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 out of service again tonight for more repairs

floating bridge suspended sign

Yet more repairs needing to be carried out on the four-year-old Bridge

Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 5:16pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

How Prince Philip paid homage to the Isle of Wight with haunting Russian hymn

Tsarina, Alexandra, and her daughters on board the Shtandart during their visit to Cowes in August 1909

Author Stephen Roman explains how a hymn chosen by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh for his funeral is connected to the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 8:23am

By Hannah Terrey

Floating Bridge back in service after more repairs carried out (updated)

floating bridge suspended sign

Yesterday it was a split weld, today it is a prow cable starting to part

Saturday, 1st May, 2021 2:33pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Enforcement complaint leads to retrospective application for oil supplier (updated)

York Ave Garage

Certas Energy stepped in to supply heating oil to homes following the closure of Isle of Wight Fuels

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 9:16am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Floating Bridge back in service this morning

floating bridge 6 in the River Medina approaching East Cowes slipway

According to the live feed the Bridge is in operation this morning. We'll update you if we hear any more news today

Monday, 12th April, 2021 8:19am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge suspended as ‘safety precaution’ over concerns about prow cable

floating bridge suspended sign

The engineers won't be inspecting the floating bridge until Monday, so as a safety precaution it's been taken out of service over the weekend

Saturday, 10th April, 2021 6:34am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Letter: What do election candidates propose to fix East Cowes landslip?

East Cowes Landslip April 2018

The East Cowes resident wants to know what candidates in the local elections will do about the East Cowes landslip

Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 11:19am

By Peter Geach with 5 readers' comments

Floating Bridge 6: People may pay to use it, but it’s still had massive losses

Chains of Floating Bridge 5 laid out on the slipway

The Engineers' and Stakeholders' Group say Dave Stewart was stating the obvious when he said the floating bridge had an income. He just forgot to mention the huge losses

Wednesday, 24th March, 2021 4:38pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Council leader accused of misleading the public over Solent LEP claiming £3.2m back for Floating Bridge 6 (updated)

floating bridge 6 in the River Medina approaching East Cowes slipway

In a recent meeting the Isle of Wight council leader told members that if they scrapped FB6 the Solent LEP would be able to ask for its money back, but a senior member of the SLEP had already said they would not

Monday, 22nd March, 2021 12:26pm

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Update: Missing man from East Cowes found

Police officer at control centre - west midlands police

Police say the missing man from East Cowes has now been located

Thursday, 18th March, 2021 2:43pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

‘We cannot keep throwing good money after bad’ says councillor over FB6

Karl Love at the election count

The Isle of Wight councillor for East Cowes shares his response to last night's Corporate Scrutiny meeting where the failures of the floating bridge were discussed

Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 9:57am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

FB6 out of service due to problems with the prow (again)

floating bridge suspended sign

The precaution has been taken to suspend the service. A passenger launch service will be in operation from 9am

Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 9:04am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments