East Cowes

East Cowes is the arrival point for many people visiting the Isle of Wight, as Red Funnel have their car ferry port here.

The area is rich with boat building history and well as the more obvious Queen Victoria connection with Osborne House.

Below are articles that OnTheWight has published connected to East Cowes.

Got some spare time? Why not consider helping at Classic Boat Museum

classic boat museum - lifeboat

The wonderful Classic Boat Museum - which has a gallery in East Cowes and a soon-to-open Museum in Cowes - are very keen to recruit new volunteers to help in a variety of roles.

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 11:17am

By Mark McNeill

Waitrose tell OnTheWight about importance of ‘frequent and reliable’ floating bridge service

waitrose trollies

The high-end supermarket has been quietly observing the problems with the floating bridge service but now talk about the importance of safeguarding local businesses.

Tuesday, 20th February, 2018 2:03pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Scrutiny tells Leader he’ll be held accountable for his floating bridge ‘good and reasonable service’ comment

floating bridge suspended

After Leader of the council, Dave Stewart, gave Scrutiny members an update on the Cowes floating bridge, they told him he'd be held accountable his comment about it providing 'a good and reasonable service'. OnTheWight reports in full detail.

Friday, 16th February, 2018 8:27pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Take part in free Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes family craft sessions

JMC drop in

Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes artist, Hannah George will be holding a free family drop-in workshop at Dimbola Museum and Galleries in Freshwater Bay this Saturday, with another next month in East Cowes.

Friday, 16th February, 2018 5:23pm

By Sally Perry

Access to Floating Bridge papers heavily restricted – Even to Scrutiny Members


Members of the Scrutiny Committee ask 'Who runs the council?' after being told they can only view floating bridge documents sat in front of a laptop at County Hall (with an estimated reading time of 30 hours).

Wednesday, 14th February, 2018 9:19pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Red Funnel Freight ship: First look dedicated craft

red funnel new freight vessel

Here's the first look at Red Funnel's newly-ordered ship. This one is dedicated to carrying freight only, hence it can only carry 12 passengers for the 12 HGVs it can take across its four lanes. Full size images can be seen below.

Wednesday, 14th February, 2018 12:04pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Council say ‘no objection’ to removal of Umbrella Tree

umbrella tree

The Isle of Wight council say that although they have no objection to the request to remove the tree, options are being considered and investigated further with Island Roads that may prevent the immediate removal of the tree.

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 5:33pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Kingston Marine Park: Funding due to be agreed

kingston marine park

The council say that infrastructure funding will help attract private sector investment – and estimates it could "eventually create around 550 long-term jobs and 20 during the construction phases".

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 4:28pm

By IW Council Press Office

Floating Bridge failure: Council explains what happened

floating bridge from cowes

The Isle of Wight council set out what happened with the Cowes floating bridge on Friday night and how they are remedying the situation.

Monday, 5th February, 2018 2:46pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Current floating bridge testing not likely to ‘prove anything of worth’ says retired engineer

Floating bridge crew from behind

A retired engineer and quality assurance manager says the way the Isle of Wight council is testing the floating bridge won't prove anything of worth. Here's why.

Friday, 2nd February, 2018 3:27pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Step inside Osborne House by tuning into BBC Four tonight

Florinda (c) Royal Collection 255770-1330621616

As part of a series on the Royal Collection, the presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon selects some of the most spectacular works of art from the Collection at Osborne House. Tune onto BBC Four tonight from 9pm.

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 10:22am

By Sally Perry

Umbrella Tree: Independent survey reveals true state of tree

the umbrella tree

The independent survey of the Umbrella Tree is now available and given the council's previous rush to destroy the tree, the results are very interesting.

Monday, 29th January, 2018 4:22pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments