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: Timetable for Christmas and New Year 2018

floaty and crane

Cllr Ward says he's particularly pleased with November’s availability figures for the Floating Bridge, because, he says "they show, without doubt, the floating bridge is doing the job it was built for the vast majority of the time".

Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 10:51am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

East Cowes coucillor meets with owner of previous Cowes Floating Bridge

floating bridge being towed

Saying it was a mistake to sell off the old bridge before it was known whether the new one would work properly, Karl Love has met with the current owner of the previous Floating Bridge.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 3:48pm

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

Hawthorn Meadows East Cowes application: Committee give their planning decision

hawthorn meadows

The controversial development of 96-beds - previously branded 'un-neighbourly' - in the Whippingham / East Cowes area received its Isle of Wight council decision last night.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 10:25am

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

Isle of Wight council respond to rumour they’re buying back old Floating Bridge

Floating Bridge

Floating Bridge 5 has been docked in Gosport for the last couple of years and previously up for sale for offers of £125,000. The council respond to the rumour that they're buying it back.

Friday, 7th December, 2018 2:19pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Cowes Enterprise features in Ofsted Annual Report for ‘best practice’

Cowes Enterprise College

The once-troubled, but now thriving Cowes Enterprise College is one of a handful of best practice case studies featured in Ofsted’s latest annual report.

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 10:31am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Fundraiser for return of Norman Gaches ‘Stigwood art’ to the Isle of Wight launched

norman gache carving dionysis

A campaign has been launched to fund the return of a large-scale wood carving that left the Island when music and film producer, Robert Stigwood, moved to Ascot. It's hoped the sculpture can be returned to East Cowes for all to enjoy.

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 9:19am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Give us responsibility for the Umbrella Tree, say Friends

umbrella tree

Friends of the Umbrella Tree say they have everything in place to take on responsibility for 100+ year old Weeping Ash tree, which they want to see live out its remaining life.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 8:27am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Red Funnel experiencing delays due to thick fog in Solent (updated)

Town-Quay-fog-Red-Funnel cropped

Watch out for cross-Solent delays as dense fog affects Red Funnel services from East and West Cowes.

Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 8:57am

By Jonathan Green with 3 readers' comments

Fire crews to take part in mock road traffic incident exercise

police accident rain road by leehaywood

It's not clear whether the road will be closed for the mock road traffic incident exercise that is taking part tomorrow.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 1:54pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

D-Day for iconic East Cowes Umbrella Tree

umbrella tree

The Isle of Wight council is demanding the town council must insure the tree with immediate effect to indemnify the council against litigation. The ward councillor says very little can be done unless an eleventh hour funding campaign saves the day.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 8:49am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

‘Lift the Lid’ reveals artist commissions

Lift the lid artists

A project aimed at encouraging residents to find out more about the arts and culture on the Isle of Wight announces their public artist commission for Newport, East Cowes and Totland.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 8:31am

By Sarah Glass

Floating Bridge costs rise to a staggering £6,400,000

floating bridge ferry spy

In the last two and a half years the costs of Floating Bridge 6 have spiraled. The councillor for East Cowes says the additional cost of the replacement launch could have been used to continue the work of the Local Area Coordinators.

Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments