Isle of Wight council refuse to disclose info on floating bridge chemicals

see no evil

A couple of very simple questions were posed by OnTheWight to the Isle of Wight council when a passenger discovered her jeans were covered with bleach stains after getting on and off the Cowes floating bridge.

Thursday, 20th September, 2018 3:58pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge: New bleaching service for foot passengers?

Laura Gibbs stained jeans

Laura noticed the stains up the legs of jeans after leaving the floating bridge, which she said "smelled like a swimming pool" this morning.

Monday, 17th September, 2018 6:47pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Floating bridge: Noise minimising ‘shoe’ to be fitted this week

floating bridge

The bridge will be taken out of service later this week when the noise minimising shoe is fitted to the Cowes floating bridge.

Monday, 17th September, 2018 4:55pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Resignation calls for Cabinet member over floating bridge

Karl Love

The ward councillor for East Cowes called for the resignation of Cabinet member for Transport, Ian Ward, over his handling of the floating bridge.

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 9:16am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 12 readers' comments

Mary Ellis to be honoured at Memorial Service with Spitfire flyby

mary ellis

She delivered over 1,000 aircraft on her own during WW2 to the RAF – including Spitfires and Wellington Bombers – equipped with only a compass, stopwatch and map to find the airfields. Later this month, the amazing Mary Ellis will be remembered at a Memorial Service with Spitfire Flyby.

Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 8:55am

By Sally Perry

Floating Bridge improvements to tackle noise and vibration levels

floating bridge chains

Matting is to be fitted to the slipway and a 'shoe' will be fitted next week to the end of the ramp in an attempt to reduce noise and vibration levels.

Tuesday, 4th September, 2018 11:29am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Search for innovative design idea for iconic ‘welcome’ landmark in Cowes

Aerial view of Cowes Harbour and Cowes Breakwater LR

Students are being asked to come up with an exciting design idea for a prominent and striking piece of artwork, sculpture, installation, or architectural fabrication to go on the 350 metre long man-made Cowes Breakwater.

Monday, 3rd September, 2018 11:08am

By Louisa Mamakou with 4 readers' comments

UKSA: Outstanding results for students with 100% success rate

Luc Chillingworth BTEC grad August 2018

There was a 100% success rate for the second year running for all UKSA Further Education courses with all students moving into employment, further education or training.

Thursday, 23rd August, 2018 5:34pm

By Heather Williams

Cowes Enterprise College: Celebrate record-breaking GCSE results

Cowes Enterprise College

The Principal says today’s results are testament to the dedication, talent and positive attitudes of the students, supported by their teachers and parents.

Thursday, 23rd August, 2018 10:55am

By Sally Perry

Iconic powerboat race returns to the Isle of Wight for 58th year

powerboats 1 - malc attrill

The birthplace of international powerboat racing will be welcoming the fleet of powerboats for the iconic Cowes - Torquay - Cowes powerboat race over the bank holiday weekend. We have the details.

Wednesday, 22nd August, 2018 6:00pm

By Malc Attrill

Floating Bridge: Vital data switched off ‘deliberately to stop floatyfinder’ developers claim (Update 2)

floaty finder and erik with his hat

The developers of the fantastic, free Floaty Finder service claim the Floating Bridge manager told them vital public data had been switched off ‘deliberately to stop floatyfinder’.

Wednesday, 22nd August, 2018 2:51pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

First boats return from Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Sevenstar- Paul Wyeth.

Phil Sharp's Class40 Imerys Clean Energy took line honours in the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race yesterday in an elapsed time of eight days, four hours, 14 minutes and 49 seconds.

Tuesday, 21st August, 2018 9:15am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood