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.

Solent LEP say they are ‘committed to consulting’ over Cowes floating bridge

floaty with workboat -

The Solent LEP respond to harsh criticism leveled at them over the floating bridge consultation by East Cowes councillor, Karl Love.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 12:57pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Solent LEP consultation a ‘spectacular catastrophic failure’, says councillor

Karl Love

The Isle of Wight councillor for East Cowes says the Solent LEP consultation for the floating bridge was a "shockingly poor example of community engagement".

Friday, 12th April, 2019 1:44pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Mother of six year old girl killed by her father raises serious concerns over failures of Isle of Wight NHS Trust: Official report

Keziah Flux-Edmonds

"It shouldn't have happened," says girl's mother. This terrible tale of loss has been officially investigated by NHS England to see if health professionals could have done more to prevent it.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 12:00pm

By Sally Perry

Previously hidden details emerge about Floating Bridge crew airlift incident

floating bridge

The Isle of Wight council has so far hidden the circumstances of what happened to a Floating Bridge crew member that led them to be airlifted to hospital.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 6:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Residents take part in Great British Spring Clean

EC beach clean outside hall

Well done to the 82 residents, young and old, who took part in the Great British Spring Clean at the weekend.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 8:25am

By Sally Perry

Exciting new proposals for the Columbine Building revealed

venture quays

Having received unanimous local support, the East Cowes Arts and Culture Group are now seeking expressions of interest and support.

Sunday, 7th April, 2019 6:27pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Project to improve safety for boats including ferries at Cowes completed

2 - CHC contractor Jenkins Marine dredger at work in Eastern Channel LR

Anyone coming in or out of the Medina to the Solent at Cowes will be pleased to hear about the completion of three months work to improve harbour safety.

Sunday, 7th April, 2019 6:22pm

By Simon Perry

Police issue CCTV image after caravan burglary

caravan park cctv

Police acknowledge the CCTV is not great, but ask members of the public to get in touch if they recognise any of the men.

Sunday, 7th April, 2019 4:24pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

New Isle of Wight pre-school and Family Centre officially opened today

East Cowes Family Centre. Opening by Councillor Paul Brading, Cabinet member for children’s services, Isle of Wight, England. April 4, 2019.

Young families in Whippingham and East Cowes were celebrating the official opening of the Seashells pre-school and East Cowes Family Centre today.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 3:54pm

By Sally Perry

Report about serious incident on Floating Bridge reveals management failures

Floating bridge crew from behind

It's taken a Freedom of Information request to find out some details of what happened on the Floating Bridge last September that led to a crew member being air-lifted after a serious incident.

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 9:10pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Umbrella Tree insurance in place for takeover by community

gathering at the umbrella tree

The £10m public liability insurance is in place and the 'Friends of the Umbrella Tree Ltd' has been officially formed. The Friends are now waiting for the Isle of Wight council to respond.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 3:57pm

By Bev Webster with one comment

‘Diverse and beautiful’ Medina Valley promoted by local organisations

In action during England v Scotland Guinness Six Nations match played at Twickenham Stadium, London, England. March 16, 2019.

The brand has been developed for local organisations to support and enhance their marketing, and will be freely available to use.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 4:26pm

By Catherine Bassindale