The Daily Mail has reported that the island is now one of just seven areas in the UK to be given the prestigious honour by the United Nations body. The Biosphere status covers the whole of the Isle of Wight and the Solent.
Here is a link to a public statement from Isle of Wight Council regarding the future of Ryde Harbour.
The Town Council has now received the following statement in response to the recent representations that the Town Council had made to the Isle of Wight Council in respect of the proposed sale of Ryde Harbour IoW Council Statement
Interesting blog post from Richard Berry, Programme Manager, Ryde Regeneration Delivery relating to Nicholson Road and the land right next to the existing Ryde Business Park.
Link is here:- Isle of Wight Invest Blog Post
Ever since I joined the regeneration team in January a major part of my work has been to move things forward at Nicholson Road, so we can get those jobs and businesses on the land.
Ryde resident Karen Lucioni has used the change.org petition web site to submit a protest against planned parking charges in Ryde town centre.
The synopsis is:-
The Isle of Wight Council administration budget proposals show that Ryde are highlighted for parking fees to come into play of April 2019. We need to support our town and our local businesses. Please sign this petition to show support for this NOT to happen.
You can join Karen and sign her petition here
Nicholson Road is land right next to the existing Ryde Business Park. This land is owned by the council and is bordered by the Business Park to the north, Great Preston Road to the east, Smallbrook Lane to the south and the railway line to the west.
The council is working to use this land to regenerate jobs and businesses in Ryde.
Read more at this link