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Medina Publishing providing Cowes hub for the Wight Mask Ask campaign

Cowes Business Association member Peter Harrigan of Medina Publishing is putting its bookshop premises at 50 High Street to good use during Covid closure by operating as a Cowes hub to receive and distribute PPE by appointment for supply to domiciliary careworkers and care homes in the Cowes area. The initiative is run by Wight Mask Ask campaign, a charitable group set up under the umbrella of registered charity Embracing Age. A furloughed member More »

Published 16:17 on 15 May 2020

Cowes Harbour has reopened for family recreational boating

The CHC Board of Commissioners announced today their updated policy: " To encourage and facilitate a controlled return to safe, family recreational boating, allowing boat owners to access their boats for day use to and from their local mooring and for maintenance purposes ". The following Local Notices to Mariners have been issued today: LNTM No. 15(T) of 2020 COVID-19 Government Guidelines for More »

Published 07:14 on 15 May 2020

Download the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app

The Isle of Wight will be leading the way to take the country into the next phase of tackling this pandemic. This is a key part of the government's plans to control coronavirus, ensuring we minimise the spread of the virus and can be used to keep our community as safe as possible. The new app will let people know quickly if they've come into contact with someone who has reported symptoms of coronavirus. More »

Published 08:08 on 7 May 2020

Crowdfunding webinar

CBA members Caroline Hurley and Joe Redston are holding an informal Zoom call around the 50% matched funding grants available via Solent LEP when a business does a crowdfunding campaign. Caroline has run a successful campaign, and she and Joe will discuss how the process works, offer a few hints and tips on how to approach your customers, and have a PDF available outlining the stages you need to follow. There are grants of More »

Published 09:00 on 6 May 2020

Upcoming events

Jun 1

18:00 - AGM

This year we will be using ZOOM for our AGM.
Jun 2

17:00 - Tuesday Virtual Meet-up 10

We're opening our virtual doors for an hour or more
Jun 24

18:00 - Quarterly Networking Meeting

Jun 28

Isle of Wight County Show

The 2020 Isle of Wight County Show will be held
July 25-31

Cowes Classics Week 2020

Cowes Classics Week is back again in 2020, organised
Aug 6

Visiting Cruise Ships

2020 Diary Dates
August 8-15

Cowes Week 2020

The regatta has evolved enormously since 1826,
September 4-6

Cowes Spring Classics 2020

Cowes Spring Classics is a new regatta for classic wooden
Sep 26

NEW DATE - Round the Island…

The annual Round
October 8-11

IWLF - Isle of Wight Literary…

Jul 1

Visiting Cruise Ships

2021 Diary Dates
Jul 3

Round the Island Race 2021

The annual Round

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