Floating Bridge taking too long to cross, the reason for Floaty Finder hitch

floaty finder and erik with his hat

Isle of Wight council appeared to have a dig at Floaty Finder (FF) on Twitter last week, but FF creators explain the bridge was taking so long to cross, their systems believed it was out of service.

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 3:33pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Library of unique graphic novels donated to Cowes Enterprise College

cowes enterprise college pupils with Graphic Novel library donation

Cowes Enterprise College welcomed a visit from Isle of Wight comic store, Heroes, yesterday, as they presented the donation of 50 graphic novels in a special assembly for Year 7s.

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 7:37am

By Yasmin

Pop Goes the Culture launch event: ‘Fantastic to see families bonding’ (Podcast)

alex watts and rest of organising team

Yesterday's 'Pop Goes the Culture' event was judged a great success. OnTheWight chatted to event's host, Alex Watts, to learn how the event went after the last 50 tickets were 'sold out' in nine minutes.

Sunday, 20th January, 2019 2:29pm

By Sally Perry

Lifeboats descend on Cowes for annual get together

Lifeboat Get together 2019

As well as the Bembridge and Cowes lifeboats, the marina line-up included craft from Hayling Island, Portsmouth, Calshot, Lymington, Gosport and Ryde and members of the Freshwater and Sandown stations arrived by road.

Sunday, 20th January, 2019 11:08am

By George Chastney

Entries for 2019 Fastnet Race snapped up in under five minutes

Fastnet start of race in 2017 by suzanne whitewood

Yachts from 25 countries are now due to take part this year, with many of the entries from further afield making the passage across to the UK in the Transatlantic Race 2019.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 8:45am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Summary of Floating Bridge saga (so far!) captured in one video

floating bridge using MV seaclear

The Floating Bridge saga has been so long it's really hard to remember all that's happened. This just-launched video recaps it all, also raising questions we hadn't heard before. Worth a watch. Has the 2017 words of Dave Stewart echoing throughout, 'I think it will be done a lot sooner than we think'.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 6:51pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Harbour Commission patrol boat to be built on the Isle of Wight

Diverse Marine RIB design

Diverse Marine are "delighted and thankful" to be given the contract to work with Cowes Harbour Commission in developing this new vessel and for boat-building on the Isle of Wight to be supported.

Friday, 11th January, 2019 11:37am

By Charles Skillings with 2 readers' comments

Re~Cycle Bikes to Africa: Donate your unwanted bikes to this great cause

Sue Bailey and Neil Oliver about to unload bikesin Colchester

If you're having a clear out why not donate your unwanted bicycles, etc to Re~Cycle: Bikes to Africa where they will be put to good use.

Thursday, 10th January, 2019 12:28pm

By Sue Bailey with 8 readers' comments

Floating bridge is out of service: The Cabinet member is slammed over failure

floating bridge suspended

Just days after Cllr Ian Ward said “Residents will be able to use the floating bridge during the Christmas period so they can enjoy shopping, celebrating and travelling to family and friends,” the service has been suspended due to another failure of the £6.5+m bridge.

Sunday, 23rd December, 2018 11:19am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

People have been asking how much the floating bridge barge costs: OnTheWight has the numbers

floating bridge using MV seaclear

People have been wondering how much the large work boat that stops the new Floating Bridge 6 from floating down the Medina when tides are strong has been costing. Here are the details ... and where the money to pay for it come from.

Friday, 21st December, 2018 2:53pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Floating Bridge: Timetable for Christmas and New Year 2018

floaty and crane

Cllr Ward says he's particularly pleased with November’s availability figures for the Floating Bridge, because, he says "they show, without doubt, the floating bridge is doing the job it was built for the vast majority of the time".

Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 10:51am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

East Cowes coucillor meets with owner of previous Cowes Floating Bridge

floating bridge being towed

Saying it was a mistake to sell off the old bridge before it was known whether the new one would work properly, Karl Love has met with the current owner of the previous Floating Bridge.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 3:48pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments