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 care home given six months to improve or close

solent view care home

This Isle of Wight care home has six months to improve or face being shut down, after being rated 'Inadequate' due to “widespread and systematic failings”.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 4:04pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Councillor urges parents to object to school closure plans

iw studio school

The councillor says those who believe in the provision of alternative and diverse learning environments, which suit the requirements of children and young people with different learning needs, should resist this school closure.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 9:33am

By Cllr Karl Love with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Studio School set to close due to too few students

Studio School interior

After five years since opening, the Isle of Wight Studio school is to close in Summer 2019.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 5:47pm

By Ben Walker with 2 readers' comments

Planning row erupts amid claims of ‘East Cowes land grab’


Concerns have been raised by residents and councillors as a planning application for thirty new houses in Whippingham goes out public consultation.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 5:49pm

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

Floating bridge suspended later this week for improvement works

floating bridge suspended

The leader of the council says the works are part of the IWC's "continuing aim to get a good and reliable service for residents during this extended trial period".

Monday, 16th April, 2018 7:12pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Red Funnel celebrates fifth consecutive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Trip Advisor - red Funnel

Red Funnel's CEO pays tribute and thanks their "amazing staff for providing such a warm, friendly and professional service which clearly is appreciated by both regular travellers and visitors alike".

Thursday, 12th April, 2018 8:47am

By Ben Walker with one comment

Future of the East Cowes Umbrella Tree: Update from local councillor

the umbrella tree

The ward councillor for East Cowes says he feels optimistic and impressed with the passion and determination shown by residents. He shares this latest update on the future of the iconic Umbrella Tree.

Tuesday, 10th April, 2018 1:41pm

By Cllr Karl Love with 4 readers' comments

Residents take part in community beach clean

East Cowes beach Clean

It might have been wet and grey on Sunday morning, but that didn't stop members of the East Cowes community collecting 15 black bags of rubbish during their beach clean.

Monday, 9th April, 2018 2:57pm

By Michael Douse

East Cowes business closes after being ‘decimated’ by floating bridge impact

Angie and Roger - Valu4U

Angie Booth from Valu4U in East Cowes explained to a BBC reporter today how her business - which had been profitable for 21 years - has been decimated since Floating Bridge 5 was taken out of service in January 2017.

Thursday, 5th April, 2018 5:33pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Expansion of family centre to be funded by council

Lego bricks

The expansion, funded by the Isle of Wight Council, will enable Seashells pre-school to accommodate another 40 children, aged three and four, in two new rooms.

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018 6:32am

By IW Council Press Office

Photos and Aerial Video: Another major landslide in East Cowes

East Cowes Landslip April 2018

Following the landslide in Spring 2014, the esplanade at East Cowes has now suffered a second major landslide, which according to the local councillor is about 12 metres wide.

Monday, 2nd April, 2018 1:49pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Hostile takeover of GKN leads to Isle of Wight job fears

gkn workers

Local councillor says as the largest employer in East Cowes, GKN's continued presence is "vitally important", not only to local economy, but also to the education of young people and the local communities.

Friday, 30th March, 2018 4:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment