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.

Cowes Harbour ‘cannot refuse entry’ to vessels during lockdown

trinity pontoon

Harbour users have been asked to follow government guidance and stay at home and avoid any movements on the river during the Coronavirus epidemic

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 5:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Town council pay tribute to community member who tested positive with Covid-19

bouquet of flowers

The town council share their condolences to the family of a much-loved husband, father and grandfather from East Cowes who passed away after testing positive for Coronavirus

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 9:39am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge back out of service tonight for essential works

floating bridge suspended sign

The floating bridge will return to service each morning and run as normal during the day.

Friday, 27th March, 2020 4:44pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Floating Bridge out of service this afternoon

floating bridge suspended sign

There will not be a replacement foot passenger launch service

Thursday, 26th March, 2020 12:11pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight council reverse Floating Bridge usage limitations

cowes floating bridge

Yesterday the council said the services across the Medina would be limited to blue-light and essential workers

Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 11:29am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Floating bridge to be limited to essential workers only (Updated)

floating bridge

To make sure that everybody is following this new limitation, staff may ask passengers or drivers about their journey

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 5:32pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Islander sets up ‘Social Distance Tots’ online baby group to ‘inject some positivity’ during uncertain times

becky and indigo on the TV screen

Set up by Islander Becky Lutas, Social Distance Tots is a great new online baby group that runs daily and helps parents with babies and toddlers stay in touch with others

Monday, 23rd March, 2020 5:47pm

By Sally Perry

Artist in residence sought for The Ellen MacArthur Foundation


Creative practitioners from all backgrounds and disciplines are invited to apply for the first Artist in Residence post

Monday, 23rd March, 2020 2:42pm

By Sally Perry

East Cowes Crafters create Mothering Sunday display (but keep their distance)

East Cowes Crafters - Mothering Sunday Display

When viewing this amazing display of crafts and art please remember to keep your distance from one another

Saturday, 21st March, 2020 2:04pm

By Karl Love with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight train lines feature in Michael Portillo’s Great British Railway Journeys

michael portillo with steam railway

Michael Portillo visits the Isle of Wight and travels on Island Line trains as well as the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, before heading to Osborne House. Tune in on Thursday

Friday, 13th March, 2020 4:24pm

By Sally Perry

Sisters for Christ submit plans for 25 new homes in East Cowes

plan of east cowes homes

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School buildings are safe from development, but plans include the primary school’s car park, part of which will be built on

Monday, 24th February, 2020 12:14pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Large turnout for Environment Agency’s flood exhibition

Residents attend the Environment Agency consultation

Cllr Karl Love reports back from the Environment Agency's flood planning consultation and exhibition

Friday, 14th February, 2020 8:03am

By Karl Love