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.

Major highways regeneration scheme in East Cowes gets underway next month

York Road showing poor road surface

The work is being split into separate phases to ensure as much of York Avenue as possible can remain open to traffic for as long as possible

Thursday, 18th February, 2021 3:49pm

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Swimming distance of round the Island for landslip restoration project

east cowes esplanade landslip - artists impression

Members of the Shrape Swimmers are swimming the distance of round the Island to help raise much-needed funds to fix the esplanade landslip and bring it back to its former glory

Friday, 12th February, 2021 9:51am

By Sally Perry

Scrutiny Chairman looking forward to ‘clearing up myths and untruths’ about Floating Bridge

Richard Hollis

The Chairman of the Scrutiny Committee says he's really looking forward, "when we can" to bring this out into the open 100 per cent. Details within

Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 5:28pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Plans to change speed limits in East Cowes: Have your say (update 2)

30mph speed limit road sign

Residents have until 5th March to share their views on plans to change road speed limits in parts of East Cowes. Details within

Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 10:29am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Floating Bridge side thrusters are not a ‘sticky plaster’ says town councillor

floating bridge with boost bars on side by IW Can Depress

'Numerous local engineers' say that side thrusters would not work and that if the council persisted with this option, it could the bridge being out of the water for six months

Monday, 25th January, 2021 5:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 18 readers' comments

Floating Bridge out of service for more repairs

Floating Bridge and suspended sign at East Cowes

The Bridge will be out of service again after yesterday's suspension, this time for more repairs

Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 8:52am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

IWC taking legal action, but who is responsible for the design of Floating Bridge 6?

Cowes floating bridge getting chained

The company being named by the Isle of Wight council as the "designer" of Cowes Floating Bridge 6 has previously claimed they were "not responsible for the design"

Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 12:20pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Weld blown on Cowes Floating Bridge: Service to be suspended

floating bridge suspended September 2019

The saga of Floating Bridge 6 continues with yet another failure, causing the bridge to be suspended

Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 9:18am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Floating Bridge out of service later this morning for more repairs

Floating Bridge and suspended sign at East Cowes

If you are having to cross the River Medina later this morning be aware of the service suspension. Details within

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 7:53am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Floating Bridge 6: Council have submitted a ‘substantial claim’ as part of legal action

floating bridge suspended sign

The leader of the council gave an update to the Scrutiny Committee at tonight's meeting. Details within

Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 6:24pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Use new Website to have your say on Norris Castle plans

Norris Castle from the Solent

Given Covid-19 restrictions, the developer has created a Website with photos, an FAQ section and a way to feed back your views on the development plans

Monday, 11th January, 2021 10:08am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Police raid in Newport and East Cowes amid fears of drug manufacturing

police tape

As a precaution in case any chemicals to manufacture drugs were found at the addresses, the fire and ambulance services assisted the police

Wednesday, 30th December, 2020 11:41am

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment