

The only reason the council ask what residents Ideas might be is just to tick the box consultation process . What anyone other than what the council want won’t make any difference

Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box
3 months ago

Yes it will be turned into flats of course. Whoever let it get in this state in the 1st place?

Lilly
Lilly
3 months ago

Isle of Wight Wine Bar, tables outside, local produce only.

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