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 Council say new shoe on floating bridge has reduced noise

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Leader of the council, Dave Stewart, says that initial test results show the noise has been reduced, "so it appears these solutions are working very well".

Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 6:17pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council refuse to disclose info on floating bridge chemicals

see no evil

A couple of very simple questions were posed by OnTheWight to the Isle of Wight council when a passenger discovered her jeans were covered with bleach stains after getting on and off the Cowes floating bridge.

Thursday, 20th September, 2018 3:58pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Girlguides show solidarity on Women’s suffrage march

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Waving banners and flags, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and leaders joined the parade winding its way through East Cowes in commemoration of the Women's Suffrage Movement.

Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 7:48am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Cowes Floating Bridge: New bleaching service for foot passengers?

Laura Gibbs stained jeans

Laura noticed the stains up the legs of jeans after leaving the floating bridge, which she said "smelled like a swimming pool" this morning.

Monday, 17th September, 2018 6:47pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Floating bridge: Noise minimising ‘shoe’ to be fitted this week

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The bridge will be taken out of service later this week when the noise minimising shoe is fitted to the Cowes floating bridge.

Monday, 17th September, 2018 4:55pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Resignation calls for Cabinet member over floating bridge

Karl Love

The ward councillor for East Cowes called for the resignation of Cabinet member for Transport, Ian Ward, over his handling of the floating bridge.

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 9:16am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 12 readers' comments

Floating Bridge improvements to tackle noise and vibration levels

floating bridge chains

Matting is to be fitted to the slipway and a 'shoe' will be fitted next week to the end of the ramp in an attempt to reduce noise and vibration levels.

Tuesday, 4th September, 2018 11:29am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Search for innovative design idea for iconic ‘welcome’ landmark in Cowes

Aerial view of Cowes Harbour and Cowes Breakwater LR

Students are being asked to come up with an exciting design idea for a prominent and striking piece of artwork, sculpture, installation, or architectural fabrication to go on the 350 metre long man-made Cowes Breakwater.

Monday, 3rd September, 2018 11:08am

By Louisa Mamakou with 4 readers' comments

Floating Bridge: Vital data switched off ‘deliberately to stop floatyfinder’ developers claim (Update 2)

floaty finder and erik with his hat

The developers of the fantastic, free Floaty Finder service claim the Floating Bridge manager told them vital public data had been switched off ‘deliberately to stop floatyfinder’.

Wednesday, 22nd August, 2018 2:51pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Lorries stuck at floating bridge junction a ‘weekly problem’

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Residents in East Cowes want to know when something will be done about the weekly problem of lorries getting stuck on the junction by the Cowes Floating Bridge.

Friday, 17th August, 2018 6:23pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Cowes Enterprise College: Students celebrate A-Level results

Image: Etienne Tracey, Beth Elliott, Charles Roberts, George Kermode

Overall, 15% of A levels were graded A* or A – up on last year’s figure – a third of exams were A* to B, and more than half of exams achieved A* to C.

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 1:46pm

By Sally Perry

‘Confidence lost in Ian Ward’s abilities’ over Floating Bridge issues says Cllr

cowes floating bridge

The Independent councillor for East Cowes says he's lost confidence in the Cabinet member's ability to address the ongoing issues with the floating bridge. East Cowes Business Association join the voices calling for action.

Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 1:51pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments