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FREE PARKING ACROSS THE ISLE OF WIGHT TODAY TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES

Late night shopping is happening around the Isle of Wight today (Thursday), 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 13th and Thursday 20th December in Newport.

Cabinet member for infrastructure and transport, Ian Ward said:

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“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.”

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