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.

Floating Bridge to be suspended yet again due to another oil leak

Suspended service sign at the Cowes Floating Bridge - with the message suspended again

A leak of hydraulic oil from the ram means the Floating Bridge will have to be taken out of service yet again

Friday, 27th November, 2020 9:43am

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

East Cowes residents having a say in the future of their community

East Cowes esplanade

The outcome of a survey of residents in August and September are fifteen draft proposals for ways to improve the town

Thursday, 26th November, 2020 11:06am

By Daniel James with 3 readers' comments

‘Floaty McFloat Farce’ aka Floating Bridge 6 makes it onto BBC’s Politics South show

An empty Floating Bridge 6 during sunset

The Floating Bridge fiasco reached the dizzy heights of the BBC’s Politics South show this morning. Link to watch again within

Sunday, 22nd November, 2020 4:04pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

East Cowes could now have the youngest councillor in the country

cameron palin and floating bridge

At just 18 years of age, Cameron is believed to be the youngest parish councillor in the country

Friday, 20th November, 2020 9:04am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

FB6 deep dive conclusion: Floating Bridge 6 ‘a resounding failure and bottomless money pit’ say stakeholders

floating bridge 6 and seaclear

Here you can find a breakdown of all the investigations on the costs for FB6 – made on the basis of an FOI request by the Floating Bridge Stakeholders’ and Engineers’ Group, who have labeled FB6 ‘A resounding failure and a bottomless money pit’

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 6:34pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge service to resume on Monday

floating bridge 6 in the River Medina approaching East Cowes slipway

The Isle of Wight council issue the latest update on the Cowes Floating Bridge, which has been out of service for the last week

Sunday, 15th November, 2020 3:07pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Flood Alert in force for Isle of Wight coast as high tide and Force 5 winds expected

Flooding in East Cowes

Saturday morning's tide will be higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Southerly Force 5 winds. Details within

Friday, 13th November, 2020 5:54pm

By Sally Perry

Family pays tribute to man who died in motorcycle collision in Ryde

Christopher Schuchart

Christopher was a sociable, hardworking, fun loving and helpful man who will be sadly missed by his wife and children.

Friday, 13th November, 2020 3:50pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Isle of Wight council issue latest info about return of Cowes Floating Bridge

floating bridge suspended sign

The engineers are stripping down and inspecting the three other rams to confirm that the same issues are not present in them also

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 2:47pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council accused of ‘institutional blindness’ over the Floating Bridge fiasco

Floating Bridge and suspended sign at East Cowes

Cllr Karl Love said there is 'institutional blindness' as far as the Floating Bridge is concerned — the belief that the problems can be fixed no matter what. Details within

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 9:19am

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

Cowes Floating Bridge still out of service following yet another failure

floating bridge suspended sign

A passenger launch is in operation for foot passengers and cyclists. Details within

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 8:38am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge still out of service due to mechanical failure

Suspended service sign at the Cowes Floating Bridge - with the message suspended again

The Isle of Wight council apologise for the inconvenience caused as yet another failure occurs on the Cowes Floating Bridge - after it was out of action for 13 weeks being fixed

Sunday, 8th November, 2020 8:55am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments