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 to be suspended as yet more parts on two-year-old bridge need replacing

floating bridge

The floating bridge will be out of service yet again next week as more parts on the two-year-old bridge are replaced.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 3:21pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Floating Bridge out of service due to hydraulic oil leak

floating bridge suspended

A hydraulic oil leak on the north west prow worsened through the night but without a replacement service in place it had to continue.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 8:45am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

£11m investment will allow one of the Isle of Wight’s largest employers to ‘thrive and grow’

Quality inspection at Cowes

The general manager says the investment means the facility in East Cowes, which employs over 1,000 Islanders, will not only be able to survive, but thrive and grow.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 11:56am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council finally make ‘vital improvements’ to roads around floating bridge

lorry having difficulty by floating bridge

It's taken them a while, but the Isle of Wight council are finally making the "vital improvements" to the roads around the floating bridge to improve safety of pedestrians and avoid lorries getting stuck.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 10:38am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Town councillors effectively block free skateboarding for kids, objecting to Wight Trash branding (updated)

wight trash kids at skateclub

Two councillors in East Cowes have effectively now blocked free skateboarding sessions for kids as they say they don't like the 15-year old Wight Trash name. It's never been an issue in previous years.

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 12:32pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Mayor welcomes maiden call of cruise ship to Cowes Harbour

Cowes Mayor Lora Peacey Wilcox, Staff Captain Christoph Kunz of HANSEATIC Nature, Cowes Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh, Visit Isle of Wight Chairman Ian Griffiths.

A plaque exchange took place on the cruise ship's maiden call in Cowes Harbour.

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 8:41am

By Louisa Mamakou

Don’t miss RNLI’s Inshore Lifeboat Centre Open Day this Sunday

The RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Centre (ILC) in Cowes.

There'll be lots to see and do this Sunday at the RNLI's Inshore Lifeboat Centre Open Day.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 4:17pm

By Sally Perry

Watch: HRH Duke of Kent unveils Bicentennial Bench in East Cowes

duke of kent receiving flowers from schoolgirl

If you weren't able to attend the unveiling of the Bicentennial Bench, watch this short video by Robert Lipscombe, with photos from Allan Marsh.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 6:54pm

By Sally Perry

East Cowes Group hit back at comments made by boatbuilder

venture quays

One of the group with plans for a cultural arts centre in East Cowes points out that she's been fighting for five years to keep employment on the site and would do nothing to jeopardise that.

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 10:51am

By Sally Perry

Bunting galore in East Cowes as town prepares for bicentennial celebrations

Bunting up on the town hall with people sat outside

Well done to the townspeople of East Cowes, including the firefighters, who have been adorning the town in metres and metres of bunting head of the weekend's celebrations.

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 6:44am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats announce candidate for Whippingham seat

Nick Stuart and Julie Burridge

IW Lib Dems say Julie brings a wealth of experience as a full time specialist foster carer, former Family Support Manager and parent activist.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 5:49pm

By Nick Stuart

Cultural arts centre plans dubbed by boatbuilder as ‘scheme made up by harebrained do-gooders’

columbine building east cowes

Plans for a waterfront cultural centre in East Cowes - that could be partnered with the V&A museum group - has received support from many including the MP, but local boatbuilder says it's just another "scheme made up by harebrained do-gooders".

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 5:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments