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The Waterside Community Trust celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2021.


The Trust was initially formed following closure plans by the Isle of Wight Council a decade ago.

The Trust was able to save the pool and continue serving the Island Community, especially the town of Ryde and North East part of the Island. 


The Trust became Registered Charity 1174631 in November 2017.  

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The Waterside Community Trust provides recreational and leisure facilities for the residents of Ryde and its surrounding area.  The Trust aims to be of benefit to all members of society whatever their age, infirmity, disablement, social or economic circumstances as well as the public at large in the interest of social welfare and the improvement of life for the local population. 

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The Trustees work without any payment and commit many hours each week to ensure the smooth running of the entire site including the swimming pool, splash park, canoe lake and Captain's Table restaurant. 

Under our constitution as a charity we have a rotating Chairman for the Waterside Community Trust and this position changes each year following our year end. The Chairman for 2020 / 2021 is Georgina Bottriell.

Conrad Gauntlett
Keith Gentleman
Keith Gentleman
Mark Haslam
Mark Haslam
Ian Jenkins
Ian Jenkins
Andre Kurowski
Andre Kurowski
Malcolm Marshall
Malcolm Marshall
Avril Martin
Peter Taylor | Treasurer
Peter Taylor
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The Board of Trustees are currently seeking to appoint TWO more Trustees to help grow the Charity with their exciting and ambitious plans for the Centre. 

With their future plans in mind they are particularly keen to recruit members from the local community in Ryde who have one or more of the following skills: 

  • Experience in Buildings, Construction, Surveying or Structural Engineering 

  • Experience in Law

  • Experience in Fundraising  


Please submit your CV in writing by clicking on the Trustee Application button below. 

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Waterside Community Trust


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1974 |  The Outdoor Pool was built for Ryde

1975 |  Run by Medina Borough Council

1994 |  Roofed over by Medina Borough Council 

1994 |  Taken over by Isle of Wight County Council. 

2010 |  IWCC Announces Closure 

2011 |  Waterside Community Trust Bid to Operate Pool & Gain a 125 Year Lease

2012 |  Converted from Oil to Gas Heating

2013 |  Outside Area Decked and Sauna Installed

2015 |  Cycle Hub & Roof Maintenance Walkway Built

2016 |  Pool Tank Re-Grouted & Change to all LED Lighting

2018 |  WCT becomes Registered Charity No.1174631

2020 |  Subsidised Parking Scheme Introduced

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Registered Office


Waterside Pool, Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 1JA




Barclays Bank, 7-8 High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 2PN





Ryde Town Council


WCT works in close cooperation and partnership with Ryde Town Council. This body gives limited grant assistance and has nominated Councillor Lou Temel to represent its interests. Lou has full voting rights and is a valued member of the team.


Company Registered Number


7740555 (date of registration 15 August 2011)

 Waterside Pool  |  The Esplanade  |  Ryde  |  Isle of Wight  |  PO33 1JA

Registered Charity  |  1174631 

​© 2017 Waterside Community Trust

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