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.

Cowes Floating Bridge in a ‘vortex of disaster’ say Stakeholders’ Group in letter to funders, Solent LEP

cameron palin and floating bridge

The letter to the body that funded the £3.2m Floating Bridge sets out comprehensively the position with FB6 and calls for a meeting with engineers, councillors, businesses and other stakeholders

Sunday, 20th September, 2020 3:09pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council CEO reveals return date for Cowes Floating Bridge

floating bridge suspended sign

The Cowes Floating Bridge has been out of service for nine weeks already. In a letter to the town council, John Metcalfe reveals when it is expected to return

Friday, 18th September, 2020 12:21pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Floating Bridge Engineers’ and Stakeholders’ Group has warned council for three years about failures of FB6

floating bridge = iwc

The Floating Bridge Engineers’ and Stakeholders’ Group explain how they have been warning the Isle of Wight council for many years about the ongoing failures of Floating Bridge 6. Details within

Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 7:59am

By Sally Perry with 32 readers' comments

Community Beach Clean cancelled due to Covid-19 ‘red tape’

east cowes beach clean

The community beach clean usually takes place in Spring and Autumn, but this year plans have had to change. Details within

Monday, 14th September, 2020 1:09pm

By Sally Perry

‘No new floating bridge’ says Isle of Wight council leader

floating bridge

Isle of Wight council leader said the need to remove the floating bridge from service at the same time as St Mary's roundabout works led to a 'perfect storm of destruction'

Monday, 14th September, 2020 12:50pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council complete purchase of Venture Quays (updated)

Venture Quays

Dave Stewart says "acquiring these sites will protect Island jobs and preserve marine engineering in this location, as well as provide land for housing on a brownfield site"

Friday, 11th September, 2020 6:34am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Call for no more ‘cloak and dagger’ approaches to Floating Bridge fixes

floating bridge suspended sign

The long-running saga of the Cowes Floating Bridge was discussed at last night's Isle of Wight council Scrutiny Committee. Details within

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 3:21pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Red Funnel services head back to normal

Red Funnel Red Osprey

Red Funnel say it's been a particularly trying time and they’re all looking forward to resuming the planned full service

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 9:21pm

By Enya Lumley with one comment

Red Eagle pulled from service – traffic stacked up throughout East Cowes

Red Falcon grounded

With Red Osprey also out for repairs, it means there is just one ferry (Red Falcon) providing a shuttle service for ferry passengers

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 1:37pm

By Enya Lumley

Planned removal of vital parking spaces a ‘technical error’ says Isle of Wight council

no parking sign painted on road with blue cross hatching

The Isle of Wight council said information supplied as part of the consultation process contained misleading information due to a technical error

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 10:26am

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

£2,000: The Floating Bridge’s equivalent losses, every day, Jan to July

Mr Moneybags:

Dave Stewart revealed quite how much FB6 has lost this year to Paul Topping on Isle of Wight Radio this morning. Locals say, “Sell it off. We must have a bridge that won’t waste millions more of our tax money"

Tuesday, 1st September, 2020 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Grounded yacht and ‘three-some’ anglers rescued by Cowes RNLI (video)

Yacht being towed by RNLI

A rudder damaged by rocks at Old Castle Point, and a failed water pump on another yacht, led to two rescues by Cowes RNLI over the bank holiday weekend

Tuesday, 1st September, 2020 8:00am

By George Chastney