Ryde Town Council has appointed Councillor Richard May to serve as Mayor for 2023/24.
If you would like to invite Councillor May to attend an event, please complete the attached form and return it to Tonia.Voller@rydetowncouncil.gov.uk or post it to the Town Council Offices, 10 Lind Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2NQ
My aim for 2023/24 is to work with others to make Ryde a town that cares for, inspires, and supports its residents. I have a particular focus on children and young people, and will work to ensure that, as far as is practicable the town is able to cater for their aspirations and needs.
We are well-placed to do this, working alongside our youth service, Network Ryde, with close links to local schools and to the University of Portsmouth. The establishment in the coming months of a Youth Council for the town will help to ensure that our focus is appropriate.
The focus of the Mayor’s Charity this year will be to ensure equity of access and resource for all our young people.’