Esplanade Garden Project_Update

    Volunteers from ARC Consulting, Spectrum Housing, South West Trains, Ryde Town Council and Ventnor Botanic Garden worked hard again last Saturday on the down platform at Ryde Esplanade to plant up the raised beds made in March. Thank you to all those who have made such an improvement to that platform.  

Esplanade Garden Project

  Today saw the start of an amazing project in partnership with so many good people to begin to design and create a Victorian garden at Ryde Esplanade Station to present a better welcome to Island commuters and visitors alike. These brilliant volunteers, and later myself, shifted 20 tonnes of aggregate and 10 tonnes of…

A Great Deal When You Take The Train

A Great Deal When You Take The Train   The Isle of Wight and Lymington Community Rail Partnership have received funding to promote local attractions, hotels, restaurants and businesses local to the Ryde/Shanklin rail corridor and Yarmouth/Lymington – Brockenhurst line. A ‘Call to Action’ flyer is being produced which will be widely distributed at all…

TravelSafe 15

    The Isle of Wight and Lymington Brockenhurst have worked closely over the years, replicating projects both on the Island and mainland that have been devised to support our communities whilst delivering a range of benefits including support for learning and skills.   One such project has been that of TravelSafe, which started just…

Community Kids

Sandown Community Kids are a fantastic group of young, really enthusiastic volunteer’s ages 7-11 who have a real passion for their community.  They initially formed to take part in the South and South East in Blooms ‘Station in Bloom’ competition.  The CRP (Community Rail Partnership) secured funding from ACoRP (Association of Community Rail Partnerships) and…

Young People Make Stations Bloom

South and South East in Bloom- The Isle of Wight Community Rail Partnership wanted to make sure every station was really looking its best for the 150th year celebration happening later that year in August whilst giving young people a chance to be involved with their community’s station. The partnership therefore applied for funding from…

Design competition celebrates 150 years

Ryde Academy sixth formers have taken on board a project from the Community Rail Partnership (CRP) on the Island and incorporated it into their studies. Business skills, marketing and PR – as part of media studies – have all been employed by the teenagers to stage the event between February 20-22. Isle of Wight County…

Repair Work for Sandown Station’s disabled access

Thanks to funding from the designated Rail Development Fund, Green Towns, South West Trains and Sandown Town Councill, the repair stage of the disabled access has been completed now at Sandown and ready to move on with the next phase, which will be a Rail, Cycle and nature trail between Brading and Sandown ……

Esplanade Art

Coming soon….watch this space  

The BIG Draw-Ryde

Ryde Arts Festival and the Big Draw This is the fourth year Ryde Arts Festival has responded to the national celebration of drawing during the month of October. Working with assistance from CRP, Wightlink and the Ryde Town Council this year’s exciting venue is Ryde Pier Head.  Artist Christopher Cudlip leads a two day event…

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