Solent LEP say they are ‘committed to consulting’ over Cowes floating bridge

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The Solent LEP respond to harsh criticism leveled at them over the floating bridge consultation by East Cowes councillor, Karl Love.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 12:57pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Boats descend on Cowes for the RORC Easter Challenge

Fastnet race - suzanne whitewood

There'll be a fantastic collection of boats in Cowes this bank holiday weekend as they gather for the RORC Easter Challenge.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 9:05am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Popular cycle track to open during weekends and holidays despite power works

Newport to Cowes Cycletrack

Island Roads and Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) are working to minimise disruption during important work to renew high voltage cables beneath the Cowes to Newport cycle track.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 8:58am

By Gavin Foster

Solent LEP consultation a ‘spectacular catastrophic failure’, says councillor

Karl Love

The Isle of Wight councillor for East Cowes says the Solent LEP consultation for the floating bridge was a "shockingly poor example of community engagement".

Friday, 12th April, 2019 1:44pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Previously hidden details emerge about Floating Bridge crew airlift incident

floating bridge

The Isle of Wight council has so far hidden the circumstances of what happened to a Floating Bridge crew member that led them to be airlifted to hospital.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 6:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Project to improve safety for boats including ferries at Cowes completed

2 - CHC contractor Jenkins Marine dredger at work in Eastern Channel LR

Anyone coming in or out of the Medina to the Solent at Cowes will be pleased to hear about the completion of three months work to improve harbour safety.

Sunday, 7th April, 2019 6:22pm

By Simon Perry

‘Jodie has given us the will to carry on’ say Cowes Carnival Committee

cowes carnival

Cowes Carnival was almost at the point of folding, until Jodie Seager, who the committee say was like a 'gift from god', came along. Here's how you can get involved to help this year.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 10:50am

By Sally Perry

Report about serious incident on Floating Bridge reveals management failures

Floating bridge crew from behind

It's taken a Freedom of Information request to find out some details of what happened on the Floating Bridge last September that led to a crew member being air-lifted after a serious incident.

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 9:10pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Removal of blackberry bush is ‘destroying the lane’s identity’ say neighbours

Blackberry Lane cowes - after the bush was removed

Residents of the quiet Cowes cul-de-sac said they were shocked to come home one day to discover the bushes had been completely cut down, leaving just a bare fence.

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 11:56am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Work begins on £1m Isle of Wight state-of-the-art football pitch

cowes enterprise football pitch

The Premier League, FA and Government’s Football Foundation have contributed £448,815 grant, whilst IWC have invested £412,000.

Friday, 29th March, 2019 11:51am

By Yasmin with one comment

Cash for Cowes Men’s Shed: Group bags almost £100,000

Nick Miller holding cheque

One in six households on the Island include a person aged 65 or over living alone. This money will help us to continue bringing people together, enriching lives and putting smiles on faces.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 8:35am

By Wendy Miller

‘Diverse and beautiful’ Medina Valley promoted by local organisations

In action during England v Scotland Guinness Six Nations match played at Twickenham Stadium, London, England. March 16, 2019.

The brand has been developed for local organisations to support and enhance their marketing, and will be freely available to use.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 4:26pm

By Catherine Bassindale