TEAMS ARRIVE FOR BREWIN DOLPHIN COMMODORES’ CUP 2014.

Nine teams have confirmed their participation in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup, taking place out of Cowes from Saturday 19th July until Saturday 26th July.   This year the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews has two more teams than when the event was last held in 2012. ... read more

COWES CLASSICS WEEK 2014.

Over 150 classic boats will be arriving in the waters off Cowes over this weekend for this year’s Cowes Classics Week 2014. Once again the classics, including the metre yachts, Solent Sunbeams, XODs, Darings, Swallows, Flying Fifteens and Bembridge One Designs, to name just a few, will be attending the five day event which starts ... read more

ELECTORAL REGISTRATION SYSTEM IS CHANGING THIS SUMMER

From 19 July, all residents on the Isle of Wight will receive a letter through the post telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years. Isle of Wight Council will write to all 113,500 registered electors and to properties where no one is currently registered. This letter will ... read more

FUNDING SECURED FOR EAST COWES PROJECT

Isle of Wight Council has welcomed news that its joint bid for funding with Southampton City Council via the Solent Local Economic Partnership has been successful. Both authorities submitted a joint bid to fund a regeneration project in Southampton and East Cowes to include new highways infrastructure and improved public spaces. As part of the ... read more

PARKHURST BROWNIES COMPLETE FRIENDS TO ANIMALS BADGE.

Parkhurst Brownies have been busy undertaking the Friends to Animals Badge. They made a visit to ‘Pets At Home’ to look at their animals and fish and a mum of one of the Brownies visited the unit with her bearded dragon and a corn snake. They also had a visit from the Island based charity ... read more

RAINBOWS READY FOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES.

In readiness for the Commonwealth Games which will take place in Scotland from 23rdJuly, Rainbows and their leaders from the Needles Section travelled to Newport for their own version of the Games. Arranged by Carol Firth, Needles Section Commissioner, the event took place at Hunnyhill Primary School.  These Rainbow Commonwealth Games began, as all good ... read more

EVACUATED TO HAVENSTREET.

Now an annual event for children from Island schools the World War 2 Experience has taken place. Based at Havenstreet’s Isle of Wight Steam Railway this event allows children to discover what it was like to be evacuated during the Second World War. Several Brownies from around the Island attended this event with their school ... read more

EAST COWES BROWNIES HELP CHARITY

As part of the Big Brownie Birthday (BBB) Challenge, Brownies from the East Cowes Unit decided to help raise money for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. This charity was selected after much discussion and the Brownies chose to support this charity as they could relate to it. Although based in East Cowes this is a ... read more

FOUR SPECIAL SAILING REGATTAS FOR COWES.

COWES CLASSICS: The Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Regatta runs from Monday 21st to Friday 25th July.  It is going to be a spectacular event with 150 or so yachts expected from Solent Sunbeams and XODs to stunning vintage classic cruisers and 8-metre boats. This regatta will be staged by the Royal London Yacht Club. BREWIN ... read more

ANOTHER CHANCE TO SEE RED ARROWS.

For a number of people the display from the Red Arrows played an important part in this year’s Isle of Wight Festival when this RAF team undertook their spectacular manoeuvres on the Sunday afternoon. Shoppers in Newport High Street were brought to a halt and dozens viewed the display in their gardens or from front-door ... read more