Mon. Dec 6th, 2021

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Free parking across the Island to support businesses

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Late night shopping is happening around the Island today, and the Isle of Wight Council is offering free car parking in selected short-stay car parks in Sandown, Ryde and Newport; plus all day tomorrow in Freshwater.

As a part of the Shaping Newport initiative this will also be extended to Thursday 13 and Thursday 20 December in Newport.

Cabinet member for infrastructure and transport, Ian Ward said: “We’re pleased to support the shops and businesses in our towns.

“The Island has a unique blend of small and independent retailers that make it a very attractive destination for shoppers.

“With more shopping being done online, it’s more important than ever to support our high streets, with the variety it can offer – something you can’t replicate online.”