Isle of Wight Council Press Release: Free parking today across the island to support island shops and businesses

In News by Bembridge PC

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.”