RydetowncouncilnewlogoThe first-ever annual Celebrating Ryde event was held at Garfield Road Methodist Church in Ryde on Saturday 14th May.

This brand new event was the result of a collaboration between Ryde Town Council and the Isle of Wight Council, designed to celebrate everything that is fantastic about Ryde.

It was an opportunity for local organisations to engage with members of the public and explain a little bit more about some of the exciting things going on in Ryde.

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Organisations included:

  • Wight Wave Beach Sports
  • The New Carnival Company
  • Aspire
  • Isle of Wight Council – Ryde Interchange
  • Isle of Wight Council – Regeneration
  • Ryde Town Council
  • Ryde Marina
  • Ryde Society
  • Ryde’s Place Plan
  • Ryde Carnival
  • Birds Aware Solent
  • Network Ryde
  • Community Led Housing
  • Shademakers

Luke Kerr, Director of Wight Wave Beach Sports, said:

“I am delighted to continue to work collaboratively with Ryde Town Council and its partners in ensuring Ryde is a vibrant, fun and actively engaging place to live and visit”


John Prickett from Community Led Housing, added:

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“The Celebrating Ryde event was an upbeat, friendly and informative occasion and an opportunity both to explain the project to those attending. It was great to meet other partners in Ryde and see what they are working on – and think about how we might better work together.”

Speaking about the success of the event, Mayor Michael Lilley said:

“What a wonderful way to celebrate our town! It was lovely to see so many people come along and find out more about the way Ryde is moving forward. Next year’s event is already being planned and I’m sure that it will be even bigger and better – there is so much to celebrate about Ryde!”

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