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.

Government award £500,000 for flood defences in East Cowes

Flooding in East Cowes by Karl Love

The Government said the money for East Cowes will be used to reduce the risk of tidal flooding and increase resilience for properties and businesses including the ferry terminal

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 12:12pm

By The Office of Bob Seely

Social distancing on Cowes floating bridge replacement

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

Isle of Wight council to buy Venture Quays: Protecting marine manufacturing for ‘generations to come’

venture quays

The Isle of Wight council say investing in the prime waterfront site will not only protect at least 150 marine manufacturing jobs, but preserve key employment land for generations to come

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 6:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Venture Quays will be ‘flagship’ investment opportunity say Isle of Wight council

columbine building east cowes

Securing the future of the Columbine building and protecting marine manufacturing on the Isle of Wight are just some of the reasons why the IW council are seeking to seal the deal

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 9:33am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

£1.3m purchase of Venture Quays by Isle of Wight council scrutinised

Venture Quays

"We need to keep that engineering heritage", "We can buy this and keep this site for the Island", “It is our decision, we will own it and we will take responsibility for it” and "we will keep a really good reputation for being business-friendly" are just some of the comments by councillors discussing the purchase of Venture Quays

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 8:49am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

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 4 readers' comments

East Cowes Crafters hit up the town with a seaside theme

East Cowes Crafters decorate the town with a seaside theme

Brightening up the town for residents and visitors, the East Cowes Crafters really have made the arch in East Cowes a focal point, bringing it to life in so many different ways

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 8:46am

By Karl Love

Isle of Wight furniture charity celebrates tenth birthday – having saved 12,800kgs of re-usable furniture going to landfill

storeroom warehouse and van

Storeroom have saved nearly 12,800kgs of re-usable furniture and household goods from being sent to landfill. Here's to another ten successful years

Monday, 6th July, 2020 12:06pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight council’s plans to buy Venture Quays in the balance

venture quays

The Isle of Wight council's Cabinet will be tasked with deciding whether to go ahead with the plans or let Cllrs Stewart and Whittle make the call

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 3:47pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

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

Isle of Wight councillor makes complaint after being kept in the dark over closure of arterial road

york ave east cowes

Cllr Love wants to know who gave permission for the road to be closed before any discussion was had with the two Isle of Wight ward councillors and has submitted a complaint

Friday, 26th June, 2020 10:15am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Major roadworks start today to rebuild busy gateway road

roadworks sign

The closure has been booked for three weeks, but Island Roads say they hope to complete the work in two weeks

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 9:56am

By Gavin Foster