Social distancing on the Cowes floating bridge replacement service during maintenance work

person with facemask

The passenger launch can take up to 25 people per crossing, but the issue of social distancing was raised by an OnTheWight reader. Here's the answer

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 6:15pm

By Sally Perry

Cowes Floating Bridge to be out for ten days for maintenance works

floating bridge suspended sign

The work could not be scheduled earlier during lockdown, but is anticipated to be completed in time for the summer holidays

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 12:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

50-Marathon challenge: Neil to dress as Wonder Woman for his 40th marathon this Sunday (updated)

wonder woman toy doll

Neil set himself the challenge of running 50 marathons this year before his 50th birthday in November. For this week's marathon around Cowes, he'll be dressed as Wonder Woman

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 9:30am

By Helen Bailey

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust launches Virtual Summer programme for young people recovering from cancer

Mark Lamble, Harry Elliot, Issac Stevenson

The Trust went out to the young people to find out what they would miss the most and have tailored a virtual programme around those things. Details within

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 8:45am

By Karenza Morton

Cowes Floating Bridge to go fully contactless for payments from next week

Contactless payments on floating bridge

Ian Ward says being able to use contactless payments on the Cowes Floating Bridge will make it faster and easier to pay and reduce health risks of handling cash

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 8:51am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Red Jet returns to service, but with reduced timetable

Red Jet Service leaving Southampton with Ferry in the background

The high speed service between Cowes and Southampton has returned today (Monday) with certain restrictions in place to meet Government social distancing guidelines. Details within

Monday, 29th June, 2020 10:34am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cowes lifeboat called out to ‘possibly violent man’ in the sea

RNLI embroidered logo

The Cowes RNLI Crew were called out early this morning to reports of a possibly violent young man in the sea

Friday, 26th June, 2020 10:55am

By George Chastney

White dots outside my house are ‘council sanctioned vandalism’, says Isle of Wight boatbuilder (updated)

white dots on pavements

The man who removed the dots using a pressure washer is clear to News OnTheWight why he thinks they’re a bad thing.

Thursday, 11th June, 2020 12:26pm

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council confirm details about face coverings on Cowes Floating Bridge

covid-19 face mask covering grafitti

The council have said the safety and wellbeing of floating bridge staff and passengers is their priority

Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 10:53am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Cowes Week Ltd announces cancellation of 2020 regatta

Boats sailing during Cowes Week

Organisers say they would not be able to sufficiently protect the thousands of visitors that descend on Cowes in the summer for the annual regatta

Friday, 5th June, 2020 3:19pm

By Cowes Week Organisers with one comment

Watch this mesmerising video of Thorne Bailey on his Cyr Wheel

Thorne Bailey on his Cyr Wheel

Shot for a Grounded Circus Pandemic Party in April, this video of Thorne on his Cyr Wheel is mesmerising

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 9:08pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge: As lockdown measures are eased guidance for using the bridge updated

floating bridge

As the lockdown measures are eased OnTheWight sought an update on use of the Cowes Floating Bridge. Details within

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 9:11am

By Sally Perry