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Useful Links and Contacts

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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 –  http://www.ssen.co.uk

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 – steve@aspireryde.org.uk

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 – http://ryderc.org

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 – helpline@mhelpline@mencap.org.ukencap.org.uk

Stroke Association:

Phone, Helpline – 0303 3033 100

Phone, Helpline textphone – 18001 0303 3033 100


Sarah Wilkinson is the Planning Officer for planning application no. 20/01061/FUL

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
Address:  not supplied
Email:  david.adams@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Debbie Andre
Electoral Division: Sandown North
Address:  9 Elmbank Gardens, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 9SA
Mobile:  07948 757977
Email:  debbie.andre@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Jonathan Bacon
Electoral Division: Brading & St Helens
Address:  Lilac Cottage, Upper Green Road, St Helens, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 IUG
Mobile:  07973 872150
Email:  jonathan.bacon@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Michael Beston

Electoral Division: Shanklin Central
Address:  Snowdon House, 19 Queens Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6AW
Mobile:  07885 644426
Email:  michael.beston@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Paul Brading
Electoral Division: Lake South
Address:  40 Fairfield Gardens, Lake, Isle of Wight PO36 9EZ
Mobile:  07719 174690
Email:  paul.brading@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Geoff Brodie
Electoral Division: Pan and Barton
Address: 30 Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2EJ
Phone:  01983 521686
Email:  geoffbrodie1957@gmail.com

Councillor Vanessa Churchman
Electoral Division: Haylands and Swanmore
Address: The New House, Luccombe Cliff, Shanklin, Isle Of Wight PO37 6RY
Phone:  01983 866135
Mobile:  07388 669071
Email:  vanessa.churchman@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Claire Critchison
Electoral Division: Chale Niton and Shorwell
Address: Bevois Farm, Laceys Lane, Niton, Isle of Wight PO38 2DN
Email:  claire.critchison@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Ian Dore
Electoral Division: Binstead and Fishbourne
Address:  not supplied
Email:  vote@iandore.co.uk

Councillor Rodney Downer
Electoral Division: Wroxall Lowtherville and Bonchurch
Address: Oaklea, Groave Road, Wroxall, Isle of Wight PO38 3BL
Phone:  01983 854203
Mobile:  07594 581076
Email:  rodney.downer@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Warren Drew
Electoral Division: Ryde South East
Address: Conservative Group Room, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD
Email:  warren.drew@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Suzie Ellis
Electoral Division: Central Rural
Address: 11 Woods Drive, Apse Heath, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 0LP
Mobile:  07943 963175
Email:  suzie.ellis@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Paul Fuller
Electoral Division: Cowes West and Gurnard
Address: 45 Oxford Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 8PT
Phone:  01983 289595
Mobile:  07935 090835
Email:  paulfulleriw@gmail.com

Councillor Andrew Garratt
Electoral Division: Parkhurst and Hunnyhill
Address:  78 Worsley Road, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5JD
Phone:  01983 524623
Email:  andrew.garratt@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Steve Hastings
Electoral Division: Brighstone Calbourne and Shalfleet
Address:  Glengower, Galley Lane, Brighstone, Isle of Wight PO30 4BT
Mobile:  07870 127024
Email:  steve.hastings@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Stephen Hendry
Electoral Division: Osborne
Address:  St James Villa, Church Path, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RL
Email:  stephen.hendry@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Christopher Jarman
Electoral Division: Totland and Colwell
Address:  Freshwater Court, Court Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight PO40 9NU
Email:  chris.jarman@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Julie Jones-Evans
Electoral Division: Newport Central
Address:  53 Victoria Road, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2HB
Phone:  01983 521068
Email:  julie.jones-evans@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Phil Jordan
Electoral Division: Ryde North West
Address:  Carpenters House, Carpenters Road, St Helens, Isle of Wight PO33 1YG
Email:  phil.jordan@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Joe Lever
Electoral Division: Carisbrooke and Gunville
Address:  Apartment 2, Tayberry House, Tayberry Close, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5BT
Email:  joe.lever@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Michael Lilley
Electoral Division: Ryde Appley and Elmfield
Address:  71 High Park Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 1BX
Mobile:  07769 551578
Email:  michael.lilley@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Karl Love
Electoral Division: East Cowes
Address:  51b Old Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6AP
Email:  karl.love@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Karen Lucioni
Electoral Division: Ryde Monktonmead
Address:  not supplied
Email:  karen.lucioni@iow.gov.uk

Councillor John Medland
Electoral Division: Freshwater South
Address:  3 Tennyson Court, Avenue Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight PO40 9UU
Mobile:  07543 309219
Email:  jcmedland@outlook.com

Councillor Clare Mosdell

Electoral Division: Newchurch Havenstreet and Ashey
Address:  1 Wentworth Close, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6QD
Mobile:  07887 912206
Email:  clare.mosdell@iow.gov.uk

Councillor John Nicholson
Electoral Division: Cowes South and Northwood
Address:  Sunnyside, Pallance Lane, Northwood, Isle of Wight PO31 8LT
Mobile:  07918 757843
Email:  cllr.john.nicholson@btconnect.com

Councillor Martin Oliver
Electoral Division: Mountjoy and Shide
Address:  141 Medina Avenue, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1HH
Phone:  01983 533300
Email:  martin.oliver@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Tig Outlaw
Electoral Division: Lake North
Address:  27 Newport Road, Lake, Isle of Wight PO36 9LW
Mobile:  07791 721221
Email:  tig.outlaw@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Gary Peace
Electoral Division: Ventnor and St Lawrence
Address:  County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD
Mobile:  07973 333106
Email:  gary.peace@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Lora Peacey-Wilcox
Electoral Division: Cowes Medina
Address:  29 Pallance Road, Northwood, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 8LW
Phone:  01983 645765
Email:  lora.peacey-wilcox@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Daryll Pitcher
Electoral Division: Wootton Bridge
Address:  19 Norman Way, Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight PO33 4NJ
Phone:  01983 883840
Mobile:  07511 045145
Email:  daryll.pitcher@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Matthew Price
Electoral Division: Fairlee and Whippingham
Address:  6 Whitesmith Road, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5HY
Phone:  07833 537668
Mobile:  07972 519828
Email:  matthew.price@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Richard Quigley
Electoral Division: Cowes North
Address:  Springvale, Tuttons Hill, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 8JA
Mobile:  07966 076064
Email:  richard.quigley@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Chris Quirk
Electoral Division: Shanklin South
Address:  Apartment 6 Orchardcroft House, 53 Victoria Avenue, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6LT
Mobile:  07802 705831
Email:  chris.quirk@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Ray Redrup
Electoral Division: Newport West
Address:  not supplied
Mobile:  07572 924044
Email:  ray.redrup@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Joe Robertson
Electoral Division: Bembridge
Address:  43 Downs View Road, St Helens, Isle of Wight PO33 IYE
Email:  joe.robertson@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Peter Spink
Electoral Division: Freshwater North and Yarmouth
Address:  not supplied
Email:  peter.spink@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Ian Stephens
Electoral Division: Ryde West
Address:  Flat 11 The Appley, Appley Rise, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 1LE
Mobile:  07970 009523
Email:  ian.stephens@iow.gov.uk

Councillor Ian Ward
Electoral Division: Sandown South
Address:  87 Station Avenue, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 8HD
Phone:  01983 403193
Mobile:  07772 559093
Email:  ian.ward@iow.gov.uk

Bob Seely MP, Member of Parliament for Isle of Wight.

When contacting Bob Seely MP if you give your name and address and you live in the Isle of Wight which is his constituency, he or his office is obliged to reply to you.

address – Bob Seely MP, Northwood House, Ward Avenue, Cowes PO31 8AZ

phone – 01983 220220

email – bob.seely.mp@parliament.uk

facebook – https://www.facebook.com/IoWBobSeely

twitter – https://twitter.com/IoWBobSeely

instagram – https://www.instagram.com/iowbobseely/

website – www.bobseely.org.uk

ONTHEWIGHT (local online news)
Editor – editor@onthewight.com
Email – newsdesk@onthewight.com
Phone – (01983) 898 777
Social networks – Facebook or Twitter (@OnTheWight)

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY PRESS (local online and press news)
Letters to the Editor – editor@iwcp.co.uk Word limit for letters is 350.
Phone – 01983 259003
Email – editor@iwcp.co.uk
Social Media – Facebook or Twitter. (Please include a contact number)
Website – https://www.countypress.co.uk/contact_us/Address – Brannon House, 123 Pyle Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1ST
Picture requirements: high-quality jpg files straight from your camera or mobile phone.

ISLE OF WIGHT RADIO (local radio and online news on their website)
Email – news@iwradio.co.uk
Phone, Office – 01983 822557
Phone, News – 01983 821777
Text – RADIO (your message) and send it to 66 777
Facebook Messenger – facebook.com/isleofwightradio
Website – https://www.iwradio.co.uk/

ISLAND ECHO (local online news)
Email: editor@islandecho.co.uk
Telephone: 01983 898288 – Option 1 (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 – voicemails can be left at all other times)

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