Useful Links

Click on these headings to scroll to specific links and contacts:

Emergency Services and Utilities:

Ambulance, Fire, Police and Coastguard:


Phone – 999 or 112


Phone – 101

Public Access Defibrillator:

Phone – 01275 333 999

NHS 111 (Non Emergency Medical Help):

Phone – 111

St. Marys Hospital:

Phone – 01983 822099

Address – St Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG


Phone – 0800 80 70 60

Ryde Inshore Rescue:

Phone – 01983 564564

Address – Appley Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1ND

Isle of Wight Council, Emergency:

Phone – 01983 823316 (out of office hours 01983 821105)

Isle of Wight Council, Social Services (Adult):

Phone – 01983 814980

Isle of Wight Council, Social Services (Children):

Phone – 0300 300 0117

Gas Emergency (Leak Line):

Phone – 0800 111 999

Electric Emergency:

Phone – 0800 072 72 82

Website –

Water Emergency:

Water Leaks – Southern Water:

Phone – 0800 820 999 (freephone) or 0330 303 0146 (local rate)

Public Drains – Southern Water:

Phone – 0330 303 0368

Highways Flooding – Island Roads

Phone – 01983 822440

Environmental Agency:

Phone – 0800 80 70 60

IW Fire & Rescue Service FREE home fire safety check:

Phone – 01983 407075

Chemists / Pharmacies:


Address – 170-172 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HW

Tel – 01983 562280

Gibbs & Gurnell Chemist:

Address – 34 Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2LE

Tel – 01983 562570

Tesco (In Store) Pharmacy:

Address – Tesco, Brading Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1QS

Tel – 0345 0269560

Lloyds Pharmacy:

Address – 18 The Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2EH

Tel – 01983 563333


Argyll House Surgery:

Address – 78 West Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2QG

Phone – 01983 562955

The Esplanade Surgery:

Address – 19 The Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2EH

Phone – 01983 618388

Tower House Surgery:

Address – Rink Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1LP

Phone – 01983 817200

Isle of Wight Council:

Isle of Wight Council:

Phone – 01983 821000

Address – High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD

Ryde Town Council:

Ryde Town Council:

Phone – 01983 811105

Address – Town Hall Chambers, 10 Lind Street, Ryde, PO33 2NQ

Coronavirus, Ryde Support Hub Mon-Fri 10am-4pm:

Phone – 01983 811105

Land Ownership:

Plot Browser:

Plot Finder:

Organisations – Isle of Wight:

Action on Hearing Loss (Isle of Wight):

Phone – 01983 529533

Phone, General Enquiries – 07774724555 (Leave a message)

Phone, Batteries/Hearing aids – 07918740936

Phone, Visual impairment – 07918148177

Phone, Dual Sensory – 07918740942

Phone, Hearing Loss – 07918740912

Aspire Ryde and Citizens Advice, Dover Street, Ryde:

Phone, Aspire – 01983 716020

Address – Trinity Buildings, Dover Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 2BN

Drop-in Information Point: Tue & Thu mornings 10am-12.30pm. Help with issues related to benefits, housing, employment and budgeting.

Support Service: If someone is lonely, isolated or feeling a bit anxious or depressed, Aspire can arrange for a volunteer to phone them regularly for a chat:

Phone, Support Service – 01983 716020

Email, Support Service –

Autism Support Hub:

AIM, Positive Difference IW

Phone – 07498500607

Carers IW:

Phone, Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat-Sun(urgent calls only)10am-4pm – 01983 533173 

Cats Protection:

Phone – 0300 012 0251

Address – 122 Marlborough Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1AW

Citizens Advice:

Phone – 01983 823898

CycleWight, Isle of Wight cycling campaign group:

Don’t Drill Isle of Wight:

Footprint Trust:

Help and advice around fuel poverty. Guidance on energy matters.

Phone – 01983 822282

Goodleaf Tree Climbing:

Phone – 0333 800 1188

Address – Appley Park, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1ND

Independent Arts:

Phone – 01983 822437

Address – Suite 3, 30 Quay Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BA

Island Roads:

Phone – 01983 822440

Isle of Wight Ramblers:

Isle of Wight Society:

Mental Health Crisis Helpline for Children and Young People, Isle of Wight

Support for young people (11 to 17yrs) to de- escalate emotional crisis and promote positive mental health.

Phone, Mon-Thu, 3pm-8.30pm – Freephone 0300 303 1590

Mental Health Crisis Line, NHS – 24 hour Helpline

Phone – 01983 522214

Mental Health Crisis (18+) – Isle of Wight Safe Haven and IW Positive Minds

Support around mental health crises and mental health wellbeing.

Contact the Isle of Wight Safe Haven Mon-Fri 5pm-10pm, Weekends & Bank Holidays 10am-10pm

Phone – 01983 520168

Mental Health NHS, Isle of Wight Community Mental Health Support Hub

Information on self-help tools including links to apps, videos and workshops, helpline numbers and local support services and groups.

NFU (National Farmers Union) Mutual Isle of Wight:

Tel – 01983 522290

Address – 2 Langley Court, Pyle Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1LA

Ryde Rowing Club:

Phone – 01983 562127

Website –

Address – The Clubhouse, Appley Park, Ryde Isle of Wight PO33 2ND

Ryde Society:

St. John’s Church:

Phone – 01983 564433

Southern Advocacy Service:

Phone – 01983 559299

Address – The Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2QR

Stroke Association, Isle of Wight:

Phone – 01983 898301

Utilities, Priority Service Registers:

Ensures vulnerable people are prioritised in the event of water or electricity outage or problems with their gas supply.


Phone – 0800 316 5457 (0800 316 5457 text phone)


Phone – 0330 303 0277


Phone – 0800 072 8625, or 0800 294 8604 for Pay As You Go. (textphone 18001 0800 072 8626)

WarmerWight (Footprint Trust energy saving experts):

Phone – 01983 822282

Wellbeing Service, Isle of Wight Council

Stop smoking, weight management, exercise on prescription.

Phone – 01983 823670

Isle of Wight Health Walks – 07814280176

Westridge Leisure Centre, 1Leisure Westridge, Isle of Wight Council

Phone – 01983 823883

Address – 1Leisure Westridge, Brading Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 1QS

West Wight Wheelers:

Wessex Cancer Trust, Isle of Wight:

Support line for people affected by cancer or those supporting somebody affected by cancer.

Phone, Helpline Tue-Fri 10am-3pm – 01983 524186

Transport links for Island Cancer patients receiving treatment at QA Hospital, Portsmouth and Southampton General Hospital:

Daisy Bus services (information provided by Wessex Cancer Trust):

Phone – Call the minibus driver the day before travelling: Ports: 0799 000 1072, Southampton: 0774 777 6874

Cross Solent Travel Scheme (information provided by Wessex Cancer Trust):

Cancer and Renal patients can now claim refunds on car ferry travel. Red Funnel day return or period return for ALL NHS patients via the booking centre. Pre-book.

Working Towards Wellbeing:

Support for anyone employed or self-employed.

Organisations – National:

Alzheimer’s Society:

Dementia Connect Support Line – 0333 150 3456

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Isle of Wight branch:

Phone – 01983 280537

Address – Alex Haig-Thomas, Barton Manor, Barton Estate, Whippingham, Isle of Wight PO32 6LB

Citizens Advice:

Phone – 0800 144 8444

Phone – 03444 111 444

Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland):


Mencap, Learning Disability

Possible help about social care, money and benefits, Mental Capacity Act (best interests, capacity decisions), health and assessments.

Phone, 9am-3pm Mon-Fri – 0808 808 1111

Email –

Stroke Association:

Phone, Helpline – 0303 3033 100

Phone, Helpline textphone – 18001 0303 3033 100


Isle of Wight Council Planning Office:
Address – Planning Services, Seaclose Offices, Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2QS.
Phone – 01983 823552
Email –

Opening Times:
Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm (except the last Wednesday in the month when it is 10.00am). Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm


Details of Isle of Wight Councillors can be found on the IW Council’s website A-Z of Councillors

39 Isle of Wight Councillors:

Councillor David Adams

Electoral Division: Nettlestone and Seaview
Party: Empowering Islanders
Address: not supplied

Councillor Debbie Andre
Electoral Division: Sandown North
Party: Alliance Group
Address: 9 Elmbank Gardens, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 9SA
Mobile: 07948 757977

Councillor Jonathan Bacon
Electoral Division: Brading & St Helens
Party: Alliance Group
Address: Lilac Cottage, Upper Green Road, St Helens, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 IUG
Mobile: 07973 872150

Councillor Michael Beston

Electoral Division: Shanklin Central
Party: Conservatives
Address: Snowdon House, 19 Queens Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6AW
Mobile: 07885 644426

Councillor Paul Brading
Electoral Division: Lake South
Party: Conservatives
Address: 40 Fairfield Gardens, Lake, Isle of Wight PO36 9EZ
Mobile: 07719 174690

Councillor Geoff Brodie
Electoral Division: Pan and Barton
Party: Independent Labour
Address: 30 Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2EJ
Phone: 01983 521686

Councillor Vanessa Churchman
Electoral Division: Haylands and Swanmore
Party: Conservatives
Address: The New House, Luccombe Cliff, Shanklin, Isle Of Wight PO37 6RY
Phone: 01983 866135
Mobile: 07388 669071

Councillor Claire Critchison
Electoral Division: Chale Niton and Shorwell
Party: Alliance Group
Address: Bevois Farm, Laceys Lane, Niton, Isle of Wight PO38 2DN

Councillor Ian Dore
Electoral Division: Binstead and Fishbourne
Party: Alliance Group
Address: not supplied

Councillor Rodney Downer
Electoral Division: Wroxall Lowtherville and Bonchurch
Party: Alliance Group
Address: Oaklea, Groave Road, Wroxall, Isle of Wight PO38 3BL
Phone: 01983 854203
Mobile: 07594 581076

Councillor Warren Drew
Electoral Division: Ryde South East
Party: Conservatives
Address: Conservative Group Room, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD

Councillor Suzie Ellis
Electoral Division: Central Rural
Party: Conservatives
Address: 11 Woods Drive, Apse Heath, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 0LP
Mobile: 07943 963175

Councillor Paul Fuller
Electoral Division: Cowes West and Gurnard
Party: Alliance Group
Address: 45 Oxford Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 8PT
Phone: 01983 289595
Mobile: 07935 090835

Councillor Andrew Garratt
Electoral Division: Parkhurst and Hunnyhill
Party: Liberal Democrats
Address:  78 Worsley Road, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5JD
Phone:  01983 524623

Councillor Stephen Hendry

Electoral Division: Osborne
Party: Conservatives
Address: St James Villa, Church Path, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RL

Councillor Christopher Jarman
Electoral Division: Totland and Colwell
Party: Empowering Islanders
Address: Freshwater Court, Court Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight PO40 9NU

Councillor Julie Jones-Evans
Electoral Division: Newport Central
Party: Alliance Group
Address: 53 Victoria Road, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2HB
Phone: 01983 521068

Councillor Phil Jordan
Electoral Division: Ryde North West
Party: Alliance Group
Address: Carpenters House, Carpenters Road, St Helens, Isle of Wight PO33 1YG

Councillor Joe Lever
Electoral Division: Carisbrooke and Gunville
Party: Alliance Group
Address: Apartment 2, Tayberry House, Tayberry Close, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5BT

Councillor Michael Lilley
Electoral Division: Ryde Appley and Elmfield
Party: Liberal Democrats
Address: 71 High Park Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 1BX
Mobile: 07769 551578

Councillor Karl Love
Electoral Division: East Cowes
Party: Alliance Group
Address: 51b Old Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6AP

Councillor Karen Lucioni
Electoral Division: Ryde Monktonmead
Party: Alliance Group
Address: not supplied

Councillor John Medland
Electoral Division: Freshwater South
Party: Empowering Islanders
Address: 3 Tennyson Court, Avenue Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight PO40 9UU
Mobile: 07543 309219

Councillor Clare Mosdell

Electoral Division: Newchurch Havenstreet and Ashey
Party: Conservatives
Address: 1 Wentworth Close, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6QD
Mobile: 07887 912206

Councillor John Nicholson
Electoral Division: Cowes South and Northwood
Party: Conservatives
Address: Sunnyside, Pallance Lane, Northwood, Isle of Wight PO31 8LT
Mobile: 07918 757843

Councillor Martin Oliver
Electoral Division: Mountjoy and Shide
Party: Conservatives
Address: 141 Medina Avenue, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1HH
Phone: 01983 533300

Councillor Tig Outlaw
Electoral Division: Lake North
Party: Conservatives
Address: 27 Newport Road, Lake, Isle of Wight PO36 9LW
Mobile: 07791 721221

Councillor Gary Peace
Electoral Division: Ventnor and St Lawrence
Party: Conservatives
Address: County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD
Mobile: 07973 333106

Councillor Lora Peacey-Wilcox
Electoral Division: Cowes Medina
Party: Alliance Group
Address: 29 Pallance Road, Northwood, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 8LW
Phone: 01983 645765

Councillor Matthew Price

Electoral Division: Fairlee and Whippingham
Party: Conservatives
Address: 6 Whitesmith Road, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5HY
Phone: 07833 537668
Mobile: 07972 519828

Councillor Richard Quigley
Electoral Division: Cowes North
Party: Labour
Address: Springvale, Tuttons Hill, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 8JA
Mobile: 07966 076064

Councillor Chris Quirk
Electoral Division: Shanklin South
Party: Conservatives
Address: Apartment 6 Orchardcroft House, 53 Victoria Avenue, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6LT
Mobile: 07802 705831

Councillor Ray Redrup
Electoral Division: Newport West
Party: Conservatives
Address: not supplied
Mobile: 07572 924044

Councillor Sarah Redrup
Electoral Division: Wootton Bridge
Party: Liberal Democrats
Address: County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD

Councillor Joe Robertson

Electoral Division: Bembridge
Party: Conservatives
Address: 43 Downs View Road, St Helens, Isle of Wight PO33 IYE

Councillor Peter Spink
Electoral Division: Freshwater North and Yarmouth
Party: Empowering Islanders
Address: not supplied

Councillor Ian Stephens
Electoral Division: Ryde West
Party: Alliance Group
Address: Flat 11 The Appley, Appley Rise, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 1LE
Mobile: 07970 009523

Councillor Nick Stuart
Electoral Division: Brighstone Calbourne and Shalfleet
Party: Liberal Democrat
Address: 1 Rock Cottage, Lynch Lane, Brighstone, Isle of Wight PO30 4AZ
Mobile: 07966 311485

Councillor Ian Ward
Electoral Division: Sandown South
Address: 87 Station Avenue, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 8HD
Phone: 01983 403193
Mobile: 07772 559093

ONTHEWIGHT (local online news)
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ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY PRESS (local online and press news)
Letters to the Editor – Word limit for letters is 350.
Phone – 01983 259003
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ISLE OF WIGHT RADIO (local radio and online news on their website)
Email –
Phone, Office – 01983 822557
Phone, News – 01983 821777
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ISLAND ECHO (local online news)
Telephone: 01983 898288 – Option 1 (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 – voicemails can be left at all other times)

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