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.

Isle of Wight councillor announces intention to stand for Parliament

Karl Love - Portrait cropped

The Isle of Wight councillor says that he'll bring something new to politics and that his passion for the Island means he'll always try his best for the community.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 1:00pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Cowes Enterprise pupils take action against Climate Change

Vix Lowthion, Head Boy Kieran Wetherick and Head Girl Beth Pitts

With global warming high on the national agenda after last week’s Youth Strike 4 Climate, Cowes Enterprise College played its own part in spreading an important message of social awareness when sixth form pupils designed a lesson delivered to every single class.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 9:53am

By Yasmin with one comment

Council positive about CIC taking on Umbrella Tree

umbrella tree karl love

Cllr Karl Love shares the latest news on the Umbrella Tree, which appears to be very positive in relation to the Umbrella Tree being allowed to possibly live out to the end of its life.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 5:14pm

By Karl Love

Shop owner blames closure on floating bridge, leader says ‘I haven’t seen Waitrose close’

cowes floating bridge

In response to a 22 year business in East Cowes, who said the failures of the floating bridge resulted in her business being decimated, leader of the Isle of Wight council, Dave Stewart, said “I think some of it is down to your business case. I haven’t seen Waitrose close"

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:25pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

‘Floating Bridge 6 should be scrapped’, say stakeholders

floating bridge = iwc

The Floating Bridge Stakeholders group argue Floating Bridge 6 "would never be fit for purpose", and "should be scrapped and replaced entirely".

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:21pm

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

Isle of Wight council leader says they ‘could have moved quicker’ over floating bridge problems

disembarking the floating bridge - karl love

The leader of the Isle of Wight council admits they council "could have moved quicker as the facts unfolded" about the catalogue of problems with floating bridge 6.

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:00pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 15 readers' comments

Council finally admit floating bridge did not meet the requirements

floating bridge suspended

Isle of Wight Council leader, Dave Stewart, has finally said the latest floating bridge did not fit the requirements drawn up by the council and they could pursue legal action against BCTQ.

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 2:39pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Plans for Isle of Wight primary ‘inappropriate use of public money’, say neighbouring schools (updated)

Paper money :

Nearby schools have objected to plans to increase capacity at this Isle of Wight primary school and residents are urged to attend the public meeting being held tonight (Thursday) at the school.

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 9:10am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Umbrella Tree: Isle of Wight council demand puts future in ‘grave doubt’

umbrella tree

The Friends of the Umbrella Tree say the new demands from the Isle of Wight council put the future of the iconic tree in grave doubt. OnTheWight has the details.

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 8:55am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Council offering £2 Floating Bridge ‘Oyster card’ for free until April

close up of a two pound coin

Don't get too excited, but for a limited period, Isle of Wight council are offering to give you their Floating Bridge 'Oyster Card', so you can load credit up on the card, to gradually spend on floating bridge journeys. The upside? You'll pay less for the journeys.

Friday, 25th January, 2019 6:28pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

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

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