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’s latest plan to lure drivers to use Floating Bridge

floating bridge back in service

Scheme being introduced to encourage use of the Floating Bridge over the winter and runs until 31st March

Friday, 8th November, 2019 12:13pm

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments

Free travel for veterans and military personnel on floating bridge

cowes floating bridge

Cllr Ian Ward says, "We do what we can to support our community and assist those that have made a significant contribution"

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 11:45am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Plans for CCTV submitted to deter drug use, indecent exposure and ‘less desirable people’

cctv watching you

There are plans for the CCTV next to the children’s play area to capture images where there have been ‘minor crime implications’ such as drug use, indecent exposure and criminal damage

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 9:26am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillor to stand as Independent candidate in the General Election

Karl Love - Portrait cropped

This Isle of Wight councillor has announced that he'll be standing in the General Election on 12th December

Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 10:58am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Heartfelt message for Damien Nettles on 23rd anniversary of his disappearance

damien nettles

Mother of missing Isle of Wight teenager says that after 23 years Justice for Damien continues to be their goal

Saturday, 2nd November, 2019 6:56am

By Sally Perry

Hundreds of crocheted and knitted poppies adorn Town Arch in tribute to the fallen

Knitted and crocheted poppies on the Town Arch

This community effort was led by the East Cowes Women’s Institute, who've been working on the tribute throughout the summer months

Friday, 1st November, 2019 1:29pm

By Karl Love

Are Conservative administration ‘incapable of any joined-up thinking?’ asks Cllr Andre (updated)

debbie andre at the election by allan marsh

Cllr Andre asks whether the Conservative administration have "simply just lost the plot, have no plan and are just showing that they are incapable of any joined-up thinking?"

Thursday, 24th October, 2019 8:12am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

The £3.2m Floating Bridge racks up staggering losses: See the detail

floating bridge suspended September 2019

When you compare the profits from previous years to the losses of the last four, it makes for sorry reading. OnTheWight has the detail

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 9:23am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

WightFibre announces all-new ultrafast, full-fibre broadband in East Cowes

wightfibre workmen putting in cable in street

Over 1,445 homes in East Cowes can now experience speeds up to 900Mb as WightFibre’s Gigabit Island Project rollout continues

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 3:35pm

By Zoe Stroud

Russian royal descendants visit town for memorial service

Mr and Mrs Kulikovsky-Romanov and HH Princess Olga Andreevna Romanov sitting on memorial bench in the rain

Cllr Love says the monument has been a "great success since its unveiling last year", allowing the community to participate and visitors to enjoy the town's heritage

Monday, 14th October, 2019 9:06am

By Karl Love

Floating Bridge run around: Passenger launch in operation

floating bridge suspended

The Floating Bridge ran aground this afternoon and is not expected to be in service until this evening

Friday, 11th October, 2019 3:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Town council unveil plans for new Community Hub: Have your say

east cowes community hub

The project is estimated to add 20p per week to council tax bills in the town and residents are being asked whether they support it

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 9:17am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments