Essential maintenance work is to be carried out on the Floating Bridge next week.

The Isle of Wight Council says it is being done before Cowes Week.

The Cowes-East Cowes chain ferry will be out of action and a replacement service will be running between 6pm and 11pm, on Thursday July 29.

Cowes Week starts on July 31.

Work will replace and upgrade parts on a hydraulic ram, which operates the prow.

The same part has already had significant work carried out this year alone.