Ongoing failures of Floating Bridge 6 do not rest with Indies says former IWC leader

Jonathan Bacon head laid over pic of floating bridge with cars getting on

Jonathan Bacon says he's been subjected to continual brickbats from the current council about the Cowes Floating Bridge, but pleased to read in the officer's report that failures since it was delivered do not rest with his Administration

Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 4:08pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

‘No issues’ with how Floating Bridge 6 was commissioned, states Isle of Wight council report

Floating Bridge and suspended sign at East Cowes

The latest update will be presented to the Corporate Scrutiny Committee next week, but in the meantime, papers for the meeting provide a background to the commissioning of the Naval Architects and Shipbuilders. Details and reports within

Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 3:23pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Conservative Council leadership are wasting millions on Floating Bridge 6, say councillors

floating bridge suspended sign

The Cowes Medina councillor says that for four years she and others have provided bulletproof engineering evidence that Floating Bridge 6 was not fit for purpose. Read hers and the town councillor for Osborne's damning review of new scrutiny papers

Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 7:44am

By Cameron Palin with 9 readers' comments

The Cowes Men’s Shed G.I.V.E. away – helping those who are helping others grow their own produce

Cowes men's shed tables

Tables will be used as G.I.V.E. members start to grow and share their own produce again this spring

Wednesday, 17th February, 2021 8:45am

By Adam Martin with one comment

Army of Isle of Wight school children creatively support older residents in care homes

Boy on beach with St. T P Poem overlaid at side

Isle of Wight charity, Independent Arts, have been responsible for organising some brilliant activities over the last year to creatively bridge the gap between young and older. Read the details within

Thursday, 11th February, 2021 7:59am

By Hannah Griffiths

Scrutiny Chairman looking forward to ‘clearing up myths and untruths’ about Floating Bridge

Richard Hollis

The Chairman of the Scrutiny Committee says he's really looking forward, "when we can" to bring this out into the open 100 per cent. Details within

Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 5:28pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Isle of Wight weather warning for snow

snow and frozen glass ball

Only some parts of the Isle of Wight are included in the weather warning for snow, which lasts for three days. See the details within

Sunday, 7th February, 2021 11:39am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Work to begin on UKSA’s new £3.7m centre in Cowes

Artist impression of UKSA Building

Over £3.7m has been raised to build the new accommodation centre which will enable an additional 3,000 children and young people to visit UKSA each year

Thursday, 4th February, 2021 6:20pm

By Chloe Buchanan with one comment

MP adds his objection to plans for more homes in Cowes

place road cowes

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says the additional 14 homes will put further strain on GP and dental services, as well as schools

Monday, 1st February, 2021 2:51pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 6 readers' comments

Floating Bridge side thrusters are not a ‘sticky plaster’ says town councillor

floating bridge with boost bars on side by IW Can Depress

'Numerous local engineers' say that side thrusters would not work and that if the council persisted with this option, it could the bridge being out of the water for six months

Monday, 25th January, 2021 5:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 18 readers' comments

Floating Bridge out of service for more repairs

Floating Bridge and suspended sign at East Cowes

The Bridge will be out of service again after yesterday's suspension, this time for more repairs

Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 8:52am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

IWC taking legal action, but who is responsible for the design of Floating Bridge 6?

Cowes floating bridge getting chained

The company being named by the Isle of Wight council as the "designer" of Cowes Floating Bridge 6 has previously claimed they were "not responsible for the design"

Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 12:20pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments